Early Scholars Program (E.S.P.)

For high school students

Get a "Head Start" on College

What is the E.S.P.?

Qualified high school seniors and second semester juniors may take up to 4 college courses over 3 semesters on campus at Saint Joseph's College while still enrolled in high school.

Who is eligible?

Generally, students must have a B+ cummulative average and a guidance counselor's recommendation.

What is the cost?

This is a special program for high school students and is offered at a greatly reduced price of $100 per course. Additional lab fees may be incurred. Students are responsible for buying text books.

What is the application process?


Request an application form from your guidance counselor, by calling the Early Scholars Program at 207-893-6657, or by downloading it.


Request a written recommendation from your guidance counselor. Home-schooled students should provide a letter of academic recommendation from a non-family member.


Forward the transcript, recommendation and application to:

Lynn Brown
Dean of Enrollment Programming
Saint Joseph's College
278 Whites Bridge Rd.
Standish, ME 04084

Registration will take place the week before the semester begins. All classes will be assigned on a space-available, first-come, first-served basis.

Recommended Deadline

  • For the fall semester: by Aug. 15
  • For spring semester: by Dec. 1