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University in the High School

University in the High School Program

The University in the High School Program (UHS) at SUNY New Paltz provides students with the academic challenges of college-level curricula during their final year(s) of high school. UHS courses can help students develop the necessary skills and experience needed for academic success in college, and can help get a jump start on college credits while in high school. This program continues to support SUNY New Paltz’s mission to help bridge the gap between high school and college-level study, and aims to motivate students to continue college level work after graduating from high school.


Students and Parents

Eligibility: Courses are intended for students who are in their junior and senior years of high school. Certain students are accepted at the discretion of the high school teacher. Certain courses require prerequisites and students WILL NOT be registered for courses unless they have taken the prerequisites and received a "C" or better.

How to Register: Students register for UHS courses through their respective high school. Teachers will hand out UHS Registration Packets each semester for the student to complete. They must follow the following directions to ensure proper and timely registration:

  1. Complete the front & back of the form, including date of birth, social security number, and gender.
  2. Sign the bottom of the form.
  3. Return the completed form with appropriate payment (and lunch verification form if applicable) to your teacher. 

Your school will send the completed forms and payments to the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning where they will be processed. 

Program Fees: All students are required to submit applicable fees with their registration forms. Any registration form without applicable fees will result in a hold placed on the student's registration and prevent them from being registered. 

  • Full Program Fee: $125
  • Reduced Program Fee: $50 (Lunch Verification Form Required)

Please note that tuition fees are non-refundable.

Course Workload: University in High School is intended to be a part-time program therefore University in the High School students may NOT register for more than 11 credit hours during a single semester.

Withdrawal: A student intending to withdrawal from a UHS course MUST notify the UHS Program Assistant, Dylan Hurley, of their intent to withdraw before the posted withdrawal date in the registration packet. Notifying your guidance counselor or teaching and not notifying the program assistant is not sufficient enough to constitute a withdrawal. Failure to improperly withdraw from a course will result in a grade of "F."

Transferability: While no guarantee can be offered, we have found that credits earned in the University in the High School Program with a grade of “C” or better are usually accepted by American colleges and universities. Students interested in attending a particular college or university are advised to inquire about the transferability of SUNY New Paltz credits to that particular college or university prior to enrolling in a University in the High School course.

Transcripts: Students can request copies of their transcripts through their my.newpaltz.edu account. Access to that account is given when a student's UHS ID is first created. Transcripts will not be released if the student has an outstanding balance of hold on his or her account.