students have the unique opportunity to satisfy high school graduation
requirements while chipping away at a Rowan College Associate Degree
through the High School Option Program (HSOP). HSOP allows high school
and homeschooled students to enroll in an unlimited number of courses at
a 65% discounted tuition rate. Like traditional high school students,
homeschooled students must be 15 or older and have completed freshman
year, as well as have met all testing & course prerequisites prior
to course registration. Also like traditional high school students,
homeschooled students may utilize HSOP through the spring semester of
their senior year. However, students age out after 18 years of age. To
take courses during the summer semester after their senior year,
students must complete an Application for Admissions and pay the
standard tuition rate.
Please refer to the HSOP Enrollment Steps to learn how to get started.
What Rowan College courses can I take?
HSOP students can take any course, provided they meet the testing & course prerequisites.
What courses can I take that will satisfy graduation requirements?
Under NJ law, your child must be provided
an education that is academically equivalent to what he or she would
receive in school. Rowan College is not responsible for HS Graduation requirement guidelines or for determining course equivalencies. For information related to NJDOE graduation requirements, please visit the NJDOE website.
For comparison purposes, New Jersey's public high schools typically offer instruction in the following areas:
language arts (4 years): ENG 101, ENG 102
math (3 years): MAT 101, MAT 102, MAT 103, MAT 105, MAT107, MAT 110, MAT108
science (3 years): BIO107, BIO 101, CHM 107, CHM 111, PHY101, PHY 103, PHY 105, PHY 111, PHY 112
world history (1 year): HIS101, HIS102, HIS205, HIS206
civics and/or U.S. and New Jersey history (2 years): HIS103, HIS104
health/safety/physical education (2.5 hours per week for 4 years): HPE 102, 104, 111, 112, 113, 117, 118, etc.
financial/economic or business/entrepreneurial (1 semester): ECO103 (online), ECO101, BUS101
visual or performing arts (1 year): THR111
foreign language (1 year, or show proficiency): SPA 101, SPA 102 FRE101, ASL101
career/technical/vocational (1 year) and
“technological literacy,” civics, economics, geography, and “global
content” (not as separate subjects, but “integrated” throughout): CIS102, GEO102
The Rowan College course code that may
satisfy these requirement are listed (please note: this is not
exhaustive list). Course descriptions as well as course & testing
prerequisites can be found by searching the Rowan College Course Registration website
How do I obtain a high school transcript?
Rowan College does not maintain or issue high school transcripts. Many high school transcript templates are available online. However, you may wish to use: HS Transcript Template.Coursework completed at Rowan College is displayed on the student's Rowan College transcript. Students can access their unofficial Rowan College transcript by logging into their portal accounts. Students can obtain their official Rowan College transcript by requesting a copy from the Office of Student Records.
Rowan College does not issue high school diplomas. A high school diploma is not required for admission into Rowan College, rather an official high school transcript.
Will RCSJ issue me a high school diploma?
Are there other ways to earn college credit?
RCGC supports credit by examination and provides the opportunity for students to earn up to 16 credits through various academic examinations:
CollegeBoard(TM) Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
and Dantes Specific Subject Examination (DSST)
Note: Homeschool students must contact AP Services and follow established deadlines outlined by
I am currently in a private or public high school but would like to become a homeschooled student. What can I do?
You may wish to consult online literature on the topic of homeschooling. You may find the information on the HSLDA.org website to be useful.
Homeschool seniors are encouraged to participate in our
Priority Admissions Program, designed to help students transition from high school to Rowan College.
How can I enroll at Rowan College when I no longer qualify for HSOP?
Questions? Please contact Andrea Fau.