Lehigh University

Academic Outreach

618 Brodhead AVenue

Bethlehem PA 18015

P: 610-758-4802

F: 610-758-5940


Program Conditions

The high school student may select one primary course and up to two alternates from the list of available courses from designated academic departments. This list is provided to the guidance counselor's office along with applications and course schedules to assist students and school staff in the course selection process.

Course availability, to be determined by the departmental chairperson, will depend on space in the class and on the course level. Availability of any specific course cannot be guaranteed at the time of application. Once admitted, the student will be guaranteed a place in the course selected.

The student will be expected to complete all course work and will receive a grade in the course. The student will also be expected to adhere to all attendance policies as specified by the course instructor. Pass/fail or course auditing does not apply to this program. Credits earned through this program will count towards Lehigh University graduation requirements if the student later is admitted and attends Lehigh as an undergraduate. There are no guarantees that other institutions will accept the credits.

Upon written request, an official transcript of the grade and credit earned in the course will be provided for students by the Registrar. The same university policies applies to such request as currently in place for regular university students. Please be advised that a scholar's academic performance while in the program will affect their GPA should they later be admitted to Lehigh as a full-time student after high school.

A mandatory orientation meeting for students and parents participating in the program will be held prior to the beginning of each semester. At this meeting, conditions of the program will be reviewed and questions will be answered. Specific information will be provided in a letter to students accepted into the program from the Executive Director of Academic Outreach.

All students must be enrolled as a full-time student at their respective high schools.