High School Enrichment
In the High School Enrichment Program, you’re actually enrolled in high school and college at the same time. With approval from your high school, you can choose to earn both high school and college credit for courses taken.
High School Enrichment students can choose from a wide variety of Bucks courses and are able to take courses at any Bucks campus or online. Submission of the high school approval form is required prior to registration. For more details about the program and registration process, please view the following document or view below: High School Enrichment Program Information.
What steps do I need to take to enroll in Bucks courses as a high school student?
- Apply at www.bucks.edu/apply.
- Complete math, reading, and writing placement tests (www.bucks.edu/testing) or obtain placement test waivers. High school juniors with a 3.25+ cumulative GPA or seniors with a 3.00+ cumulative GPA may be eligible for a placement test waiver. Please request that your high school send Bucks (at firstname.lastname@example.org) an official transcript so that the waiver can be processed. Please note: depending on GPA and prior math courses, students may still need to take the math placement test.
- Complete High School Approval Form: www.bucks.edu/HSApproval. Student will receive registration instructions after completed form is processed.
- Register and pay for courses.
- Buy books and attend your classes!
Students who are rising freshmen, or are currently in grades 9 through 10, must take all placment tests prior to enrolling. Students who are in 8th grade or below are not eligible for the high school enrichment program. Students who are not at the appropriate age levels should review the offerings available by our Continuing Education division.
Financial Aid is only available for students who have already graduated from high school. To obtain more information about our programs for high school students, contact the Admissions Office.
High School IEPs do not transfer to college studies. Students seeking accommodations should contact The Accessibility Office.
Attending Bucks after high school graduation? We hope so!
Your steps to becoming a degree-seeking student are simple:
1. Declare a major using the "Change of Major form in your account: www.bucks.edu/myrecord.
- Attending Bucks as a high school student, you were assigned a non-degree seeking program instead of a major. You'll need to change your major from "High School Student" to your intended major, even if you are undecided. Bucks has an array of majors, sometimes called "programs of study," so review your choices.
2. Make an appointment to meet with an advisor to select courses. Schedule your time at www.bucks.edu/signup.
- Please follow the instructions for "new students," even though you will not technically be new to Bucks.
- Appointments to select Fall courses will be available in late March.
Students who completed their Advanced Placement (AP) courses and took the Advanced Placement (AP) tests in high school may be eligible to use their AP test scores for course credit. Students must submit an official copy of their AP test scores (sent directly from the College Board) to the Bucks County Community College, Registrar's Office, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, PA 18940. Course equivalencies for AP courses are shown on our website.