The cost effective way to build a bridge between high school and your college career

Learn more, learn earlier with up to four college courses at Saint Joseph’s – before you even leave high school.

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What is the Early Scholars Program?

  • High school seniors and juniors accelerate learning in exciting college-level courses
  • Take up to 4 college courses over 3 semesters on campus or online through Saint Joseph’s College
  • Take advantage of completing college credits early at a discounted price
  • Cost: only $150 per course

Early Scholars On-Campus Fall 2022

  • Classes begin August 29th
  • Get familiar with a college campus
  • Experience the community of Saint Joseph’s College

Course offerings:

AT 215 Digital Photography
CJ 202 Introduction to Criminal Justice
EH 101D College Writing
LS 100 Leadership for Sustainable Communities
MA 205 Elementary Statistics

Early Scholars Online Fall 2022

  • Take advantage of College Courses directly from your computer
  • Convenient, flexible and accessible
  • 10 week long classes: October 12 to December 20

Course offerings:

AT 106 Art in the Modern World
ES 101 Introduction to Environmental Science
CJ 202 Introduction to Criminal Justice
HY 201 US History 1
MG 101 Introduction to Management
NN 101 Introduction to Nutrition
PY 101 Introduction to Psychology
SO 201 Principles of Sociology

1/ Complete the Application

Request an application form from your guidance counselor, by calling the Early Scholars Program at 207-893-7746, 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.

  • For fall semester: by August 15
  • For spring semester: by January 5

2/ Request a Recommendation

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

3/ Request Transcript

Request an official copy of your high school transcript.

4/ Submit

Submit to the Admissions Office by Aug. 15 for fall courses, or by Jan. 5 for spring.

Once received, your file will be reviewed by the Office of Admission for approval. You will be notified in writing of our decision.

Send completed applications to:

Admission Office
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
278 Whites Bridge Road | Standish, Maine 04084