Accelerated High School Program

Plymouth State University (PSU) offers an opportunity for high school students to expand their coursework by challenging themselves at the collegiate level. This opportunity is not meant to replace a high school curriculum or program but allows students to deepen their educational experience.

Student Eligibility:

  • Current juniors and seniors enrolled full time in high school.
  • Students must be enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum.
  • Students must possess a “B” average minimum/cumulative GPA.

Required Documentation: (to be submitted to Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, Ryan Patten)


  • Plymouth State University course prerequisites must be met, if applicable.
  • The PSU Admissions Office makes the final decision on course enrollment approval and denial.
  • Course enrollment is offered on a space available basis.
    • PSU reserves the right to cancel low enrolled sections if necessary.
    • PSU policy regarding dropping courses applies to students enrolled in the Accelerated High School Student Program. Students are responsible for understanding the policy on dropping courses and following it.
    • Students will be responsible for any expenses incurred due to a dropped course, and for all tuition and associated costs resulting from a failed course.
  • Students may take one course per semester, as follows:
    • In the fall semester
    • And/or in the spring semester
    • And/or in the summer session
      • Students should be aware of the intensive nature of courses offered during the summer session, which are often shorter than courses offered in the fall or spring semesters
  • Courses may be taken during a student’s junior and/or senior year of high school. Graduating seniors are eligible to take courses during the summer session of the year in which they intend to graduate, providing they are enrolled in the program prior to high school graduation.
  • Students in the Accelerated High School Student Program may not approach a PSU instructor for admittance to a course before he or she has been approved by the PSU Admissions Office.
  • Plymouth State University tuition and fees per semester include:
    • 50% of tuition (in-state & out-of-state rates apply).
    • 100% of mandatory student fees.
    • Late fees, if applicable.
  • Students pay the full cost for non-credit courses.

Registration Process:

Students must submit a completed application for the Accelerated High School Student Program and an official high school transcript. Once the application is reviewed, the Admissions Office will notify the student of his or her status.

Submit materials via:

Admission Office MSC 52
Plymouth State University
17 High Street
Plymouth, New Hampshire 03264-1595

Ryan Patten

Home-schooled Students:
Home-schooled students who wish to participate in the Accelerated High School Student Program may submit the following:

  • Completed application.
  • Plan of studies and/or record of work completed (as agreed upon with his/her home school district), in lieu of a high school transcript.