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Earn Dual Credit With Marian University’s Advanced Study Program

Earn High School and College Credit

Program Description

The Marian University Advanced Study Program provides students the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses concurrent for both high school and college credit.

Enrolling in these programs does not commit the student to Marian University after high school graduation.  Credits obtained from Marian University are normally accepted in transfer by other colleges and universities provided the student achieves at least a grade of C or higher in the respective courses. 

Students who are admitted to Marian University and register for classes agree to abide by all the policies and procedures of Marian University including those related to tuition and fee payment.  Submission of the registration form financially obligates a student to pay the tuition and fees associated with this registration.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Marian University Advanced Study Program must:

  • Have completed their sophomore year but have not graduated from high school
  • Student must be under the age of 19 years old
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • One of the following test scores: PSAT, ACT PLAN, SAT, or ACT
    • Minimum 19 ACT composite score or 18 ACTPLAN
    • Minimum 910 SAT or 91 PSAT (combination of critical reading and math required)
  • Student must obtain a grade of C or higher in the enrolled course to continue in the program for following semesters.

Application Process

  • Complete the Free Online Application at www.marian.edu for the Traditional Non-Degree Seeking program
  • submit the following documents to the Marian University Office of Admission (Attn: Kiley Watson):
    • Counselor Recommendation Form
    • Official high school transcript
    • Official test scores from one of the following: PSAT, ACTPLAN, SAT, or ACT
  • Students admitted into the program will receive an acceptance letter via mail.

For students taking the courses at their high school:

  • Students must submit the completed registration form (included in the acceptance packet) to the Marian University Office of Admission.
  • Students must apply for the term in which they will take their first course.
    • Students who are not enrolled in any courses for a period of one or more semesters must apply for re-admission before resuming registration of future courses.

For students taking courses on Marian University's campus:

  • Students must contact Kiley Watson (317.955.6302 or kwatson@marian.edu) to set up an advising appointment to register for classes. Fall registration will be held near the end of July 2013.


High School Based Program

  • Fall 2013 Session - August 23, 2013
  • Spring 2014 Session- January 17, 2014

Campus Based Program

  • Fall 2013 Session- August 2, 2013
  • Spring 2014 Session- January 3, 2014

Program Costs

The Advanced Study Program rate for the 2013-2014 school year is $100.00 per credit hour (i.e.3 credit hour class = $300.00).  Students will receive a bill after they are registered.  Personal Checks or Money Orders are acceptable, payable to Marian University.  Credit Card payments are also acceptable.  Tuition rates are set and published annually by the University.  Students with an unpaid balance will not be permitted to register for future courses.

Rebate Program

  • Students enrolled in the Marian University Advanced Study Program are eligible to receive a rebate of advanced study tuition paid on or after the fall 2012 semester if they enroll as full-time freshmen or transfer students in an undergraduate program at Marian University.
  • The rebate will be in the form of a credit to tuition. The credit will be applied to charges incurred for the student’s first semester of fulltime undergraduate attendance at Marian University.
  • The amount of the rebate is the total of all Marian University advanced study tuition paid beginning in fall 2013 up to $2,500.  Rebates will not be available for tuition paid prior to fall 2011.
  • Students desiring the rebate must provide a written request including their printed name and Marian University student identification number to the Business Office prior to the tuition due date for their first semester of undergraduate attendance.  Failure to do so by the published due dates result in forfeiture of this rebate.
For questions, contact:

Ms. Kiley Watson
Assistant Director of Admission
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