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Pre-College Program

  • Special Program

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.

What Can I Do With 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.

Admissions Information

  • How to Apply

    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 will register with the Coordinator of Graduate and Continuing Education, Ms. Amanda Gunther. You may contact her at 724-805-2933 or 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.

  • 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) = $1,145.00 
    Without bachelor's degree (full time flat rate) = $18,293 
    With bachelor's degree (11 credits or less) = $556.00
    With bachelor's degree (12-18 credits) = $8,880.00

    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 $103.00
          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.

    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 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.