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College Acceleration Program (C.A.P)

The College Acceleration Program (CAP) provides students with the opportunity to take college level courses while still enrolled in their current high school classes.

CAP courses are taught by certified high school teachers who have been approved as Rowan College at Burlington County adjunct faculty.

Students who participate in CAP Courses are able to receive college credit towards their associate’s degrees while simultaneously completing their high school coursework. 

CAP Courses that are available vary by high school; students who are interested in participating should speak with their high school guidance counselor.

CAP Courses are equal to RCBC credits and upon completion; students will receive a Rowan College at Burlington County transcript if they receive a grade of a "C" or Higher. RCBC CAP Courses are also transferable to many four-year institutions.*

*students interested in transferring credits to another four-year institution should speak to those college’s admissions or transfer offices prior to enrolling to ensure transfer ability.

Tuition and Fees:

3 or 4 Credit Class: $150
6 or 8 Credit Class: $300

Frequently Asked Questions

What Courses are Offered?
Any RCBC course may become a CAP course. CAP courses already offered in area high schools include: English, General Psychology, Spanish, World History, Chemistry, and Statistics.

Who Teaches CAP Courses?
CAP courses are taught by qualified high school teachers approved as RCBC adjuncts. RCBC administrators and faculty review course syllabi, textbooks, and learning outcomes for appropriateness.

How Do Students Enroll in CAP?
Qualified high school students complete a Special Application for high school students (available from high school guidance counselors). The application must be signed by the principal, guidance counselor, and parent. The completed application and tuition check are sent to RCBC for processing.

What are the Advantages for CAP Students?

  • CAP provides students with broader, more challenging course offerings.
  • Upon course completion, students receive an official RCBC transcript.
  • CAP students demonstrate proficiency at college level work -- an asset in the college admissions process whether or not the students intend to continue their studies at RCBC after high school graduation.
  • Students graduate with a high school diploma and a college transcript. Since RCBC's credits are accepted at colleges and universities across the country, students have presented their transcripts and earned credits or advanced standing, upon starting college.
  • RCBC's affordable tuition and fees can represent a substantial cost savings, particularly if students are transferring their credits into much more expensive four-year colleges and universities.

Must CAP Students Complete their Degree at RCBC Following High School Graduation?
While many students choose to attend RCBC following high school graduation, it is not a requirement of the CAP program. CAP students earn a RCBC college transcript which may be submitted for transfer to any college or university. Colleges and universities have final determination on which credits are transferrable.

Which High Schools Currently Offer CAP Courses?

  • Baptist Academy
  • Bordentown Regional High School
  • BCIT Medford and Westampton
  • Burlington City High School
  • Burlington Township High School
  • Cherokee High School
  • Cinnaminson High School
  • Delran High School
  • Doane Academy
  • Florence High School
  • Holy Cross High School
  • Lenape High School
  • Maple Shade High School
  • Moorestown High School
  • Northern Burlington High School
  • Palmyra High School
  • Pemberton High School
  • Rancocas Valley Regional High School
  • Riverside High School
  • Seneca High School
  • Shawnee High School
  • Willingboro High School