Become a High School Member

Enable your students to earn college credit at Adelphi University.

Adelphi’s High School Program provides qualified juniors and seniors an opportunity to enroll in college credit bearing courses from the university while concurrently enrolled in high school. Offered during the academic year, the program provides the opportunity to students and parents to reduce future college tuition costs and serves as an assessment of a student’s ability to do college level work. 

Course Offerings and Student Eligibility

Students may take classes in subjects such as:




Cinema History


Exercise Science


Human Anatomy





Political Science


Sign Language


Theatre History

Theory and Harmony 

*Thinking about offering a class not on this list? Let’s talk – 516.877.3410.

Juniors and seniors with strong academic records are eligible to take part in the program. All high school courses and teachers are approved by Adelphi University Chairpersons.

How to Participate

In order for a high school course to be offered for Adelphi credit:

  1. The course content must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate Adelphi Department Chair.
  2. The lead teacher(s) for the course must have his/her credentials reviewed and approved by the appropriate Adelphi Department Chair.

Both the course and the course’s teacher(s) must be approved in order for any high school student to earn Adelphi credit for a particular class.

Course Approval Requirements

The high school course must be equivalent in goals and content to a course offered at Adelphi University.

Teacher Approval Requirements

Any teacher leading an approved High School Program course MUST also have his/her credentials reviewed and approved by the appropriate Adelphi Chairperson. No High School Program class can be led by a teacher who has not had his/her credentials reviewed and approved by the appropriate department Chairperson.

At minimum, high school teachers seeking approval to lead a High School Program course must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a Master’s Degree in the subject area being taught (or a Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in the subject area) 
  • 3 years teaching experience in the subject area

Course and New Teacher Approval—The Complete Packet Checklist

The interested high school must submit the following materials for course approval:

For Course Review:

  • Course Syllabus – The course syllabus should clearly outline the name and contact information of the lead teacher(s), office hours, hours spent in class/labs, and provide a week-by-week overview of the content being covered. 
  • Exam samples (sample tests, quizzes) that showcase how students are evaluated in the class.
  • If applicable, outline of class experiments and lab set-ups.

For Teacher Review:

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Transcripts
  • Current CV/Resume

*Other materials may be requested at the time that a proposal is submitted.

The completed packet can either be emailed directly to or mailed to:

Office of University Admissions: High School and Pre-College Programs
Nexus Building Room 100
Adelphi University
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

New Course/Teacher Proposal Submission and Approval Deadlines

Semester that the Course Will Be Offered

By When Should Materials Be Submitted?

 By When Will I Be Provided With A Decision?
Fall semester course Materials must be submitted by April 1 of the prior semester  By the end of the spring semester (May 31)
Spring semester course

Materials must be submitted by November 1 of the prior semester

 By the end of the fall semester (December 31)

Course/Teacher Approval Timeline


Rejected Courses

If a course is rejected, schools may have the option to resubmit materials for approval, at the chairperson’s discretion.

Rejected Teachers

Once a teacher is approved or rejected, Adelphi’s High School Program Director will send a letter notifying the high school’s liaison of the status of the review process.  If a teacher is rejected, the rejection letter will state the reason for the rejection.  All decisions made regarding a high school teacher’s credentials are determined by the appropriate Department Chairperson.


For further information, please contact:

Office of High School and Pre-College Programs
High School Program
p – 516.877.3046
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