Explore Canisius

Explore Canisius


Are you a high school junior or senior looking to take college courses before you graduate? 

Consider the Explore Canisius program, which enables you to take up to ten college courses between your junior and senior years of high school for only a fraction of the tuition cost, 33% to be exact.  Here are some of the key benefits:

Get first-hand college experience with real college professors on a real college campus.

  • Take courses at the reduced rate of 33%*
  • One-on-one academic advisement
  • Access to all support services available to full-time Canisius students
  • Discount of 50% on summer coursework once you are enrolled in college (whether at Canisius or another college
  • Complete some Canisius majors in three years, including communication studies, criminal justice, English, political science, psychology and several others**

How to Apply

Academic Eligibility

Students will be considered for the Explore Canisius Program with a high school average of at least B or better.  Standardized test scores and letters of recommendation will also be considered.  Students may also submit an essay expressing their interest in the program.

Submit all materials to:

Canisius College
Office of Admissions
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208

If you have any questions about the Explore Canisius program please contact us by calling 716-888-2203.

*If you attend Tapestry Charter High School or Sweet Home High School, please the Office of Admissions about the pricing structure.

** Students who wish to take advantage of completing their degree early need to take full advantage of the Explore Canisius program and should discuss their interest in this option with the Director of Advisement.