What is ESP?
Mansfield’s ESP (Early Start Program) 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.
View the 2020-2021 ESP flyer (pdf).
Students in Mansfield’s 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.
Which Courses Can I Take?
The appropriate courses are determined collaboratively by the university and the participating school districts. Courses from a variety of disciplines are offered. Please note that registration is on a space-available basis. View our available courses:
Spring 2021 Online Course List - Synchronous Courses (pdf)
Spring 2021 Online Course List - Asynchronous Courses (pdf)
How Do I Qualify for ESP?
Local school districts work collaboratively with the university to identify students who are ready for college-level work. Students interested in applying to our Early Start Program should consult with their guidance counselors first.
How Do I Apply?
Simply click the button below to start your application process!
Apply for ESP!
How Do I Pay?
Students enrolled in the Early Start Program can pay for their course online through Student Self Service (login required) >> Student Finance >> Make a Payment. Additional options include pay by phone at 570-662-4888 (leave a message) or by mailing a check payable to Mansfield University to:
224 South Hall
71 S. Academy Street
Mansfield, PA 16933
Does my School District Participate in Mansfield's ESP?
Mansfield has agreements with the school districts listed below. If you don’t see your school district listed, please notify your guidance counselor and/or email Mansfield’s Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.