Early Admissions Program

The Early Admissions Program is designed to provide an opportunity for qualified high school students to begin taking college-level courses before completing high school graduation and, with school permission, as ful-fillment of high school graduation requirements. To be eligible for the program, students must have completed 10th grade. Two routes may be employed in applying for early admissions.

Plan A is designed for students who plan to take college courses rather than attend traditional high school courses. To apply under this method:

1.    The high school counselor and student must meet to discuss plans for early admission and determine if college courses could be used to fulfill high school graduation requirements. A letter of recommendation will be needed from the high school counselor for a student seeking early admission.

2.    The student will complete an NCCC admission application or a SUNY common application form.

3.    If the student uses an NCCC admission application, he/she must request a personal appointment with Admissions personnel and bring a student copy of his/her high school transcript.

If a SUNY application is used, the high school counselor will complete the appropriate portion of the SUNY common application form. A copy of the student’s transcript bearing a notation that the student is applying under the Early Admissions Program must be included.

4.    The student is responsible for requesting an official transcript be sent from the College’s Registrar to the high school counselor upon completion of courses.

Plan B is designed for the student who will be attending classes at the College on a part-time basis as well as high school. The directions for application under this method are:

1.    The  high school counselor and student must meet to discuss plans for early admission and determine if college courses could be used to fulfill high school graduation requirements.

2.    The high school  counselor will use the early admissions recommendation form to submit the applicant’s eligibility for participation in the program to the Office of Admissions.

3.    The student should contact the Office of Admissions to arrange for an appointment with admissions personnel to discuss course selection and registration procedure.

4.    The student is responsible for requesting that an official transcript be sent from the college registrar to the high school guidance counselor upon completion of courses.

Note: A student is not eligible for financial aid if he/she is registered simultaneously at NCCC and high school. Early Admit students are not eligible for enrollment in College Acceleration Program (CAP) classes.

High School Articulation

A number of articulation agreements have been made between NCCC, the Orleans-Niagara BOCES, Erie 1 BOCES and  local high schools. These articulation agreements give students the opportunity to earn credit or advanced placement for certain courses they take while in high school. Contact your high school counselor for more details.

College Acceleration Program (CAP)

The College Acceleration Program (CAP) is an articulation program between NCCC and area high schools which allows students the opportunity to obtain college credit while still enrolled in high school. Seniors and highly-qualified juniors are eligible to be a part of the program. The college-level courses are taught at the high school. By taking advantage of this opportunity, students are able to gain college credit while in high school and provide for a smoother transition to college.

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