At River Valley we create the opportunity for high school students jump start their college experience. We have multiple programs for you to use to graduate high school ahead of the curve and walk across the graduation stage with a college diploma in record time. Programs such as  Early College At Your High School (Running Start) and Early College at RVCC (Bridge2College) are available through River Valley.
New Hampshire high school students taking courses through these programs are allowed two free courses per academic year through the NH Governor’s Scholarship.
We encourage high school students to utilize our programs to work toward a degree at RVCC or other colleges within or outside the CCSNH system. Our goal is to help students earn an RVCC associate upon high school graduation. Please note that all colleges require that a portion of credits of credits (usually 25%) be earned at the college granting a degree. We can help students navigate this process in order to earn a degree at a specific college.
For more information on any of these programs please contact Jerry Appell Coordinator of High School Programs, 603-542-7744 ext.5349.

Early College At Your High School

Early College At Your High School (Running Start) allows you to enroll in RVCC courses that are taught at your high school that are part of your regular school day. The college credits you earn through the program may be used towards completion of a program at RVCC or credits may be transferred to other colleges and universities throughout the country. This program will help remove some of the pressure of paying for college with a reduced tuition of $150 per course.

Our Early College At Your High School Program Guide will provide additional details about the registration process and how taking RVCC courses at your high school can lead to a degree program.

Registration for Early College At Your High School can be completed online through DualEnroll.

Early College at RVCC (Bridge2College)

Through Bridge2College high school students can save thousands of dollars in total college costs! Bridge2College is a program that allows high school students to take college classes that are transferable to other two and four year colleges while saving thousands of dollars in tuition costs.
Our Bridge2College Program Guide provides additional information about the registration process as well as a release form to share academic information with your high school and family.
Registration for courses taken through Early College At RVCC can be completed by filling out and submitting the form below.  (Please complete all sections of the form and do not leave any areas blank)
Parental signature is required for students under 18 years of age. Parental and student signature will denote acceptance of the terms listed in our B2C Risk/Liability Form.

Early College At RVCC (Bridge2College) FAQ’s

Bridge2College is an early college program where high school students take college courses for college credit. Depending on the course, your high school may also take the credit for high school credit as well. Earned credits can be applied towards a degree at River Valley Community College (RVCC) or can be transferred to another college or university.

Bridge2College gives motivated students the opportunity to take college level courses while in high school – and at an affordable rate! You might take courses your high school doesn’t offer or get started on your career! You will be exposed to various career paths and learn what is expected in college academic life. You can accelerate your time towards a degree or certificate that will save you time and money.

Meet with your school counselor or parent. Together, you will decide if you are ready and can determine which college course would best meet your needs and interests. Your counselor or parent can also advise you as to whether the course will satisfy a high school requirement. The program is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Use the online form on this page to register for your course. Please complete all sections of the form and do not leave any areas blank.  If you are under 18 years of age, your parent/guardian will also need to sign the form.

Courses offered for the upcoming term

Yes! Follow the same process as described above. For homeschooled students your parent or guardian is the person who serves as your advisor, counselor, and high school director. They will serve in that function as you complete your online registration form.

The current cost for a three credit course is $322.00. This is heavily discounted over the typical fee of $645.00 per three credit course. This tuition rate extends through the summer semester following high school graduation. There is also the NH Governor’s Scholarship that provides two tuition free courses per academic year to qualified NH high school students

These are decisions you make with your high school counselor. Online courses are available but you may want to reflect on whether online courses are an appropriate fit with your learning style.

You can request an official transcript be sent to the college/university you are attending. If the course you take will be accepted for high school credit, your high school may ask for an official transcript. As a Bridge2College student we will provide these transcripts at no charge. Your Bridge2College courses are part of you official academic record at RVCC. We cannot, however, guarantee that another college or university will accept the credits you take at RVCC. That decision is made by the college or university you choose to attend. Our transfer specialist, Elizabeth Guimond, can assist with this process.

We are pleased to offer the Early College programs to our high school community. For more information, contact:

Jerry Appell, Coordinator of High School Programs
603-542-7744 x5349

Elizabeth Guimond, Academic Advisor
603-542-7744 x 5513

Bridge2College Registration Form
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    I certify that I reside at the address provided above. I have met any prerequisite and/or co-requisite courses that may be required for any of the above courses. (Attach transcript or grade report if prerequisite/co-requisite courses were taken off-campus.) I accept responsibility for the selection of and payment for the courses as indicated above. I have read and understand the Refund/Withdrawal Policy. NOTE: I understand that I must fulfill my financial obligation two weeks before the first day of class, or my registration will be voided and my classes deleted. (See payment options below.) I agree that by registering for courses within the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH), I am financially obligated for ALL costs related to the registered course(s). Upon a drop or withdrawal, I agree that I will be responsible for all charges as noted in the student catalog and handbook. I further understand that if I do not make payment in full, my account may be reported to the credit bureau and/or turned over to an outside collection agency. I also agree to pay for the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage of the debt up to a maximum of 35%, and all additional costs and expenses, including any protested check fees, court filing costs and reasonable attorney’s fees, which will add significant costs to my account balance. (Effective 4-1-14)

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    If you are applying a CCSNH Course Voucher select the "Other" option and enter the voucher number.
  • To pay with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card, or for information on Nelnet Payment Plan, please call the Business Office at 603-542-7744 ext. 5304 / 5302.

    Tuition and fees are due two weeks before the first day of classes. RVCC does not send paper bills or schedules. Upon registration, you are enrolled unless otherwise notified. No confirmation will be mailed. Classes are subject to change. Students need to check the RVCC website ( and select Student Resources and select Student Information System (SIS) for their e-bills, classroom location(s), schedule, grades, financial aid information, student email accounts, etc. (Prices subject to change.)