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Continuing Education

Continuing Education

The Continuing Education Program at Saint Vincent College is committed to providing quality education to students with or without a bachelor’s degree. Saint Vincent College offers classes throughout the year so that you can complete your education when it is most convenient for you. We also offer both day and evening classes in some areas to accommodate your job, school, or family obligations. It is never too late to continue your education!

The Continuing Education Program at Saint Vincent College allows students to take a course or many courses without enrolling in a bachelor's degree or certificate program. This option is best for students who want to take courses for personal knowledge, prerequisites for other programs, or take a class between semesters while home for the summer. Students who would like to enroll in the continuing education program and already have a bachelor’s degree will receive 50% off the price of tuition. 

  • Tuition and Costs

    Tuition and Fees

    Saint Vincent College has set its continuing education tuition rate with the working adult in mind. A high quality, convenient opportunity for professional advancement is provided. The following tuition and fees are effective through Summer 2021.

    Undergraduate Course Tuition (per credit/flat rate)

    Without bachelor's degree (per credit) = $1,252.00 
    Without bachelor's degree (full time flat rate) = $19,989 
    With bachelor's degree (11 credits or less) = $626.00
    With bachelor's degree (12-18 credits) = $9,994.50

    Students who are 30 to 64 years of age may audit any course for one-half the regular tuition charge. For persons over 65, there will be no charge for auditing a course (other than the $5 registration fee).

    Other fees:  

    • Technology Fee (per semester): Less than 12 credits/semester $112.00
          12 credits or more/semester $252.00
    • Parking & Vehicle Registration Fee: $100.00     
    • Initial Registration Fee (charged upon first enrollment) $25
    • Add/Drop class after 1st day of semester (per add/drop form) $20.00 
    • Transcript $ 5.00 
    • Fee for finalizing each incomplete "G" grade $35.00

    Employer Reimbursement Program
    Students with employers who will reimburse the cost of their courses may participate in our deferred billing program. For further information, please contact the Saint Vincent College Business Office at 724-805-2577.

    Deferred Payment Plans

    For students desiring to pay educational expenses in partial installments, the College provides short-term and long-term monthly budget plans.  For information about these plans, contact the Saint Vincent College Business Office at 724-805-2577.

    Financial Aid
    Students in post-baccalaureate teacher certification who are enrolled in at least six credits per semester may be eligible for low-interest federal student loans. Questions concerning financial aid should be addressed to Lori Mills in the Financial Aid Office, Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA 15650, telephone 724-805-2542 or 1-800-782-5549.

    Refund of Tuition 
    100% refund prior to the course start date
    95% refund within the first 15 calendar days of the course start date
    40% refund between 16-30 calendar days of the course start date
    No refund after the 31st calendar day of the course start date 

  • Pre-College Program

    The Pre-College Program at Saint Vincent College is designed for current juniors and seniors in local high schools who want to experience the college atmosphere, advance their current high school coursework in preparation for college, and do so at half the price of a typical undergraduate course.

    Taking advantage of the Pre-College program will not only help in the transition to college, but it will also create flexibility in the student’s college experience. Many students who take courses in the pre-college program are able to explore more coursework in college, earn a double major, or even take fewer credits during a challenging college semester.

    Pre-College students will earn college credit that will directly apply toward degree requirements should they decide to attend Saint Vincent. Those planning to attend other colleges will be able to request a transcript from the Registrar (at the cost of $5.00) and transfer the courses to the college of their choice. If a student plans to transfer the credit, it is their responsibility to check with the other institution on how the credits will be received and accepted. While we do expect that these credits will transfer to other colleges, Saint Vincent College does not guarantee that all colleges will accept these credits.

    Student eligibility requirements for the Pre-College Program include:

    1. High school junior or senior.
    2. Satisfactory progress toward fulfilling applicable secondary school graduation requirements, as determined by the school district. Students must meet all guidelines required by their school district to be eligible.
    3. Authorization from their guidance counselor, including permission from the school district to leave campus for class where applicable.

    If you would like to apply for the Pre-College Program, please follow the steps below:

    1. Complete the Pre-College Application (under Tools).
    2. Submit the application with a letter from your guidance counselor stating that you are in good academic standing and are authorized to take college courses. It is strongly suggested that the guidance counselor help you select appropriate courses.
    3. Send your completed application and letter to the attention of: Graduate and Continuing Education Office, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650.

    Students who are accepted to the Pre-College Program can choose from any approved pre-college course with the authorization of their guidance counselor.

    While attending Saint Vincent College as a Pre-College student, you may contact the office at or 724-805-2933. Students can choose from any course on Pre-College Course Listing with the authorization of their guidance counselor. If your high school offers reimbursement, please ask your counselor which courses will meet their requirements for reimbursement. Students will be registered on a first come/first serve basis. Many of our classes do reach their full capacity; therefore interested students should register early.

    Pre-College Reimbursement Program
    Students who are attending high schools that offer reimbursement for Pre-College courses will be required to pay all tuition fees upfront. If a student’s high school does not submit payment by the payment deadline, the student will be required to pay for his or her courses until school payment is received. Students are responsible for inquiring with their high school to find out whether tuition reimbursement is available and if so, how much and how it will be distributed. If a student pays the tuition fees and the account is later paid in full by the student’s high school, a refund check will then be issued to the student. For those students whose high school does not offer tuition reimbursement, Saint Vincent College offers a number of payment plan options. This program is also available to high school students during Saint Vincent’s summer session. For more information on payment plans or billing procedures, please contact the Business Office at 724-805-2577. 

  • Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification

    Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification is for those who have already earned a bachelor's degree. Regardless of your certification area, the Education Department at Saint Vincent College combines content-area course work, education course work and field experience, with a liberal arts tradition. As a result of this instruction, candidates who complete certification at Saint Vincent College are well prepared and are thus very successful in passing all parts of the Praxis examinations and in obtaining teaching positions.

    We offer Post-Baccalaureate Teacher Certification in the following areas: 

    Art (K-12)
    Biology (7-12) 
    Business, Computer, and Information Technology (K-12)
    Chemistry (7-12)
    Early Childhood (PreK-4)
    English (7-12)
    Math (7-12)
    Middle Grade (4-8)
    Physics (7-12)
    Social Studies (7-12)
    Spanish (K-12) 
    Special Ed PreK-8 or 7-12 Certification PB

    Regular Admission 
    Possess an earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  Official transcripts must be submitted from each institution attended to the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education. 
    1. Have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0. For a GPA lower than 3.0, applicants will be reviewed for provisional acceptance. 
    2. Send three recommendations to the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education. 
    3. Personal statement explaining your desire to obtain a graduate degree. 
    4. Submit completed Teacher Certification Application

    Provisional Acceptance 
    If a student does not meet the above requirements for regular admission to the graduate programs in education, consideration will be given for acceptance on a provisional basis.  The student will be required to maintain a 3.75 GPA over the course of completing three graduate classes.  If the student is able to maintain a 3.75 grade point average he/she will be reviewed for regular admission. A student within this status will not be allowed to take more than 9 credits of graduate coursework.  If the student is not able to maintain a 3.75 GPA after completing 9 credits of graduate coursework, regular admission will be denied.  The provisional acceptance will still allow a student to qualify for financial aid if needed. 

    Graduate Non-Degree Status 
    If a student does not want acceptance to a graduate program but would like to register for graduate classes the student may apply as a graduate non-degree seeking student.  This allows the student to register for up to 9 graduate credits without applying or being accepted to a program.  In order to register under this status a student must complete the graduate non-degree application and submit official transcripts to the Office of Graduate & Continuing Education.  Once this information is received the student will be contacted regarding registration for classes. A student within this status is not eligible for financial aid. 

    Note: The Graduate Non-Degree Status also serves the student who decides to apply to a program right before the semester begins without ample time to complete the application.  The student can begin taking classes as a Graduate Non-Degree student while completing the application for admission.

Office of Graduate and Continuing Education

Phone: 724-805-2933