The Advanced Studies Program at Paul Smith’s College

The Advanced Studies Program at Paul Smith’s College offers high school students an opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. While these courses are taught through your high school, all instructors are certified by Paul Smith’s College and follow the same syllabus as is used at Paul Smith’s College.

The partnership Paul Smith’s College has created with local high schools provides an added benefit to students and families- the price! Since these courses are taught at your high school, we are able to keep the cost at an affordable rate. With a typical course 3 credit course like English Composition I, Advanced Studies students pay a low rate of $125! A typical Paul Smith’s student pays over $900 for this course.

For helpful information about the transferring of Paul Smith’s credits to other institutions, please review the FAQ guide. For a student who chooses to enroll in a degree program at Paul Smith’s College, the credits earned in high school will be applied towards your major of choice. You may be able to accelerate your studies and complete your degree program early!

Congratulations on taking the first step toward a college degree!

Registration is closed for the 22-23 School Year

Instructor & Student Resources

Students & Parents


There are two options to pay for your Advanced Studies Course(s):


Check or Money Order

  • Made payable to “Paul Smith’s College”
  • Reference student name in the memo line
  • Send to:

Paul Smith’s College

ATTN: Advanced Studies

P.O. Box 265

Paul Smith’s, NY 12970


Credit/Debit Card

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express

Please call Hannah Ackerman, Advanced Studies Coordinator, directly to make a payment over the phone: 518-327-6021


Course Pricing 2021-2022



Grade Scale

Research Database Access: Please reach out to the Advanced Studies Coordinator for your access code

Grade Reports: Will be sent by the Advanced Studies Coordinator per the Instructor Schedule

Course Pricing 2021-2022


Contact Us »

Hannah Ackerman

Advanced Studies Coordinator


(518) 327-6021

Office Hours: M-F 8am-4:30pm