High School Student Enrollment

Advanced high school students (rising juniors or seniors with a GPA of at least 3.0) are invited to attend W&J summer school and earn college credits!  These are the same courses taken by W&J students and taught by W&J professors. Courses are small and W&J professors are experienced and skilled.  If you plan to enroll, be sure to set aside time for a full-time commitment.  Contact Associate Dean Jennifer Harding at jharding@washjeff.edu if you would like to discuss course options.

Tuition for High School Students

Class of '25 & '26 high school students receive a discounted rate. Tuition is $1000 per course for high school students (some courses have an additional lab fee).

Students who enroll in summer school are eligible for early admission to W&J.

College Credit

W&J courses are 4 credit courses, the standard course at most small colleges.  The determination of transfer course credit is made by the college or university that you attend as a full-time student.  After you complete the course, you can request that a transcript from W&J be sent to your school at any time in the future.

Registration Information for ALL Students

Our registration process has three different windows (described below): Initial Registration, Supplemental Registration and Final Registration.

  • Initial Registration (Deadline: May 1 for Summer I and Summer I-B and June 1 for Summer II): Initial registration will open for all students as soon as the courses are posted online. Initial registration will continue until May 1 (Summer I, Summer 1-B) or June 1 (Summer II). Based on registrations at that point, courses will either be guaranteed to run (Green Light), cancelled (Red Light), or continued for Supplemental Registration (Yellow Light). Since student registrations determine which courses will be offered, we strongly encourage students to register before the Initial Registration deadline.
  • Supplemental Registration: The Supplemental Registration period will run until May 15 for Summer I and Summer I-B, June 15 for Summer II, at which point the final decision will be made for all Yellow Light courses.
  • Final Registration: Once the final set of courses has been determined, students will be able to register for any of the remaining courses through the add/drop period for that specific Summer term.

NOTE THAT TUITION IN FULL IS DUE NO LATER THAN ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASSES.  STUDENTS WHO HAVE OUTSTANDING BALANCES AT THAT TIME WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DISENROLLED AND WILL RECEIVE FULL REIMBURSEMENT (less the $100 deposit) OF ANY PARTIAL PAYMENTS MADE.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR EMAIL FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES REGARDING YOUR CLASSES. 

Course Recommendations for High School students:

Summer Offerings I

June 3 - June 28

Course Course Code Recommended for High School Students?
Beginning DrawingART 112Yes, student must have access to good laptop/internet connection and be able to pick up materials from W&J to take this course.
Organic Chemistry with LabCHM 160Yes, with one year of high school chemistry.
Principles of MicroeconomicsECN 101Yes
Principles of MacroeconomicsECN 102Yes, recommended that a student has taken ECN 101 before enrolling in ECN 102.
Human SexualityEDU 208Yes, the instructor Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski has extensive experience teaching this material to high school students.
Creative WritingENG 205Yes, students who have taken AP Language or Literature or a creative writing course in high school can take this course.
Speculative TextsENG 255Yes, students should be prepared for significant reading load.
Introductory Topics in Environmental StudiesEVS 100Yes, students with at least a “B” average who are prepared for a significant reading load.
Principles of FinanceFIN 341No
American History 1877 – PresentHIS 111No
Introductory StatisticsMTH 125Yes, Students should have a minimum of Algebra II with a B or above to take this course.
Calculus IMTH 151Yes, Students should have a minimum of Algebra II with a B or above to take this course.
Moral PhilosophyPHL 130Yes, rising seniors and rising First Year college students only, with parental consent due to sensitive discussion topics.
Introductory Physics with LabPHY 101Yes, students should have taken trigonometry and algebra to take this course.
Introduction to SociologySOC 101Yes
Introduction to Global Music ListeningMUS 101Yes

Summer Offerings I-B

June 20 - July 19

Course Course Code Recommended for High School Students?
Introduction to American StudiesAMS 101Yes, recommended for students who have taken an American History course in high school.
Introduction to Biology with Lab, Stream EcologyBIO 100Yes, with a GPA of 3.75 and teacher recommendation.
Digital StorytellingCOM 235Yes, students should have a passion for media work and be good team players. The college provides the necessary equipment.
Arthurian LegendsENG 155Yes, recommended for students who have taken an AP-level Language or Literature course.
Precalculus MathematicsMTH 111Yes, Students should have a minimum of Algebra II with a B or above to take this course.

Summer Offerings II

July 8 - August 2

Course Course Code Recommended for High School Students?
Professional WritingENG 201Students who earned a 4 or 5 on the AP Language exam can enroll in this course.
Introduction to Human GeographySOC 247Yes, this course closely mirrors the AP Human Geography curriculum developed by the College Board. Some AP experience is recommended for students to be successful.
Introduction to SociologySOC 101Yes
Introductory StatisticsMTH 125Yes, students should have a minimum of Algebra II with a B or above to take this course.
Modern Fairy TalesENG 155Yes. Please note that many of the fairytales we’ll read for class were written for adults, and that they will often contain sexuality, violence, disturbing imagery, and elements of contemporary horror.
Organic Chemistry: Reactions and Synthesis with LabCHM 170Yes. High school students may enroll in CHM 170 with Lab in Summer 2 if they enroll in CHM 160 with Lab in Summer 1 and successfully complete it.

Summer Program Logistics

Summer courses have their own tuition and fee schedule. Housing and meal plan options are also available so you can stay on campus during the program (only for W&J Students). Find out more about the cost, financing, and housing options for summer.