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High School Scholars

General Information

Enrollment for dependents in the High School Scholars Program is a collaborative process that includes interactions with the Admissions Office, the Registrar’s Office and the Office of Human Resources. Information about the High School Scholars Program can be found on the Admissions website.

General Information:

Offered to rising juniors and seniors who have demonstrated strong achievement in high school, The University of Scranton 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.

Step-by-Step Process for consideration:

Step 1:  Admissions Office:

o   The staff or faculty member should register their dependent via the admissions website at https://admissions.scranton.edu/apply/hs-scholars-app-info.shtml

§  Scroll down to the “Application Requirements” tab and click on the plus sign to the right, this will open another tab for the student to officially apply by submitting a set of transcripts from their high school and a letter of recommendation from the school counselor.

·         Once the electronic application is completed, the Admission’s office will determine eligibility.  If eligible, the Admission’s office will create a student profile, which will include the creation of the Royal ID number.  This number will be communicated to your dependent once admitted.

·         Please contact the Office of Human Resources with the dependent’s Royal ID number.

§  Once the application is complete, the Admissions department will build the necessary student profile which allows the Registrar’s Office to begin working with the student to register in the High School Scholars program.

·         Step 2:  Registrar’s Office:

o   Once the application process is complete, the student will be contacted by the Admission’s and the Registrar’s Office to register for approved High School Scholar students.

·         Step 3:  Office of Human Resources:

o   The Office of Human Resources will verify the dependent and update the beneficiary profile of the staff or faculty member by linking the dependent’s Royal ID #.  The staff or faculty member will need to provide the student Royal ID # to Human Resources.

o   The staff or faculty member should complete the “Application for tuition remission” for employees, eligible spouses, and eligible children.  This application must be made online through the my.scranton portal once each academic year for each individual applying for the benefit.   Step-by-step instructions are listed below:

§  Log into my.scranton.edu

§  Click on “Self Service”, in the “Managing Your Personal Info” channel on the “home” tab

§  Click on the “Employee Menu” tab

§  Click on “Benefits and Deductions”

§  Click on “Tuition Remission Application”

§  Select the semester for which you are applying from the drop down menu

§  Select “Application” for each person seeking tuition remission

§  Complete the “Employee Acknowledgement” and agree to terms

·         Additional Questions/Contact Information:

o   Additional questions with the application process or criteria for enrollment,please contact Rebekah Bernard in Admissions at (570) 941-5918 or via email to rebekah.bernard@scranton.edu.

o   Additional questions with regard to the high school scholar registration, the student can contact Robert Siock in the Registrar’s office at (570) 941-6232 or via email to robert.siock@scranton.edu

o   Additional questions with regard to dependent status or updating the staff or faculty record to include the dependent should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (570) 941-7767 or via email to hr@scranton.edu            

Financial Aid:  As of May 2020, there are no financial aid requirements for the High School Scholar Program.