Taste of College

The Taste of College Program is a special admissions category to encourage currently enrolled high school juniors and seniors who show exceptional academic accomplishments to participate in college level-courses. Students will receive three college credits after successful completion of the course. High school seniors must be recommended by their high school counselor. Course offerings vary each semester. A special reduced tuition per course is in effect for this program, with a maximum of two courses permitted during the summer. There is a limit to the number of high school students. Interested students should apply online or contact Patrick McKeon at 203-610-0741 or mckeonp@sacredheart.edu. Guidance Counselors will be asked to submit an application form, as well as forward a copy of the student’s Transcript, Test Scores, and Letter of Recommendation.

Application Procedures

  1. Once you have decided on a course selection, complete the online application. Make sure there is space available in at least one section of the course you are interested in. Availability is listed on WebAdvisorView WebAdvisor instructions...

  2. Have your guidance counselor complete the Taste of College Guidance Counselor form and forward it along with your Transcript, Test Scores and one Letter of Recommendation to:

    Patrick McKeon
    Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
    Sacred Heart University
    5151 Park Avenue
    Fairfield, CT 06825

  3. If you plan to take a Math, English or Foreign Language course, contact the appropriate department at Sacred Heart University to set up a placement exam

  4. Ask the professor to send the results of the placement exam to Patrick McKeon in Undergraduate Admissions

  5. If your application is accepted, you will be notified via email and invited to campus to register

  6. Any special consideration for placement in courses will be at the discretion of the Admissions Office and the Registrar

  7. The Registrar’s Office reserves the right to limit the number of Taste of College students to two per class

  8. These procedures must be followed in order to be considered for admission to the program

  9. The registration fee is $133 per credit (maximum 3 credits per semester), payable at the time of registration. Students may take a maximum of 12 credits throughout the Taste of College program.

Apply online

Taste of College for the Lifelong Learner

Adults 62 years of age or older interested in lifelong learning may take college courses on a seat-available basis. The cost is a reduced tuition rate of $100 per credit and a maximum of six credits may be taken at this special rate. For more information and instructions on how to register for a course contact the Associate Registrar at 203-371-7942.