On Campus High School Students


High school students are welcome to take college-credit courses on campus either for high school credit or to supplement their high school curricula. Taking courses on campus allows high school students to develop important college-going skills, build or expand upon a college transcript, access Tompkins Cortland's award-winning faculty, and learn alongside a diverse student body. Additionally, students are able to explore college and career interests in a variety of disciplines and innovative new programs.

Students must independently secure permission from their high school principal if credits will count toward their high school diploma. CollegeNow will not become involved in this process. Students will be required to demonstrate college-level reading, writing, and math skills either through placement testing or prior college-level coursework.

The CollegeNow staff works with students and their guidance counselor on an individual basis to determine readiness for college-level coursework. Tompkins Cortland uses the Accuplacer test to determine placement in Reading, Writing and Math courses. Students can familiarize themselves with the placement testing process by reviewing the Accuplacer study guide, which includes an overview of topics and links to online practice questions. The College's Baker Center has also created an excellent Math study resource called the Go2Guide, with links to practice videos for each topic covered in the College Math's curriculum through Trigonometry.

When they are in class, students under 17 years of age must have a parent, guardian, or responsible adult on campus.

For more information about taking courses on campus, please email smp@tompkinscortland.edu or call 844-8222, Ext. 4311.