Policy Regarding College Work Done While in High School
College courses taken while in high school or during a gap year may be transferred for purpose credit* only (no numeric credit is transferred) if ALL of the below criteria are met:
- Courses were held on a college campus.
- Courses were held in a classroom attended by regular college students (not a program for high school students).
- Courses were taught by college faculty (not high school adjunct faculty).
- Courses were not needed for high school graduation.
- Students earned a grade of B- or better.
Summer courses have additional requirements:
- Acceptable sessions comprise a minimum of 5 weeks and 37 contact hours. Foreign language courses require 52 contact hours.
- A student may earn credit for no more than 3 semester courses in a single summer (2 semester courses in a single session).
If the work meets all of the above mentioned criteria, you will need to:
- Complete the Petition for Evaluation of College Work Done While in High School for each course.
- Provide a letter from your high school verifying that the course(s) were not used to fulfill high school graduation requirements.
- Submit an official transcript to the Office of the University Registrar.
If your petition is approved, you may contact the appropriate department regarding major/minor credit and complete the Online Petition to Request Substitution for a Requirement.
*Please be aware that once the courses are approved, they may be used only for placement purposes, general university requirements, and major/minor requirements as allowed by individual departments and programs. The courses will not count towards academic residency (the 32 courses/128 credits needed to graduate).