Advanced College Credit Program (ACCP) High School Students

Student Eligibility
Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 unweighted scale or parent/legal guardian permission if the cumulative GPA is between 2.50 and 2.99 and be recommended by the high school to participate in the program.

Since Rockhurst University approves each high school instructor and course, students can only register if the high school has previously made arrangements for the necessary course and instructor approval.

Advantages of Concurrent Enrollment in ACCP
Earning college credit in high school allows you more scheduling flexibility at the college you decide to attend. There are three ways this can happen. By taking advanced credit courses in high school which are equivalent to introductory college courses, you can pursue higher-level courses sooner, particularly in areas of interest. Economically, a student who completes enough advanced credit course work may accelerate the degree program and save on tuition. Alternatively, having advanced credit course work will allow you to "ease" into the college transition by taking a slightly reduced course load during your first year.

Transferability of ACCP Credit
ACCP courses are transferable to most colleges and universities. However, a small number of schools will not accept credits for courses taken at the high school, and some others have policies which vary among programs and departments. Contact the college you plan to attend or consult the college catalog to determine the school's transfer policy.

Enrollment for the college portion of the course is held on-site at each school. For the fall semester, enrollment is conducted in September and for spring, enrollment is held in January or early February. At the time of enrollment students are expected to complete an application/registration form, and make an initial tuition payment. Enrollment dates are announced by the high school in the approved courses.

The cost per credit hour is $83.00 per semester. A three-hour course is $249.00; a four-credit course is $332.00. All first-time ACCP students are charged a one-time, non-refundable matriculation fee of $60.00.

In addition to the one-time matriculation fee (if applicable), a minimum of one-third of the total tuition is due at the time of registration. If the total tuition is not paid at the time of registration, the additional two payments may be spread out over the semester as indicated on the ACCP Academic Calendar. If a student uses the payment plan option, a sheet indicating the payment plan option should be completed at the time of registration.

Current High School Students Enrolled in ACCP Courses
If you are a current ACCP student and have questions, please consult the frequently asked questions section of this website or contact the ACCP Coordinator at 816-501-4820 or e-mail: