Jump Start Summer Program for High School Students




Make your summer count toward college! 

If you’re a New Jersey high school student in the Class of 2024 or 2025, William Paterson University can help you get a jump start on college and save money! You may be eligible to enroll in an affordable class at WP for college credit this summer. 

Earning college credits while you are still in high school can help you get ahead in your college career and save money down the line. Plus, you will benefit from our discounted high school student tuition rate of $295 per credit for New Jersey residents.

College level classes will be taught by our outstanding faculty. Credits earned will appear on an official William Paterson University transcript and will count toward a William Paterson degree or can be transferred to most colleges. All Jump Start Summer classes start after July 1st!

Eligibility Requirements:  Students in the high school graduating classes of 2024 and 2025.  Rising New Jersey high school juniors with a GPA of 3.25 or higher or rising high school seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Effective Fall 2023, high school dual enrollment students may be eligible for a one-time scholarship of $1000 dollars if they:

  • take 6 or more credits as a WP high school dual enrollment student; 
  • achieve a grade of C or higher in their WP dual enrollment courses;
  • graduate high school; and
  • apply and enroll at WP as a freshman.
Courses will be offered in a range of different formats.  Please see the guide below to better understand the different course format options:

Face to Face Only: This class meets on campus on the days and times listed. Face to Face meeting is a required part of this course.

Asynchronous Online: This class is online and doesn’t meet at a specific time. The meeting time under Day/Time is a placeholder only. There are no live or face to face meeting requirements – attendance will be based on submitting weekly assignments.

Synchronous Online: This class is online and meets live at specific days/times. There are no face to face meeting requirements but online sessions will be live on specific days and times.

Alternate Hybrid: This class is face to face and online – face to face meetings may alternate weekly and the online part of the class can be asynchronous or synchronous. There are face to face meeting requirements and the online sessions are live at class time. 

Hyflex: This class meets in person and online; the class will be split into groups with half the class meeting in person and half viewing online – the groups will rotate. There are face to face meeting requirements and the online sessions are live at class time. 

Hybrid: This class meets in person and online – usually the online portion is asynchronous. There are face to face meeting requirements – usually once per week. 

Click here for the full course offerings » (Please note: this list is subject to change.  Please continue to check frequently as the summer session begins)

Steps to Applying:

  1. Apply as a high school student using the non-degree application at wpunj.edu/applynow
  2. CLICK HERE for application instructions.
  3. Send the high school transcript to admission@wpunj.edu
  4. Using the CRN#, register for one of the courses listed in the link above.
  5. Special High School Student Tuition Rate for summer 2023 is $295.00 per credit
  6. Any questions? Contact Undergraduate Admissions at 973.720.2125