High School Dual Enrollment

Our dual enrollment cohort programs, in which eligible New Jersey high school students take college courses for credit, help students accumulate college credits early and at a substantial cost savings. When the high school teachers teach a three credit WP college course to New Jersey high school students, the cost is $300. In comparison, a three credit course at WP normally costs $1,368. High schools can organize cohorts by selecting from three dual enrollment program models. As an added benefit, students who successfully complete our dual enrollment program receive guaranteed conditional admission to William Paterson University.

Admissions Criteria:  

  • For cohort programs through the high school, the school district is responsible for identifying eligible students for each course being offered for college credit and ensuring these students are able to manage college-level course work. The GPA requirements are 3.25 and above for high school juniors and 3.0 and above for high school seniors.  High achieving high school sophomores may be eligible, at the school district's discretion.
  • All students taking dual enrollment courses individually, and not part of a cohort program, require a teacher, principal, or school counselor letter of recommendation.  GPA requirements are 3.25 and above for juniors and 3.0 for seniors.  Placement testing may be required for certain courses.  Individual dual enrollment students should contact The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@wpunj.edu or 973-720-2125.  

Important Deadlines for School Districts and Cohort Programs:

  • Course outline and high school teacher resume submissions for the 2022-2023 academic year: July 1, 2022.
  • Application: Fall/full year courses- September 30th.  Spring- January 30th.
  • Registration (including parental consent form submission): Fall/full year courses- October 15th.  Spring- February 15th.
  • Withdrawals: Fall/full year courses- October 30th.  Spring- March 5th.
  • Payment: Fall/full year courses- November 15th.  Spring- March 15th.
  • **All individual dual enrollment students adhere to the William Paterson University Semester Calendars deadlines**

Suggested Courses

Our 2021-2022 High School Partners:

Check with your high school to see which courses are part of the William Paterson University dual enrollment program and ask them how to sign up.

  • Butler High School
  • Clifton High School
  • Hamilton Township School District
    • Hamilton High School West
    • Nottingham High School
    • Steinert High School
  • Kearny High School
  • Kinnelon High School
  • Pascack Valley Regional School District
    • Pascack Hills High School
    • Pascack Valley High School
  • Passaic High School
  • Passaic County Technical Institute 
  • Paterson Public Schools
    • John F. Kennedy School of Education &Training
    • John F. Kennedy STEM Academy
    • Eastside High School
  • Pequannock High School

Contact Information:

  • For more information about high school dual enrollment cohort programs, please contact: 
    Name Position Email Phone
    General Inquiries dualenrollment@wpunj.edu
    Dr. Patrick Noonan Director of Transfer Programs and Special Sessions noonanp@wpunj.edu (973) 720-3080
    Cindy McCann  Program Assistant  Mccannc7@wpunj.edu  (973) 720-3605