The College Pathways programs allows for students to earn college credits through Middlesex College while in High School.  

Credit Pathways



    There are two pathways for earning college credit in High School. 

    Pathway 1: High School Scholars

    The High School Scholars Program is for students to earn college credit for a course that they meet the pre-requsite for at Middlesex College. Students cannot earn High School credit for a course taken through this pathway.  


    The application process and requirements can be found on the Middlesex County Website. Please click here to access the site. 

    Pathway 2: Dual Enrollment 

    The Dual Enrollment Program is for students to earn college credit for High School courses that they take at East Brunswick High School. Students earn both college and High School credit for these courses.  


    • Students must be enrolled in an eligible course. 

    • There is no limit on the number of credits a student can take. 

    • Cost is $125 per course. 

    • Students must have a “C” or better in course for credit.

    Students can use a combination of both pathways above to maximize their college credits in High School. 



    Benefits of High School Scholar and Dual Enrollment Programs

    • Cost

      • For comparison, at Middlesex County College, one credit costs $166.50 per credit. For a three-credit course, this would be $499.50 for one semester. At Rutgers, each credit is $394.00 per credit. For a three-credit course, this would be $1,182.00 per course. 

      • Through Dual Enrollment, it is $125 per course - regardless of the number of credits. 

    • Course Transferability

      • The majority of courses can be transferred to other institutions. Confirmation of your specific course can be found by utilizing the website here: https://www.njtransfer.org/. 

    • Flexibility

      • Students can take as many credits as they are interested in. Some students take 3 credits (one course) while other students can earn an associate's degree. 

    • Introductory Course Requirements
      • Courses taken through the Dual Enrollment Program often cover the introductory requirements in college. 


    • Students can use a combination of the High School Scholar Program and Dual Enrollment to maximize the credits they can earn over their high school career. 

    Please note: A student's Individualized Education Plan will not be impacted by the Dual Enrollment Program. Students will still be entitled to all modifications and accommodations in their courses.


    For more information regarding courses, the application process, planning for credits, transcript and syllabus requests, please click the plus sign (+) located on the left side of the screen under EBHS/MC College Pathways Program. For more information about the program itself, please view the video above.