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Assumption and Saint Paul Partnership

Assumption and Worcester Diocese Announce Innovative Partnership for Student Success
Guaranteed College Scholarships & Opportunities to Earn a Bachelors’ Degree in 3.5 Years
Many Other Academic and Co-curricular Advantages for Saint Paul Students

Saint Paul Students Can Earn College Credits (For Free)
Our Partnership with Assumption University Helps Students Get a Head Start on College

Our students take exceptional courses at Saint Paul and they can also enroll in courses at Assumption University, a U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review top-ranked institution of higher learning.

Exceptional Saint Paul students eager for a taste of the excitement and challenge of college-level academics can take advantage of a unique partnership with Assumption, which includes a Dual Enrollment program through which Saint Paul students can earn college credits for courses they successfully pass.

Students may take one course per semester for a total of four while a student at Saint Paul. Three classes are tuition-free; the cost of the fourth class is applied as a credit in the spring semester of a student’s senior year of college if the Saint Paul student enrolls at Assumption University. 

The Value of the Dual Enrollment Program for Students

Earn college credits while gaining experience in college-level academics. 

May be able to graduate from college a year early, providing tremendous cost savings.

Can sharpen understanding of what awaits students as full-time college students and make early progress in their transition to college life. 

Confirm their interest in a field of study and enrich their high school experience in ways that could be transformative.

Who is Eligible?

High School juniors and seniors enrolled at Saint Paul

Students with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the time of applying

Students with a letter of recommendation from their guidance counselor, which shares the student’s qualifications to take a college-level course in the subject desired

How Can Saint Paul Students Apply?

Contact your guidance counselor to discuss your eligibility, what course you might choose to take, and whether or not you have the right preparation or prerequisites.

Check available courses on the Assumption University website

Submit an application

Have your high school guidance counselor fill out an endorsement form to endorse your application to the dual enrollment program.

Students provide their own transportation, buy their own course materials, and agree to abide by the University calendar, attending class even if their home institution is on holiday or not in session.

What Types of Academic Support are Offered?

Saint Paul students who take classes at Assumption enjoy many of the benefits of Assumption students. Dual-enrolled students can get extra help during faculty office hours - a great way to get personal support with challenging subject matter or simply get to know your professor better.

Dual enrolled students also enjoy the services of the Assumption University Academic Support Center, located on the second floor of the d’Alzon Library.  Nationally certified peer tutors offer individual tutorials in every field of study the college offers.

If you are undertaking a research project, Assumption is home to a wonderful team of research librarians who can help you use d’Alzon’s rich collections, both on-site and online.

What Courses are Available?

Assumption University has 15 departments with a wide range of course offerings.  Those most appropriate for dual enrolled students would generally be those numbered 100, which are first-year courses in the below disciplines:

Anthropology Art History Biology
Chemistry Classics Computer Science
Drawing Economics English
Environmental Science French Global Studies
Graphic Design History Human Services
Latin American Studies Management Marketing
Italian Mathematics Music
Painting Philosophy Sociology
Spanish Theology Women’s Studies