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QU Academy for High School Students

QU Academy empowers motivated high school students to jumpstart their college careers before they arrive on campus. By enrolling in select courses from our School of Communications, School of Health Sciences and College of Arts and Sciences, local students in our partner districts can explore their interests while earning transferable college credits.

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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 courses from the comfort of their high school classrooms.

Taught by high school instructors certified by Quinnipiac University, these courses provide a deep, hands-on exploration of subjects that prepare students for success in college and beyond. With a rotating list of courses across the School of Communications, School of Health Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences, participating students can explore areas of interest while showcasing a dedication to learning that helps their applications stand out in the eyes of college 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 non-refundable administrative processing fee. Some costs may vary.

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Spring 2024 Partner Schools and Courses

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

  • Communications High School - Wall Township, NJ:

    • COM 140: Storytelling

    • JRN 200: Special Topics in Journalism

  • Daniel Hand High School - Madison, CT:

    • FTM 110: Single Camera Production

  • Fairfield Ludlowe High School — Fairfield, CT:

    • FTM 100: Special Topics in Film, Television and Media Arts

    • JRN 291: Reporting for TV

  • Indian Hills High School - Oakland, NJ:

    • HSC 221: Introduction to Healthcare

  • Maloney High School - Meriden, CT:

    • COM 150: Public Speaking

  • The Morgan School - Clinton, CT:

    • FTM 110: Single Camera Production

  • North Haven High School - North Haven, CT:

    • FTM 102: Understanding Film

    • DR 101: Understanding Theater

  • Norwalk High School - Norwalk, CT:

    • FTM 110: Single Camera Production

    • JRN 280: The Art of the Podcast

  • Ridgefield High School - Ridgefield, CT:

    • JRN 106: Multimedia Production Techniques

We encourage teachers and administrators to reach out to QUAcademy@qu.edu to initiate a conversation about new partnerships or different offerings.


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