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College in the High School

HACC's College in the High School (CHS) program enables high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college-level courses that are taught at their high school or technical school.

CHS students can earn dual enrollment credits from both HACC and their high school for approved HACC courses that may satisfy high school graduation requirements. These course credits become part of the student's permanent HACC record and can count towards a HACC degree program or can be transferred to other colleges and universities.

How College in the High School works:

  • HACC and the high school identify HACC courses that may be offered to high school juniors and seniors.
  • A high school teacher is approved and trained to teach the HACC course.
  • The high school student applies for the College in the High School program and pays the required tuition and fees.
  • At the end of the course the student receives a grade for the course on both a HACC transcript and the high school record.

Why should you participate in College in the High School?

  • Courses are offered at the high school so students do not have to travel to a HACC campus.
  • Courses are offered at a significantly reduced tuition rate.
  • Courses provide HACC college credits which have a high rate of successful transfer to other colleges and universities.
  • CHS students have access to HACC facilities, library and on-line resources, academic counseling and free tutoring services.
  • Completing college credits gives college-bound high school students a head start and eases the transition from high school to college.
  • Exposure to college-level coursework and student services may help undecided students develop post-secondary education plans.

How do I apply?

  1. Complete an Application for Admission and submit to the HACC campus you plan to attend with a one-time, non-refundable $35.00 application fee. DO NOT APPLY ONLINE
  2. Submit official high school transcripts. Home-educated students must submit an official evaluation.
  3. Submit SAT or ACT scores, if applicable.
  4. Complete the College Placement Testing.

For more information, please contact the College Pathways Coordinator at the HACC campus closest to your high school between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Gettysburg & York Campuses

Kristin Carr


Harrisburg Campus & Virtual Learning

Danielle Martin


Lancaster & Lebanon Campuses

Nakia Eckert


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