University in the High School Program

Offering high school students the opportunity to begin their college education at an affordable cost, thereby providing a bridge from high school to college.

The University in the High School Program at the University at Albany was established in 1983 within the former College of Humanities & Fine Arts, now part of the College of Arts & Sciences.

The UHS Program was originally designed as an innovative way to provide students in Capital Region high schools with the opportunity to earn University at Albany credit for advanced study in the foreign languages. The Program has since expanded to include course offerings in over 30 subject areas.

UHS Program courses provide students with the academic challenges of college-level curricula during their final year(s) of high school. As a "bridging" experience to college, UHS courses can help students begin to develop the skills and experience necessary for academic success in higher education. Enrollment in UHS courses may provide future opportunities to students, such as the ability to enroll in higher-level college courses or to complete a four-year degree in a shorter amount of time.

The calendars, curricula and fees described on this website are subject to change by official action of the University at Albany.

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*UHS Faculty - Go to the Teacher's Corner page for further information.


S/U Grading Option

The S/U Grading Option Form is Now Closed.

All undergraduate students at UAlbany, including students enrolled in Full-Year 2019-2020 and Spring 2020 UHS courses, may choose to change to Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading for their current course(s). If you opt to continue with regular A-E letter grading, then you do not need to do anything at all, as this is our current method of grading.

If you wish to change the way your course is graded to S/U grading, then please read the following S/U guidelines very carefully:

  • The grade of S is defined as equivalent to the grade of C or higher. The grade of U (C- or lower) is unsatisfactory. At the University at Albany, a grade of S is acceptable to fulfill graduation requirements and a grade of U is not. How a course counts may vary from institution to institution.
  • Students will have until May 22, 2020 at 4 pm to select the S/U grade option by completing the S/U option form located below. The form will expire at 4 pm on May 22, 2020, after which time you will not be able to select this option.
  • You will need: your Albany Student ID number (9-digit #), your 4-digit class number, and the subject & catalog number (e.g., ASPN 200) of your course to complete this form. All of this information is located on your enrollment form. We trust that you kept a copy of your enrollment form (or have a copy in your e-mail). If you did not retain a copy of your enrollment form, you will need to contact your teacher for this information. (Your teacher should have the 4-digit class number and the subject & catalog number which were listed on the registration instructions that were sent to them at the start of the term. They may also have access to see your Albany Student ID number as well via MyUAlbany.)
  • The information you enter on this form must be complete and accurate.
  • If you select the S/U option and then change your mind, you have until May 22, 2020 at 4 pm to return to A-E grading after previously selecting S/U, by completing the form again and clicking “change to A-E grading.”

Students should consider the following impacts when making the choice to change from A-E to S/U:

  • Transfer plans can be impacted in some cases.
  • A student may want GPA-impacting course grades in order to be competitive for school admissions (and other purposes external to the UHS program).
  • Once students select S/U, they will not be able to return to A-E after the published deadline of May 22, 2020 at 4 pm.
  • This option is for Full-Year 2019-2020 and Spring 2020 courses ONLY

The S/U Grading Option Form is Now Closed.

*You may also use this link if you have already chosen S/U grading and would like to change back to A-E grading