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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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February 14, 2020

Dear High School Administrator, 

Thank you for your interest in the Mercy College High School Achievement Program. As we open the course submission period for the 2020-2021 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 of your 2020-2021 course materials at this time (Fall, Spring, and Yearlong courses). 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 Monday, March 23rd and close at 5pm on Monday, May 18th.
    No submissions will be accepted after May 18, 2020.
  2. Only courses listed in the High School Achievement Catalog will be considered. The course catalog is attached to this letter and is available on the Mercy College Admissions website. This catalog is updated periodically so please review it before you submit your materials. Mercy will review materials once the submission period ends. All schools will receive notification of the status of their submission(s) by Monday, June 8, 2020. New this year, all faculty who wish to participate in the program must submit their resumes. All new faculty must submit their resumes and an official copy of their highest degree transcripts. 

  3. To comply with accreditation standards, all Mercy College courses must provide evidence of the assessment of student learning. For this reason, all fields listed on the High School Achievement Program online course submission form must be completed and corresponding documents uploaded to be considered for participation in the High School Achievement Program. 

    a. Faculty teaching the courses must use Mercy College student learning outcomes and establish measures to assess student achievement of these outcomes in their course syllabi. Course syllabi requirements and student learning outcomes are located in the attached documents (Policies and Procedures and Course Catalog) as well as the Mercy website. 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 three (3) years of experience teaching the subject matter) will be considered to teach college-level courses. These faculty members’ credentials will be reviewed with the same standard in which Mercy reviews adjunct professors. 

    b. All faculty are required to submit copies of each assignment (instructions to students for completing each assignment or outline of assignments) and associated scoring tools to be used for the assessment of student learning outcomes in the course. These assignments and scoring tools must be uploaded at the time of course materials submission.

    c. Beginning this year (2020-2021), faculty are required to submit three (3) samples of studentlearning (actual student work) for each assignment listed in the syllabus to be used to assessstudent achievement of student learning outcomes for the course. This serves to documentthe assessment activities in the course. More information about the submission of theseartifacts can be found in the 2020-2021 High School Achievement Program Course Catalog.

All faculty who plan to submit courses for approval must attend a workshop held on the Mercy College Dobbs Ferry campus. This gives everyone the opportunity to meet fellow faculty at other participating high schools as well as faculty and staff here at Mercy. The two workshops are scheduled for the following dates and times: 

Workshop #1 – Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Workshop#2- Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Please note that in addition to the submission materials; all faculty must attend one (1) of the above-mentioned workshops in order for their course(s) to be approved. To register for the workshops, please visit:

We look forward to working with you and providing this wonderful opportunity to your students. Please direct questions regarding the program to: 


José Herrera, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

2020-2021 High School Achievement Program Course Catalog
March 11, 2020

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

2020-2021 High School Achievement Program Policies
January 30, 2020

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