High School Students

Students at the Main Campus Park

Highly motivated secondary school-age students who seek to earn college credits at an early age may be admitted to the College as non-matriculants provided that they meet all of the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Can demonstrate that they have an overall average of "B" in high school courses
  • Must have written approval by parent or guardian as well as from a guidance counselor where applicable
  • Successfully place into college level courses as a result of the College’s placement examination or by submitting SAT scores of 450 or higher in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Reading and 500 or higher in math. (Subject to change by the Academic Council)
  • Fulfill all prerequisites and/or co-requisites for the desired courses

These students will not be able to take developmental courses. They will be permitted to take up to two courses per semester when enrolling for the fall or spring terms. During the summer, students will be permitted to take one course per session. The credits earned may be applied to a PCCC degree or transferred to another institution.

High school juniors who are applying for Early Admission in place of their senior year may attend as matriculated students on a full-time basis and must meet all of the above requirements. Written approval from the high school should include specific courses that may be required for high school completion.

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at 973-684-6868.

PCCC also offers programs like Upward Bound, Gear-Up.  Click here for other PCCC programs for High Schools students.