The University of Saint Joseph Challenge Program is designed for female and male students to expand and enrich their academic program with a collegiate experience while still attending high school.
Accepted students receive tuition-free scholarships enabling them to take one course for college credit during the fall or spring semesters.
Evidence of above-average performance in a college preparatory program and a recommendation of a guidance counselor are required for acceptance into this program.
Home schooled students should be 16 years or older and studying at the equivalent of junior year. They must submit evidence of a portfolio of work completed and a letter of recommendation from their primary teacher.
Contact the Academic Advisement Center, 860.231.5219.
Course selection subject to availability. Previous course listings have included:
The University of Saint Joseph, including the Gengras Center School and the School for Young Children, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. and the State of Connecticut Office of Higher Education. The University of Saint Joseph prohibits discrimination against any persons on account of their race, color, religious creed, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability, or physical disability), genetic information, homelessness, prior conviction of a crime, or any other characteristic protected by law, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and employment practices (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment).
Inquiries concerning the University’s non-discrimination policies may be referred to Deborah Spencer, Human Resources director /Title IX coordinator, telephone 860.231.5390 or email [email protected], or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston Mass 02109, telephone 617.289.0111, TDD 800.877.8339, fax 617.289.0150, or email [email protected]. More information.