High School Partnership

High School Partnership Scholarship Program

We are excited to offer eligible students an early college experience through taking college-level courses on our campus via the High School Partnership (HSP) scholarship program. This program is available to high school juniors and seniors who wish to

  • study subjects not offered in high school,
  • earn college credits, broaden their education,
  • explore career options or build on their skills.

Students selected to participate in the HSP program will be funded for one college course for the Spring and/or Fall semester on a space available basis.

Spring 2020 – The College will pay the costs of tuition for eligible high school students participating in the program and will waive all fees. Book/supplies and transportation are the student’s responsibility. Eligible High School students may enroll approximately two weeks prior to the start of classes on a space available basis.

Applicant Requirements

  • High school juniors and seniors attending schools participating in the High School Partnership Scholarship Program are required to submit a special application and recommendation from their high school counselor available at their guidance office.

Participating High Schools

Bacon Academy
East Lyme High School
Fitch High School
Grasso Technical High School
Griswold High School
Harvard H. Ellis Technical High School
Ledyard High School
Lyman Memorial High School
Lyme-Old Lyme High School
Marine Science Magnet School
Montville High School
New London High School
New London Science and Technology Magnet High School
Norwich Free Academy
Norwich Technical High School
Plainfield High School
Saint Bernard High School
Stonington High School
Three Rivers Middle College High School
Waterford High School
Wheeler High School
Windham Technical High School

  • Students are required to take a Placement Test in order to demonstrate their ability to succeed in a college level course. Course selections are determined by placement test scores, SAT or ACT test scores (if available), and current high school transcripts.

Students who have taken the SAT within the past 5 years may be waived from the English portion of the Accuplacer placement test if the following test scores are met:

Test date prior to March 2016: SAT Critical Reading OR  SAT Writing : 450 or higher

Test date March 2016 or later: SAT Reading: 25 or higher OR SAT Writing & Language: 26 or higher

Note: If you are a new first-time college student and your SAT score meets the English placement test waiver, you will need to schedule the “math only” portion of the test.

  • Students must submit a current high school transcript; an overall 2.7 (80%) GPA (B- grade) or higher is required to receive a HSP Scholarship.
  • The student must register on or after the designated High School Partnership date.
  • Students are eligible for only one course per semester.
  • Scholarships cover the cost of tuition, college service fee and student activity fee only. Special fees, such as course lab fee and art studio fee, book/supplies and transportation are the student’s responsibility.

Continuing Applicant Requirements

Students must reapply to the program each semester they wish to participate. Continuing students, those who have previously participated in the HSP program, must submit a HSP Continuing Application, a Recommendation Form and a current high school transcript. Students must have received a grade of “C” or higher in all Three Rivers courses to continue in the program.

To reapply, download the Continuing Student HSP Application Packet.


Email: ddicarlo@threerivers.edu
Phone:  860-215-9237

Popular courses that HSP students enroll in:

PSY* K111 – General Psychology I

3 Credit Hours
Corequisite: ENG* K101 or ENG* K101S placement or completion of ENG* K096 with a “C#” grade or better.
This introductory course provides an overview of the theories and research findings pertaining to scientific psychology with an emphasis on: the origins of psychology, nature and nuture, human diversity, theoretical models, research methodology, biological bases of thought and behavior, learning  theory, sensation and perception, memory, stress and health as well as emotion and motivation.

SPA* K111 – Elementary Spanish I

4 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: ENG* K101 or ENG* K101S placement or completion of ENG* K096 with a “C” grade or better.
This course introduces the basic principles of the Spanish language and provides a cultural understanding of the Hispanic world. The emphasis of the course is on developing and applying the basic skills of language learning: listening, speaking, writing and reading, through classroom activities. Language laboratory is available.