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CAP / DUAL CREDIT INFORMATION

Cinnaminson High School has partnered with Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) to offer their College Accelerated Program (CAP).  CAP is a dual credit program that offers students taking select courses an opportunity to earn both high school and college credit.  These courses are taught during the regular school day by members of the Cinnaminson High School staff, who are also certified as RCBC adjunct professors.    Students who would like to receive college credits must complete the RCBC Special Application for Select Students and pay the RCBC fee for the CAP class by the deadline and earn at least a “C” (70% or higher) in the course. The final grades are submitted to RCBC in the summer.  RCBC will then issue a transcript upon request by the student.  CAP payments are nonrefundable even if the student drops the course or does not earn at least a 70%.

CAP credits are transferable to New Jersey colleges and universities, but may or may not be transferable to out of state schools.  Neither RCBC nor Cinnaminson High School can guarantee transfer of courses to any institution other than RCBC.  Each college has its own acceptance policy for transfer credits including policies specific to credits earned through dual credit programs.  Additionally, some colleges may accept the credits, but specific departments within that college may have different policies for how they apply them to their specific programs.  It is the responsibility of each student and/or family to contact specific colleges and inquire about their policies.

Cinnaminson High School Approved RCBC CAP Courses

New CAP Course Registration Date is October 7th

DEPT

COURSE NO.

COURSE TITLE

INSTRUCTOR

CREDIT

REGULAR

RATE

FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH RATE

BIO

103, 104, 107, 108

AP BIOLOGY

MRS. GILL

8

$300.00

$200.00

BIO

130, 131

AP ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

MR. ANGELINI

4

$150.00

$100.00

CHE

115, 116, 117, 118

AP CHEMISTRY

MR. PEREKUPKA

8

$300.00

$200.00

PHY

110, 111

AP PHYSICS 1:             ALGEBRA-BASED

MR. MERRILL

4

$150.00

$100.00

PHY

210, 211

AP PHYSICS C: MECHANICS

MR. MERRILL

4

$150.00

$100.00

MTH

107

AP STATISTICS

MR. HART

3

$150.00

$100.00

MTH

112

HONORS ALGEBRA II

MRS. FRATTO

3

$150.00

$100.00

MTH

118

AP CALCULUS AB

MRS. ARBELAEZ

4

$150.00

$100.00

MTH

118, 119

AP CALCULUS BC

MRS. ARBELAEZ

8

$300.00

$200.00

HIS

101

HONORS US HISTORY I

MR.MCGHEE

3

$150.00

$100.00

HIS

102

AP US HISTORY II

MRS. SCHWEITZER

3

$150.00

$100.00

PSY

101

AP PSYCHOLOGY

MS. FORBES

3

$150.00

$100.00

MUS

115

AP MUSIC THEORY

MS. KNISLEY

3

$150.00

$100.00

ENG

101

AP ENG. LANGUAGE & COMP.

MRS. CARROLL

3

$150.00

$100.00

ENG

102

AP ENG. LITERATURE & COMP.

MRS. HYLAND

3

$150.00

$100.00

SPA

101, 102, 201, 202

AP SPANISH              LANGUAGE & CULTURE

 

12

$450.00

$300.00

FRE

101, 102, 201, 202

AP FRENCH                  LANGUAGE & CULTURE

MR. KESTEN

12

$450.00

$300.00

 

A few facts to consider when deciding to whether to register for RCBC CAP college credit:

  • Each CAP class cost approximately $150 for a 3 or 4 credit class. Some Cinnaminson courses are equivalent to two or more RCBC courses; therefore, the cost is greater (i.e. AP Biology is equivalent to RCBC BIO 103, 104, 107, & 108: 8 credits, $300).
  • CAP credit is transferable to any public college or university in New Jersey. How the class is applied (i.e. which requirements the class will fulfill) is up to the college.
  • Out-of-state colleges may or may not accept credit earned through the CAP program. It is highly recommended that you check with the college/university you are applying to in order if find out if the credits will be accepted and/or how they will be applied.
  • CAP is not intended to replace the AP program. A comparison of AP and CAP is on the back of this letter. 

QUESTIONS TO ASK COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES

  1. ·         Do you accept transfer credits from community colleges?
  2. ·         How do you apply these credits?
  3. ·         Will you accept these credits if the course was taught in the high school (not on RCBC’s campus)?
  4. ·         Is your college more likely to accept AP or dual credit?

         AP (Advanced Placement) vs. RCBC Dual Credit

 

Advanced Placement (AP)

RCBC CAP Dual Credit

Description

The AP Program is run by College Board and is a national program. Students take college level courses and exams.

CAP allows a high school student to simultaneously earn high school and college credit by completing courses at CHS.

Credit

Credit is awarded based on a score on the AP exam. Exams are taken in May and are scored on a scale of 1-5. 

Credit is awarded when the student earns a C (70) or better as the final grade in the class.

College/University Acceptance

Colleges/Universities throughout the country may award credit based on their pre-determined score (usually a 3, 4, or 5).

Credit is awarded at RCBC. All NJ Colleges and Universities will accept transfer credit from RCBC, although how the credit is applied may vary. See www.njtransfer.org to see how the credit transfers. Out of state Colleges/ Universities may or may not accept the credit.

Cost

Exam fee is approximately $94 (per test)

Approximately $150 for a 3 or 4 credit course.

Sending Scores

Request scores from the College Board be sent to the College/University in July or August before college freshman year.

Not needed if attending RCBC. Request a transcript from RCBC to be sent to any other College/University in August before college freshman year.

 

If you have any questions about the process, please contact:

Mr. Anthony Ferrante

CAP Coordinator

(856)829–7770 ext. 3831

ferrantea@cinnaminson.com