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Mercy College wants to help high school juniors and seniors get a jump start on their college career by offering college level courses while still in high school. The courses are credit bearing and are accepted as direct transfer credits at Mercy College and at most other colleges and universities. Offered during the academic year at your high school, the course work provides you with valuable preparation for college level work. It also saves time and money toward a college degree.

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April 19, 2017

Dear High School Administrator,

Mercy College would like to thank you for your interest in our High School Achievement Program.  As we open the course submission period for the 2017-2018 school year, we would like to remind you of the process and inform you of some changes to the program.

  1. As in previous years, please submit all your 2017-2018 course materials at this time (Fall, Spring, and Yearlong). This will be the only submission period for the High School Achievement Program. You may access the online course submission form through the Mercy College Admissions website at:

The course submission form will be open from April 19th and close at 5 pm on May 24th.

No submissions will be accepted after May 24th

Only courses listed in the High School Achievement Catalog will be accepted for consideration. The course catalog is attached to this letter and is available on the Mercy College Admissions website. This catalog is updated yearly so please review before you submit your courses.  The college will review courses once the submission period ends. All schools will receive notification of the status of their submission the week of June 12th.

  1. To comply with accreditation standards, all Mercy College courses must provide evidence of the assessment of student learning in their syllabi. For this reason, all fields listed on the High School Achievement Program online course submission form must be completed and corresponding documents uploaded in order to be considered for participation in the High School Achievement Program. Faculty teaching the courses must use Mercy College student learning outcomes and established measures to assess student achievement of these outcomes in their course syllabus. Course syllabi requirements and student learning outcomes are located in the attached policies document and course catalog as well as the Mercy website.

         Additionally, beginning his year all faculty who wish to participate in the program must submit both a resume and an official copy of their highest degree transcripts. All approved teachers must then attend a one-day workshop on Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness at the College Level. This workshop will be held on August 29th free of charge.

As a reminder, only faculty members at your high school who hold a Master's Degree in the subject area (or a Master's Degree in Education and have at least 3 years' experience teaching the subject matter) will be considered to teach college level courses. These faculty member’s credentials will be reviewed with the same standard in which we review our adjunct professors. See attached High School Achievement Program Policies for complete details.

  1. Starting 2017-2018 there is be a minimum registration established set to all courses approved in the program. In order to run an approved course, there must be a minimum of 15 student’s registered for Mercy credit. If not, Mercy reserves the right to withdraw the course approval.


Questions regarding course submissions should be directed to
Questions regarding registration and payments should be directed to



José Herrera, PhD

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

2018-2019 High School Achievement Program Course Catalog
April 11, 2018

Only courses listed in the High School Achievement Course Catalog can be submitted for approval.

2018-2019 High School Achievement Program Policies
April 11, 2018

Please review the High School Achievement Program Policies manual to ensure that you follow all policies properly.