We would like to share three great opportunities at The University of Scranton available to students at your school.


    We would like to share two great opportunities for online summer courses at The University of Scranton for your students: our High School Scholars and Business High School Scholars Programs. We have made the decision that all courses this summer will be offered online, and we will continue to include our high school programs in this opportunity.

    High School Scholars Program

    The High School Scholars Program offers local students the opportunity to earn college credits at a greatly reduced rate. Courses are the same as those offered to college students, giving high school students an opportunity to experience college-level work before their first year.

    • Eligible students include current high school sophomores or juniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher

    • Accepted students will work with an advisor to choose one or two online summer courses. They may continue with one course per term until high school graduation if they wish.

    • Courses may be taken for credit at a special tuition rate of $175 per credit (more than 80% off the regular tuition rate).

    • 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.

    • You can find more information and the free, online application here.

    Business High School Scholars Program

    Now in its third year, the Business High School Scholars Program allows high school students to get a head start on earning college credits toward a business major or minor. 

    • Eligible students include current high school sophomores or juniors who have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher

    • Accepted students will take a business course online this summer at a reduced rate of $175 per credit (this 3-credit course is $525). Students may continue at the rate of one course per term until high school graduation, as their schedules allow.

    • Financial assistance with tuition and books is available.

    • The course is being offered from July 6 - July 31 as an online course.

    • You can find more information and the free, online application here.

    If you have any questions about these programs, please contact Rebekah Bernard in the Admissions Office at (570) 941-5918 or rebekah.bernard@scranton.edu. Please reach out if we can help you in any way!

  • Dual Enrollment Programs 

    The Dual Enrollment program allows high school juniors and seniors to take college courses while still enrolled in a traditional high school program.  Locally, Lackawanna College and Johnson College participate in the Dual Enrollment program with Riverside High School.  Dual Enrollment programs may be available at other colleges. Students are welcome to apply.  However, we ask that the student notify their school counselor if they apply to another college. Courses taken are usually freshman level courses which can be transferable to other colleges allowing students a significant start in their first year. To get more information about dual enrollment, please check out the Eligibility, Tuition and Registration Information and Other FAQ's document.
    Riverside offers college credit through the following institutions: 
    Lackawanna College 
    Johnson College
    Lackawanna College 

    Registration Form Fall 2018


    Dual Enrollment Credit Transfer Information

    To transfer dual enrollment college credits to your school of admission, you must complete and send the below transcript request form. Please note there is a small processing fee per transcript sent. 

  • Level Up


    The Level up program offers students a variety of paths to earning college credits, certificates, or even associate degrees during their high school experience.

    • The Level Up program dramatically reduces the per-credit rate for classes to make a college education more attainable for our region’s students.
    • The College’s standard dual enrollment rate is $100 per credit.
    • Students enrolled in this unique program have the opportunity to get acclimated to college-level rigor and experience potential career options while maintaining the “safety net” of a high school environment.
    • Credits enrolled through the Level Up program can be transferred across the country, but there are additional benefits awarded to students who choose to remain at Lackawanna College.
    • Students will receive guidance from the Level Up Program Director, who will provide curriculum plans, academic advising, and academic support services. Students also have access to our various support services through the Student Success Center.


    For more information please visit Level Up