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Student Benefits

Participating in the SCCC Excelsior Program affords a multitude of benefits to enrich the high school student’s academic experience.


Ø College courses are taken on the high school campus during regular school hours.


Ø Students are challenged during their junior and senior years in high school experiencing the high academic standards, intense workload, and increased personal responsibility for learning, characteristic of college study.


Ø Students are provided with more course options, an alternative to AP or IB courses, and a motivator engaging students in a full course study throughout high school.


Ø Students have the opportunity to experience college life and build motivation and confidence for continued study.


Ø Participating students are provided with an effective transition from high school to post-secondary learning and will have a head start on their college studies.


Ø Qualified students enjoy greater flexibility in college having earned college credits prior to commencing post-secondary study, shortening the time to complete a college degree and affording more time for internships, dual majors, minors and/or study abroad, etc.


Ø Students avoid instructional repetition at the college level and may be eligible to waive introductory requirements, allowing them to take higher level courses.


Ø Affordable tuition with no additional fees.


Ø Enhance students’ college admissions profile.


Ø Select available SCCC services.


Ø Since these Excelsior Program courses generate an official SCCC transcript, credits can be used toward a degree at SCCC or transferred to many other colleges/universities around the country, though every college and university has its own policies governing transfer credit. We recommend that students confirm with colleges of interest regarding their transfer credit policies.


Click here for Student Guidelines to the Excelsior Program