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School of Continuing Education

Youth and Precollege Programs

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We hope that you choose Purchase College for your child’s enrichment experiences. Our Youth and Precollege Programs are sure to create many treasured memories for your entire family!

2023 Important Dates

Registration begins: Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Early Registration Discount Deadline: Friday, May 5 | Save 10% when you pay in full!
Open House: Saturday, April 15, 2023; 10 a.m. Meet the instructors and take a tour the college! RSVP Now

Session I: June 26 – July 7 (No classes on Tuesday, July 4)
Session II: July 10 – 21
Session III: July 24 – August 4

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Summer 2023 Youth & Precollege Program Descriptions

High School Students:
Take a test drive of college and get a leg-up in school!

High school students who are at least 16 years old and who have the ability to do college-level work may enroll in noncredit adult courses with parental permission and at the discretion of the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education Appeals Committee.

High school students who wish to enroll in credit courses (or noncredit seats in them) 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. Enrolling in credit-bearing courses can prepare High School students for AP coursework and earn credit before entering college. Credits earned can be transferred to most colleges and universities. Use the course search to find your desired course(s). Course Search User Guide

Enjoy New York (in-state) or Fairfield County low tuition rates for courses taken for credit or even more reduced rates for noncredit seats in the same credit-bearing courses: $320 for a noncredit seat in a 2-credit course, $520 for a noncredit seat in a 3-credit course, or $625 for a noncredit seat in a 4-credit course (plus applicable fees and a $25 nonrefundable noncredit registration fee). Early registration discount does not apply.