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High School Partnership Program (HSPP) Criteria

The program is open in the Fall and Spring semesters only to high school juniors and seniors who have an overall “B” average, are recommended by their school counselor, and have appropriate placement evaluations. Recommended students will be eligible to take two courses per semester free of charge (General Fund tuition and fees). Students taking on campus classes will be responsible for their transportation to campus and book expenses. Students taking online classes will be responsible for their book expenses.

Admission to individual classes is dependent upon space availability, budgetary funding and students having met any prerequisite requirements. Students will be notified by the Director of Admissions as to whether they are accepted into the class.

Application Process – Fall application date August 1, Spring application date December 1.

Students apply for this program through their high school counselor.  Tunxis provides application instructions and links directly to school counselors during each semester’s application cycle.  Please see counseling staff for deadline dates.
Required application items must be submitted to be considered for this program:
  • Tunxis High School Partnership Application – link provided by School Counselor  (do not use standard Admissions Application)
  • Parental consent through the online application process
  • Guidance Counselor Recommendation through the online application process
  • After acceptance to the HSPP Program complete the course placement form.  For additional information contact the Academic Success & Tutoring Center.

This is a semester-to-semester program, so students who are accepted into the program must renew an application each semester they wish to participate. When reapplying students must submit an updated high school transcript, a High School Partnership application, and recommendations. They do not have to retake the College’s Placement Test nor do they have to resubmit a Tunxis application.

Students from participating schools may pick up an application from their high school counseling office. Applications for fall programs will be available from April through June 1st. Applications for spring programs will be available from October through December 1st.

Application Instructions

HSPP
Application instructions and links can be obtained from your school counselor

CCP
Application instructions and links can be obtained from your CCP teacher

High School Partnership Presentation

Watch a brief presentation about the program from the Dean of Enrollment Management.

College Career Pathways (CCP)

The College Career Pathways program in Connecticut gives high school students the opportunity to experience college-credit bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers. College Career Pathways is a concurrent enrollment program which receives funding through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006.

Please check with your high school counselor to see if you qualify for this program and to learn about the application process. Current participating schools are Berlin, Bristol (Central & Eastern), Cheshire, Farmington, New Britain, Region 10 (Lewis Mills), Simsbury, Southington and Terryville in courses such as Introduction to Business, Basic Accounting, Financial Accounting, Personal Finance and Intro to Early Childhood Education.

Even if you do not plan on attending Tunxis Community College, credits earned through this program can be transferred to other institutions. These courses are FREE to high school students!

Advanced Placement

Tunxis Community College grants credit for the completion of Advanced Placement (AP) exams with grades of 3 or better. Students who wish to transfer in credit from AP exams need to have the results of the exams forwarded directly to the Admissions Office and complete a “Transfer Credit Evaluation Request” form. Credit will be granted for equivalent Tunxis courses and applicable program requirements.

View the AP credit chart. (Pending academic approval in fall 2019)

For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 860.773.1490 or via email tx-admissions@tunxis.edu.