Rowan College at Gloucester County

High School Option Program

Quality education at a fraction of the cost


Program Overview

The High School Option Program (HSOP) provides high schools students with the opportunity to enroll in Rowan College courses with a 65 percent discount on tuition and per credit fees.  Completed coursework can be applied to a Rowan College associate degree or be easily transferred to other institutions of higher education. In addition, Rowan College cources may satisfy high school graduation requirements through the N.J. Department of Education's Option Two​ program completion. 

Please Note: High School students may take advantage of HSOP during Rowan College's fall, winter, spring and summer semesters.  However, the HSOP discount will only be applied through the spring semester of the senior year.  Once the College's summer semester commences, the HSOP discount will not be applied for current high school seniors. Additionally, students age out of the program after the age of 18.


Program Benefits

  • 65% discount​ off RCGC's tuition and per credit fees
  • Take an unlimited amount of RCGC courses
  • Chip away at college degree requirements
  • Satisfy high school graduation requirements
  • Complete required remediation, if applicable
  • Explore career pathways
  • Receive personalized academic advisement & registration assistance
  • Receive full and FREE access to all RCGC services, clubs and activities ​
            *RCGC athletics participation is not available to HSOP students


Who can participate

  • Students 15 years of age and older who have completed freshman year of high school
  • In county residents
  • Out of county residents *see out of county discounted rates
  • Students who attend


What courses can students enroll in


Students should consult the NJ Transfer website to learn how RCGC courses will transfer to NJ institutions of higher education.  Students looking to transfer their RCGC credit to institutions outside of NJ should consult their school of choice. 

Sign me up! 3 Easy steps

  1. ​Submit a High School Participation Form, and high school transcripts to RCGC's       Office of Admissions and receive your RCGC Student ID number. RCGC Student ID numbers will be mailed or students can visit RCGC's Admissions Office.  ​
  2. ​Satisfy the placement test requirements by taking RCGC's placement exam, the Accuplacer *RCGC Student ID is required to schedule the Accuplacer
    • Make an Appointmen​t
    • Students exempt from the Accuplacer will have to provide copies of SAT, ACT, or PARCC scores to RCGC's Office of Admissions. Find out if you are exempt, here.
  3. ​Meet with an HSOP Advisor and register for classes 
    • ​​Meet our advisors
    • HSOP Registration events are offered at select High Schools. Contact the high school Guidance Office for more information​. ​
    Test exemptions or Accuplacer sc​ores must be provided the day of registration​​​​

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