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. Students can
- Develop the skills necessary for academic success in college
- Experience the academic rigor of college curricula
- Get a jump start on college credits while in high school
Students and Parents
Registration: 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 of their teacher to ensure proper and timely registration.
Program Fees: All students are required to submit applicable fees with their registration forms to their school teacher/guidance counselor. 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: $175
- Reduced Program Fee: $75 (Lunch Verification Form Required)
Please note that tuition fees are non-refundable.
Principals and Teachers
SUNY New Paltz is excited to partner with many local high schools to offer University in the High School courses to their students. While we aren't actively growing our program, we welcome high schools to reach out to learn more about applying to be a UHS Partner.
Schools interested in becoming a UHS Partner should contact Dylan Hurley via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone: 845-257-3299.
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.
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.
Grading Policy: SUNY New Paltz reports GPA (grade point average) on a 4.0 scale. The top grade is an A, which equals 4.0. This is the standard scale at most colleges, and many high schools use it. If your high school uses a different or weighted system, you need to convert your GPA to a 4.0 scale when submitting UHS grades. The Program Assistant will supply the appropriate conversion chart to use when submitting grades.
Grading Appeals should be made within the academic year in which the student took the course.
FAQs, Resources & Forms
Lunch Verification Form