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. If your school or district is a partner, tuition is waived, that’s a savings of over $1,900 per course. If your school is not a partner, or if you are a homeschooled student, we welcome you to take courses as a non-matriculated, visiting, part-time student. See tuition and fees for current rates.

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 and Submit the Early College Application
  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.

After applying and receiving your email with registration instructions, Early College students may register with a waiver for 2 courses during fall or spring, and 1 course during summer (the total number of courses includes those taken in the high school and those taken at Southern). 

Spring 2024 Courses

Part of Term CRN Subject Number Section Instructor Notes
EC 42965 ACC 200 H1 Staff, TBA Masuk High School Students ONLY; meets at Masuk High School.
EC 42966 ACC 200 H2 LaBov, Domenique Shelton High School Students ONLY; meets at Shelton HS.
EC 42967 ACC 200 H3 Southard, Katelyn Trumbull High School Students ONLY; meets at Trumbull HS.
EC 42889 ART 264 H1 Vaiuso, Samara Wilbur Cross High School students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School
EC 42891 ART 264 H2 Lengyel, Kristen Woodland Regional High School Students ONLY; meets at Woodland Regional High School.
EC 42957 BIO 101 H1 Lacross, Pebbles Sound School Students ONLY; meets at Sound School.
EC 42958 BIO 102 H1 Decter, Wendy Sacred Heart Academy Students ONLY; meets at Sacred Heart Academy
EC 42959 BIO 103 H1 Decter, Wendy Sacred Heart Academy Students ONLY; meets at Sacred Heart Academy
EC 42929 CHE 120 H1 Staff, TBA Sacred Heart Academy Students ONLY; meets at Sacred Heart Academy.
EC 42893 COM 101 H1 Brazauski, Amy High School in the Community Students ONLY; meets at High School in the Community
EC 42894 COM 101 H2 Tucker, Jessyca Thomaston High School Students ONLY; meets at Thomaston High School.
EC 42930 CSC 101 H1 Meislitzer, Andrew Griswold High School Students ONLY; meets at Griswold High School.
EC 42931 CSC 101 H2 Chludzinski, Paul Hamden High School Students ONLY; meets at Hamden High School.
EC 43221 EDU 198 H1 Nelken, Akimi Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School.
EC 42885 EDU 200 H1 Davis, Christine Ansonia High School Students ONLY; meets at Ansonia High School.
EC 42886 EDU 200 H2 Staff, TBA Bunnell High School students ONLY; meets at Bunnell High School
EC 42939 EGR 151 H1 Perez, Katherine Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School.
EC 42941 EGR 151 H2 Perez, Katherine Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School.
EC 42942 EGR 151 H3 Cassone, Michael East Haven High School Students ONLY; meets at East Haven High School.
EC 42896 ENG 112 H1 Townsend, Samantha Common Ground High School Students ONLY; meets at Common Ground High School.
EC 42898 ENG 217 H1 Santovasi, Susan Thomaston High School Students ONLY; meets at Thomaston High School
EC 42938 ENV 100 H1 Staff, TBA Hill Regional Career High School Students ONLY; meets at Hill Regional Career High School.
EC 42963 FIN 200 H1 McClure, Stefani Hamden High School Students ONLY; meets at Hamden HS
EC 42933 GEO 200 H1 Monaco, Louis Guilford High School Students ONLY; meets at Guilford High School.
EC 42934 GEO 200 H2 Monaco, Louis Guilford High School Students ONLY; meets at Guilford High School.
EC 42935 GEO 200 H3 Monaco, Louis Guilford High School Student ONLY; meets at Guilford High School.
EC 42936 GEO 200 H4 Staff, TBA Masuk High School Students ONLY; meets at Masuk High School.
EC 42937 GEO 200 H5 Staff, TBA Masuk High School Students ONLY; meets at Masuk High School.
EC 42873 HLS 120 H1 Scapeccia, Stacey Stratford High School Students ONLY; meets at Stratford HS
EC 43022 HLS 200 H2 Davitt-Wells, Robin  Hill Regional Career High School Students ONLY; meets at Hill Regional Career High School
EC 43031 HLS 200 H2 Davitt-Wells, Robin  Hill Regional Career High School Students ONLY; meets at Hill Regional Career High School
EC 42899 JRN 101 H1 Murphy, Rose Hill Regional Career High School Students ONLY; meets at Hill Regional Career High School.
EC 42900 JRN 101 H2 Murphy, Rose Hill Regional Career High School Students ONLY; meets at Hill Regional Career High School.
EC 42932 MAR 140 H1 Staff, TBA East Haven High School Student ONLY; meets at East Haven High School.
EC 43006 MAT 107 H1 Adkins, Brian Bunnell High School Students ONLY; Meets at Bunnell High School.
EC 43007 MAT 107 H2 Garb, Gregory High School in the Community Students ONLY; meets at High School in the Community.
EC 43008 MAT 120 H1 Hull, Elisabeth Bunnell High School Students ONLY; meets at Bunnell High School.
EC 43009 MAT 120 H2 Howlett, Jennifer East Haven High School Students ONLY: meets at East Haven High School.
EC 43011 MAT 120 H4 Staff, TBA Sacred Heart Academy Students ONLY; meets at Sacred Heart Academy.
EC 43015 MAT 122 H1 Staff, TBA East Haven High School Students ONLY; meets at East Haven High School
EC 43016 MAT 122 H2 Lombardi, Jessica High School in the Community Students ONLY; meets at High School in the Community.
EC 43017 MAT 150 H1 Romanova, Natalya Sacred Heart Academy Students ONLY; meets at Sacred Heart Academy.
EC 43018 MAT 150 H2 Staff, TBA East Haven High School Students ONLY; meets at East Haven High School.
EC 43019 MAT 150 H3 Ciskowski, David Naugatuck High School Students ONLY; meets at Naugatuck High School.
EC 42878 PCH 201 H1 Reisner, Stacie Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School.
EC 42879 PCH 201 H2 Reisner, Stacie Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meet at Wilbur Cross High School
EC 42880 PCH 201 H3 DeMayo, Tracy Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLT; Meets at Wilbur Cross High School.
EC 42881 PCH 201 H4 DeMayo, Tracy Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School
EC 42882 PCH 201 H5 DeMayo, Tracy Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School
EC 42883 PCH 201 H6 Adamovich, John Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School.
EC 42884 PCH 201 H7 Adamovich, John Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School.
EC 42874 PCH 275 H1 Black, Anndria Bristol Technical Education Center Students ONLY; meets at Bristol Technical Education Center
EC 42943 PHY 200 H1 Overcash, Kristopher Masuk High School Students ONLY; meets at Masuk High School.
EC 42944 PHY 200 H2 Overcash, Kristopher Masuk High School Students ONLY; meets at Masuk High School.
EC 42945 PHY 200 H3 Swan, Peter Sacred Heart Academy Students ONLY; meets at Sacred Heart Academy.
EC 42901 PSC 260 H1 Staff, TBA Common Ground High School Students ONLY; meets at Common Ground High School
EC 42902 PSC 260 H2 Allen, Susan Sacred Heart Academy Students ONLY; meets at Sacred Heart Academy.
EC 42903 PSC 260 H3 Grindrod, Brian Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School.
EC 42904 PSY 100 H1 Zhornitsky, Simon James Hillhouse High School Students ONLY; meets at James Hillhouse High School.
EC 42913 PSY 100 H10 Lukos, Michelle Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School.
EC 42914 PSY 100 H11 Lukos, Michelle Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School.
EC 42905 PSY 100 H2 Young, Daniel Masuk High School Students ONLY; meets at Masuk High School.
EC 42906 PSY 100 H3 Bartosik, Megan Masuk High School Students ONLY; meets at Masuk High School.
EC 42907 PSY 100 H4 Shvartsman, Gabriel Sacred Heart Academy Hamden Students ONLY; meets at Sacred Heart Academy Hamden.
EC 42908 PSY 100 H5 Rubano, Katherine Trumbull High School Students ONLY; meets at Trumbull High School.
EC 42909 PSY 100 H6 Rubano, Katherine Trumbull High School Students ONLY; meets at Trumbull High School.
EC 42910 PSY 100 H7 LaBarca, Jack Trumbull High School Students ONLY; meets at Trumbull High School.
EC 42911 PSY 100 H8 LaBarca, Jack Trumbull High School Students ONLY; meets at Trumbull High School.
EC 42912 PSY 100 H9 Cane, Anthony Weaver High School Students ONLY; meets at Weaver High School.
EC 42915 PSY 227 H1 Bomann, Amanda Norwalk High School Students ONLT; meets at Norwalk High School.
EC 42916 PSY 227 H2 Bomann, Amanda Norwalk High School Students ONLY: meets at Norwalk High School.
EC 42917 PSY 227 H3 Bomann, Amanda Norwalk High School Students ONLY; meets at Norwalk High School
EC 42918 PSY 227 H4 Bomann, Amanda Norwalk High School Students ONLY; meets at Norwalk High School
EC 42919 PSY 227 H5 Ambrose, Courtney Woodland Regional High School Students ONLY; meets at Woodland Regional High School.
EC 42920 PSY 227 H6 Ambrose, Courtney Woodland Regional High School Students ONLY; meets at Woodland Regional High School.
EC 42876 SMT 185 H1 Meislitzer, Andrew Griswold High School Students ONLY; meets at Griswold HS
EC 42877 SMT 271 H1 Schwartzman, Lee Middletown High School Students ONLY; meet at Middletown High School
EC 42921 SOC 100 H1 Brienza, Breanne Trumbull High School Students ONLY; meets at Trumbull High School.
EC 42922 SOC 100 H2 Springsteen, Brian Trumbull High School Students ONLY; meets at Trumbull High School.
EC 43079 SWK 200 H1 Hoffler, Steven Restricted to New Haven Academy students only; Only permission by SCSU Transfer Advising.
EC 42923 THR 121 H1 DeLucia, Salvatore Wilbur Cross High School Students ONLY; meets at Wilbur Cross High School.
EC 42924 THR 121 H2 Simonetti, Tom Woodland Regional High School Students ONLY; meets at Woodland Regional High School.
EC 42925 WGS 100 H1 Martire, Heather Bunnell High School Students ONLY; meets at Bunnell High School.
EC 42926 WGS 100 H2 Martire, Heather Bunnell High School Student ONLY; meets at Bunnell High School.
EC 42927 WGS 100 H3 Fiorello, Michael Stratford High School Students ONLY; meets at Stratford High School.
EC 42928 WGS 100 H4 Fiorello, Michael Stratford High School Students ONLY; meets at Stratford High School.
EC 42960 WGS 100 H5 Covino, Garrett Bunnell High School Students ONLY; meets at Bunnell High School.
EC 42961 WGS 100 H6 Covino, Garrett Bunnell High School Students ONLY; meets at Bunnell High School.

After applying and receiving your email with registration instructions, Early College students may register with a waiver for 2 courses during fall or spring, and 1 course during summer (the total number of courses includes those taken in the high school and those taken at Southern). 

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
  • Register

All Early College 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:

  • 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 - guidance about course selection and is available at no additional cost, email Sir Snowden (snowdens1@southernct.edu)
  • Blackboard the course learning management system can be accessed through MySCSU portal; instructors post syllabi, assignments, discussion boards on Blackboard.
  • Library Support Services 
  • 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.
  • Transportation students with a current SCSU ID can take the campus shuttle to and from Union Station and other local stops. 

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

Students may elect to no longer participate in a course and "withdraw" from the course. For withdrawn courses, a grade of ‘W-Withdrawn’ will be issued on the transcript; otherwise, students will receive grades as assigned by the instructor. Academic withdrawal deadlines are not the same as tuition and fee refund deadlines.

How to Withdraw from a Course at Southern
Please visit our withdrawal website to review important information about withdrawing from a course held at Southern, including instructions on how to submit a course withdrawal and withdrawal deadlines. 

How to Withdraw from a Course held at your high school

Students enrolled in an early college course held at their high school, who are no longer interested in pursuing college credit for the course, may withdraw at any time leading up to the withdrawal deadline listed on the Early College calendar for the semester by submitting the Early College Course Withdrawal form.