Jump Start

The Jump Start Program is designed for students currently enrolled as high school juniors or seniors who wish to earn college-level credits before graduation.

Upon obtaining signed permission from your parent or legal guardian, you may enroll in up to two college courses (not exceeding eight credit hours of academic work) per semester during the day or evening.

  • Taught on the Sussex campus or online
  • Taught by Sussex professors
  • Jump Start Classes are a 50% reduction in tuition and fees 

Upon graduation from high school and enrollment at Sussex, students will have all applicable credits applied toward their associate degree or certificate. If enrolling at a different college or university, students can request an official Sussex transcript sent to the other college for credit transfer consideration.

To be eligible for the Jump Start Program, the applicant must:

  • Be a high school or home-schooled student between 16–18 years of age. Students who are younger than 16 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • College Readiness as evidenced by any of the following:
    • High school transcript showing B or better in College prep based Math and English
    • SAT Scores: Evidence-Based Reading/Writing – SAT of 450 or higher 
    • Mathematics – SAT of 500 or higher or appropriate Placement Test scores in basic math and algebra. 
    • ACT Scores: (23 English, 23 Reading, 23 Math)
    • The College-level Math Placement Test is needed if students enroll in Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Physics,  or Chemistry.

For any questions and steps to register, please contact:
Admissions Office

*Once students have graduated from high school, they are no longer eligible for these programs.