Jump Start Summer Program for High School Students


Apply Now For Summer 2024!

The application fee is waived!


Make your summer count toward college! 

If you’re a New Jersey high school student in the Class of 2025 or 2026, William Paterson University can help you get a jump start on college and save money! You may be eligible to enroll in an affordable class at WP for college credit this summer. 

Earning college credits while you are still in high school can help you get ahead in your college career and save money down the line. Plus, you will benefit from our discounted high school student tuition rate of $199 per credit for New Jersey residents.

College level classes will be taught by our outstanding faculty. Credits earned will appear on an official William Paterson University transcript and will count toward a William Paterson degree or can be transferred to most colleges. All Jump Start Summer classes start after July 1st and the application fee is waived!

Eligibility Requirements: 

Students in the high school graduating classes of 2025 and 2026.  Rising New Jersey high school juniors with a GPA of 3.25 or higher or rising high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Effective Fall 2023, high school dual enrollment students may be eligible for a one-time scholarship of $1000 dollars if they:

  • take 6 or more credits as a WP high school dual enrollment student; 
  • achieve a grade of C or higher in their WP dual enrollment courses;
  • graduate high school; and
  • apply and enroll at WP as a freshman.
The following courses will be offered in-person on the William Paterson campus for Summer 2024:  

ARTS 1990 Special Topics: Motion Graphics (3 credits)- Monday/Wednesday 9am-12:30pm

ENG 2310 Creative Writing (3 credits)- Tuesday/Thursday 1pm-4:30pm

MUSI 1990 Special Topics: Digital Music Creation (3 credits)- Monday/Wednesday 1pm-4:30pm

COMM 2630 Public Speaking (3 credits)- Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm

COMM 2270 TV Production (3 credits)- Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm

RPS 2050 Professional Selling (3 credits)- Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm

CHEM 1220 Chemistry of Cuisine (4 credits)- Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 9am-10:15am (lecture) & Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm (lab)

POL 1150 Power, Justice, and Freedom (3 credits)- Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 10:30am-12:30pm

Steps to Applying:

  1. Submit the High School Dual Enrollment Application at www.wpunj.edu/hsdualenrollment.  Be sure to select the courses you plan to enroll in on the application. 
  2. Send a high school transcript and a letter from a school counselor to admission@wpunj.edu
  3. A parent or guardian must submit a consent form before the student can be registered.  Students will be registered for their desired course(s) by a WP staff member.
  4. Special High School Student Tuition Rate for summer 2024 is $199.00 per credit
  5. Any questions? Contact dualenrollment@wpunj.edu or Admissions at admission@wpunj.edu 
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