Exploring college options while still in high school?

We offer advanced academic opportunities for students still attending high school. From earning college credits while in high school to making the transition to college easy, we're here to help.  To learn more about a specific program, please select the option that best describes your situation.

I am a high school senior and want to easily enroll at RCBC after graduation

Take Advantage of Rowan College at Burlington County’s Spring Ahead Program!

High school seniors who are interested in RCBC may take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn more about RCBC, get an overview of RCBC programs, and learn how to gain the education needed to achieve any career goal.

The Office of Outreach and Admissions will visit each high school to provide step-by-step assistance with the enrollment process, frequently asked questions, and to conduct on-site testing sessions. Check our Upcoming Events to see when RCBC will be at your high school.

To learn how to enroll in 4 easy steps, click here.

I want to earn an Associate of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences while still attending high school

Students have the opportunity to earn college credits, and in some cases complete an associate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences before graduating high school. 

Parents and students interested in this Head Start program should contact their high school’s guidance office (click the links for contact information). Now available at the following high schools:

I want to earn college credits and take classes at RCBC while still attending high school

Rowan College at Burlington County offers current high school students the opportunity to get a head start in completing college credits. RCBC ’s Jump Start Program allows high school students to take classes at any one of our three locations for college credit while still enrolled in high school.

Courses taken while in RCBC ’s Jump Start program can be transferred to any RCBC associates degree or certification program or to another four-year higher education accredited institution.*

Students interested must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a Special Application (for students who are currently enrolled in high school)*
    • This application must be signed by a parent/guardian and the high school guidance counselor
    • Completed applications must be submitted in person at either our Mount Laurel Student Services Offices for processing.
    • Students must bring in a valid Photo ID to submit document and register for courses.
  • If a student wishes to take a college level English course or college level Math course they take the Placement Exam (ACCUPLACER) for placement. Students who have met the following benchmarks on the SAT, ACT, PARCC exam, or Specific Prior College Coursework are not required to take the ACCUPLACER exam: 
    • SAT
      • Prior to March 2016 students with scores of: Math Score of 530 or higher and a Critical Reading Score of 540 or higher
      • After March 2016 students with scores of: Math Score of 500 or better and a Evidence Based Reading and Writing Score of 450 or better.
    • PARCC (New Jersey Student Learning Assessments — NJSLA)
      • MATH PARCC score of 4 or 5 
      • ENGLISH PARCC score of 4 or 5
    • ACT
      • Students with ACT scores of 23 or higher in Reading and 20 or higher in Math are not required to take the Placement Exam
    • Prior College
      • Students who have taken college-level English and Math courses with a grade of a C or higher are not required to take the Placement Exam. 

(NOTE: Additional requirements may be needed in specific degree programs)

If a student is under the age of 16:
The student will need to meet with an Admissions Counselor prior to moving forward in the enrollment process. To make an appointment with an Admissions Counselor, please call (856) 222-9311, ext. 1199.

For sample questions and practice of the Accuplacer, please click here.

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

I want to earn college credits while taking classes at my high school
  • 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.*
  • Interested students should fill out the RCBC Special Application. The application must be signed by the principal, guidance counselor, and parent.
  • For more information on CAP, please click here.
I want to earn credits in Electronic Engineering Technology at BCIT

With ​the BCIT Pre-Engineering Path, eligible students can earn more earn more than 30 college credits from RCBC by the time they graduate from BCIT. 

That's more than halfway towards an associate degree in Electronic Engineering Technology!

  • Courses will be offered on BCIT's Medford campus.
  • Completing high school and college credits at the same time allow students to complete their college degree at a much lower cost.
  • To get enrolled in this program, click here