Post University

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Post University


At Post University High School Academy (HSA), high school students are able to take undergraduate courses and earn valuable college credit—while they are still in high school. In these university-level courses, students will enhance their academic accomplishments through the experience and rigor of a college course, interact with peers and Post University faculty, and get a head start exploring fields of interest.

Programming and Partnerships

The Post University High School Academy allows students to complete coursework for general education requirements, electives, or explore potential majors in classes filled with like-minded college peers. Students can explore over 50 programs in academic areas only offered at the collegiate level, from paralegal and criminal justice to STEM and marketing. Students earn course credits that can be used for their high school diploma and later for a Post undergraduate degree or certificate.

Post University partners with high schools around the Waterbury community and beyond.

Student Eligibility

Students must provide a high school transcript demonstrating a GPA of 3.0 or higher for admission.

Instructor Credentials for Concurrent Enrollment Courses

Instructors must have a minimum of a master’s degree in the related discipline in which they would teach.

Registration and Fees

Post University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) and by the State of Connecticut. While credits from Post are regularly accepted at universities and colleges across the country, we cannot guarantee that any higher education institution will accept all credits as each institution has its own transferring of credits policy. Post University does however guarantee that credits earned with a grade of “C” or better from the High School Academy will be accepted into undergraduate degree programs at Post University.

The cost is $300 per course—a 90% savings off the cost of a typical undergraduate course at Post University. Plus, there are no additional fees for student services or even books.

Students who continue undergraduate studies after high school at Post University full-time— either at the Main Campus or through our virtual learning options —will be eligible to receive a 20% tuition reduction. This 20% tuition reduction cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarship from Post University. However, the 20% tuition reduction can be combined with scholarships and grants provided by third parties, such as the U.S. Department of Education.

Those students who persist with Post may be eligible for even more generous scholarship opportunities.

Supports for Multilingual Families

Every HSA student is considered a Post University student—meaning they have full access to all the support and resources available, including events, student IDs (which can provide cost-savings and perks at local stores or restaurants), tech support, academic advising, 24/7 tutoring services, and more.

Contact Information

Chad McGuire
Director High School Academy and Continuing Education Programs

Dual Credit Programs