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the Take Credit! Program


The Take Credit! Program at Holy Apostles College & Seminary is your first step in your college career! This dual-enrollment honors program is available to current high school and homeschool juniors and seniors, providing the opportunity to earn college credit before high school graduation.

The 100% online learning environment at Holy Apostles is both flexible and affordable. With no “live” login sessions required, you may complete the materials on your own time in the week-by-week format.

Holy Apostles College & Seminary is a Cardinal Newman Guide Recommend Catholic College

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Program Advantages

  • Higher rate of college credit transfer with a semester-based grade instead of a single exam grade (i.e. AP classes)
  • Graduate from college sooner by taking general education requirements now while dual- enrolled in your junior and senior years of high school
  • Truly affordable REDUCED tuition at a faithful, Catholic college, only $595 per 3-credit course
  • “Easy Apply” to Undergraduate Programs at Holy Apostles
  • Total immersion in college environment through online interaction with professors and students

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Special Program

Take Credit!

  • Online
  • Eligible for transfer credits


Per 3-Credit Hour Course

July 19

Application Due

August 26

Next Start Date

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″A good school provides a rounded education for the whole person. And a good Catholic school, over and above this, should help all its students to become saints.”

– Pope Benedict 16th, Address to Teachers and Religious, 2010

Program Highlights

  • Students will be exposed to college lectures and academic expectations.
  • Students will develop college-level writing skills.
  • Students can earn up to 38 college credit hours while still in high school.
  • Reduced Tuition

Coursework Information

Our sequence of course offerings for Take Credit! students provides the framework to help you find the right course for the right semester. Don’t forget that it is completely flexible, though! Because students in the Take Credit! Program are dual-enrolled, the credits you earn in any 100- or 200-level courses may be used to fulfill high school graduation requirements if accepted at your high school or homeschool. Please contact Christina LaRosa, Take Credit! Program Liaison, for further information.


Who is eligible for the Take Credit Program?

High School and Homeschool students who have completed their 10th grade year are eligible to apply for the Take Credit! Program at Holy Apostles College & Seminary. Please see the Take Credit! admissions page for details and deadlines.

Which courses and how many courses can a student enroll in each semester?

Students may enroll in any of our 100- and 200-level courses which are offered 100% online. Students may enroll in one or two courses per semester.  Each semester is 15 weeks long and we offer three semesters per year: Fall, Spring, and Summer.  Aspire higher at Holy Apostles by getting a head start on your college education!

Which homeschool programs/curriculum accept Holy Apostles Take Credit! courses for dual enrollment?

Holy Apostles welcomes homeschool juniors and seniors to our Take Credit! program. The following links will provide general information, but it is best to contact your homeschool program or curriculum directly to ensure your eligibility of dual-enrollment credit.

Seton Home Study School

Aquinas Learning, Manassas, VA

With which schools does Holy Apostles have memoranda of understanding?
Holy Apostles College & Seminary currently has a Memorandum of Understanding with the Catholic high schools and homeschool organizations listed below.  These memoranda simplify the admissions process for students and reduces administrative and salary costs for high schools.  Overall, the dual-enrollment Take Credit! Program provides students the opportunity to save time and money in college!  Qualified high school students may apply to begin courses the semester following their sophomore year of high school.

High Schools

Academy of the Holy Family, Baltic, CT
Angelicum Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
Aquinas Learning, Manassas, VA
Chaminade High School, Mineola, NY
Chesterton Academy of Rochester, East Rochester, NY
Holy Family Academy, Manchester, NH
Imago Dei Classical Academy, New Britain, CT
Maryland Catholic Homeschoolers (ARCH), MD
Mount Royal Academy, Sunapee, NH
Regina Caeli, Inc., Roswell, GA

If you are a student at one of these schools, please see your school principal for details. If you are the administrator of a Catholic high school and would like to arrange a Memorandum of Understanding with Holy Apostles, please contact Christina LaRosa, Take Credit! Program Liaison.

Where can Take Credit! students study?

Take Credit! students take classes 100% online. Holy Apostles College and Seminary does not allow students to attend classes on campus until they reach 18 years of age. However, minors are welcome to begin studies online in our Take Credit program. Holy Apostles College & Seminary offers fall, spring, and summer online semesters.

Where have other Take Credit! students earned their Bachelor's degree from?

The majority of Take Credit! students stay enrolled at Holy Apostles for their Undergraduate degree. Some transfer to local state universities or other Newman Guide colleges (transfer credit information available here).

Is Holy Apostles College & Seminary accredited?

Holy Apostles College and Seminary is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Connecticut Office of Higher Education (CTOHE), and the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). For more accreditation information visit here.

Are the Faculty members faithful to the Magisterium?

All members of the faculty who teach theology and philosophy must be approved by the Chancellor, make a Profession of Faith, and take an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium.

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What You’ve
Been Looking For


An authentically Catholic education should be available to everyone.
Time and cost should not stand in your way.

You deserve the highest quality academics that are both convenient and affordable.

Let Holy Apostles set you on the path to achieving your goals.

Why Holy Apostles

Flexible & Online

Holy Apostles makes a quality education accessible. You can complete your degree any time, anywhere. Our small class sizes make learning easier, providing personalized attention from our excellent faculty.

Tuition you can afford

At Holy Apostles, we believe that a debt-free graduate is a gift to the Church. We are one of the most affordable colleges recommended by the Cardinal Newman Guide.


The Catholic university is “born from the heart of the Church,” as St. John Paul II stated in Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

From its very foundation, Holy Apostles College & Seminary has dedicated itself to proclaiming the truth and forming our students to do the same.

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