The College in the High School program at Hudson Valley Community College now offers online courses for students going into their junior or senior year and attending any New York State high school. Enrollment in these courses is limited to high school students.
Fall 2016 Online Offerings*
*Subject to change
Advantages of College in the High School online courses:
- Online courses do not affect students' academic schedules. Students work on computers on their own schedule, logging in for the required number of sessions per week (varies by course).
- Students who entered their junior or senior year in fall 2016 at any New York State high school are eligible to participate.
- Courses are taught by Hudson Valley Community College faculty.
Requirements for College in the High School online courses:
- These courses are taught entirely online. Students must have access to a computer with an internet connection that meets the minimum system and browser requirements. Courses are managed in MyHudsonValley Portal/Blackboard. To test your system for compatibility, go to www.hvcc.edu/check and click on Check System & Browser Requirements.
- You must be able to utilize the Hudson Valley Community College WebMail system. (Your username and password will be sent to you at your home address after you are scheduled into the course. Read more in Accessing Student Computer Systems).
- You must be able to budget your time and priorities. Online learning courses are NOT self-paced. They follow the semester calendar for registration, mid-terms, finals, etc. Homework and other assignments, tests and quizzes are due on a regular basis. Attendance and participation are measured by how often you log into the course and by completion of required learning activities, assignments, quizzes and tests. You can access the course at your convenience to complete your coursework each week following your class syllabus.
- Instructional methods will depend on the course, but for most courses, all tests and finals as well as all assignments will be done online. Students will be expected to log on frequently and interact with their fellow students and the instructor.
Fall 2016 online courses begin Monday, Aug. 29 and end on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
(Fall 2016 Registration Calendar)
This semester we are offering ENGL 115 Library Skills for Research and ENGL 117 Mastering Essentials of Grammar & Punctuationon separate dates from the other online courses. These courses are only one credit and run for eight weeks instead of fifteen (Early Sprint: Aug. 29 - Oct. 21, 2016; Sprint: Oct. 24 - Dec. 16, 2016).
Registration: June 6 - Sept. 2, 2016
Download Registration Form
Registration materials also are available through your guidance office, or you may request them by calling (518) 629-8164. The completed registration form must be signed by a school official.
- Tuition is $50 per credit hour and scholarships are available to students who qualify for the Federal Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program.
- Students will need to purchase textbooks. (Textbook Information)
- For more information about our online courses, please contact Hudson Valley's Office of School Programs at (518) 629-8164.
All students must present proof of county residency.
- Certificates for Spring must be dated no earlier than June 30, 2016. Certificates of Residence are valid only if issued
within 60 days prior to the start of classes.
- Rensselaer County students should fill out the form, sign it and submit it with the registration form.
- Students outside of Rensselaer County must fill out an application form, have it notarized, and submit it to their county clerk who will issue the official residency certificate.