College Courses for High School Students

College of Saint Mary offers two means for high school students to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school. The first option is through a Dual Credit program in which students take a course for dual credit (both high school and college credit). In most cases dual credit courses are taught at a regional high school. The second option is through the Early College Start program in which high school students register for regular university courses (usually general education or supporting courses) taught on the CSM campus or online.