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Become a High School Member

Enable your students to earn college credit at Adelphi University.

Adelphi’s College Credit Advantage 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

Our most popular course offerings include:




Child Development


Exercise Science


Human Anatomy





Political Science


Sign Language


Thinking about offering a class not on this list? We can offer credit for any of your high school courses that are equivalent to a level 100 course here at Adelphi. Let’s discuss it – 516.877.3046

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 their 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.

After completing the appropriate forms (New Course Proposal Form and New Teacher Proposal Form), please send them and the supplemental materials via email to or fax at 516.877.3039 or mail to:

Adelphi University
Office of High School and Pre-College Programs
Nexus Building, Room 104
One South Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Please note that no materials will be reviewed until all necessary documents have been received.

Course Approval Requirements

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

To begin the course approval process, review the New Course Proposal Form. Along with the form, you must also submit:

  • A copy of the course syllabus that clearly outlines the name and contact of the lead teacher, hours spent in class/labs and provides a week-by-week overview of the content being covered, including a short course description.
  • Exam or assessment samples that showcase how the students are evaluated in the class.
  • If applicable, an outline of class experiments and lab set-ups.
  • If applicable, a New Teacher Proposal Form and supplemental materials.

Teacher Approval Requirements

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

At minimum, high school teachers seeking approval to lead a College Credit Advantage 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) 
  • Have 3 years teaching experience in the subject area

To begin the teacher approval process, review the New Teacher Proposal From. Along with the form, you must also submit:

  • A current Resume/CV.
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Evidence of teaching for at least three (3) years.
  • Evidence of a Master’s Degree in the subject area or Master’s Degree in Education with a concentration in the subject area.

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 April 1 May 31

October 1

November 30

Should a course or teacher proposal be rejected, the school will have the option to resubmit the materials with updates and changes called for by the chairperson (at the chairperson’s discretion).



For further information, please contact:

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