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High School Students

High school students who wish to enroll in credit courses must have (a) completed their junior year and (b) received approval from Purchase College to register. Proficiency in English is required. They are strongly encouraged to only consider lower-level (1000–2999) credit courses and are responsible for meeting any prerequisites.

To register:

  1. Use the online course search to find your desired course(s). Refer to the course search instructions in the myHeliotrope Student User Guide for tips on finding courses.
  2. Please submit the following documents for review:
    1. A high school transcript (official or unofficial) that reflects an 85 percent or B average
    2. A letter of recommendation from the student’s guidance counselor or principal
    3. A cover letter, written by the student, including phone, email, and course desired (course number and CRN), and alternate course(s) in case the first option is not available

    All materials may be:
    – Scanned and emailed to
    – Faxed to (914) 251-6515
    – Mailed or delivered in person to:
    School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education
    Purchase College, State University of New York
    735 Anderson Hill Road
    Purchase, NY 10577
  3. Upon receipt, the materials will be evaluated and the student will be notified via email about the decision within five business days. If applicable, next steps for proceeding with registration will be provided at this time.

Updated March 10, 2014

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