Jump start your college career
Go to high school and get ahead in college - at the same time. Jamestown Community College offers several programs that let you earn college credit while you're in high school. Our credits are easily transferable, so you can continue your education here after graduation, or you can take your credits with you when you leave.
Earn college credits in high school through College Connections at JCC.
College Connections offers JCC credit courses in our partner high schools. The courses are taught by highly qualified, JCC-trained and supported teachers, and the content, assignments, projects, and assessments in College Connections courses are consistent with those taught on the JCC campus.
You can also participate in our enrichment opportunities specially tailored to our College Connection courses, including the student art show, cultural symposium, and more.
|Pre-College Enrollment Program (PEP)|
The Pre-College Enrollment Program (PEP) at JCC lets you enroll part-time (up to 11 credit hours) to earn college credit prior to high school graduation. You can enroll for classes at either the Jamestown or Cattaraugus County Campus locations or at the North County Center.
As a PEP student, you can participate in both academic and extracurricular activities at the college. You'll have full library privileges, can attend special college events, and are welcome to join various clubs and interest groups.
PEP is open to all high school students, including home-schooled students, who are recommended by their high school principals or guidance counselors. In most cases, students participating in the program are juniors and seniors who rank in the top half of their high school classes. High school students interested in full-time enrollment should contact the admissions office.
Students entering JCC’s PEP program must be registered for at least one course at their home high school and cannot register as full-time students at JCC.
PEP students are eligible for the JCC PEP grant to help defray their tuition costs. As a high school student, you are not eligible for state and federal financial aid, and you are responsible for tuition and fees not covered by the PEP grant.
There is no limit to the number of semesters for which you may receive this grant. In fact, should you choose to continue your enrollment as a part-time JCC student after graduating from high school, you may receive the grant for two additional consecutive semesters and one summer session.
Your grant, which will be applied to your student bill after your PEP application is processed and you are registered for courses, is contingent on your attendance through the first four weeks of classes (or first week of summer classes).
|Pre-collegiate math and reading|
Enroll in a pre-collegiate course this summer to strengthen your skills in math and/or reading. These courses have the potential to keep you on schedule to begin core courses within the degree or certificate you would like to pursue, regardless of whether you'll be attending JCC or another college or university in the fall.