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Accelerate Your Education: Earn College Credits While Still in High School!

Get a head start on your college education with Charge Ahead Dual Enrollment at Gallaudet University!

As a high school student, you can take select college-level courses while in high school to earn college credits, explore your academic interests, and save money on your future college tuition.

Many dual enrollment programs typically partner with local high schools in neighboring communities and provide opportunities to students to take courses at the college campus or at the high school location.

As the only higher education institution that serves deaf and hard of hearing students with a bilingual learning environment in ASL and English, Gallaudet University strives to partner with high schools and high school students wherever they are.

High School Students

Start college while still in high school!

Charge Ahead provides a unique opportunity for high school students to begin their college education while still in high school, with no financial burden. Students have the potential to earn up to 12-13 credits* from Gallaudet University.

Your Enrollment Options

Not local or close to Gallaudet University?

That’s okay! You can take Gallaudet’s dual credit courses at your high school location.

You will be taught by your university-trained high school teachers without leaving your high school campus.

Local or close to Gallaudet University?

Awesome! You can apply to take Gallaudet’s dual credit courses on campus at Gallaudet University.

You will join other college students and learn directly from Gallaudet University faculty.

*Students must receive a grade of C or higher to receive college credit.

High School Teachers

Gain Experience Teaching College Level Courses, Help your Students Thrive

Gain the opportunity to grow and develop your teaching repertoire, interact and collaborate with Gallaudet University faculty, and network with other high school teachers across the U.S.

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Gallaudet University Ranked Among the Best in the Country

Pursue your passion, further your education, or grow your professional skills with the academic programs at Gallaudet. With 30 undergraduate majors (including a self-directed major) and 33 minors as well as 25+ graduate majors, there’s no limit to where you’ll go from here. 

Benefits of Dual Enrollment

Get Ahead!

Save valuable time in college by earning dual credit that fulfills both your high school and college credit requirements simultaneously.

Make Informed Decisions
About Your Future

Take courses to improve course placements or courses you might be interested in career-wise.

Save Money
on College Tuition

Complete courses or some of your first year requirements to help reduce your overall tuition costs.

Learn from Gallaudet University Faculty

Interact with Gallaudet University faculty, learn from relevant, up-to-date course materials aligned with your interests and major(s).

Be a Part of a Diverse and Inclusive Community

Join a diverse and inclusive community and take the first step towards successful college career.

Explore New Subjects and Opportunities

Take advantage of trying out college before you get here and take courses that may not be available at your high school.

Gallaudet promises equitable and accessible academics for our students' future careers

Gallaudet University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), allowing us to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

We strive for academic excellence in all of our programs, and our Charge Ahead program is no exception. By maintaining an active membership with the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), we ensure that our students receive the highest quality education and preparation for their future careers.

Course Offerings

Gallaudet University offers many college-level dual credit courses at the following locations:

  • High School Location with High School Teachers
  • On Campus at Gallaudet University

*Courses listed with an asterisk indicate that credits can be counted towards Gallaudet University’s Core Curriculum and General Education requirements. Other courses can be counted towards major/minor and elective requirements.

Available Classes

Course Description

Learn elements and principles of digital media in a variety of forms and discuss within a framework of examples from the past and the present.

Students will gain basic knowledge skills using video camera equipment, digital editing applications such as Final Cut Pro and After Effects, script-writing and storyboarding.

- High School Location

Course Description

Learn about the Macintosh computer system, digital camera basics, and Adobe software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

Students will gain skills in digital imaging, illustration, layout, and other digital art techniques.

This course is intended to prepare students for intermediate classes in graphic design, web design, photography, and digital art.

- High School Location

Course Description

Learn the foundations, principles, and procedures of drawing in various media.

Students will deepen their understanding through participation in lectures and studio work.

- High School Location

Course Description

Learn about the fundamentals of biomolecules, cell physiology, respiration and photosynthesis, and genetics. Students will do laboratory work to develop hypotheses by designing their own experiments to better understand different biological concepts. Students will also learn how to use a microscope, pipettors, and write laboratory reports in the same format as professional journal articles.

BIO 107 and BIO 108 can be taken in either order and is designed for students who want to major in biology or other science, or who plan to attend dental, veterinary, or medical school after graduation.

Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week are expected.

- On Campus at Gallaudet University

Fall Semester - two sections available

BIO 107 (Section 01) Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

BIO 107 (Section 91) Tuesdays from 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Course Description

Learn about the fundamentals of business administration, including management, organizational behavior, marketing, economics, statistics, management information systems, accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, international business, and ethics and social responsibility.

Students will experience similar scenarios of real-world challenges in the business world.

This course is intended for students who seek a one-time exposure to business as well as those planning to major in a Department of Business program.

- High School Location

Course Description

Learn about the current Windows environment and Microsoft Office Suites as they are ubiquitous in today's workplace and personal computing environment.

Students will experience hands-on training and learn basic skills in Word (word processing), Excel (spreadsheet), Access (database), PowerPoint (presentation), file management, browser and E-mail skills.

- High School Location

Course Description

Learn cutting edge concepts and theories at use in the field of Deaf Studies.

Students will analyze and understand how deaf people and sign languages are integral aspects of human diversity and how societies have responded to this diversity across different social, temporal, and cultural moments and movements.

- High School Location

Course Description

Learn and study contemporary trends, problems, and issues in general education in terms of educational philosophies, types of educational programs, the relation of education to the individual and society, and curriculum and instruction.

Students will take some consideration the relevance of regular education to special education and education of deaf and hard of hearing students. Students will also discuss organizations and agencies related to education.

- High School Location

Course Description

Learn about the basic structures of the American government (the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches), important processes such as elections, and basic principles and theories of governance in the American system.

Students will gain a strong understanding of the American government and politics.

- High School Location

Course Description

Learn essential concepts in computer hardware with a focus on Personal Computers (PC) including the processor, motherboard, memory, video and sound adapters, storage devices, and power supplies, all using the Windows operating system.

Students will gain hands-on experience installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and repairing computer hardware equipment.

- High School Location

Course Description

Learn fundamental concepts, theory, and technical information on popular operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS, and UNIX/Linux platforms.

Students will gain hands-on experience with installation, upgrading, configuring (operating system and hardware), file systems, security, hardware options, storage, resource sharing, network connectivity, maintenance, and troubleshooting operating systems.

- High School Location

Course Description

Learn about linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and how they apply to various branches of science, social studies, and management.

Study personal finance and statistics topics.

Students will gain a strong foundation in math and its applications to real-world problems.

Prerequisites: a grade of A in Algebra 1 or a grade of C or better in Algebra 2.

- High School Location

Course Description

Learn about processes on limits, continuity, differentiation, the natural logarithm and exponential functions, and integration of functions.

Students will gain the opportunity to apply these topics to physical problems.

Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in MAT 126, MAT 130, or permission from Faculty.

Fall Semester - one section available

MAT 150 (Section 01) Tuesday and Thursdays from 11:00 am - 12:20 pm

Course Description

Learn the meaning and application of the concepts of functions.

Students will work on polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities.

Passing both MAT 125 and 126 is equivalent to passing MAT 130.

- High School Location

Course Description

Gain an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior that covers important topics, methods, and contributions of psychology.

Students will deepen their understanding of different areas in development, language, learning, cognition, intelligence, and physiological, abnormal, and social psychology.

- High School Location

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