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The Suffolk County Community College Excelsior Program is a concurrent enrollment program that provides high school junior and senior students the opportunity to take The College's courses at their high school during their regular school hours, while simultaneously working toward high school graduation. The courses are taught by high school teachers who have been approved to teach the college courses at the high school.


Jump starting students' college careers enhances their college admissions application and minimizes time required to complete a college degree; affording more time for internships, dual majors, minors and/or study abroad. Enrollment in a course offered through the Excelsior Program generates an official Suffolk transcript for each student. The college credits earned can be applied towards a degree at The College or can be transferred to many other colleges and universities. Acceptance of credits for college-level courses is determined by the receiving college or university. Courses offered through the Excelsior Program are offered at a special reduced tuition rate with no additional college fees applied.



Participation in The College's Excelsior Program affords a multitude of benefits to enrich the high school student’s academic experience; providing advanced-learning opportunities with an effective transition from high school to college learning. Interested students are encouraged to contact their high school administration for a selection of courses offered through the Excelsior Program at their respective high school. Students must meet eligibility requirements and be approved by their high school teacher for admission into the courses. Student enrollment applications are obtained at the students’ high schools during the registration period.



The decision to enroll in challenging college level courses and initiate a college transcript while still in high school is an important step. Use the links at the left to navigate the website and find answers to questions about The College's Excelsior Program.