What is CollegeNow?
For more than 30 years Tompkins Cortland Community College has worked closely with school districts to enhance the opportunity and accessibility of education for students in Central New York. With CollegeNow, our commitment to this partnership is stronger than ever. We support the student transition to college and careers by providing quality college credit and connecting our faculty with school instructors to promote career pathways, clarify college expectations, and raise awareness of Tompkins Cortland and its resources. Some examples of how CollegeNow works with our partner schools include:
Who are CollegeNow students?
CollegeNow students are high school students who are ready to earn college credit now! Learn more about how CollegeNow can help you get a head start on college through concurrent enrollment courses offered in the high school, online courses, or campus-based courses. Homeschooled students will find a range of credit and non-credit opportunities, including assistance completing their high school equivalency through college credit.
In a recent survey, former CollegeNow students resounded in agreement:
- 98 percent would recommend the CollegeNow program to a current high school student.
- 91 percent said concurrent enrollment courses increased the academic strength of their high school curriculum.
- 91 percent rated their overall CollegeNow experience as good or excellent.
Students who participate in the CollegeNow program not only earn academic and financial advantages but also strengthen their college applications and develop tools for college success.
How do we work with our Partner Schools?
Some examples of how CollegeNow works with our partner schools include:
- 117 distinct college courses approved for Concurrent Enrollment in 83 partner high schools;
- 5,470 Concurrent Enrollment students earned 41,411 credits in the 2020-21 academic year at no cost;
- Over 100 online courses are available to high school and homeschool students - fall, winter, spring and summer semesters;
- In 2019-20, 163 high school juniors and seniors earned 839 credits in online courses;
- 2,839 seniors graduated high school with 37,700 college credits, an average of 13.28 credits per student in 2021. Of those, 865 graduated with 15 or more credits and 328 earned 30 or more credits;
- 82% of high school seniors in Tompkins County and 71% of seniors in Cortland County graduated with credits earned through CollegeNow.
Learn more about our Early Degree program to find out what makes these students so unique.
Accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships