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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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    College in High School

    High school students who participate in the College in High School program can obtain Saint Francis University credit for select upper-level high school courses. The courses through this program will 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.  

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    Quality Education

    College in High School courses, as well as the approved instructors, meet the standards of the appropriate academic department of Saint Francis University.


    The cost to high school students for a Saint Francis University course offered through the College in High School program significantly less than the regular tuition paid by full-time students at most colleges and universities. Payment for tuition will be due at the time of registration. See current tuition rates.

    Early Start on College

    Students who later decide to attend Saint Francis University will enter with advanced standing and earned credits on their academic record.


    Courses Offered

    Saint Francis University courses currently being offered at various high schools include

    • ART 111 - Intro. to General Drawing
    • BIOL 101 - General Biology
    • BIOL 111 - Biology I
    • CHEM 101 - Chemical Principles I
    • CHEM 103 - Human Chemistry I
    • ENGL 104 - Introduction to Literature
    • EXPH 103 - Intro. to Physical Conditioning (1 cr.)
    • EXPH 800 - Exercise Physiology Elective
    • FREN 102 - Elementary French II
    • FREN 201 - Intermediate French I
    • GERM 102 - Elementary German II
    • GERM 201 - Intermediate German I
    • HIST 101 - Europe & The World 1500-1815
    • HIST 102 - Europe & The World Since 1815
    • HIST 103 - The U.S. to 1877
    • HIST 104 - The U.S. Since 1877
    • LATN 102 - Elementary Latin II
    • MATH 110 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics
    • MATH 112 - Calculus Mathematics
    • MIS 110 - Computer Programming
    • MS 110 - Intro. to Oceanography
    • PHYS 101 - Physical Science
    • MUS 101 - Introduction to Music
    • PHYS 104 - Intro. to Physics I
    • PHYS 121 - General Physics I
    • SOC 101 - General Sociology
    • SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II
    • SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I
    • STAT 101 - Statistics I




    Students wishing to take a College in High School course must complete a SFU College in High School application to be submitted at the time of registration. 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.


    Staff from the Francis Worldwide office will work with the guidance counselor at each participating high school for registration purposes.  Registration will be in the form of an online application that will outline payment procedures.


    The high school teacher, who will hold an adjunct faculty appointment from Saint Francis University, will assign grades for students taking a College in High School course following the established University grading system.


    There will be no financial reimbursement if a student decides to withdraw from a course. Students approved to withdraw from a College in High School course will be given a "W" (withdrew) grade.

    Incomplete Courses

    In some instances, students may need extra time to complete requirements for course work. In that case, the student must notify the teacher of his/her intentions in writing. The teacher will in turn notify a contact at the Francis Worldwide office.  A "CN" or an "I" grade can be assigned by the teacher and arrangements for fulfilling class requirements are made between the teacher and student.

    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 has 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 students must contact the Registrar's Office at Saint Francis University, 814-472-3009 or fill out the Transcript Request Form.