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Early Admit

Take college-level courses and earn college credit while still in high school

At RCC we offer an Early Admit Program (EAP) to high school seniors who wish to complete their senior year of high school by registering as full-time students at RCC and taking credit courses on campus. For those students who prefer to study part time, we offer a High School Program course with classes available at your high school.

So why not earn college credit and get a head start on your college career?

Early Admit Program for High School Students

  • Earn up to 34 credits before graduating high school.
  • Financial advantage: start college now, save later!
  • Experience college life: join a club, student government or athletic team.
  • Find out if you qualify for RCC's nationally renowned Honors Program.

Who is Eligible?

High school seniors with a minimum grade point average of 80 or 2.66. You must pass the Ability to Benefit (ATB) English and Math placement tests with a placement into English 101 and Math 101.

Where and What Will I Study?

You will enroll as a full-time student (minimum of 12 credits) and take all your courses at Rockland Community College. Your courses must meet your high school graduation requirements. Consult your HS guidance counselor for details.

How Much Does It Cost?

Regular tuition rates apply.

RCC Early Admit Students are eligible to apply for Federal Pell Grants*, New York State TAP and the Excelsior Scholarship

You will be required to fill out the 2019-20 FAFSA, the NYS TAP Application and NYS Excelsior Scholarship Application to determine if you qualify for the Pell Grant Dual Enrollment Experiment* and/or New York State aid. If you qualify for a Pell Grant or the Excelsior Scholarship, you attend tuition-free!

*RCC participates in the Pell Grant Dual Enrollment Experiment, enabling eligible low-income high school students the opportunity to earn tuition-free college credit.

To learn more about both programs, contact Admissions at 845-574-4224 or email us at