Participating in the SCCC Excelsior Program affords a multitude of benefits to enrich the high school student’s academic experience.
ØCollege courses are taken on the high school campus during regular school hours.
ØStudents 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.
ØStudents 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.
ØStudents have the opportunity to experience college life and build motivation and confidence for continued study.
ØParticipating students are provided with an effective transition from high school to post-secondary learning and will have a head start on their college studies.
ØQualified 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.
ØStudents avoid instructional repetition at the college level and may be eligible to waive introductory requirements, allowing them to take higher level courses.
ØAffordable tuition with no additional fees.
ØEnhance students’ college admissions profile.
ØSelect available SCCC services.
ØSince these Excelsior Program courses come with 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.
Suffolk County Community College promotes intellectual discovery,
physical development, social and ethical awareness, and economic
opportunities for all through an education that transforms lives, builds
communities, and improves society.