Courses designated for dual credit allow a student to receive both high school credit toward a diploma and also college credit from a specified institution. Eastern Christian high school has dual credit courses which are offered in our classrooms in partnership with Seton Hall University in our Project Acceleration program. Upon completion of a course, the student receives credits on a college transcript. These credits transfer to most colleges but their transferability is ultimately decided by the college which the student attends. The college credit cost is greatly reduced and paid for by parents.
Project Acceleration: Frequently Asked Questions
What is Project Acceleration?
Project Acceleration is a dual enrollment program with Seton Hall University which enables students to begin the challenge of taking college courses while in high school. Students at Eastern Christian School have access to classes bearing 41 college credits while enrolled in high school. EC Project Acceleration teachers are state-certified and serve as adjunct professors at Seton Hall University. Project Acceleration teachers hold a master’s degree in their area of expertise.
What courses are included in Project Acceleration?
Calculus (4 credits)
Calculus 2 (4 credits)
Honors Chemistry (3 credits)
Honors Chemistry 2 (4 credits)
Advanced Composition (3 credits)
English 3 Honors (3 credits)
English 4 Honors (3 credits)
US History 1 Honors (3 credits)
US History 2 Honors (3 credits)
Honors Physics (4 credits)
Advanced Biology (3 credits)
Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits)
How much does Project Acceleration cost?
Each college credit costs $100 through Project Acceleration, paid to Seton Hall University (SHU). SHU’s on-campus undergraduate rate is $1220 per credit. This program may allow students to accumulate enough credits to graduate up to a year early, resulting in substantial savings on college tuition.
Am I automatically enrolled in Project Acceleration?
No. Students who wish to receive college credit must register using a Seton Hall University form during the first month of class. Some students choose to take classes for high school credit only, but we recommend signing up to receive college credit at the substantially reduced rate (the workload is identical).
How are the credits applied for transfer purposes?
When students apply to college, they request a transcript directly from Seton Hall University in order for their Project Acceleration credits to be received and reviewed by the prospective college.
What are the differences between a Project Acceleration and an Advanced Placement course?
- Course terminates in June (10 months)
- Early May test date (8 months)
- Credits granted with a C or above earned in class
- Credits granted with an AP exam score of 3, 4, or 5
- State certified
- Master’s degree
- Adjunct professor
Where can I get additional information on dual credit and Advanced Placement courses?
A number of elite private schools have opted to provide dual credit courses rather than advanced placement courses. For additional information the following links may be helpful:
High School Students Need to Think, Not Memorize
Demoting Advanced Placement
Rethinking Advanced Placement
Elite School Will Expel AP Classes
Seton Hall University Project Acceleration