Charging Ahead college class program FAQ

Charging Ahead

Juniors or seniors apply to take a course at UNH for free for the fall or spring semester.

How does it work?

  • Students must be juniors or seniors with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

  • All interested students must complete a Charging Ahead College program application. Applications will be available in the School Counseling Office starting Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

  • Completed applications should be returned to the School Counseling Office by Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 and should include responses to the designated short essay questions on the Charging Ahead Program application.

  • High school transcript, PSAT/CAPT/SAT/ACT standardized test scores, teacher recommendation form and attendance records will also be required. Once your completed application is returned to the School Counseling Office, your transcript and test scores will be printed and attached to your completed application by the School Counseling Office.

  • Upon the application deadline, all completed applications will be entered into a lottery system and once selected students will be notified via mail.


Admission into the Charging Ahead College program is on a space-available basis and students are encouraged to adhere to set deadlines.

Accepted students will have to attend a mandatory informational meeting and a June orientation. Students participating in this program must attend meetings with the University of New Haven’s Student Success Center.


How much does it cost?
There is NO COST for students enrolled in the Charging Ahead College program. Earning FREE college credit now will help you prepare academically for your future. Please note, students will be responsible for the cost of required college textbooks and/or supplies.

Should you apply?
Yes, if:

  • You feel prepared to challenge yourself to the rigors of college courses.

  • You would like to explore what it is like to go to college.

  • You are determined to do your very best to succeed.

  • You want to save time and money when you go to college.


The main requirements are effort, determination,

and strong interest in taking a college course!


Questions? Contact Mrs. Holly Benedetti in the School Counseling office, [email protected] or 203-937-4360 x.7119