High School Student Early Enrollment Program
Applying College Credits from Programs for High School Students
For the following programs for high school students, the application fee is waived, and lab fees are waived if the course is taught off-campus.
Academy Programs
Students interested in pursuing careers in the sciences, engineering and communications can enroll in one of three programs that Salem County high schools have created with Salem Community College. Students take high school and college courses in their specialty area. Salem County students enrolled in the following academy programs take college-level courses:
  • Academy of Biological and Medical Sciences (Salem County Career and Technical High School)
  • Academy of Engineering and Technologies (Penns Grove High School)
  • Academy of Graphic Design in Multimedia Technology (Pennsville Memorial High School)


Upon high school graduation, students may transfer their college credits to a four-year college or continue toward an associate degree at SCC.

Students should check with their high school guidance counselor about the academy programs.


Dual-Credit Agreements

Salem County high schools may have a dual-credit agreement with Salem Community College that would allow their students to receive college credits for approved courses taken at each high school. For more information, call the Admissions Office at (856) 351-2919.


High School Advanced Placement Courses

Currently, all Salem County high schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses in various disciplines that might be dual-credit approved. These include calculus, chemistry, English language and composition, English literature and composition, U.S. government and politics, modern European history, music theory and Spanish.


School-to-Careers Program

Run by the Pennsville School District, this program allows qualified students from all Salem County high schools to take SCC courses three afternoons a week and gain real-world experience in a job the other afternoons. Students may be able to transfer their credits to a four-year college or continue toward an associate degree at Salem Community College.


Tech Prep

The Tech Prep program -- offered through a partnership with SCC and the Salem County Vocational-Technical Schools -- allows high school students to take approved courses and earn college credits towards an SCC degree while still in high school. Students in the program may choose from several areas of study. For more information, contact your high school guidance counselor or call 856.351.2716.


The 12th-Grade Initiative (Senior Options)

This program encourages Salem County high school seniors to take college-level courses such as General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Sociology, Contemporary Social Problems, Criminology, The Family and Western Civilization I and II. The Senior Options program allows students to take courses at SCC or at their Salem County high school, where an SCC instructor will conduct the course.

Upon graduating from high school, students may have earned 6 to 12 college credits and be able to transfer those credits to the four-year college of their choice or continue towards an associate degree at SCC. To begin the planning process, high school juniors must speak to their high school guidance counselor when creating their senior schedule.