Earn college credits while still in high school.
Designed specifically for academically advanced high school juniors and seniors, this program offers qualified students the opportunity to take free college-level courses on the Heritage University campus. The credits and experience you earn will give you a head start on your path to a bachelor's degree or a rewarding career. Quite simply, the New Horizons Program at Heritage is dedicated to helping talented Yakima Valley students like you to realize their full potential as future leaders in the community and throughout the world.
Do I Qualify?
Juniors and seniors who have a letter of support from their high school AND are in the top 10% of the class OR who have a 3.4 cumulative GPA in their core curriculum may take the full-credit classes free of charge. Junior admission is contingent upon the approval of the Associate Vice President (AVP) for Enrollment Management.
At our discretion, juniors and seniors with at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA may also be eligible for participation if their transcripts reflect a rigorous curriculum and challenging course load (with a significant record of achievement in AP or Honors coursework). Juniors' first-semester grades must be available for the AVP for Enrollment Management to review for eligibility.
Seniors who do not meet the above criteria BUT have a letter of support from their high school AND a strong academic record in their core curriculum (4-5 academic courses per year in a college preparatory program, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0) may be permitted to take classes for credit, pending approval by the AVP for Enrollment Management.
If you meet the requirements listed here, you should submit the program application, your high school transcript and required letter of support from your principal or guidance counselor.
If home schooled, please send any pertinent documentation of your academic achievement, including SAT or ACT scores if applicable.
Once eligibility for the program is determined, the Program Coordinator will help you choose a class of interest at the appropriate course level.
Class participation will then be approved by the course instructor, and the Program Coordinator will file all necessary paperwork.
For a list of courses and other important program information, contact the New Horizons office at email@example.com or (509) 865-0440.
Students from Yakima Valley may enroll in a maximum of two courses under this program. Classes must be taken for a letter grade, and must be taken during the academic calendar year through Heritage University's undergraduate program.