This year, 87 Mercy McAuley students are earning college credits by taking Dual Credit courses through our partnership with Mount St. Joseph University. Through this program, students earn high school and college credits simultaneously. These 87 students will earn 607 college credit hours combined!
Several of the students are earning 15 or more college credit hours, which is equivalent to at least one full semester of college classes. Lilly Wiesman, a senior at Mercy McAuley, is earning 19 college credit hours by taking English, Biology and Chemistry Dual Credit courses.
“It’s great that Mercy McAuley offers Dual Credit courses,” says Lilly. “Taking these courses allows me to challenge myself academically, plus it is going to save me a lot of time and money. Earning some college credits now will give me more time next year to focus on the classes I’ll need for my major. And, the college credits I’m earning now are transferable to many other colleges.”
Students taking Dual Credit courses through our partnership with Mount St. Joseph University can do so for just $50 per credit hour, a very small fraction of the cost of a traditional college course.
“We feel very fortunate that Lilly has access to the Dual Credit courses offered at Mercy McAuley High School,” says Jeana and Tom Wiesman, parents of Lilly. “We are so proud of Lilly for her hard work and for taking advantage of this opportunity.”
Lilly hopes to major in Life Sciences next year at either Xavier University or the University of Cincinnati. She’s working toward a career in the medical industry; possibly pharmaceutical sales.