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Transition to College Program Serving High School Dropouts


Camden County College will begin offering high school dropouts from throughout Camden County the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and get a jump start on college through its new Transition to College Program beginning this fall.


The Transition to College Program will be offered at the Blackwood Campus. It will be structured similarly to the year-old Gateway to College that CCC offers on the Camden City Campus for city residents.
Participating students must be between the ages of 16 and 20. They also must be eligible to enroll in a partnering high school within Camden County during their time in Transition to College. Tuition and the cost of classroom materials will be paid by the student’s home district. 


Transition to College will serve students who are either behind in credits or behind in grade level. While completing their diploma requirements, they will be able to earn college credits.


“Transition to College is designed specifically to cater to the needs of the students,” said Frederick Cappello, dean of the Division of School & Community Academic Programs. “In addition to helping them finish high school, the program will help them begin working toward their future career goals.”


Information sessions about Transition to College will be conducted at 6 p.m. July 10 and 24. They will take place in the Forum of the Connector Building on the Blackwood Campus, which is located at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township. Potential enrollees and their family members are encouraged to attend one of these sessions.


To reserve a seat at one of the sessions, contact the Division of School & Community Academic Programs by telephone at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4530.

Published: July 03, 2012