Early Scholars Program

Get a head start on college by enrolling in the Early Scholars Program (E.S.P).


This is a special program for high school students and is offered at a greatly reduced price of $100 per course. 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. Generally, students must have a B+ cumulative average and a guidance counselor's recommendation.


Request an application form from your guidance counselor, by calling the Early Scholars Program at 207-893-6657, or by downloading it. 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 Deadlines:
  • For fall semester: by August 15
  • For spring semester: by December 1


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
Senior Director for Student Success Initiatives
Saint Joseph's College
278 Whites Bridge Rd
Standish, ME 04084