Getting a Head Start: High School-University Dual Enrollment Programs


In addition to rigorously preparing students for future academic success, the nation’s top preparatory high schools partner with universities to enable high school students to get a head start on their university career. This includes dual enrollment programs which expose students to university classes, as well as admissions agreements that guarantee university acceptance without students having to complete the full application process.

These options are an attractive choice for students who want to be academically challenged and for those who might want to avoid the stress that comes with applying for universities.

The following college preparatory schools partner with select universities:

Garrison Forest School (Owings Mills, Maryland) - The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program connects Garrison Forest School students with faculty mentors at the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Public Health, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Culver Academies (Culver, Indiana) – The school’s Chinese language program is enhanced by a partnership with the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University and 41 Culver students are currently enrolled in the program.

Foxcroft Academy (Dover Foxcroft, Maine) – At the academy, students can take advanced classes and earn credit toward nearby University of Maine. Available to students at all levels, these dual-credit courses bare no extra tuition costs.

The Hun School of Princeton (Princeton, New Jersey) – Partnering with Princeton University, The Hun School was founded by a former Princeton University professor of mathematics over 100 years ago.


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