Students and Families

Get a Jump Start on College! Southern's Early College program provides high school students with the opportunity to explore courses in health care, business, education, science, or the arts and earn up to 30 college credits towards a degree. Courses are held either at your high school or on our college campus and if your school or district is a partner, tuition is waived, that’s a savings of over $1,900 per course.

Teenage classmates standing in high school hallway

Students may earn up to 30 college credits by successfully completing Early College courses at their high school for dual credit; students earn both high school and college credit for a course. Eligible students may also enroll in classes delivered by Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) faculty on our campus for college credit, and on a space-available basis. Students must receive a recommendation from their high school counselor to participate in Early College courses. The criteria are as follows:

  • 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.

The grades you earn for your Early College courses will start your official academic record at SCSU. Early College courses appear on the SCSU transcript and count as attempted credit calculated in the SCSU GPA. The grade you receive on your high school transcript for the course will be determined by your high school’s grading policy and may be different from the grade you receive on your SCSU transcript for the course. Credit earned at SCSU will be accepted at any public Connecticut State College or University; other colleges and universities accept your college credits at their discretion.

Once your high school counselor has approved you to take an Early College course:

  1. Complete the Early College Application, there is no fee, and it takes just a few minutes to complete.
  2. Once your approved, you will receive an acceptance email from the SCSU Early College Office.
  3. Follow the instructions in the email to register for classes.

Note: A new application must be submitted for each semester.

All bill statements will be sent to the students SCSU email (@southernct.edu) after registration is complete.

If your school or district is a partner of our Early College program, tuition and general fees are waived for Early College courses taught at your high school or at SCSU!

  • Students will be charged $65/semester for each fall and spring.
  • Students will be charged $55/session for each winter and summer.
  • These fees are waived for any student who qualifies for Free/Reduced Lunch.

If your school or district is not a partner of our Early College program, you will be billed part-time tuition per credit. Information on part-time tuition and payment options are available on our website: https://inside.southernct.edu/onestop/bill-payment.

Early College students may register for up to 2 courses each fall and spring and 1 course each summer. 

How to Register

  • Login to MySCSU 
  • Banner Student
  • Records and Registration
  • Registration and Schedule Planner
  • Select Current Schedule
  • Enter CRN-Course Reference Number
  • Submit

Register any time between Nov. 28, 2022 through Jan. 31, 2023.

 

   

Spring 2023 Courses Instructor CRN Section Subject   Course
Ansonia HS Christine Davis 42863 H1 EDU 200 Teachers, Schools, & Societies
Bunnell HS Brian Adkins 42498 H1 MAT 107 Elementary Statistics
Bunnell HS Betsy Hull 42867 H1 MAT 120 College Algebra
Bunnell HS Garrett Covino 42792 H1 WGS 100 Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Class
Bunnell HS Garrett Covino 42793 H2 WGS 100 Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Class
Bunnell HS Heather Martire 42794 H3 WGS 100 Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Class
Bunnell HS Heather Martire 42795 H4 WGS 100 Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Class
Career HS Rose Murphy 42780 H1 JRN 101 The Media: Freedom & Power
Hamden HS Yvette Budrow (Co-instructor) 42866 H2 FIN 200 Critical Thinking in Finance
Hamden HS Stefani McClure (Co-instructor) 42866 H2 FIN 200 Critical Thinking in Finance
Metropolitan Business Academy HS Furahi Achebe 42777 H1 COM 212 Visual Communication
Middletown HS Lee Schwartzman 42876 H1 SMT 271 Foundation of Sport Management
Naugatuck HS David Ciskowski 42868 H1 MAT150 Calculus I
New Haven Academy Khoa Nguyen 42864 H1 FIN200 Principles of Financial Accounting
Norwalk HS Amanda Bomann 42784 H1 PSY 227 Social Psychology
Norwalk HS Amanda Bomann 42785 H2 PSY 227 Social Psychology
Norwalk HS Amanda Bomann 42786 H3 PSY 227 Social Psychology
Norwalk HS Amanda Bomann 42787 H4 PSY 227 Social Psychology
Stratford HS Jillian Carnes  42870 H2 MAT 120 College Algebra
Stratford HS Jessica Teague 42797 H5 WGS 100 Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Class
Stratford HS Jessica Teague 42798 H6 WGS 100 Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Class
Stratford HS Mike Fiorello 42799 H7 WGS 100 Dynamics of Gender, Race, and Class
Thomaston HS Susan Santovasi 42779 H1 ENG 217 Introduction to Literature
Thomaston HS Jessyca Tucker 42778 H1 COM 101 Public Speaking
Trumbull HS Katelyn Southard  42862 H1 ACC 200 Principles of Financial Accounting
Trumbull HS Breanne Brienza 42791 H1 SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology
Trumbull HS Katherine Rubano 42782 H1 PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
Trumbull HS Jack LaBarca 42783 H2 PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
Wilbur Cross HS Katherine Perez 42831 H1 EGR 151 Engineering Concepts
Wilbur Cross HS Katherine Perez 42832 H2 EGR 151 Engineering Concepts
Wilbur Cross HS Brian Grindrod 42781 H1 PSC 260 U.S. Government
Wilbur Cross HS John M. Adamovich 42872 H1 PCH 201 Wellness
Wilbur Cross HS Stacie Reisner 42874 H3 PCH 201 Wellness
Wilbur Cross HS Tracy DeMayo 42875 H4 PCH 201 Wellness
Wilbur Cross HS Samara Vaiuso-Maitkowski 42775 H1 ART 264 Intro to Digital Photography
Woodland HS Courtney Ambrose 42784 H1 PSY 227 Social Psychology
Woodland HS Courtney Ambrose 42785 H2 PSY 227 Social Psychology
Woodland HS Courtney Ambrose 42786 H3 PSY 227 Social Psychology
Woodland HS Kristen Lengyel 42776 H2 ART 264 Intro to Digital Photography

Early College students who would like to enroll in courses taught at Southern should discuss this option with their School Counselor. Students may register for up to 2 courses each fall and spring semester or 1 course each summer.

Course Search 

The following 100- and 200-level courses held at Southern are recommended by our faculty. The SCSU Class Search will list current availability, and the specific start date, end date, and class times at Southern.

  • Go to SCSU Class Search
  • Select Semester
  • Submit
  • Enter the search criteria (or leave blank to view all)
  • Hit Class Search to find courses and their CRN number

How to Register

  • Login to MySCSU 
  • Banner Student
  • Records and Registration
  • Registration and Schedule Planner
  • Select Current Schedule
  • Enter CRN-Course Reference Number
  • Submit

All EC students taking SCSU courses at a high school are required to follow the procedures, policies, and regulations of their hosting high schools 

In addition to our Early College Office, there are additional resources available to support our Early College students:

  • Center for Academic Success and Accessibility Services
  • Academic Support – tutors and coaching available by appointment
  • Accessibility Services – accommodations available for students taking classes at Southern (please register); if you are taking an EC course at your high school, work with them to create your IEP/504
  • Advising provides guidance about course selection and is available at no additional cost.
  • Blackboard the course learning management system can be accessed through MySCSU portal; instructors post syllabi, assignments, discussion boards on Blackboard.
  • Transportation students with a current SCSU ID can take the campus shuttle to and from Union Station and other local stops. 
  • Student ID Card All Early College students will have a SCSU ID number. This number is required to complete the Early College application each semester. Students taking Early College courses may obtain an SCSU ID card by visiting the University Card office in the Wintergreen Building.
      

ConnCAP Pre-College Program students please contact Katie De Oliveira if you have any question at deoliveirak1@southernct.edu