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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.

How to Register

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

To register for courses, please note the subject, course number, course section, and number of credits for your desired course and click the “Register now” button to navigate to the non-matriculated student registration form. This registration form will open in a new browser window so you can easily return to this page if you need additional information to register. 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.

Register now


Available Courses

Fall 2022
Participating High School Course Number Section Course Name Credits
Communications High School
Wall Township, NJ
STC 101 90 Principles of Public Relations 3
Communications High School
Wall Township, NJ
JRN 106 90 Multimedia Production Techniques 3
Immaculate High School
Danbury, CT
COM 130 90 Visual Design 3
Maloney High School
Meriden, CT
COM 150 90 Public Speaking 3
Norwalk High School
Norwalk, CT
JRN 200 90 Special Topics in Journalism: Digital Communication 3
Wilbur Cross High School
New Haven, CT
JRN 100 90 Special Topics in Journalism 3
Wilbur Cross High School
New Haven, CT
FTM 100 90 Special Topics in Film, Television and Media Arts: Movie Making 3
Have a question or need more information?

Please email schoolofcommunications@qu.edu

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

Please contact us at schoolofcommunications@qu.edu

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