Summer College Credit Classes for High School Students

William Paterson University is pleased to offer College Credit Courses for high school students who have completed their sophomore and/or junior year.  Qualified high school students can earn three college credits with William Paterson University faculty.  To qualify, students must meet the following requirements:  Overall GPA of B, and a letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor or principal confirming the student’s ability to handle college-level work.  Students may select one of the courses being offered: COMM 1010 Communication in Action; SOC 1020 Social Problems; and POL 1250 Law in Everyday Life.  For details please e-mail at ZimmererR@wpunj.edu  or call Rosemarie Zimmerer at 973-720-3709.  Courses also include these options: experience residential life on the University campus, study with college student tutors, and take SAT Prep workshops.

The steps to apply and register for College Credit in summer 2014 are below:

1.       APPLICATION:

High School students are required to complete the Dual Enrollment Application for High School Students-Summer 2014 to apply as non-matriculated status.

Click here to obtain the Dual Enrollment Application.

 

2.       ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

B overall GPA 

Letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor or principal confirming the student’s ability to handle college-level work.

 

3.      APPLICATION SUBMISSION:

Submit the application to the Office of Transfer Programs and Special Sessions, Raubinger Hall, Suite 207B, Room 208A, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 or fax to 973.720.2336.  Attention: Dr. Patrick Noonan (Phone: 973.720.3080)

 

4.       ACCEPTANCE  PACKAGE:

Students will receive an Acceptance Package providing them with all the additional documentation needed, course registration directions and payment.

 

5.      COURSE OFFERINGS:

Each 3 credit course will be offered for 4 weeks, from Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 1, 2014, between 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.  Students selecting College Credit Courses may also select the following options to create a full-day (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) schedule:

(A) Homework and Tutoring; (B) Lunch in the Cafeteria; (C) PSAT/SAT; and (D) Library Research. Students can also live on campus for one week or up to three weeks. Please review the College Credit Package Sample Schedule for High School Students.

 POL 1250  Law In Everyday Life             Syllabus

Law affects our rights, our security, and our social, economic, political, and emotional well-being. A basic legal principle states that "ignorance of the law is no excuse"; therefore, students -- and good citizens generally -- must have a basic understanding of the legal system and the laws likely to affect their lives. This course introduces the U.S. court systems where legal issues are adjudicated, as well as areas of criminal and civil law such as contracts, leases, personal injury, and civil rights and liberties. Attention will be paid not just to describing laws and legal principles, but to understanding their logic and rationale as well. Credits: 3

 

SOC 1020 Social Problems                      Syllabus

This course presents fundamental sociological concepts and analyzes major problems of contemporary society, including micro and macro social causes of these problems. We will examine the individual and structural components of society that contextualize behavior while exploring topics such as but not limited to: the social construction and dissemination of power; poverty; racism; ethnic conflict; gendered inequalities; the environment; suburban and urban life; drugs and crime; social deviance; health and body-related issues; the family; and, educational inequality. In addition, we will examine "facts", theories, and methods Sociologists use in the study of social problems. Last, we will also consider how other Nations address problems that are familiar in the United States.   Credits: 3

ARTH1030-01 Art and Politics

PSY1100 General Psychology

PBHL2210-10 Nutrition

MGT2000-01 Principles of Management

High Students can also experience college residential life on the University campus, study with college student tutors, and take SAT Prep workshops so they have a significant impact on their test performance.  

SAT Verbal

The PSAT/SAT’s writing and critical reading portion will strengthen student’s test-taking skills by increasing their vocabulary and writing skills to receive a score that reflects student’s ability. Other tools to be covered include time management, scoring strategy, anxiety relief, and tricks to get into the PSAT/SAT mindset, along with a discussion about the ACT. Students will acquire the tools and confidence necessary to take their score to the next level.

SAT Math

Preparing for the PSAT/SAT Math is always recommended and encouraged. Students learn the ins-and-outs of the test’s math portion as they strengthen test-taking skills to receive a score that reflects student’s ability.  Other successful tools will include time management, scoring strategy, anxiety relief, and tricks to get into the PSAT/SAT mindset, along with a discussion about the ACT.  Students will acquire the tools and confidence necessary to take their score to the next level.

College Credit Package Sample Schedule for High School Students

Mondays to Fridays- Classes run from Monday, July 7 through Friday, August 1.

1)      Schedule 1

College Credit Course ONLY (Commuter Option)

Tuition: $744

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                     Arrival at WPU’s main campus

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                   Three-credit college course

 

2)      Schedule 2

College Credit Course with Homework/Tutoring and SAT Prep and Library Research (Commuter Option) Tuition: $744, SAT Prep $699 and COMBO $ 1,443

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                     Arrival at WPU’s main campus

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                   Three-credit college course

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.                  Homework and Tutoring

12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.                   Lunch in the cafeteria

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.                     PSAT/SAT Preparation course

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                     Library Research

 

Schedule 3

College Credit Course with Homework/Tutoring, SAT Prep and Library Research

(Residential Option: one week Mon – Fri)

Tuition:   Credit Course, SAT COMBO with one week residential is $1,757 (Mon – Fri)

Credit Course, SAT COMBO with two weeks residential is $2,071 (Mon – Fri)

       Credit Course, SAT COMBO three weeks residential is $2,385 (Mon – Fri)

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.                   Three-credit college course

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.                  Homework and Tutoring

12:00 p.m.-12:45 p.m.                   Lunch in the cafeteria

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.                     PSAT/SAT Preparation course

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.                     Library Research

4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.                     Resident students follow the residential evening schedule

                                          Click here for Evening Activities Schedule   

Additional Option:

Weekend Residence Hall Experience (Sun, Fri. and Sat.) Cost: