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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 and our College of Arts and Sciences, local students in our partner districts can explore their interests while earning transferable college credits.

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 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.*

Withdrawal policy

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Register for QU Academy

Registration is Open

You must attend a participating school to register for QU Academy courses. A rotation of course sections and locations will be announced prior to every academic semester. 

Registration closed September 29, 2023. All payments are due by Friday, October 13.

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Fall 2023 partner schools and courses:

  • Communications High School:

    • JRN 106: Multimedia Production Techniques

    • ADPR 101: Principles of Public Relations

  • Haddam- Killingworth:

    • FTM 112: Multi-Camera Production

  • Immaculate High School:

    • COM 130: Visual Design

  • Maloney High School:

    • COM 150: Public Speaking

  • New Haven Academy

    • BIO 101 and BIO 101L: General Biology I with lab

  • North Haven High School:

    • FTM 102: Understanding Film

    • GID 305: Digital Photography

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

  • Norwalk High School:

    • JRN 200: Special Topics in Digital Communication

  • Ridgefield High School:

    • JRN 106: Multimedia Production Techniques

  • Wilbur Cross High School:

    • JRN 100: Special Topics in Journalism

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

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

Contact Us

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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