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QU Academy

If you're a high school student interested in the fields of media and communications and eager to jump-start your college career, then the QU Academy is your opportunity to dive into the subjects you love while earning transferable college credits in the process.

Program Overview

Get a head start on your college education

Accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Quinnipiac University designed QU Academy to enable dedicated high school students to take college-level communications courses from the comfort of their own classrooms.

Taught by high school instructors certified by Quinnipiac’s School of Communications, these courses provide a deep, hands-on exploration of 21st-century journalism, interactive design, film production, and many other media industry subjects. If you’re a member of your high school’s radio or TV station, love chasing down a story for the school paper, or are already writing and shooting your own short films, then this is an incredible opportunity to fine-tune your abilities and make your college application stand out in the eyes of admissions representatives.

With QU Academy, you’ll graduate having:

  • A strong understanding of college-level material
  • An official transcript with transferable college courses and credits from a competitive university
  • An early advantage in your future field of study

Cost: $50 per credit, plus a $25, nonrefundable administrative/processing fee.

Register for QU Academy

You must attend a participating school to register for QU Academy courses.

To register for courses, please complete the form below.

Once you have entered your personal information and course specifics, click “Submit Form” to send your request to the Office of the Registrar. The registrar will follow up with you to confirm course registration and provide payment information.

Students are encouraged to register as early as possible.

Available Courses

Spring 2023
Participating High School Course Number Section Course Name Credits
Communications HS - Wall Township, NJ COM 140 90 Storytelling 3
Communications HS - Wall Township, NJ JRN 200 90 Special Topics 3
Maloney HS - Meriden, CT COM 150 90 Public Speaking 3
Norwalk HS - Norwalk, CT FTM 110 90 Single Camera Production 3
Norwalk HS - Norwalk, CT JRN 280 90 The Art of the Podcast 3


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Contact Us

Have a question or need more information?

Please email QUAcademy@qu.edu

Are you an educator interested in bringing the QU Academy experience to your school?

Please contact us at QUAcademy@qu.edu