* Earning college credit is entirely optional.
Why Earn College Credit
- Parents often ponder whether or not it is possible for their child to earn college credit while still in high school.
Good News! It is absolutely possible.
- Earning college credit in high school can help impress college admissions by demonstrating that the student is serious about learning and earning a degree.
- NCC college credit appears on the Fairfield University transcript. The transcript is available on request from the University.
- Credit is not contingent on an exam; instead, it is earned by completing the NCC one or two week curriculum.
- The NCC course of study follows a curriculum created by Michael Zabinski, Ph.D., Professor of Engineering at Fairfield University and NCC Executive Director.
- Receiving college credit from Fairfield University validates the NCC Java, C++ and Python curricula.
Who Can Participate
High school students age 15 and older can choose to earn college credit from the Fairfield University School of Engineering while attending NCC during the summer in Connecticut.
Credits You Can Earn
During each week campers can earn one college credit in the following programming languages: Java, C++ or Python. Campers attending camp for two weeks can earn one or two credits. For example, the Fairfield University transcript will read: Engineering Independent Study: Java. Campers’ progress is closely monitored throughout the week by the camp director. The course grade is issued by the director within one week following camp.
The cost per credit is $725.00 payable directly to Fairfield University at least one week prior to the start of camp.
How to Register for College Credit
- 1. Complete the NCC camp application www.nccamp.com/forms and send it along with a letter of recommendation from the camper’s high school principal or guidance counselor to: NCC 102 Shorefront St, Milford, CT 06460 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2. Contact NCC at 203-710-5771 for further instructions.