Business High School Scholars

Business High School Scholars

Offered to sophomores and juniors who have demonstrated strong achievement in high school, The University of Scranton Business High School Scholars Program offers local students the opportunity to take business courses on campus starting in the summer term at a greatly reduced rate. Financial assistance with tuition and books is available.


  • 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 have completed at least their sophomore 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 High School Scholars Program, students must submit:

    • -     An online application (The application for summer will open in March 2019.)
    • -     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

    Upcoming Course Dates:
    Summer I: May 29 - June 27
    Summer II: July 8 - August 5

    Courses available are tentative, and are typically freshman-level courses. The current University of Scranton online catalog includes details regarding curricular requirements for University of Scranton degree programs and should be referenced to see how courses would apply toward a student's anticipated major. Most courses offered during the Business High School Scholars program generally transfer to other regionally accredited colleges and universities; however, The University of Scranton cannot guarantee transferability. The University of Scranton also reserves the right to cancel any class at any time.

    While you can do a course search to check the availability of classes, please note that not all courses listed are available for Business High School Scholars students. If you have any questions about which courses are available to take, please contact Jason Steinmetz at (570) 941-7721 or email

  • Contact Informationplus or minus

    Business High School Scholars
    Admissions Information:
    Business High School Scholars
    Advising Information:
    Rebekah Bernard
    Information & Technology Specialist
    Office of Admissions
    The Estate

    The University of Scranton
    Scranton, PA 18510

    Jason Steinmetz
    Enrollment Specialist
    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) 941-7721
    Fax: (570) 941-4148