Business High School Scholars

Business High School Scholars

The University of Scranton Business High School Scholars Program offers students the opportunity to take business courses at a greatly reduced rate. Current sophomore and junior students who have demonstrated high academic achievement may apply to start the program with a class in the summer term. Financial assistance with tuition and books may be available. To learn more, you can view our special video.

If you have been accepted to the program, we suggest you attend the Virtual Business High School Scholars Summer Orientation on May 23, 2023 at 5:00 PM. Click here to register.

If you have already been accepted into the program, congratulations! Please view our High School Scholars Accepted Student Information.

  • Advantages to Participatingplus or minus

    Courses completed, with a "C" earned or better, count toward a University of Scranton degree. These courses can provide a head start on your college degree, leading toward the path of an accelerated bachelor's and even master's degree at Scranton, saving you valuable time and money.
  • Program Guidelinesplus or minus

    • -   Applicants should be local high school students who will be completing their sophomore or junior year with a minimum of a 3.3 (B+) grade point average.
    • -   Students who have previously participated in the High School Scholars Program can contact Admissions directly for enrollment information.
    • -   Students may take one course each term – Fall, Spring, Summer I, Summer II – until they graduate from high school.
    • -   Students may enroll for a maximum of 3 credits per session. Individual exceptions may be made if GPA/SAT scores substantiate the request.
    • -   Registrations will be processed on a space available basis. Students will be responsible for tuition and applicable fees.
    • -   Successfully completed courses (C or better) are given University of Scranton credit, typically 3 credits per course, and are accepted toward a degree at The University of Scranton.
    • -   Additional courses may be taken for credit at a special tuition rate of $175 per credit (more than 80% off the regular tuition rate). 
  • Application Requirementsplus or minus

    In order to apply for the Business High School Scholars Program, students must submit:

    • -     An online application: Click here to apply.
    • -     Short Essay Question (included in online application)
    • -     Official high school transcript
    • -     Recommendation from your high school guidance counselor (recommendation requested within application)
    • -     PSAT/SAT scores (may be requested in some cases)

    Please note: Students enrolled in the Business High School Scholars Program for the Fall or Spring terms must update their Business High School Scholars applications with a new transcript and registration form to be able to register for Business High School Scholars classes in the summer term.

  • Course Informationplus or minus

    All courses are recorded. If a student has a conflict, the student can miss the live class and watch the recording. The Business High School Scholars will take the following online summer and fall 2023 courses:

    BUS 250 (3 credits): C- Suite Fraud Behavior (S)
    Online, May 30 – June 26

    This course introduces students to the theories, models, and practices used to assess, prevent, and detect business fraud behavior at the C-Suite level. Topics will include the impact of fraud on society, business, and the individual; pressures and rationalization that enable fraud behavior; and techniques used to avoid fraud pitfalls.
    ACC 251 (3 credits): Financial Accounting 1 
    Online, January 24 - May 17

    A survey of accounting principles, concepts and procedures. Topics covered include financial statements, the information-processing cycle, cash, receivables, inventory costing methods, intangibles and current liabilities.

  • Contact Informationplus or minus

    Business High School Scholars
    Admissions Information:
    Business High School Scholars
    Advising Information:

    Grace Sakevich
    High School Scholars Admissions Counselor
    The Estate
    The University of Scranton
    Scranton, PA 18510

    Aubree Armezzani
    Associate Registar
    Office of the Registrar and Academic Services
    O'Hara Hall
    The University of Scranton
    Scranton, PA 18510

    Phone: (570) 941-5918
    Fax: (570) 941-5928

    Phone: (570) 941-7474
    Fax: (570) 941-4148