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.
Tuition Free for PA Resident Students!
Mansfield University is pleased to announce that its rapidly growing Early Start Program will be tuition free for Pennsylvania residents beginning in Fall 2021, thanks to the generous contributions of two area community partners: First Citizens Community Bank and Citizens and Northern (C&N) Bank. Students in New York will continue to pay a significantly reduced tuition rate of just $60 per credit
Automatic Admission to the University!
Beginning with the Fall 2021 semester, high school seniors who enroll in Mansfield's Early Start Program and successfully complete a course during the Fall or Spring semester of their senior year will be automatically admitted to the university. Please note, however, that students are not guaranteed admission to a specific degree program, since certain programs may require that the student meet additional criteria for program admission.
Which Courses Can I Take?
The appropriate courses are determined collaboratively by the university and the participating school partners. Courses from a variety of disciplines are offered. Please note that registration is on a space-available basis. View our available courses:
Summer 2021 Online Course List (pdf)
Fall 2021 Online Course List (pdf)
Fall 2021 Online Courses with Synchronous Activity (pdf)
How Do I Qualify for ESP?
Local school partners 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?
As noted above, beginning in Fall 2021, PA resident students will have their tuition subsidized by external funding and so will not be charged for tuition. Otherwise, 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 or School District Participate in Mansfield's ESP?
Mansfield has agreements with the schools and school districts listed below. If you don’t see your school or district listed, please notify your guidance counselor and/or email Mansfield’s Registrar at email@example.com.