Running Start provides high school students the opportunity to earn RVCC credits for courses taken as part of their regular high school schedule. College credits may be used towards completion of a degree or certificate at RVCC. The credits may also be transferred to other CCSNH campuses as well as universities and colleges throughout the country. (Please note that the determination of transfer credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution.) Running Start students realize significant advantages: college credit is awarded in high school, tuition costs are reduced ($150 per course registration), time to complete higher education requirements is reduced, and confidence in the transition to college is increased. High school graduates considering RVCC are encouraged to enroll within one year to ensure that Running Start credits will be accepted into a current program.
Bridge2College is dual enrollment program that provides high school students (Grades 10-12) the opportunity to take RVCC courses at all three of our locations as well as online. Rising sophomores can begin this program the summer following their freshman year and seniors can continue through the summer following graduation. Tuition and fees are discounted by 50%. In many cases students can earn college credits that also meet high school graduation requirements. Seniors in high school may also apply for conditional early admissions to some programs at RVCC.
New Hampshire high school students taking courses through Bridge2College and Running Start are allowed two free STEM courses per academic year through the NH Governor’s STEM grant.