University of Hartford

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University of Hartford


The University of Hartford currently allows students from our magnet high school, University High School of Science and Engineering (UHSSE), to enroll and take courses on the University campus for college level credit. These courses are offered on the UHart campus and taught by UHart faculty. 

Watkinson School and the University of Hartford maintain a partnership that allows qualified Upper School students to take college-credit courses at the University. Students are eligible for college-credit classes — generally done in senior year — for no tuition charge. Students are responsible for registration and book fees only.

Programming and Partnerships

Examples of classes offered: Pre Calculus, Calculus & Physics along with other STEM classes are common.  Students will also enroll in Intro to Psychology, Intro to Criminal Justice, Intro to Biology and Art 100, along with other general education offerings.

The University of Hartford has partnerships with Hartford’s University High School for Science and Engineering and Watkinson School, private high school located near the University campus.

Student Eligibility

UHSSE students must have a minimum 1000 combined SAT score and cumulative 3.5 HS GPA.  They are eligible to take courses beginning in Sophomore year. 

Instructor Credentials for Concurrent Enrollment Courses

The University of Hartford does not have concurrent enrollment partnerships at this time.

Registration and Fees

High school students will work with their respective school counseling office to determine what course they should take. Course registration will then be completed with the University of Hartford's Director of University Studies. Notification of registration will also be shared with the Registrar to ensure proper reporting on transcripts.

While successful completion of University of Hartford coursework is widely accepted as transfer credit, transfer and equivalency to other 4 year institutions would be determined by each specific institution and their respective policies.

Students affiliated with these partnerships will have tuition costs covered, and in some cases, fees will be covered as well. The University of Hartford welcomes other high school students to enroll and experience a UHart course as a non-degree student, but will be charged the per credit rate, plus fees. There are currently no fee waivers available.

Supports for Multilingual Families

Supports for multilingual families are provided by the high school's School Counseling Office.

Contact Information

Kelli Westenfeld, Director
Division of Graduate and Professional Studies
University Studies

Dual Credit Programs