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College in High School

Duquesne University partners with a number of area high schools to offer students college-level learning experience before they leave high school. Students learn new and exciting subjects and earn college credits as they discover what college life will be like. In most cases, these credits will be transferable no matter where they choose to go to college.

Student Eligibility

Students who meet all of the following criteria are qualified to participate in the program:

  • The student is in high school, grades 9-12.
  • The student is making satisfactory progress toward fulfilling applicable secondary school graduation requirements, as determined by the School District. The School District will determine satisfactory progress based on credits earned.
  • The student demonstrates readiness for college-level coursework in the intended subject area of study, as determined by the high school.

Courses

The following criteria apply to all high school courses:

  • The courses are non-remedial.
  • The courses are in a core academic subject as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. Core subjects include English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history and geography.
  • The courses offered to students enrolled for college credit are identical to those offered to students who are not enrolled for college credit, including the use of identical curriculum, assessments and instructional materials.
  • The courses enforce prerequisite coursework requirements identical to those enforced for the courses when students are not enrolled for college credit.

Student Registration

Only students who are taking classes for college credit should complete the registration form. A parent's signature is required on the form. Submit registration form with a check to the teacher who is teaching the course. Checks should be made payable to Duquesne University. The costs for the 2013-14 academic year are:

  • $247 for a three-credit course
  • $328 for a four-credit course 
  • $411 for a five-credit course

Registrations for courses completed in the spring are due March 1.  Registration in these classes is a binding contract between the University and the student. Students will receive final grades, which will result in an official Duquesne University transcript. If a student does not complete the course, a withdrawal grade ("W") will be issued. Course fees will be assessed and payment will be due regardless of a student's completion of the course. Payment in full must accompany the registration form, and no refunds will be issued.

Transferring Credits After Taking Classes

To transfer credits to another university or college, visit the Duquesne University Registrar Transcript Request page. It is the student's responsibility to determine if the credits will transfer to the university or college of his or her choice.

University Contacts

McAnulty College of Liberal Arts
412.396.6389 / liberalarts@duq.edu

Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
412.396.4900 / jonesk384@duq.edu

University Registrar
412.396.6212

Please review The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974.
FERPA prohibits postsecondary educational institutions from disclosing the education records of students to most third-parties without the student's consent. Under the provision of FERPA, parents are considered to be third-parties, and student information may not be disclosed to parents without the student's consent.