This program allows students to complete 6 MCCC credits during their senior year of high school. Credits earned through the Dual Enrollment Program may be used toward high school and/or college requirements. This program was developed in response to the 12th Grade Option initiated by the New Jersey Department of Education. Through Dual Enrollment, students are able to take a MCCC course at Steinert in their senior year at the high school. 

    Why Dual Enrollment?
    Taking Mercer County Community College courses while in high school can defray the total cost of attending college. Credits earned through dual enrollment can be used toward degree requirements at MCCC and/or, depending on the program of study, transferred to a four-year college or university. The Dual Enrollment Program enables students to accelerate their college career. Students enrolled in this program may enter their freshman year of college with advanced academic standing.

    To participate in the Dual Enrollment Program, high school students must:

    • Have senior status 
    • Submit the online Admissions Application. Please be sure to pick 'Concurrent High School' as your Admit Type.
    • Take the ACCUPLACER placement test or submit SAT / ACT scores.
    • A score of 450 or higher on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (ERW) portion of the SAT or 21 or higher on the English portion of ACT exempts you from the English portion of the placement test.
    • Students who score a 4 OR 5 on the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) English Language Arts/Literacy Grade 11 exam are considered college-ready.
    • Complete and submit the Concurrent Enrollment Registration Form and submit to the Guidance Office. Incomplete forms will not be honored.
    • Be responsible for all costs associated with the Dual Enrollment Program including tuition, books, fees, and course materials: 
      • Cost: $150 each semester for a total of $300 for the year
    High school students have 4 payment options:
    1. PREFERRED METHOD: Pay online through their MyMercer Portal, there is a Pay  Now Icon which they select and use the drop down menu to select the term (pay with a debit or credit card).
    2. Call in over the phone (609-570-2499), they will need to provide us their student ID# or first name, last name
    3. Come in person to the Bursar office located in AD128 and pay by (cash,card, or check)
    4. Send payment through the mail to:
      Mercer County Community College
      Attn: Bursar
      P.O. Box 17202
      Trenton, NJ 08690
      Checks should be made payable to "Mercer County Community College."  
    Any current Junior who wants to take ENG101/102 next year and does not have qualifying SAT/ACT scores, they can take the remote placement test to see if they are eligible: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=jSYNCfenoEiXZEU1ZUk8nDppV-SfY05Docc8BOg_GStUNjc4Qk9aRzNLUk1ROVVSVTlOQUZGUURXQi4u
    Please note they must apply first to the college.  If they take the test without applying, there is nothing to attach the scores to.