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CollegeNow Adds Six New Partner Schools

August 19, 2015

Tompkins Cortland Community College’s CollegeNow program has added six new school districts to its list of partner schools that offer concurrent enrollment classes to its students. Delaware Academy Central School District, Downsville Central School District, George Junior Republic Union Free School District, Morris Central School District, Stockbridge Valley Central School District, and Watkins Glen Central School District join the growing list of school districts in New York State offering their students the chance to earn Tompkins Cortland credit and high school credit at the same time by taking classes in their own high school. For the 2015-16 school year, there are now 58 school districts partnering with CollegeNow.

“We’re excited to work with these six new districts to expand their offerings while serving their students’ needs,” said CollegeNow Director Victoria Zeppelin. “The opportunities provided through this partnership will save the families money, expose the students to college-level work, and help prepare students for the transition to college and career. We’re thrilled CollegeNow can work with these districts for the benefit of the students.”

The largest concurrent enrollment program in the SUNY system, CollegeNow is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. A part of Tompkins Cortland Community College for more than 35 years, CollegeNow creates opportunities for high school students to earn real college credit with no tuition costs. The classes are taught by high school faculty that have been approved to teach the Tompkins Cortland college class. When successfully completed, the student has earned credit towards a high school diploma as well as starting a college transcript. Over the years, high school students have earned more than 25 million dollars’ worth of college credit for free, many without ever stepping on foot of a college campus.

To learn more about CollegeNow, please visit tompkinscortland.edu/CollegeNow.