Dual Enrollment - State Profile

Dual Enrollment - State Profile - New Jersey

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This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agency Web sites. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.

Last updated: December 2013

Data compiled by Jennifer Dounay Zinth: 303.299.3689 or jdounay@ecs.org.

Program Basics
Statewide policy in place Yes
Definition or title of program No title. Districts and postsecondary institutions may create partnerships in which college courses are offered to high school students on postsecondary campuses and in high schools.
Where courses provided
  • At high school
  • At postsecondary institution
Postsecondary and/or secondary credit earned Both
Students may take developmental/remedial courses through dual enrollment program Not set in state policy
CTE component Yes. “Program of study” for purposes of CTE regulations includes opportunities for participation in dual- or concurrent-enrollment programs, or acquisition of postsecondary credit in other ways.
Unique characteristics None identified
Offering mandatory or voluntary Voluntary. However, the program must seek the involvement of all institutions of higher education, two-year and four-year, public and nonpublic, and all districts, including those not in close proximity to an appropriate institution of higher education.
College partners can be 2-year/4-year/both Both. Nonpublic two- and four-year institutions may also participate.
Student eligibility requirements
  • Not specified. Local boards determine student eligibility.
Cap on number of credits students may earn Not set in state policy
Students/parents must be notified of dual enrollment opportunities No
Counseling/advising is made available to students Not set in state policy
Who is primarily responsible for paying tuition Not set in state policy. However, state procedures must ensure that no academically eligible student may be excluded from participation in college courses offered on high school campuses because of inability to pay.
How state funds participating high schools Not specified
How state funds participating postsecondary institutions Equal
Ensuring Program Quality
Instructor qualifications component Yes. District boards and partner colleges must ensure that courses are equivalent to those offered to regularly admitted college students, and are taught by college faculty with academic rank. Adjunct faculty and members of the district staff who have a minimum of a master's degree may also be included.
Program reporting requirement Not set in state policy
Program evaluation component Not set in state policy
Public postsecondary institutions required to accept credits Yes

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