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Chaminade’s Emerging Scholars program is a pre-college experience giving students a chance to discover and explore their passions and academic interests while getting a taste of college life. Students have the opportunity to get ahead and earn college credit through enriching institutes and college courses while interacting with Chaminade’s faculty and have the opportunity to live in a residence hall.
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Chaminade’s Emerging Scholars program seeks to provide access to college education for a diverse group of high school students. We believe it will enhance their ability to grow as civic minded individuals, ready to make impactful contributions to their communities and professions. Early college students at Chaminade engage in interaction with faculty and fellow students in small classes, have access to academic advising, tutoring services and other student support services on campus. Students can earn college credit and may also be eligible for high school credit as well.
Pre-college students are better prepared for full-time college entry, college life and expectations. Students also tend to exhibit higher grade point averages, retention rates and graduation rates.
Eligibility and Next Steps
Qualified high school juniors and seniors may apply for admission to Chaminade University as an Emerging Scholar. After admittance, students may take credit courses as part of an associate’s degree path or courses for credit that will be used towards a degree at a later time.
Apply to the Emerging Scholars program at no fee. If admitted, you will be assigned a Chaminade student ID number.
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After admittance, with the help of your high school counselor, decide which Emerging Scholars program course(s) you would like to take. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you need the registration approval form
With the help of your high school counselor, complete the College Course Enrollment Recommendation & Approval Form and have your counselor email the form to email@example.com. Records will enroll you in your courses.
Enrollment in a course depends on if the course prerequisites have been met (e.g., English 101 before English 102). Students should speak with their high school counselor or the Chaminade Pre-College Advisor. Students may take courses during our traditional fall, spring, and summer terms or in our online accelerated terms that run four times a year in the fall, winter, spring and summer. Available courses will be posted online.
All student enrollment will generate a tuition and fee bill from our business office. Students will receive an eBill related to their course enrollment for any given term. Students are responsible for directly purchasing any required textbooks for their courses.
- Course Credit: $125 per one credit ($375 per three credit course)
- Technology Fee: $93 per course for online courses
- Additional Fees: there may be lab or studio fees for participation courses. Make sure to review the academic catalog for a complete listing of fees.
- Books: costs vary by course, students are responsible for book purchases. Books may be purchased through the Chaminade Campus Bookstore.
As an enrolled Chaminade student, you will earn university credit and build a transcript. Your work at Chaminade as a pre-college student will become part of your permanent college record. Your grades during will be considered when you apply for universities in the future.
Students in the Emerging Scholars program are expected to fully participate in classes and are expected to do the same work as their undergraduate classmates.