College for High School Students
SUNY Suffolk offers reduced tuition rates for Beacon and Early College students.
The Beacon Program
Suffolk County Community College’s Excelsior Program has taken on a new name so as not to be confused with New York State's accessible college program – The Excelsior Scholarship. Suffolk County Community College’s concurrent enrollment program formerly called the Excelsior Program, will now be referred to as The Beacon Program, Illuminating the Pathway to College and Career for High School Students! All policies, procedures, and personnel will remain the same.Suffolk's Beacon Program is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors who attend our partnering high schools, to take Suffolk's credentialed college courses that are offered at their high school through the Beacon Program, on their high school campus during their regular school hours, while simultaneously working toward high school graduation.
The Early College ProgramSuffolk County Community College Early College Program (ECP) is an opportunity for eligible high school juniors and seniors who attend our partnering high schools, to take college courses offered through the ECP in accordance with the high school partnership, at one of Suffolk's designated college campuses with other college students, experiencing college life.