College in the High School (CHS)

SUNY Adirondack created College in the High School (CHS) by partnering with area school districts and high school teachers to offer courses for college credit right at the district. This program offers students the opportunity to earn college credits that also satisfy high school graduation requirements. They are considered concurrently enrolled students, earning dual credit for college and high school. Students can choose from a variety of SUNY Adirondack classes available to them in their high schools; types of classes that may be offered include:

  • Art
  • Business
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Natural Science
  • Social Science

Students, see your school counselor to inquire about specific classes offered in your high school.

To participate in College in the High School (CHS), all students must have a high school GPA of 80 percent or higher.

Students have the ability to submit a request for a waiver of this minimum requirement. Email for more information.


Office of Extended Programs: College Academy
696 U.S. Route 9, Wilton, NY 12831
Phone: 518-584-3959 | Fax: 518-584-0896

College in the High School students pay a reduced rate, compared with the standard SUNY Adirondack college tuition rate, with no additional fees. Learn more.

Students who want to take college-level English and math classes at SUNY Adirondack must meet certain requirements for entrance into these classes.

Requirements for entrance into English 101:

  • English 11: Regents final exam score of 85 percent or higher or a final grade in the class of 85 percent or higher

Requirements for entrance into MAT 121 (Precalc-Algebra), MAT 125 (Precalc-Trigonometry), or MAT 127 (Statistics with Probability):

  • Algebra II: Regents final exam score of 75 percent or higher

Students who meet the English 11 or Algebra II requirements must submit an up-to-date transcript via the College Academy Secure Portal

Students who do not meet the English 11 or Algebra II requirements can still apply; however, registration will not be finalized until they have passed the applicable placement exam. 

SUNY Adirondack uses the Accuplacer placement tests to assess student readiness for ENG 101, MAT 121, MAT 125, or MAT 127.
Email for more information about how to sign up to take an Accuplacer exam. 

Study materials and resources for Accuplacer exams: