Programs for High School Students and High Schools

Explore Canisius Program

If you are a current High School Junior or Senior that would like to enroll in college-level courses at Canisius, this is the program for you! Students in Explore Canisius may register for up to two (2) courses per semester and are eligible to complete a total of five (5) courses (15-credits). 


  • Reduced tuition is $300 per credit hour plus the cost of books
  • If the course requires a lab, the student is charged an additional $100
  • Students are eligible to complete 5 courses, totaling 15 credits (students cannot enroll in more than 2 courses per semester)
  • Students may only enroll in courses in the Fall or Spring semesters.

Application Requirements

  • The student must be a high school junior or senior
  • Completed application
  • Official high school transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from a high school counselor or teacher
  • Personal essay (optional)
  • Signature for disclosure of academic information
  • Designation of high school administrator to act as advisor along with contact information

Course Offerings

Once a semester (Fall/Spring), the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education and Human Services will identify courses available to Explore Canisius students. Course offerings are subject to availability. 


Please click here for the Explore Canisius application.


Wehle School of Business Dual Enrollment Program

Work with Canisius University to help build the next generation of business leaders!

If you are a High School interested in partnering with our Wehle School of Business to offer business courses to your students, we encourage you to develop an articulation agreement with us, where students can enroll in courses taught in your district and earn Canisius college credit. If you have questions, please contact Laura McEwen at @email
Current Course Offerings

  • BUS 100: Principles of Business
  • MKT 201: Marketing Principles
  • SPMT 150: Introduction to Sports Management

Existing Partnerships

  • Clarence High School
  • Hamburg High School
  • Mount St Mary’s Academy
  • Orchard Park High School