Duquesne University partners with several 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 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.


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 Office of the University Registrar at Duquesne will register students for courses upon receipt of the registration form along with payment of tuition. Registrations will not be processed beyond the published deadline dates of October 31 for fall-term only classes and March 1 for year-long or spring-term classes. 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.

Tuition for 2023-2024 Academic Year

Students are billed based on the number of credit hours for a class. The fee structure is below.

  • Each three-credit class = $371
  • Each four-credit class = $492
  • Each five-credit class = $616

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.

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 third parties, and student information may not be disclosed to parents without the student's consent.

University Contacts

Robert Andrews

Assistant Vice President

Admissions & Financial Aid

Anthony Cappa

Senior Director, Recruitment & Admissions

Undergraduate Admissions

Dr. Karen Donovan

Senior Associate Dean, Academic Programs & Executive Education

A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration

Dr. John Kern

Associate Dean

McAnulty College of Liberal Arts

Dr. Phillip Palmer

Assistant Dean, Affiliated Faculty, Coordinator for Diversity, Outreach Community Engagement

School of Science & Engineering