Farmingdale State College's University in the High School program has earned accreditation by the Accreditation Commission of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).
University in the High School helps bridge the gap between high school and college-level study. The program is designed for academically motivated high school juniors and seniors wanting to earn college credits. The credits, earned at their high school at reduced tuition, may be used to pursue a degree at Farmingdale or transferred to another institution.
Courses from 19 departments in Farmingdale's four Schools are offered: Health Sciences, Business, Engineering Technology, and Arts & Sciences.
"Farmingdale State College is the first SUNY four-year institution to achieve this recognition," said Dr. Francine Federman, Assistant Dean, College High School Programs.
"We began in 1998 with one high school, and have grown to include partnerships with more than 125 high schools."
The Chair of NACEP's Accreditation Commission, Dr. Diana Johnson, says: "I'm pleased to recognize the Concurrent Enrollment Program at Farmingdale State College as one of a select group of 116 concurrent enrollment partnerships nationwide, accredited through NACEP's extensive peer-review process. Farmingdale State College has demonstrated to its peers that the college courses it offers in high schools are of the same high quality as college courses offered on campus."