Courses for High School Students

College in High School Program (CHS)

SUNY Potsdam is proud to offer the CHS Program for area high schools and their students. Through the CHS Program participating high schools partner with the SUNY Potsdam Office of Extended Education to award college credit for the successful completion of approved courses offered by the participating high school. Students participating in the CHS Program qualify for the special SUNY reduced tuition rate of $175 per course (including college and transcript fees).

Upon successful completion of a CHS course, students will receive academic credit from SUNY Potsdam. These credits will form the basis of a permanent post-secondary academic record at SUNY Potsdam. Credits earned through SUNY Potsdam may be eligible for transfer to other colleges and universities.

Students are advised to contact the Admissions Office of the institutions they are particularly interested in attending to inquire about the transfer of SUNY Potsdam credits prior to enrolling in a CHS course. The decision to accept transfer credit from SUNY Potsdam is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Students interested should contact their high school guidance counselor and/or teacher who, in turn, should contact the Office of Extended Education for additional information regarding the CHS Program.

Admission Requirements for this program are as follows:

  1. Minimum of 80.0 grade point average in a Regents/College preparatory curriculum as indicated on an official high school transcript.
  2. Completion of the CHS Student Application
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Information for High Schools

If your high school offers an advanced class for your students and you would like to participate in the College in High School program, please send the instructor's course syllabus/lesson plan, resume or curriculum vitae, and completed Instructor Information form for each course to the Office of Extended Education for review. The primary contact for the school should also include a completed Partnership Information Form documenting all courses for which the school would like to be considered.

For additional information and more details about the process and timeline, please review our High School Presentation.

Information for SUNY Potsdam CHS Faculty Liaisons

At the end of each academic year, please submit the completed Faculty Liaison Information Form to the Office of Extended Education. Additional information about departmental profit sharing is available.

College Advance Program (CAP)

SUNY Potsdam is proud to offer CAP (the College Advance Program) for qualified high school juniors and seniors who would like to enroll in regularly-scheduled freshman level credit courses on the Potsdam campus. Upon successful completion of a CAP course, students will receive academic credit from SUNY Potsdam. These credits will form the basis of a permanent post-secondary academic record at SUNY Potsdam. Credits earned through SUNY Potsdam may be eligible for transfer to other colleges and universities.

Students are advised to contact the Admissions Office of the institutions they are particularly interested in attending to inquire about the transfer of SUNY Potsdam credits prior to enrolling in a CAP course. 

The decision to accept transfer credit from SUNY Potsdam is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Admission Requirements for this program are as follows:

  1. Minimum of 80.0 grade point average in a Regents/College preparatory curriculum as indicated on an official high school transcript.
  2. Letter of recommendation from the high school principal or a guidance counselor.  (This is also required for home schooled students)
  3. All students are required to complete medical forms.  Failure to comply may result in being dismissed from courses.
  4. Completion of the Non-Matriculated Student Application.  
  5. Written permission of the SUNY instructor is required. 

For Additional Information, contact:

Office of Extended Education
206 Raymond Hall
SUNY Potsdam
Potsdam, NY 13676

E-mail: exted@potsdam.edu
Phone: (315) 267-2166

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.