The Jump Start Program, formerly known as the Early College Advantage Program (ECAP), is designed for students currently enrolled as high school juniors or seniors who wish to earn college-level credits prior to graduation. If you fit this description, you can receive a Jump Start Packet from the SCCC website. Upon obtaining signed permission from your high school guidance counselor and parent or legal guardian, you may enroll in up to 2 college courses (not exceeding 8 credit hours of academic work) per semester during the day or evening.

As a Jump Start student, upon graduation from high school and enrollment at SCCC, you will have all applicable credits applied toward your certificate or associate degree. If you choose to enroll at a different college or university, you can request an official SCCC transcript to be sent to the other college for credit transfer consideration. Students accepted into this program are offered reduced tuition & fees.

To be considered for the Jump Start program, you must:

  • Be a high school junior, senior or a *home-schooled student between the ages of 16-18. Students seeking admittance
    to the Jump Start program who are younger than 16 will be considered on a case-by-case basis
  • Have an SAT score of at least 530 for math and 540 for reading
  • Be recommended by your high school guidance counselor
  • Have a parent or guardian grant permission to participate

*If you are a home-schooled student you will be required to take and pass the College Placement Test (Accuplacer).

** Online classes are not eligible for the Jump Start program. Once students have graduated from high school, they are no longer eligible for the Jump Start program.

If you meet the academic requirements listed above, you will receive an acceptance letter and be asked to meet with Kathi Gallichio/Counselor for your registration.