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College in High School

The College in High School program is a partnership between high schools and Saint Francis University.

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    Academic Program Offerings

    Saint Francis University provides high school students multiple options to earn credits. These options include:

    • Dual Enrollment: These courses contain the content of the equivalent course(s) taught at Saint Francis University and will be led by approved high school teachers in the regular classroom. 
    • Career Development Series: This series provides students the opportunity to explore career options and earn dual enrollment SFU credits with SFU online courses along with other high school students.
    • Francis Worldwide Online: High School student are offered the opportunity to take any online course through Francis Worldwide.

    Early Start on College

    High school students who participate in the College in High School program obtain Saint Francis University credit for select upper-level high school or lower-level college courses.  Students who later decide to attend Saint Francis University will enter with advanced standing and earned credits on their academic record.  Alternatively, students may request their official transcripts for transfer credits at their chosen University or College.

    For questions please contact: Ms. Gabrielle Cronin - gcronin@francis.edu or 814-472-2811.

    • Dual Enrollment
    • Career Development Series
    • Francis Worldwide Online Courses
    • Admissions
    Dual Enrollment

    Quality Education

    Dual enrollment courses, as well as the approved instructors, meet the standards of the appropriate academic departments of Saint Francis University.

    Affordable

    The cost to high school students for a dual enrollment course offered through the College in High School program is significantly less than the regular tuition paid by full-time students at most colleges and universities. Cost is $58 per credit hour. Payment for tuition will be due at the time of registration.

    Courses Offered

    The dual enrollment courses offered is dependent on the high school attended. Check with your guidance counselor or educational director on what courses are available.

    Registration Deadlines

    The following deadlines will be strictly adhered to for the dual enrollment program.

    Dual Enrollment Deadlines
    2021 - 2022 Academic Year

    OfferingApplication Deadline Drop DeadlineWithdraw Deadline
    Full Year Course September 27, 2021 October 10, 2021 October 24, 2021
    First Half Course September 27, 2021 October 10, 2021 October 24, 2021
    Second Half Course March 7, 2022 March 20, 2022 April 3, 2022

    Career Development Series

    High School students have the opportunity to earn dual enrollment SFU credits in the following online courses along with other high school students. Each course will be one semester long, and based on the SFU academic calendar. Fall 2021 courses will begin on Monday, August 16, 2021 and conclude on Sunday, November 28th. Spring 2022 courses will begin on Monday, January 17th and conclude on Thursday, May 5th.

    The courses listed below will be offered to students from select high schools. This will allow a rich learning experience with class projects and discussions involving fellow students and Saint Francis University faculty, all set in an online learning environment.

    The courses selected are intentionally chosen to allow high school students to explore different career paths, perhaps choosing one course from two of the career paths. Alternatively, students already focused on one career path can proceed deeper in the career direction by taking both courses in that general area.

    Year One Course Offerings
    Career Path Fall 2021 Spring 2022
    BusinessACCT 101: Financial AccountingMKTG 101: Introduction to Marketing
    HealthPUBH 101: Introduction to Public HealthPUBH 111: Introduction to Health, Wellness, and Disability
    STEM CPSC 101: Introduction to Computer ScienceENGR 111: Introduction to Engineering and STEM

    Year Two Course Offerings

    These courses are offered to students who participated in Year One of the program.

    Business BUSA 103: Advanced Excel with Business ApplicationsACCT 102: Managerial Accounting
    Health PUBH 202: Introduction to Epidemiology PUBH 401: Global Health
    STEM COMM 105: Media Literacy and Society CPSC 110: Computer Programming with Business Applications
    EDUC EDUC 150: Educational Psychology EDUC 231: Child Development

    *Schedule subject to change.

    For more information on the courses offered, view the course descriptions at the links below.

    Affordable Costs

    While the tuition per credit hour for these courses is $485, high school students enrolled will receive a scholarship of $285 per credit resulting in the out of pocket cost of $200 per credit.

    Students will be responsible for purchasing any required course materials.

    Registration Deadlines

    The following deadlines will be strictly adhered to for the career development series for the 2021-22 Academic Year.

    Career Development Series Deadlines
    2021 - 2022 Academic Year
    OfferingApplication Deadline Drop Deadline Withdraw Deadline
    Fall Semester August 9, 2021 August 22, 2021 September 5, 2021
    Spring Semester January 10, 2022 January 23, 2022 February 6, 2022

    Francis Worldwide Online Courses

    High School students have the opportunity to participate in select online courses offered through Francis Worldwide.

    Spring 2022 Course Offerings

    The Spring schedule is set up in three modules

    To register, complete the 2021 College in High School Application/Registration (to be opened Mid-July). Note: Course offerings are subject to change due to low course enrollments.

    Affordable Cost

    While the tuition per credit hour for these courses is $485, high school students enrolled will receive a scholarship of $285 per credit resulting in the out of pocket cost of $200 per credit.

    Students will be responsible for purchasing any required course materials.

    Application Deadlines

    The following deadlines will be strictly adhered to for the Francis Worldwide Online Courses.

    Francis Worldwide Online Courses Deadlines
    2021 - 2022 Academic Year
    Offering Application DeadlineDrop Deadline Withdraw Deadline
    Fall Semester (16wks) August 9, 2021 August 22, 2021 September 5, 2021
    Fall Module I (8wks)August 9, 2021 August 22, 2021 September 5, 2021
    Fall Module II (8wks) September 27, 2021 October 10, 2021 October 24, 2021
    Spring Semester (16wks) January 10, 2022 January 23, 2022 February 6, 2022
    Spring Module I (8wks) January 10, 2022 January 23, 2022 February 6, 2022
    Spring Module II (8wks) March 7, 2022 March 20, 2022 April 3, 2022

    Admissions

    Application

    Students wishing to participate in the College in High School program must complete the SFU College in High School Application/Registration by the associated deadline.

    Apply / Register to College in High School

    Admission into College in High School does not constitute acceptance into Saint Francis University. Graduating seniors seeking admission into Saint Francis University may contact the Office of Admissions at 814-472-3100 or toll free at 866-342-5738.

    Grades

    All instructors in the College in High School program will assign grades following the established University grading system. Grades will be posted on the student's academic transcript within 1 week of the conclusion of the course.

    Drop

    A student may drop from a class no later than the Drop date. To do so, the student must complete the College in High School Drop/Withdraw Form, obtain the course instructor's signature, and submit the form to the College in High School Coordinator by the associated drop date. The course will be removed from the student's schedule and a refund of tuition will be mailed to the student.

    Withdrawal from Class

    A student may drop from a class no later than the Withdraw date. To do so, the student must complete the College in High School Drop/Withdraw Form, obtain the course instructor's signature, and submit the form to the College in High School Coordinator by the associated withdraw date. Th student will receive the grade of "W." There will be no refund of tuition.

    Transfer of Credits

    Many students registering for courses through Saint Francis University may eventually wish to transfer these credits elsewhere. Although many colleges and universities will recognize these transfer credits, it is not guaranteed that all colleges or institutions of higher learning will accept them. Whether or not a college accepts transfer credits depends on their policy and the major that the student chooses. Typically, students must have a "C" or better for any credits to transfer and must also request a transcript of their credits earned. To request a transcript, follow these steps or contact the Registrar's Office at Saint Francis University (registrar@francis.edu or 814-472-3009).