High Point University requires a minimum of 128 semester hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree.
If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program. High Point University accepts transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, High Point University does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 70% of students who start college at High Point University complete all the credits required within six years.
High Point University offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: High Point University may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
High Point University has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with High Point University directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, High Point University students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at High Point University.
Student Designed Majors
High Point University allows students to design their own major, if desired. If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, designing their own major is a great alternative.
High Point University does not require students to complete a senior project.
Double Majoring at High Point University
High Point University offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may mean taking more courses, but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when job searching or applying to a graduate program.
✅ High Point University does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ High Point University does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
✅ High Point University offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.
✅ High Point University offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at High Point University.
🟨 High Point University does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors.
The main library on campus is the Smith Library and there is one other library on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.
High Point University offers these dual degree programs:
•Elementary education, strategic communication, athletic training
What is ROTC?
The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.
Does High Point University have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
High Point University has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.
Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at High Point University include:
•an Army ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
•an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus
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