Policy on Early College



The purpose of this Office of Early College Programs Policy is to ensure that eligible high school students living in or attending school in Hudson County, or attending an approved partner high school outside of Hudson County, have opportunities to take courses at Hudson County Community College (“College”).    


The College and its Board of Trustees (“Board”) are committed to providing opportunities to eligible high school students to access College courses through the Early College Programs. The Office of Early College Programs recruits, supports, and coaches eligible high school students to take College courses, individually or through an approved high school partnership, in an effort to provide them with the opportunity to access College courses and earn transferrable credits, often at reduced tuition rates. Students participating in approved dual enrollment programs may also have the additional opportunity of earning an Associate Degree upon high school graduation.

The Board delegates to the President the responsibility to develop procedures and guidelines for the implementation of this policy. The Office of Early College Programs is responsible for implementing the procedures and guidelines developed for this policy.

Approved: January 2022
Approved by: Board of Trustees
Category: Student Affairs and Enrollment
Subcategory: Early College
Scheduled for Review: January 2025
Responsible Department: Office of Early College Programs

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