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University in the High School

Farmingdale State College helps bridge the gap between high school and college-level study through University in the High School (UHS). Academically-motivated high school juniors and seniors looking to get a head start by earning college credits can enroll in UHS. 

UHS allows students to earn college credit, at reduced tuition, for a college-level course they take at their high school. These credits can be used to pursue a degree at Farmingdale or transferred to another institution. Participating in rigorous college-level work while in high school will undoubtedly contribute to your overall development and success, and may help you reach your academic goals.

NACEP Accreditation

NACEP LogoThe Accreditation Commission of the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) awarded accreditation to Farmingdale State College's University in the High School Program on May 1st, 2020. 

The 2019-20 Chair of NACEP's Accreditation Commission Dr. Diana Johnson of NorthWest Arkansas Community College remarked: "I'm very pleased to recognize the Concurrent Enrollment Program at Farmingdale State College as one of a select group of one hundred and sixteen concurrent enrollment partnerships nationwide accredited through NACEP's extensive peer-review process. Farmingdale State College has demonstrated to its peers that the college courses it offers in high schools are of the same high quality as college courses offered on campus."

For more information, please see the following announcement, or visit

Farmingdale State College NACEP Accreditation Certificate

Farmingdale State College Accreditation Page

The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
PO Box 578
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Tel.: 919.593.5205
Fax: 877.572.8693

Enrollment Information & Cost

UHS will not process any registrations that are submitted after the registration deadline. Any students who submit registrations after the deadline will not be registered for UHS credit. In addition, UHS never allows retroactive registration. 

The fee is determined by the credits assigned to the course.

  • One (1) Credit Course: $50
  • Two (2) Credit Course: $100
  • Three (3) Credit Course: $150
  • Four (4) Credit Course: $200

If you are a student enrolled in the free or reduced lunch program, you are eligible for reduced tuition at the rate of 50% per course. Confirmation of eligibility is required from your school by contacting either a guidance counselor, school nurse or other school administrator.

Courses Available

The University in the High School Department at Farmingdale State College offers a variety of courses for college credit.

View a list of UHS Courses
To obtain more information about the courses on this list, please see the Course Listing Page.

Transfer Your UHS Credits

Upon successful completion of a course, a student may request a transcript from Farmingdale. Acceptance by other SUNY schools is typical. While no guarantee can be offered for all American colleges and universities, we have found that such credits earned with a grade of C or better are accepted by a broad range of public and private institutions.

A database compiled by researchers at the University of Connecticut allows you to search college credit transfer information for over 900 colleges and universities, learn about their credit transfer/equivalency policies, and see a 1-5 star ranking of credit transfer likelihood at each institution:

The UConn database is a starting point for your credit transfer research. Consult individual college and university websites for the most up-to-date and specific information on course credit transfer and equivalency policies.

Visit the UConn Early College Programs Credit Transfer Database 

  • Attending Farmingdale State College?
    Your grades are already here. Let your advisor know at your first advisement appointment.
  • Not Attending Farmingdale State College?
    Request your transcripts to be sent to the college of your choice. They are not automatically sent once you complete the program.

Withdrawal from UHS Program

Registration for University in the High School courses is handled in accordance with SUNY policies. Once you submit the registration form and proper payment, you are enrolled in the course, and are responsible for the registration fee.

If, for any reason, you want or need to drop the University in the High School course (whether or not you continue to participate in the high school course) you must tell us in writing. The following financial liability schedule will apply:

Courses that are dropped during the first week of classes will not appear on a student's transcript.

  • During the first week of classes students will receive a 100% refund for courses that are dropped and for schedules that are cancelled.
  • During the second week of classes students will be entitled to a 70% refund.
  • During the third week they are entitled to a 50% refund and during the fourth week they are entitled to receive a 30% refund.
  • After the fourth week of classes students are fully liable for all program fees.

The withdrawal process begins on the second week of classes. Starting the second week of classes students who initiate a withdrawal, course or semester withdrawal will receive a "W" for that course on their transcript. The financial liability will be determined by the refund schedule in effect at the time the withdrawal is processed.

Also in accordance with University policies, outstanding financial liability to the University results in a hold being placed on student records. This means that future registrations are not permitted and transcript requests will not be honored until the liability has been satisfied.

UHS Instructor Credentials by Discipline 

Applications for new courses/instructor for academic year 2023-24 are due February 1, 2023. Submit an application and provide the required materials. Please note that departments may “freeze” adding courses/teachers at any time.

Currently, the Computer Systems Department is not accepting any submissions for courses/instructors for 2023-24.

Important Forms & Information

The following handbooks do not reflect the procedures that will be in use for the new system. High School Administrators and UHS Instructors will be receiving an email with detailed instructions, to be shared as necessary. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The following documents contain Frequently Asked Questions from our Wake Up with UHS meetings. 

university in the high school




Francine Federman, PhD
Assistant Dean, College High School Programs


Laura McMullin
Assistant Director, University in the High School


V. Patty McCormick
Program Coordinator


Onsy Elshamy
Assistant Director of Operations 


Jennifer Dalton
Support Specialist


Michele Holden
Staff Assistant 

Last Modified 3/13/23