Online Dual Credit Initiative

About the Online Dual Credit Initiative for High School Students

Interested and qualified high school eleventh and twelfth grade students may enroll in a selected number of Rowan University online courses and receive academic credit both from the high school and the university. The majority of courses offered through the High School Dual Credit program fulfill Rowan’s general education requirements and the credits earned may also be transferrable to other 4-year institutions.

Courses are offered at the substantially discounted rate of $300 per credit for academic year 2014–15. Upon graduation from high-school, if a student matriculates at Rowan University, the entire tuition that has been paid to Rowan will be returned in the form of a scholarship for those courses in which the student has achieved a grade of B or better.

All Rowan University online courses are offered through the College Graduate & Continuing Education (CGCE), which is also responsible for communicating and coordinating with the school districts and for registering the students upon receiving the appropriate required form.

How to Enroll in a Rowan Online Course

Enrolling in a Rowan Online course requires the involvement of the student, parents/guardians, school district officials, and CGCE Academic Services.

Student and Parent/Guardian Responsibilities

Qualified high school students interested in enrolling in a Rowan Online course must do the following:

School Official

The School official will sign the form and send it by fax to 856-256-5638 to the attention of Assistant Dean, Academic Services or via email to

CGCE Academic Services

Upon receipt of the completed and signed form the CGCE will:

  • Officially register students for selected courses and confirm registration via email.
  • Once the student has been activated and registered, CGCE will email both the student and parent/guardian a confirmation of registration and any other necessary information including textbook details and payment instructions. Students should follow the instructions on the confirmation email and then attend the class as directed.

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Available Courses for the Online Dual Credit Initiative

Because class capacity is set at 30 students and online courses fill up fairly quickly, we strongly recommend submitting the CGCE Activation & Permission Form for High School Students, which is required for course registration, at least two weeks prior to the start of a class.

The following courses are offered for summer and through out the year 2014–2015 (provided they meet minimum enrollment).

Course # Course Title Credit Hours Start Date End Date
Summer 2014
CS 01190 Intro Computer Game Modeling 3 06/03/2014 07/28/2014
ENGL 02123 Experiencing Literature 3 06/03/2014 07/28/2014
FNDS 21150 History of American Education 3 06/03/2014 07/28/2014
GEOG 16100 Earth, People, and Environment 3 06/03/2014 07/28/2014
GEOG 16130 Earth Science Laboratory I 4 05/27/2014 08/18/2014
GEOG 16160 Intro Mapping/Geo Info Science 3 05/06/2014 06/30/2014
GERM 03100 Masterpiece German Literature/English Translation 3 06/03/2014 07/28/2014
INAR 06200 Basic Nutrition 3 06/03/2014 07/28/2014
LAWJ 05175 Survey Criminal Justice 3 06/03/2014 07/28/2014
LAWJ 05200 Intro to Corrections 3 06/03/2014 07/28/2014
PHED 35103 Health & Wellness 3 06/03/2014 07/28/2014
PSY 01107 Essentials of Psychology 3 06/03/2014 07/28/2014
REL 10200 Religions of the World 3 05/06/2014 06/30/2014
SPED 08130 Human Exceptionality 3 06/03/2014 07/28/2014

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Class Schedule for the Online Dual Credit Initiative

With few exceptions, online courses are offered in 8-week modules. The starting and ending dates of each module for academic year 2014–2015 are shown below.

  Summer 2014 Fall 2014 Spring 2015 Summer 2015
First 8 Weeks (Online Module A) Module 5:
05/06/14 – 06/30/14
Module 1:
08/26/14 – 10/20/14
Module 3:
01/06/15 – 03/02/15
Module 5:
05/05/15 – 06/29/15
Second 8 Weeks (Online Module B) Module 6:
07/01/14 – 08/25/14
Module 2:
10/21/14 – 12/15/14
Module 4:
03/03/15 – 04/27/15
Module 6:
06/30/15 – 08/24/15

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