Earn College Credit for High School by transferring college-level courses to Hodges University
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Stay Near. Go Far. Earn College Credit For High School Courses.

If you’re in high school in Southwest Florida and would like to experience a dynamic future full of promise, you can with Hodges University. We are devoted to building opportunities for our community, and part of this commitment means that we help high school students in Collier County and Lee County transfer credits from their high school courses to our degree and certification programs.

High School Students choosing to stay in Southwest Florida can experience a workforce-driven education that focuses on preparing students to succeed in the workplace. Our courses include subject matter that you can apply to your job, no matter where you work, while you’re developing your skills and training for the career of your dreams.

Plus, we are absolutely dedicated to our students’ success. More than a student in a chair, you’re a valued member of our university whose individualism is appreciated. Let us help you get started today!

Earn College Credit for High School by transferring college-level courses to Hodges University

Choose Hodges U!


  • Workforce-Inspired Curriculum
  • Named “Top 40 Best Colleges in Florida
  • Faculty and Staff Committed to Your Success
  • Federally-Designated, Hispanic-Serving Institution
  • Small 14:1 Class Sizes
  • Non-Profit University
  • One Class Per Month Hyper Focused Format while allowing for Full- or Part-time Enrollment
  • Embedded Certifications inside our Degree Programs
  • Day and Evening Classes
  • Tutoring
  • Mentorship Programs
  • 30 Years Serving Higher Education students
  • Classes offered Online, On-Campus, Blended, or TEC formats. TEC classes allow you the freedom to take some classes live from anywhere in the world.

Services for High School Students with College Credits

Transfer AP Courses to Hodges U.

We have developed agreements with Collier County Public Schools and The School District of Lee County that specify which AP courses can easily be transferred to the university. This will allow those of you who won’t be leaving Southwest Florida to plan your future education with Hodges U after you receive your high school diploma. Unlike other local colleges and universities, when you choose Hodges U you’ll receive a comprehensive education that fits your life and offers tremendous flexibility.

We offer our valuable local students the versatility to enhance their education while working and living at home through our superior focus on working adults. Plus, our programs are often easier for high school graduates because we focus on one class per month. This allows direct focus on your education while achieving the balance you need for an extraordinary future.

Transferring Credits to Hodges is EASY!

Transferring credits is easy at Hodges! While Hodges U does not offer a dual enrollment program, if you choose to participate in a dual enrollment program elsewhere we make it easy to transfer your credits. By combining your dual enrollment classes with transferable high school courses, you are well on your way to achieving your degree!

Additionally, there’s no other higher education university in Southwest Florida that works as closely with you to ensure your educational and lifetime success.

Hottest Degree Programs for High School Transfer Students:

  • Digital Design and Graphics
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Software Development
  • Associate in Arts in Pre-PTA or Pre-Nursing
  • Healthcare Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Marketing and Professional Sales
  • Professional Communication

It’s Easy To Enroll At Hodges U!

Deciding if Hodges U is right for you is the first step, and you can’t make that decision without touring our campus and meeting our inspiring and informative staff. So Let’s Do This, Together!

We’ll talk with you about why Hodges U is an excellent option for your education, present financial aid and scholarship opportunities, help you decide which educational pathway might be right for you, and take you on a campus tour where you’ll experience our superior Campus Life.

The Enrollment Details

We accept credit recognitions established by the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and DANTES subject testing. Official scores must be received by the university for evaluation.

When you’re ready to enroll, we’ll need your official high school final transcripts, test scores, and potential college or dual enrollment credits for a final determination of which credits and transfer courses will apply to your degree pathway.

For any additional questions, please see the current Catalog.

Ty Belford, Interdisciplinary Studies & Marketing Graduate

An established business owner, Belford looks back on his time at Hodges and calls it his “tipping point,” which provided him the ability to earn a degree, move beyond the glass ceiling, and actively pursue his dreams. Recognizing that current and prospective Hodges University students are seeking similar dreams, he encourages them, saying, “Find your purpose. Remember the pursuit of happiness and know that it is achievable.” 

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