Fast Track - Dual Enrollment

Franciscan Fast Track Overview

Fast Track, the dual-enrollment program at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio, offers homeschool students and their families an affordable and accessible Catholic higher education. Beginning in your junior year of high school you can start earning up to 36 college credit hours.

By taking full advantage of Franciscan Fast Track you can finish your bachelor’s degree 18 months earlier than a traditional, four-year degree path — a savings of up to $50,000.

Transition to Franciscan University for on-campus undergraduate studies and feel right at home: 20 percent of our undergraduate students come from a homeschool background. Or transfer your earned credit to an institution of your choice.

Explore More of the Fast Track Program

Here are just a few more highlights of the Fast Track program at Franciscan:

Easy enrollment

Complete the Fast Track application. Transcripts or standardized test scores are not required for the application. An admissions counselor will contact you within 24-48 hours to assist you with the enrollment process.

Fast Track eligibility

To be eligible for the Fast Track program you must be at least 16 years of age and have completed your sophomore year with a GPA above 2.4.

Dual enrollment

Beginning in the summer before your junior year of high school, you can enroll in up to two online courses per semester. Complete 12 courses (36 college credit hours) before graduating high school and save as much as $50,000 compared to four years of traditional residential study.

Tuition for online courses

The college tuition costs for Fast Track online courses is $150 per credit hour; $450 per 3-hour course.

After Fast Track

While all high school students from the Fast Track program are welcome to finish their undergraduate studies at Franciscan in Ohio, it isn’t mandatory. Fast Track provides the intellectual development and solid personal Catholic formation that will serve you well wherever your educational path leads you.

Online Courses Rooted in the Catholic Faith

Like our on-campus classes, Franciscan Fast Track’s 100-percent online classes allow high school students, whether conventional or homeschool students, from Ohio and around the world to experience a Franciscan education and Catholic intellectual formation. Franciscan Fast Track helps homeschool families reduce the cost of Catholic higher education while affirming the transformative experience of a Franciscan University formation and education.

The below undergraduate courses are already available entirely online, with more being added as they come available.

Courses Available for Fall 2020:

Courses Available for Spring 2021:

On-Campus Courses and Catholic Formation

Franciscan Fast Track opportunities are available on-campus for eligible high school students in the local area.

Tuition for on-campus courses is just $50 per credit; $150 per three-hour course.

For course availability and more information, contact our Office of Admissions at or at 740-283-6220.