Office of the University Registrar

College Work Done While in High School/Gap Year/Health Deferral

College courses taken while in high school, during a gap year or during a health deferral may be transferred for purpose credit* only (no numeric credit is transferred) if all of the following 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-minus or better.

Additional Requirements for Summer Courses

  • Acceptable sessions comprise a minimum of five weeks and 37 contact hours. Foreign language courses require 52 contact hours.
  • A student may earn credit for no more than three semester courses in a single summer (two semester courses in a single session).

If the work meets all of the above-mentioned criteria, you will need to:

  1. Complete the Petition for Evaluation of College Work Done While in High School/Gap Year/Health Deferral for each course.
  2. Provide a letter from your high school verifying that the course(s) were not used to fulfill high school graduation requirements and that the course was not taught at your high school (as opposed to on a college campus).
  3. 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 send any questions regarding college work done while in high school to

* 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).