Early Start Program (ESP)

Mansfield University's Early Start Program, or ESP, allows qualified high school students to take Mansfield University courses – in online, hybrid, or face-to-face formats – and earn college credits while still enrolled in high school.

How It Works

Local school districts work collaboratively with the university to identify students who are ready for college-level work. Selected courses are available each fall and spring semester and during MU's Summer I (SU) and Summer II (SF) terms.


Students who enroll in the ESP program enjoy a significantly reduced tuition rate. The cost of tuition is just $50 per credit for PA residents and $60 per credit for NY and all other non-PA residents. Please note that in addition to tuition, students are responsible for acquiring the necessary required materials, such as textbooks, for each course.

How to Apply

Go to mansfield.edu/apply and click on Early Start Program. Students interested in applying to our Early Start Program should consult with their guidance counselors first.

ESP Fall 2021 Online (Asynchronous) Courses

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