Attention high school students: Get a jumpstart on your college career!

Did you know you earn credit toward a high school diploma AND college credits to Saint Francis University at the same time? 

 

The College in High School program is a partnership between high schools and Saint Francis University that gives students multiple options to earn credits. These options include: 

 

  • Dual Enrollment: Earn college credits in approved high school classes. Experience what college is like while earning college credits in high school, take fewer classes once you get to college, and save money! Dual-enrollment courses cost much less than a traditional college class!
     
  • Career Development Series: Explore career paths online in Business, Health, STEM, and Education while earning dual enrollment SFU credits. You’ll join like-minded students in an online classroom taught by SFU professors.
     
  • Francis Worldwide Online Courses: High School students may take any online course through Francis Worldwide. Taking a college class while in high school shows colleges that you are serious, motivated, and ready to start your college career! 

College in High School provides many benefits for high school students, including earning college credit, saving money on tuition and faster degree completion. Studies also suggest that dual enrollment increases a student’s academic performance in college!

Dual Enrollment

  • About 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.  The dual enrollment courses, as well as the approved instructors, meet the standards of the appropriate academic department at Saint Francis University.  

     

    The dual enrollment course offerings are dependent on the high school attended.  Check with your guidance counselor or educational director on what dual enrollment opportunities are available at your high school.

  • Dual Enrollment Deadlines

    Dual Enrollment Deadlines

    2022-2023 Academic Year

    Offering

    Application Deadline

    Drop A Class Deadline (Refundable)

    Withdraw From A Class Deadline

    (Non-Refundable)

    Full Year Courses

    October 3rd 

    October 16th

    October 30th

    Fall Semester

    October 3rd

    October 16th

    October 30th

    Spring Semester

    March 6th

    March 19th

    April 2nd

     

  • Dual Enrollment Tuition Cost

    The dual enrollment tuition cost is $58 per credit hour.  Payment for tuition will be due at the time of registration.

Career Development Series Information & Offerings

  • About Career Development Series

    This series provides students the opportunity to explore career options and earn credits in online courses along with other high school students.  Each course will be one semester long (16 weeks) based on the SFU academic calendar.  The Career Development Series aims to:

     

    • Expose high school students to career paths in Business, Health, STEM, and Education through entry level college courses. 
       
    • Provide a rich online learning environment, taught by Saint Francis University Faculty members, that mirror collegiate rigor, policies, and procedures.
  • Course Offerings & Deadlines

    Career Development Series*

    Career Pathway

    Fall Semester

    Spring Semester

    Business

    BUS 101: Wall Street 101

    MKTG 101: Introduction to Marketing

    Health

    PUBH 101: Introduction to Public Health

    PUBH 111: Introduction to Health, Wellness, and Disability

    Education

    EDUC 150: Educational Psychology

    EDUC 231: Child Development

    Technology/Engineering

    ENGR 111: Introduction to Engineering and STEM

    CPSC 111: Introduction to Computer Science and Cybersecurity

    Science

    BIOL 103: Environmental Studies 

    Or,

    BIOL 105: Human Biology 

    *Schedule subject to change based on enrollment and instructor availability.

     

     

    Career Development Series Deadlines

    2022 - 2023 Academic Year

    Offering

    Application Deadline

    Drop A Class Deadline (Refundable)

    Withdraw From A Class Deadline
    (Non-
    Refundable)

    Fall Semester

    August 8th

    August 21st

    September 4th

    Spring Semester

    January 9th

    January 22nd

    February 5th

  • Career Development Tuition Cost

    $200 per credit ($485 per credit for courses with a $285 scholarship applied for Fall and Spring courses)

     

    Payment for tuition will be due at the time of registration. Students will be responsible for purchasing any required course materials.

Francis Worldwide Online Courses

  • About Francis Worldwide Online Courses

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

  • Course Offerings & Deadlines

    Fall 2022 Online Course Offerings

    Fall Module I

    8/15/2022 to 10/9/2022

    Fall Module II

    10/10/2022 to 12/7/2022

    Fall Module III

    8/15/2022 to 12/7/2022

    BIOL 102: Environmental Studies

    COMM 103: Speech Fundamentals / Public Speaking

    CHEM 105: Chemistry in the Community

    ECON 101: Principles of Economics I

    MUS 101: Intro to Music

    MATH 111: Finite Mathematics

    HIST 104: United States since 1877

    PLSC 102: American National Government

     

    MGMT 101: Principles of Management

    RLST 105: Franciscan Goals for Today

     

    MIS 102: Management Information Systems

    SOC 101: General Sociology

     

    PHYS 101: Physical Science

    STAT 205: Essentials of Statistics

     

    RLST 105: Franciscan Goals for Today

       

     

     

    FWW Online Course Deadlines

    2022 - 2023 Academic Year

    Offering

    Application Deadline

    Drop A Class Deadline (Refundable)

    Withdraw From A Class Deadline (Non-Refundable)

    Fall Semester (16wks)

    August 8th

    August 21st

    September 4th

    Fall Module I (8wk)

    August 8th

    August 21st

    September 4th

    Fall Module II (8wk)

    October 3rd

    October 16th

    October 30th

    Spring Semester (16wks)

    January 9th

    January 22nd

    February 5th

    Spring Module I (8wk)

    January 9th

    January 22nd

    February 5th

    Spring Module II (8wk)

    March 6th

    March 19th

    April 2nd

  • Francis Worldwide Online Courses Tuition Cost

    $200 per credit ($485 per credit for courses with a $285 scholarship applied for Fall and Spring courses)

     

    Payment for tuition will be due at the time of registration. Students will be responsible for purchasing any required course materials.

Get ahead of the class and get both high school and college credit. Start your application today.

  • Grades
  • Drop a Class
  • Withdrawal from Class
  • Transfer of Credits
  • Admissions Info
  • 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.

  • A student may drop from a class no later than the Drop date.

     

    How-To:

    The course will be removed from the student's schedule and a refund of tuition will be mailed to the student.

  • A student may drop Withdraw from a class no later than the Drop date.

     

    How-To:

    The student will receive the grade of "W." There will be no refund of tuition.

  • Many students registering for courses through Saint Francis University may eventually wish to transfer these credits elsewhere.

     

    College in High School students may request their official transcript at

    https://www.francis.edu/Request-a-Transcript
     

    Registrar's Office Contact Information
    registrar@francis.edu or 814-472-3009


    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.

  • Ready to enroll at Saint Francis University full-time?

     

    Contact the Office of Admissions at 
    814-472-3100 or toll free at 866-342-5738
    Admissions@francis.edu

FAQ

  • Why take college classes during high school?

    Taking college in high school courses is a wonderful way to get a head start on your college education. In addition, you will earn college credit that can be transferred to institutions across the country. 

  • Who can take College in High School courses?

    High school students with a 3.0 or higher GPA are permitted to enroll in credit courses. This includes our Career Development Series, Online course offerings, and Dual Enrollment courses.  

  • Where can I take College in High School courses?

    Any high school student can enroll in our Career Development Series and Online courses. The dual enrollment courses are taught by high school teachers at our partner schools

  • What courses are offered?

    Dual enrollment courses vary by high school. Consult your school counselor or teachers for course offerings at your school. For a list of the Career Development courses click here

  • What is the cost for College in High School credits?
    • The tuition cost for our dual enrollment courses is $58 per credit hour ($174 for a three-credit course).  
    • The tuition cost for our Career Development and Online courses is $200 per credit ($485 per credit for courses with a $285 scholarship applied for Fall and Spring courses).
  • How do I sign up for College in High School courses?

    To apply and register for College in High School courses, you must complete the College in High School Application/Registration form by the associated deadline for the course offering. In addition, all tuition costs must be paid in full at registration.

  • Are College in High School courses graded?

    Yes, all College in High School courses are graded according to the course requirements. The grade will be posted on the student's academic record at Saint Francis University. If you decide to attend Saint Francis University, the grade will count towards your grade point average. If you choose to attend another college or university, you can request to have your transcript sent for transfer credit. 

  • Can I transfer my credits to another college or university?

    Yes. Typically, students must have a "C" or better for any credits to transfer. College in High School students may request their official transcript at https://www.francis.edu/Request-a-Transcript. For additional information or questions on your transcript, contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@francis.edu or 814-472-3009.

Partner Schools

Institutions who share our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning

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    Altoona Area Senior High School

    Bellefonte Area High School

    Bellwood - Antis High School

    Bishop Carroll Catholic High School

    Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School

    Bishop McCort High School

    Blacklick Valley High School

    California Area High School

    Cambria Heights High School

    Central Cambria High School

    Central High School

    Chartiers Houston High School

    Clarion Area Jr/Sr High School

    Claysburg - Kimmel High School

    Commodore Perry High School

    Conemaugh Township Area High School

    Conemaugh Valley High School

    Delone Catholic High School

    Derry Area High School

    Dover Area High School

    Dubois Central Catholic High School

    Ferndale Area High School

    Forest Hills High School

    Frazier High School

    Greater Latrobe Senior High School

    Hollidaysburg Area Senior High

    Huntingdon Area High School

    Juniata Valley High School

    Kennedy Catholic High School

    Laurel Highlands Senior High School

    Ligonier Valley High School

    Mercer Area Jr/Sr High School

    Mercyhurst Preparatory School

    Moshannon Valley High School

    Northern Bedford County High School

    Northern Cambria High School

    North Star High School

    Penn Cambria High School

    Philipsburg - Osceola Area Sr High School

    Purchase Line Jr/Sr High School

    Richland High School

    Rockwood Area Junior Senior High School

    Roman Catholic High School

    Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy

    Saint Marys Area High School

    Serra District Catholic High School

    Seton - La Salle High School

    Shanksville - Stonycreek School

    Somerset Area Senior High School

    State College Area High School

    Trinity High School

    Tussey Mountain High School

    Tyrone Area Middle High School

    United High School

    Westmont Hilltop Senior High School