Franciscan High School Advantage Program

Start Earning College Credit Today

The Advantage of a Franciscan Education

Get a head start on college with Franciscan Advantage! 

High school students now have the opportunity to earn college credits through Franciscan University—and at an extremely affordable rate.  

Juniors and seniors can earn up to 36 credits while still in high school. These credits can be counted toward completion of an undergraduate degree at Franciscan and may also be transferable to other colleges and universities. Students have access to Franciscan Life Online to help foster a vibrant sense of community amongst learners.  

Eligibility requirements:

Minimum age of 16

Enrolled in high school as a junior or senior 

Possess a cumulative 2.4 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 scale) 

High School Partnerships

Students earn college and high school credit by taking courses at their high school that are aligned with Franciscan University’s curriculum and successfully completing college-level examinations.

Dual Enrollment

Earn college credits online while still a high school student. Dual Enrollment courses are offered at an extremely discounted rate to help you get a head start on your college career.


Mr. Thomas J. Costello

Program Manager for the Franciscan University High School Advantage Program

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 740-283-6230


About Franciscan University

Franciscan University is one of the premier faithfully Catholic universities in the world. At Franciscan, every member of the community embraces the call to dynamic orthodoxy through education, evangelization, and sending forth joyful disciples. Students at Franciscan seize the opportunity to serve the Church and transform the world as they’re empowered to pursue their vocations through the power of the Holy Spirit.