College Acceleration Program (CAP)
The Salem Community College dual credit program or College Acceleration Program (CAP) allows high school students the opportunity to enroll in and receive both high school and college credit during normal class hours at their high school. Participation in the CAP program enables high school students to get a head start on their college career at significant cost savings, while preparing them for the rigor of college courses. Credits earned under this program will apply toward a degree at Salem Community College and are widely transferable to colleges and universities in the State of New Jersey and outside of New Jersey.
Each area high school offers specific eligible and approved dual credit courses. Check with your Guidance Counselor or school curriculum catalog for specific dual credit courses for your high school. Generally speaking, there is a full-range of 100 and 200 level general education core courses for dual credit. Courses may include, but are not limited to, the following: English and English composition, literature, foreign languages, history, math and science. Students must earn the minimum published grade in each dual credit course to be eligible for dual credit at Salem Community College. Once you earn the required grade at your high school in an eligible dual credit course, you must complete the required steps to request and earn the college credit through Salem Community College by the published deadline.