Go to College—at Your High School
Preparing for college can be as simple as heading to your next class in your own high school. As a Collegiate Connection student, you can take college courses at your high school, learning from your teachers. You also can earn dual credit that will apply to both your high school diploma and your future college degree. Take advantage of this opportunity to save time and money—earn your college degree faster with Collegiate Connection courses.
College Credit for Less Than Half the Cost
Taking Collegiate Connection courses at your high school often costs 60–90 percent less than taking standard courses at Purdue Fort Wayne. Not all courses are available at every high school, so check with yours to see what you can take.
Payment Deadlines for 2021-22
Fall 2021 (all classes starting July through November) — September 10
Spring 2022 (all classes starting January through March) — January 21
Summer I and II 2021
Summer I only or both sessions — May 13
Summer II only — June 24
Nonpriority courses are $105.10 per credit hour, a more than 60 percent discount than our on-campus credit hour rate.
Priority Dual Credit Courses
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has made certain courses available at $25 per credit hour. This is more than 90 percent less than the cost of taking a course on campus. The priority courses currently available in our program are as follows:
Art and Design
AD 10502 Digital Imaging, 3 credits
BIOL 10000/10001 Introduction to the Biological World and Lab, 4 credits
Business and Economics
BUS 10001 Principles of Business Administration, 3 credits
ECON 20000 Fundamentals of Economics, 3 credits
CHM 11100 General Chemistry, 3 credits
COM 11400 Fundamentals of Speech Communication, 3 credits
CS 11200 Survey of Computer Science, 3 credits
CS 11400 Introduction to Visual Basic, 3 credits
CS 16000 Introduction to Computer Science I, 4 credits
EDU 20000 Examining Self as Teacher, 3 credits
ENGL 13100 Reading, Writing, and Inquiry I, 3 credits
ENGL 20201 Literary Interpretation, 3 credits
HIST 10501 American History I, 3 credits
HIST 10601 American History II, 3 credits
International Language and Culture Studies
GER 11100 Elementary German I, 3 credits
SPAN 20301 Second-Year Spanish I, 3 credits
SPAN 20401 Second-Year Spanish II, 3 credits
MA 14000 Practical Quantitative Reasoning, 3 credits
MA 15300 College Algebra, 3 credits
MA 15400 Trigonometry, 3 credits
MA 16500 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, 4 credits
MA 16600 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II, 4 credits
MA 21300 Finite Mathematics I, 3 credits
POL 10300 Introduction to American Politics, 3 credits
- Financial Assistance
Make Your College Courses Affordable
If you’re admitted and qualify for the national free or reduced textbook and lunch program, Purdue Fort Wayne will provide financial assistance for classes taught at your high school by a Purdue Fort Wayne certified high school instructor. Note that you’ll be responsible for any extra costs attached to your tuition, such as textbooks or other materials. This program is different from the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program, which doesn’t take effect until after you’re a high school graduate.
Once your information is verified by your high school, Purdue Fort Wayne will apply your financial assistance to your bill.
- Courses at Participating Schools
Courses at Your School
Check out the following list to see the schools that participate in the Collegiate Connection program and the courses they offer.
- Teacher Approval Process
Teaching Collegiate Connection Courses
High school instructors teaching Collegiate Connection dual credit courses are fully certified by Purdue Fort Wayne. Find out how you can become a Collegiate Connection instructor.