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Gemini Concurrent Enrollment Program

FLCC and area high schools partner to provide eligible high school students with the opportunity to receive college credit at an affordable cost.  Qualified high school teachers are approved by FLCC to deliver the college course in their school.

Gemini provides students with more course options, alleviates the high stakes testing associated with AP and IB courses, and provides the academic edge needed for acceptance into highly selective colleges.

Students in the Gemini Program are part-time FLCC students with access to SUNY online library resources. Part-time students can have a maximum of 11 credit hours per semester.  Upon high school graduation, students may choose to attend FLCC or transfer their credits to another institution by requesting an official college transcript.

The Gemini Program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).  NACEP is a national organization with an established set of programmatic standards indicative of quality concurrent enrollment programs.  FLCC is included in a charter group of four institutions to be the first accredited by NACEP. 

Program Benefits

  • Graduate high school with college credit
  • Alternative to high stakes testing
  • Avoids instructional repetition at the college level
  • Viable option to high stakes testing associated with AP or IB courses
  • Expanded course offerings in the high school
  • Enhanced college admissions profile
  • Saves money
  • Graduate college early
  • Earn a double major or change majors
  • Access to FLCC on-line library resources
  • Time for extra courses, internships, or study abroad

Participating Schools

  • Bloomfield
  • Canandaigua
  • Clyde Savannah
  • Dundee
  • Gananda
  • Geneva
  • Honeoye
  • Lyons
  • Marcus Whitman
  • Marion
  • Midlakes
  • Naples
  • Newark
  • North Rose-Wolcott
  • Palmyra-Macedon
  • Penfield
  • Penn Yan
  • Red Jacket
  • Romulus
  • Sodus
  • Victor
  • Waterloo
  • Wayne
  • WFL BOCES, WTCC
  • WFL BOCES, FLTCC
  • Williamson


Eligibility Requirements

  • Juniors and seniors in high school.
  • Sophomores may enroll in courses with a prefix of CSC, FRN, *GST, PE and SPN if they meet all other eligibility and course pre-requisite requirements.
  • Minimum overall 80% GPA*.
  • Successful completion of Trigonometry exam or equivalent for math courses (MAT prefix).
  • Complete FLCC prerequisites as stated in the FLCC College Catalog.

Requests for enrollment exceptions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Concurrent Enrollment.  A letter of recommendation and a copy of the student’s high school transcript must be submitted. This letter should be from someone that can attest to the student’s academic ability to succeed.

*The 80% GPA requirement does not apply for students enrolling in GST courses.

Attending FLCC

If you are planning to attend FLCC upon high school graduation, you do not need to request a transcript. Credits earned through the Gemini Program will be applied directly to your degree. Please contact the Admissions Office at (585)785-1279.

FLCC Scholarships

Gemini Scholarship

Amount: Half of one year’s tuition
Note: all applications for this scholarship are due April 1

  • High school seniors residing in Ontario, Wayne, Seneca, or Yates county
  • Minimum GPA: 80%
  • Submitted an application to enroll full-time at FLCC for the fall semester
  • Preference to students who have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours of coursework in the Gemini program

Additional scholarship information is available at www.flcc.edu/scholarships

Transferring Credits

We have an exceptional record of transferability to other colleges and universities, especially within the SUNY system. However, because there is no guarantee, it is wise to contact the colleges you are applying to and notify them of your FLCC credits.

We also provide an official FLCC transcript, which can be acquired for $5 at the One Stop Center by calling (585)785-1675 or visit us online at www.flcc.edu/onestop.

Disclaimer: It is the discretion of the receiving institution to determine whether they will accept transfer credits from another college or university and how those credits will be applied. It is strongly recommended that the students check with the college or university of their choice for acceptance of FLCC transfer credit before registering for an FLCC course. When transferring your credits, be prepared to present your course syllabus and portfolio to college officials who might need more detailed course information before accepting the credit.

Registration

Registration materials will be distributed in the high school classrooms at the start of each semester. An FLCC representative will visit your school district for Fall and Spring registrations. Contact your high school counselor for exact dates and times.

All registrations must be postmarked by the deadline. Students cannot register after the deadline. All late registrations will be returned.

Differences between Gemini (Concurrent Enrollment) and AP (Advanced Placement )

Gemini (Concurrent Enrollment)

College courses taught in the high school for which college and high school credits are awarded for the same course. Credit is transcripted on an official college transcript.

  • Actual college credit is earned and transcripted at the end of each semester
  • Success is based on a variety of assessments throughout the semester, not solely upon one test
  • FLCC courses follows college syllabus and textbooks

AP (Advanced Placement)

College-level exams for which students may receive credit upon matriculation to college, depending upon the test scores.