College in High School is a concurrent enrollment partnership, which means a registered student earns academic credit from his or her high school and the University of Pittsburgh at the same time. By taking CHS classes, you can get a jump on your future education and earn college credits. You also gain confidence by experiencing college-level course work. And, CHS courses cost a fraction of regular in-state tuition.
Academic research and state data suggest that high school students in concurrent enrollment programs receive other college-related benefits. These students
- are more likely to meet college-readiness benchmarks
- achieve a lower likelihood of college placement into remedial English or math
- attain higher four- and six-year college completion rates
- accomplish a shorter average time to bachelor’s degree completion for those completing in six years or less
Because CHS is a challenging academic program for serious, motivated students, you will need to discuss the CHS option with your parent/guardian and your high school teacher before you decide to register for a CHS course. Please review Student Frequently Asked Questions.
Students who take CHS courses are uniquely positioned to succeed in college. The skills, experience, and knowledge gained in CHS help students prepare for college admission and to excel once they are there. Find out what alumni of CHS at Pitt have to say »
When you enroll in a College in High School course, you become a part-time, non-matriculated student in Pitt's Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. All University and school policies and procedures apply to CHS students and teachers. Read more »
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