Counselors and Districts

Southern Connecticut State University partners with many high schools and school districts to provide college courses for eligible high school students. With a signed agreement in place, students may earn up to 30 college credits by successfully completing dual enrollment courses at their high school or at SCSU on a space-available basis. Partner schools or districts may also choose to award high school credit for the courses held on SCSU’s campus. If your school or district is a partner of our Early College program, tuition for students is waived for Early College courses taught at your high school or at SCSU!

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  • Achievement First Amistad High School
  • Amity Public Schools
  • Ansonia Public Schools
  • Berlin Public Schools
  • Bridgeport Public Schools
  • Bristol Public Schools
  • Cedarhurst/Yale School of Medicine
  • Common Ground
  • Derby Public Schools
  • East Haven Public Schools
  • Hamden Public Schools
  • Henry Abbott Technical High School
  • Joel Barlow High School
  • Middletown Public Schools
  • Milford Public Schools
  • Naugatuck Public Schools
  • New Haven Public Schools
  • North Branford Public Schools
  • Norwalk Public Schools
  • Portland High School
  • Region 16 Public Schools
  • Shelton Public Schools
  • Stratford Public Schools
  • Thomaston High School
  • Trumbull Public Schools
  • West Hartford Public Schools
  • West Haven Public Schools
  • Woodland High School
  • W.F. Kaynor Technical High School

If your school or district is not on this list, please contact to request more information about becoming a partner.

High School coordinators will work with the Early College office to approve faculty and courses to be scheduled at the high school for dual credit each semester (please see Important Date calendar). In addition to dual credit courses offered at your high school, the following 100- and 200-level courses held at SCSU are also recommended by our faculty for Early College students. 

High school coordinators must submit a list of eligible students to the Southern CT Early College Office as soon as possible, but no later than a few weeks prior to the start of a semester (please see Important Date calendar). Recommendations may be submitted for students who meet the following criteria:

  • High School junior or senior
  • 3.0 GPA (B average) or higher
  • High school counselors may recommend participation in specific courses where students have demonstrated academic promise or successfully completed related college-level coursework with a 2.0 GPA (C average) or higher.

High school coordinators must direct eligible students to complete an application for Early College if they are interested in taking classes offered at their high school for dual credit or on Southern's campus on a space-available basis for college credit. If you do not have our student communication form letter, please contact to request a copy for use and distribution at your high school.