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College Credit while in High School (CCHS)

Earn college credit, prepare for success in college, focus on a class, push yourself academically and learn with college students in Duquesne's College in High School (CCHS) program. CCHS is an exciting opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to take University courses at Duquesne and earn up to 30 college credits (that’s one year!) while you are in high school.

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

Save money and time by starting your college courses as a rising junior or senior. 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 best of both world's campus that's park-like and 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  

Apply for CCHS

Cost and Credit Information:

  • Students can take up to two courses each term and receive University credit for courses taken
  • Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year is $342 per credit 
  • Most classes are 100 level courses worth 3 credits
  • 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 regular admission 

Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions at or 412.396.6222. We hope to see you on campus soon!