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Registration Information

Who can participate?

In order to participate, your school must already be participating in Project Acceleration. If your school is not currently participating in the program, please feel free to forward contact information to projectacceleration@shu.edu and we will reach out to your school.

Project Acceleration courses are open to high school juniors and seniors in good academic standing who are capable of performing Advanced Placement (AP) or Honors coursework. Once registered, students must earn a grade of C (2.0 grade point average) or better in their Project Acceleration courses in order for the classes to be easily transferable. A grade of "D" or "F" will result in issues during the transfer process to the college or university of their choice. Low grades will not result in the refund of tuition. Grades cannot be removed from a transcript.

Sophomores must receive approval from the Seton Hall Director of Project Acceleration prior to registering. The high school must contact the Project Acceleration office for instructions at (973) 761-9224 prior to submitting sophomore registration for approval.

How do I register?

Students must complete the "Project Acceleration Information Update" every semester they want to participate in the program. The form can be found through this link:

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You should receive a registration form via email 24-48 hours after completion. If you do not, please contact our department immediately at projectacceleration@shu.edu with your full name, high school, and email address. 

Students should consult their instructors for further information about a course's registration requirements, which includes understanding the length of time the course will run during any academic year. Some courses are sequential, requiring registration and payment in both fall and spring semesters if students wish to receive credit for both semesters of the course. High school officials are encouraged to inform students of the courses that are available at their academic location.

Courses are $100 per credit, meaning that a 3-credit course costs $300. You must ask your teacher for the correct name of the course, as well as the credit count and code.

Attach a check or money order and mail to the Project Acceleration office:

Seton Hall University 
College of Arts and Sciences 
ATTN: Project Acceleration 
Fahy Hall RM 118 
South Orange, NJ 07079

If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us at projectacceleration@shu.edu or call (973) 761-9224.

How many credits can I take?

High school juniors and seniors are allowed to register for (3) courses per semester, up to 11 credits per term, and can earn up to 22 credits over the course of their high school career. Credits per course range between 1, 3, and 4 credits.

What courses are available?

We presently offer courses in Mathematics, Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, History, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Latin, Greek, Music, Art, and Education.

The courses available to students depend on the offerings at their specific school.  Courses are offered during the fall and spring semester of the academic year (September - May). Registration begins in September (for fall semester) and January (for spring semester). Please consult the current course listing to verify course codes, titles, and credits.

What is the tuition?

Tuition for Project Acceleration courses is $100 per credit hour, which is a considerable saving over the regular tuition rate. Checks should be made payable to "Seton Hall University." Include the student's name and SHU ID (found on registration form) on the tuition check and staple the first page of the registration form. Students should return both the check and the registration form to the high school Project Acceleration teacher. Students should work with their high school official to get the correct high school registration code.

Please keep a copy for your own records.

What if I need to withdraw from the class?

Students may withdraw from the course and receive a refund of their tuition during the registration period only if they notify both their high school teacher and the Project Acceleration office in writing by the withdrawal deadline: October 22 (Fall); March 4 (Spring). An email must be sent to the Project Acceleration office at projectacceleration@shu.edu.

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