Information for School Counselors

Information for School Counselors

We greatly value the work you do as a school counselor. We hope this page will be helpful in finding the information you need.  Please contact us with any questions by phone at 1-888-SCRANTON (1-888-727-2686) or by email at We will be more than happy to help.
  • What's New at Scranton?plus or minus

    In recent years, we've invested more than $295 million in campus improvements, including our newest project, The Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Athletics Campus. This Athletics Campus features NCAA regulation baseball and softball fields, as well as a multi-purpose field that meets NCAA regulations for men's and women's soccer, field hockey and men's and women's lacrosse. Recent construction includes Leahy Hall, the Loyola Science Center, as well as Pilarz and Montrone Halls, home to nearly 400 upper-class students, a fitness center, convenience store and dining area. Read more about our campus

    Our newest majors include Communication Sciences & Disorders and Public Policy & Service. We also offer new minors in Actuarial ScienceApplied Behavior AnalysisCinema Studies, and Film Production.

    We also have a number of combined or accelerated master's degree programs, including a Master of Accountancy that can be completed in either 4 years or 5 years. High school seniors can now apply to all accelerated graduate direct-entry level programs. Visit our list of programs.

    The University of Scranton has been nationally recognized by many sources including the The Princeton Review, Entrepreneur, Barron’s "Best Buys in College Education" and U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges." For more information regarding national recognition, please click here.

    The University of Scranton provides an outstanding economic value for students and graduates. Our education is affordable with an average financial aid package of $42,000. The Economist and the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program recognized us for the impact our education has on the earnings of our graduates and the economic value of a Scranton education. To learn more about the value of Scranton education, please visit our web page.

  • New Transfer Equivalency Self Service Toolplus or minus

    The Transfer Equivalency Self-Service (TESS) is a tool designed to help prospective first year students determine how their college, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits may be accepted and how those credits may apply toward a specific program of study. 
  • About The University of Scrantonplus or minus

    About The University of Scranton

    Founded in 1888, but entrusted to the care of the Society of Jesus in 1942, The University of Scranton is one of only 27 Jesuit, Catholic universities in the country. What does it means to be a Jesuit institution? Here’s an explanation of who we are, and why it matters.

  • Academic & Honors Programsplus or minus

    Academic Programs

    The academic experience at Scranton is rigorous and broad-based. Choose from 70 bachelor’s degree programs, 48 minors and 38 concentrations and tracks in our three undergraduate colleges. We also offer doctoral programs in Business Administration, Physical Therapy and Nursing Practice. When students discover all that Scranton has to offer, they will discover themselves.

    View Our Academics Programs

    Honors Programs

    Do you know students who enjoy pursuing their own research agenda, thrive in group discussions and are leaders? We offer one-of-a-kind honors programs featuring intense engagement with faculty both in and out of the classroom. Learn more about our programs of excellence.

  • Helping Your Students Visit Scrantonplus or minus

    Encouraging a campus visit is the best way to help your students determine if Scranton is a good fit. As you may already know, students and their families often think of Scranton as an old coal mining town, which is partly true. What they don’t know is the beautiful and meticulously maintained campus setting that Scranton offers, along with state-of-the-art facilities, the BEST campus food and distinguished faculty members who provide personal attention to their students. This is why the campus visit is so important.

    At this time, we invite students to schedule a visit to campus for a small group information session and tour, or join us for a virtual visit from the comfort of their home. For more information, please see our visit page.

  • Helping Your Students Apply to Scrantonplus or minus

    Applying online to Scranton is always free for your students using The Common Application. We are a Common Application exclusive school. Click here for a short list of application information that we hope you will find useful as a quick reference.
  • Helping Your Students Afford Scrantonplus or minus

    We offer a variety of programs in recognition of academic achievement, financial need, diversity and ROTC service. State and federal assistance, installment payment plans and work-study can also be part of the mix of financing options.

    Click here for a short list of financial aid information that we hope you will find useful as a quick reference.

  • Helping Your Students Join Our Contact Listplus or minus

    If a student you are working with would like to receive more information, please have them join our contact list. If they have specific questions, they could call us at 1-888-SCRANTON (1-888-727-2686) or email us at They may also call or email their admissions counselor directly.

  • Finding Your Admissions Counselorplus or minus

    Our Admissions Counselors are here to serve you, your students and their families. Please use your admissions counselor as a resource for any help that you may need. All of our admissions counselors are also Scranton graduates and can describe the Scranton experience first-hand. Also, if you would like a representative to visit your school, please don't hesitate to reach out. Click here to search for your Admissions Counselor by zip code.