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Special Academics Programs

Cathedral Prep has several special academic programs that are available to qualified students:


Gannon Scholars Program

Select Juniors and Seniors with high-ranking QPA and PSAT scores may be invited to participate in the Gannon Scholars program. Students take 3 courses each semester on the Gannon University Campus in the morning and return to Cathedral Prep when classes are finished. Courses may be taken for college credit and students will meet with the Guidance counselor to enroll and select classes each semester. All costs associated with this program are in addition to regular Prep tuition. Students will be selected in rank order based on a combination of their QPA and PSAT score until the available slots at Gannon are filled. Students must maintain a B average or higher in all courses and maintain an attendance record consistent with Gannon’s Freshman Class expectations. Failure to do so will result in a student’s removal from the program. Students operate on professor policies for all course participation, grading, and final exams. Mid-term grades from Gannon will be used as the 1st quarter and 3rd quarter grades at Prep.


Dual Enrollment Program

Select Juniors and Seniors with high-ranking QPA and PSAT scores may alternatively be invited to participate in the Gannon Dual Enrollment Program. Students take 1 course each semester on the Gannon University Campus in the morning and return to Cathedral Prep when classes are finished. Courses may be taken for college credit and students will meet with the Guidance counselor to enroll and select classes each semester. All costs associated with this program are in addition to regular Prep tuition. Students will be selected in rank order based on a combination of their QPA and PSAT score until the available slots at Gannon are filled. Students must maintain a B average or higher in all courses and maintain an attendance record consistent with Gannon’s Freshman Class expectations. Failure to do so will result in a student’s removal from the program. Students operate on professor policies for all course participation, grading, and final exams. Mid-term grades from Gannon will be used as the 1st quarter and 3rd quarter grades at Prep.


Prep-Gannon Matriculation and Articulation Agreements

Any Cathedral Prep student who completes four years of study (3.5 in languages) on the Honors or AP level in Theology, English, Social Studies, Math, Science, and World Languages will receive, upon attendance at Gannon University, three (3) college credits in each discipline at no charge to the student. The Gannon University Admissions Office will review the student transcript and grant those credits without any further action by the student. Gannon University has also developed a number of articulation agreements with Cathedral Prep that will enable students to skip their freshmen year of undergraduate studies at Gannon if the appropriate courses are taken and grades achieved while at Cathedral Prep. Students should consult their Guidance Counselor for information. 22


Other College Credit Opportunities

Cathedral Preparatory School also has agreements with the University of Pittsburgh to give students college credit in several other courses taught on the Prep campus. Cathedral Prep continues to pursue agreements with additional colleges and universities in an effort to offer even greater opportunities to students. Programs will be made available to all students who meet the requirements of the individual institution.

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