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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Partners

  • Amity Public Schools

  • Ansonia 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

  • Joel Barlow High School (pending)

  • Milford Public Schools

  • Naugatuck Public Schools

  • New Haven Public Schools

  • North Branford Public Schools

  • Norwalk Public Schools

  • Region 16 Public Schools

  • Shelton Public Schools

  • Stratford Public Schools

  • Trumbull Public Schools

  • Woodland High School

If your school or district is not on this list, please contact earlycollege@southernct.edu 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). To review the Early College courses scheduled at your high school, please use our class search below (use Ctrl+F on your keyboard to search by your high school name):

  • Go to SCSU Class Search

  • Select the semester

  • Select Part of Term: Early College

  • Hit Class Search

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. You may use the SCSU Class Search to search by subject/number for class availability on our campus.

High school coordinators will send a list of students eligible to enroll in Early College courses as soon as possible, but no later than a few weeks prior to the start of a semester (please see Important Date calendar). The criteria are:

  • High School junior or senior

  • 3.0 GPA (B average) or higher

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

This list of eligible students is the counselor recommendation required by the Early College Office before each student application can be reviewed and approved.

High school coordinators may 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 SCSU’s campus on a space-available basis for college credit. If you do not have our student communication form letter, please contact earlycollege@southernct.edu to request a copy for your use and distribution.