Earn college credits while still in high school.
Designed specifically for academically advanced high school seniors and at times juniors as well, this program offers qualified students the opportunity to take free college-level course 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?
High School Seniors who have 2 letters of support from a principal, counselor, or teacher and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher may take the full-credit classes free of charge. Juniors can also apply but they will need a third letter of support from an official at their high school.
At our discretion, students below a 3.0 cumulative GPA may also be eligible to participate if they submit a written personal statement with their application materials explaining why their GPA does not reflect their true abilities.
If you meet the program requirements, click here to apply for the program online and send your high school transcript and required letters of support from your principal, counselor, or teacher to:
Heritage University Office of Admissions
Attn: New Horizons
3240 Fort Road
Toppenish, WA 98948
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 Director of New Horizons will contact you to set up an advising appointment to help you choose a class of interest at the appropriate course level. Class participation will then be approved by your advisor, the course instructor, and the Director of New Horizons will file all necessary paperwork.
For a list of courses and other important program information, contact the New Horizons office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 865-0440.
The program will cover the full cost of tuition and fees associated with the course they are taking, but students will be responsible for the cost of books and supplies. Classes must be taken for a letter grade and must be taken during the academic calendar year through Heritage University's undergraduate program.
The deadline for students wishing to apply for the Fall semester is May 15 by 4 p.m. and the deadline for students wishing to apply for Spring semester is October 15 4 p.m.
Please note that students must be enrolled High School Seniors when they are in the New Horizons program, however in some cases students can be High School Juniors and be in the program at the discretion of the Director of New Horizons.
Click here to go directly to the New Horizons program application!