Duquesne's College Credits while in High School (CCHS) program is an exciting opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to take University courses at Duquesne - at special, reduced tuition rates - and earn up to 30 college credits. It's a great way to prepare for success in college, focus on a class, push yourself academically and learn with college students.

Get a head start while you are still in high school!

Choose from a wide range of classes. While you're a Duquesne CCHS student, you'll have access to:

  • Duquesne's library - virtually or on-campus
  • The Power Center, 80,000 square feet dedicated to recreation and fitness
  • All other student amenities
  • Duquesne's park-like campus that's within walking distance of downtown Pittsburgh

How to get started


  • Completed your sophomore year of high school
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher


  • Include an official high school transcript
  • Provide one letter of reference from your high school guidance counselor  

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Cost and Credit Information:

  • Students can take up to two courses each term and receive University credit for courses taken
  • Tuition for the 2023-2024 academic year is $371 per credit. Most classes are 100-level courses worth 3 credits each.
  • Credits may be applied toward a Duquesne University degree or transferred to many public and private colleges and universities.
  • If you decide to attend Duquesne University, you will reapply for admission as a first-year student.

Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions at admissionsFREEDUQUESNE or (412) 396-6222. We hope to see you on campus soon!