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College Partnerships

Delone Catholic High School is proud to have secured college and university partnerships for our students. These partnerships guarantee Delone Catholic students acceptance and merit-based scholarships to schools, given they meet certain GPA and SAT/ACT requirements.
 
With most Delone Catholic students advancing to post-secondary education, college acceptance and the financial means to attend are on the minds of nearly every Delone Catholic family. It is our hope that these partnerships ease some of the worries of the future for our students and families by giving them knowledge of their acceptance and merit-based assistance to a fine institution. Furthermore, Delone Catholic is proud to endorse these faith-based colleges and universities with the knowledge that these institutions will care for their students just as we do–mind, body, and spirit.
 
We are in the process of expanding our partnership program, and are in conversation with other colleges and universities. Future partnerships will be announced as agreements are reached.
 
Inspired by the Roman Catholic tradition and joined in a mission to develop ethical leaders with moral courage, Alvernia University and Delone Catholic High School hereby establish a Memorandum of Understanding.
 
The components of our partnership include, but are not limited to:
  • Alvernia University will guarantee admission and a four year renewable scholarship to graduates of Delone Catholic High School who enroll at Alvernia University who have a minimum 3.00 GPA and either 1000 SAT (EBRW & Math) or 19 ACT composite. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, a $15,000 four year merit award with a total value of $60,000, and up to maximum $20,000 per year. Students will also receive a $1,000 catholic high school award. Students looking to major in the 5 year Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program must have a minimum 3.0 and 1080 SAT (22 ACT), or in the 3+3 Doctorate of Physical Therapy program must have a minimum 3.5 and 1170 SAT (24 ACT). The student must maintain an appropriate, pre-determined GPA based on the value of the scholarship in order to renew annually. The award can only be received for four years total except for the 5 year MSOT program. 
 
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN DELONE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL, MCSHERRYSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA AND BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE, BELMONT, NORTH CAROLINA
 
I. PARTIES
This Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU"), is made and entered into by and between Delone Catholic High School ("Delone Catholic") and Belmont Abbey College ("BAC"), collectively referred to as the "Parties."
 
II. BACKGROUND
Belmont Abbey College educates students in the liberal arts and sciences so that in all things God may be glorified. In this endeavor, BAC is guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae, and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Exemplifying Benedictine hospitality, BAC welcomes a diverse body of students and provide them with an education that will enable them to lead lives of integrity, to succeed professionally, to become responsible citizens, and to be a blessing to themselves and to others.
 
Delone Catholic High School educates and challenges students spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. This challenge will inspire students to encounter Jesus Christ personally and to "Be Doers of the Word" (James 1:22). The Parties, guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition, share a commitment to the development of the whole person.
 
Ill. BAC DIRECT ADMISSION AND SCHOLARSHIP
BAC will allow currently enrolled Delone Catholic students a direct-entry pathway to BAC upon graduation from Delone Catholic. (NOTE: The Direct-Entry Admission Program discussed within this MOU pertains to admission to BAC and not to a specific degree program. Some BAC programs of study have their own programmatic admission criteria, standards, policies, processes and deadlines.) To be eligible, students must satisfy the following conditions:
  • Be a currently enrolled student at Delone Catholic seeking a high school diploma;
  • Submit BAC application for admission by BAC deadlines;
  • Be in good standing at Delone Catholic and other institutions attended;
  • Demonstrate good citizenship and conduct;
  • Earn and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 at Delone Catholic.
  • Enroll at BAC within one academic year (within the next two regular terms (fall/ spring semesters) of completion of the high school diploma).
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Meet all minimum admissions requirements of BAC.
  • If the student meets the above criteria they will receive, at minimum, a $5,000 annual BAC scholarship award renewable for up to four years - a total value of $20,000. Students must be enrolled full-time and remain in good academic standing to receive the scholarship award.
 
IV. REPRESENTATION AT DELONE CATHOLIC
Delone Catholic will permit a BAC representative to visit with their students as many as three times annually for the purposes of sharing information about BAC including student life, program offerings, financial aid, and the enrollment process. Visits will be arranged by the BAC Office of Admissions through the Delone Catholic Guidance Office
 
Delone Catholic will display BAC information, including posters, pennants and brochures, in the Guidance Office or elsewhere at the high school where college information is presented. In addition, this agreement will be promoted on the Delone Catholic "College Partnerships" webpage.
 
V. TERM AND TERMINATION
The term of this MOU shall be for a period of four (4) years beginning on the date that it is fully executed by all parties ("Term"). The MOU may be renewed for additional four (4) year terms upon the mutual written consent of the Parties.

Either Party may, for any reason, terminate this MOU with sixty (60) days prior written notice to the other Party. If the MOU is terminated, Delone Catholic students who had submitted an application prior to the termination date will still be eligible to participate in the Program.

VI. MODIFICATION
This MOU may be amended or modified at any time upon mutual written consent by the Parties.

VII. GOVERNING LAW
This MOU is subject to applicable Federal and North Carolina State law. It is also subject to the policies and regulations of Belmont Abbey College and the policies and regulations of Delone Catholic High School.
 
VIII. RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES
It is expressly acknowledged by the Parties that they are independent contractors and nothing in this MOU is intended or shall be construed to create an employer/employee relationship, partnership or a joint venture relationship so as to allow one Party to exercise control or direction over the manner or method by which the other Parties perform the services which are the subject matter of this MOU. Neither Party is authorized or empowered to act as agent for the other for any purpose and shall not on behalf of the other enter into any contract, warranty, or representation as to any matter. Neither Party shall be bound by the acts or conduct of the other Party. Neither Party, nor any other person performing services on behalf of such Party pursuant to this MOU, shall have any right or claim against the other party for Social Security benefits, workers compensation benefits, disability benefits, unemployment insurance benefits, health insurance benefits, paid time off, or any other employee benefit.
Delone Catholic High School (Delone) is a Catholic co-educational high school located in McSherrystown, PA that prepares graduates to lead and serve as "doers of the Word." The Catholic University of America (Catholic U), located in Washington, DC, shares this mission and recognizes the need to enhance access to a private post-secondary Catholic education. In order to strengthen the relationship between these institutions, both institutions enter into this College Admission Agreement (CAA) as a way to increase enrollment and work on behalf of high-achieving students. 
 
Academic Requirements and Eligibility
CatholicU will guarantee admission to Delone students who meet the following requirements:
  1. Be a member of the Delone senior class in good academic and disciplinary standing, beginning with the Delone Class of 2023;
  2. Are on track to satisfy all graduation requirements (credits, service hours); 
  3. Complete an admission application to CatholicU and submit all required documents (transcripts, essays, recommendations, and supplements as required); 
  4. Minimally satisfy all CatholicU admission requirements in place at the time of the application;
  5. A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 unweighted GPA in academic high school courses;
  6. Students planning to study Nursing, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics must have reached pre-calculus for mathematics, and must have three lab sciences (for example, biology, chemistry, physics), with no less than a "B" average. 
Responsibilities
Through this agreement CatholicU agrees to the following:
  1. Delone students who meet the November 1 Early Action deadline will receive their admission and merit scholarship decisions before December 15; Delone students who meet the January 15 Regular Decision deadline will receive their admission and merit scholarship decision before March 15; CatholicU will award a minimum academic scholarship in the amount of $20,000 annually (total value: minimum $80,000).
Through this agreement Delone agrees to the following:
  1. Allow CatholicU admission representatives to schedule visits to Delone to talk with prospective students and families as requested;
  2. Publicly display and promote CatholicU information which includes but is not limited to: posters, pennants, brochures, and social media;
  3. Counsel current and prospective Delone students and their families about the CAA with CatholicU.
Review of the CAA Agreement
CUA and Delone will review interested and eligible students each year prior to the Regular Decision admission deadline. Any changes, additions, or deletions to this agreement will be made only through mutual agreement and will not adversely affect students previously enrolled under the terms of the agreement. 
DeSales University is a Catholic institution of higher education administered by the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. The University seeks to provide men and women with quality higher education according to the philosophy of Christian humanism as developed by Saint Francis de Sales and his spiritual heirs in both undergraduates and graduate programs.
 
DeSales University will guarantee admission and four-year renewable scholarship to senior year students of Delone Catholic High School who apply at DeSales University based on the following criteria:
  • The student in all but the healthcare, mathematics, and science majors must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and 1000 SAT with a minimum of a 500 in each section or a 21 ACT composite. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, $15,000 four-year award with a total value of $60,000. DCHS graduates will also qualify for a Catholic School Grant, an annual $3,000 scholarship with a total value of $12,000.
  • For the nursing, science, and mathematics majors, students must have a 3.0 GPA and either 1130 SAT (EBRW & Math) or a 23 ACT composite. Students who meet the Nursing criteria will receive, at minimum, $15,000 four-year award with a total value of $60,000. Students will also qualify for the Catholic School Grant of $3,000 per year, total value of $12,000.
  • For accelerated healthcare majors, DeSales University will guarantee an interview to DCHS graduates to the following programs according to the criteria listed below:
    • Admission to the 3+2 Physician Assistant Program: Students must have a 3.2 GPA and either 1220 SAT (EBRW & Math) or a 25 ACT composite. Qualifying students will be invited to interview with the Physician Assistant Program for entry into the limited seat 3+2 PA program. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, $15,000 four-year award with a total value of $60,000. Students will also qualify for the Catholic School Grant of $3,000 per year, total value of $12,000.
    • Admission to the 3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program: Students must have a 3.5 GPA and either 1270 SAT (EBRW & Math) or a 26 ACT composite. Qualifying students will be invited to interview with the Physician Therapy Program Director for entry into the limited seat 3+3 DPT program. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, $15,000 four-year award with a total value of $60,000. Students will also qualify for the Catholic School Grant of $3,000 per year, total value of $12,000.
Inspired by the Roman Catholic tradition and joined in a mission to create a challenging academic environment and lead lives of significance to God and others, Gannon University and Delone Catholic High School have established the following Memorandum of Understanding: 
  • Gannon University will guarantee admission (if a student meets the academic requirements for the academic program they are applying for) and a four-year renewable scholarship to graduates of Delone Catholic High School who enroll at Gannon within one year of high school graduation. The student must have a 3.2 GPA at the time of application. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, an $18,000 four-year merit award in addition to a renewable $2,000 Catholic High School Grant for a total value of $80,000. The student must maintain an appropriate, pre-determined GPA based on the value of the scholarship to renew annually. The award can only be received for four years total.
Holy Family University, a ministry of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, offers education in the liberal arts and professions through graduate, undergraduate, and non-degree programs. As a Catholic University, Holy Family seeks direction and inspiration from the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, affirms the values of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and witnesses to the dignity of each person and the oneness of the human family. Holy Family University educates students to assume lifelong responsibilities towards God, society, and self.
 
Holy Family University will guarantee admission and a four-year renewable scholarship to graduates of Delone Catholic High School who enroll at Holy Family University within one year of high school graduation.
  • To qualify the student must have a 3.00 GPA. Students who meet this criteria will receive at minimum a $17,000 four-year award with a total value of $68,000.
  • The student must maintain an appropriate, pre-determined GPA based on the value of the scholarship in order to renew annually. The award can only be received for four years total.
Through an integration of the liberal arts and the professions, Hood College provides an education that empowers students to use their hearts, minds and hands to meet personal, professional and global challenges and to lead purposeful lives of responsibility, leadership, service and civic engagement.
  • Hood College will guarantee admission and a four-year renewable scholarship to graduates of Delone Catholic High School who enroll at Hood College.
  • In addtion to meeting the admission requirements of Hood College, the student must have a minimum 3.25 GPA.
  • Students who meet the above criteria will receive a scholarship worth half tuition with a total value over four years of at least $80,000. The studetn must be enrolled on a full-time basis and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 in each of their first two semeters. The maintenance GPA increases to a minimum of 3.0 in each of the following six semesters in order to renew the scholarship. The award may only be received for eight semesters. In addition, studetns must remain in good standing (social and academic) as well as make satisfactory progress toward their degree.
Immaculata University is committed to providing quality education to Delone Catholic High School students by providing access to and opportunity for post-secondary education.
 
Under this agreement, DCHS students will be guaranteed admission into Immaculata University as a full-time, first-time matriculated college student on the basis they:
  • Receive a high school diploma from DCHS'
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale;
  • Achieve a combined SAT score of 990 (EBRW & Math) or ACT score of 19. Immaculata University will consider the high score regardless of test (SAT or ACT); and satisfy all other application requirements.*
 
* The guaranteed admission applies to most majors at Immaculata University. Some majors are excluded: e.g., Nursing, Allie Health, partnerships with third-party agreements, and others.
 
 
As part of this agreement, Immaculata University will waive the undergraduate admissions application fee.
 
In recognition of the academic accomplishments of DCHS students considering Immaculata University, the University agrees to provide a minimum of $9,000 academic merit scholarship to qualifying students. The merit-based scholarship will be awarded to DCHS students who meet the academic requirements and who will begin attending Immaculata University in Fall 2020 or 2021. This academic merit scholarship is renewable for three additional consecutive years of full-time, undergraduate status at Immaculata and the GPA as outline in their scholarship letter. The scholarship will be subject to any remaining terms and conditions imposed by Immaculata University and will be further outlined at the time of acceptance.
 
Students with a higher GPA may qualify for additional merit-based aid. In addition to the academic merit scholarship, DCHS students will also qualify for the Immaculata University's Catholic School Grant in the annual amount of $2,000. This grant is renewable for three consecutive years, provided that the student maintains full-time status.
King's College is a Catholic institution of higher education animated and guided by the Congregation of Holy Cross. King's pursues excellence in teaching, learning, and scholarship through a rigorous core curriculum, major programs across the liberal arts, and sciences, nationally-accredited professional programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and personal attention to student formation in a nurturing community. 
 
King's College will guarantee admission and a four-year renewable scholarship to senior-year students of Delone Catholic High School who apply to King's College based on the following criteria:
  • Admission to the College: The student must have a 2.75 weighted GPA and have the option to omit standardized test scores or present scores of a suggested 1000 SAT (EBRW & Math) with a minimum of a 500 in each section or a 21 ACT composite. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, $16,000 four-year award with a total value of $64,000. The student must maintain an appropriate, pre-determined GPA based on the value of the scholarship in order to renew annually. The award can only be received for four years total.
  • Admission to Physician Assistant Studies: The student must have a 3.6 weighted GPA and either 1140 SAT (EBRW & Math) with a minimum of 550 in each section of a 24 ACT composite. Grades of a 3.00 (85%) or better in all math and science questions. Algebra II, Biology & Chemistry classes are required with a grade of a 3.00 (85%) or better. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, $16,000 four-year award with a total value of $64,000. Shadowing hours are highly preferred, but not required.
  • Admission to Engineering (3+2 Notre Dame or Washington University at St. Louis, MO): The student must have a 3.3 weighted GPA and either 1140 SAT (EBRW & Math) with a minimum of 530 in EBRW and 630 in Math for each section or a 24 ACT (24 Math minimum score) composite. Grades of a 3.00 *85%) or better in all math and science classes. Pre-calculus, Physics & Chemistry classes are required with a grade of 3.00 (85%) or better. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, $16,000 four-year award with a total value of $64,000.
  • Admission to Engineering (King's program of Mechanical or Civil Engineering):  The student must have a 3.3 weighted GPA and have the option to omit standardized test scores or submit a suggested 1140 SAT (EBRW & Math) with a minimum of a 530 in EBRW and 630 in Math for each section or a 24 ACT (24 Math minimum score) composite. Grades of a 3.00 (85%) or better in all math and science classes. Pre-calculus, PHysics & Chemistry classes are required with a grade of a 3.00 (85%) or better. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, $16,000 four-year award with a total value of $64,000.
  • Admission to Nursing: No direct or onsite admission results can be given for nursing students. Applications must be submitted, then reviewed by the King's College & Luzerne County Community College Committee in order too formulate an Admission decision.
La Roche University is a Catholic institution of higher learning founded and sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of Divine Providence that fosters global citizenship and creates a community of scholars from around the world. Integrating liberal arts and professional education in creative ways, La Roche empowers all members of our community to become lifelong learners and achieve success in their chosen careers and promote justice and peace in a constantly changing global society.
 
Delone Catholic High School educates and challenges students spiritually, academically, physically, socially and aesthetically within the traditions and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Delone Catholic welcomes students of all faiths and focuses on preparing students for a lifetime of continual learning, growth in virtue, service, integrity, responsibility, accountability and justice.
 
Inspired by the Roman Catholic tradition and through our similar mission and vision, La Roche University and Delone Catholic High School establish a partnership through this Memorandum of Understanding. In it, we articulate and codify the ways our partnership can advance our mutual goal of enhancing access to high-quality Catholic education at the high school and post-secondary levels. Our partnership includes but is not limited to:
  1. La Roche University will guarantee undergraduate admission (except as noted in item #3) to graduates of Delone Catholic who have a 3.0 cumulative GPA and either a 1080 SAT (EBRW + Math) or a 22 ACT composite score. Students who meet these criteria will automatically receive a $16.000 Delone scholarship (if living on campus as a resident student) or $12,500 Delone scholarship (if commuting to campus). The Delone scholarship is renewable for up to five (5) years of undergraduate study at La Roche University providing the student maintains satisfactory academic progress in accordance with La Roche University policy. The Delone scholarship is not transferable to other institutions.
  2. Delone Catholic High School graduates who exceed minimum guaranteed admission criteria may be eligible for a merit scholarship and or other special award aid (such as the Catholic High School award) which may be higher than the Delone Scholarship indicated in item #1. In such cases, the Delone graduate will receive the larger merit scholarship and special award instead of the Delone Scholarship referenced in item #1. The Delone scholarship cannot be combined with other La Roche University merit aid awards.
  3. Certain La Roche University programs and academic partnerships have specialized admissions requirements, pre­requisites and/or a limited number of spaces. Delone graduates must meet the minimum requirements (available on our website - laroche.edu) in order to be considered for any degree program or academic partnership with special admissions requirements. Admission to these programs is not guaranteed under this agreement. Examples of these programs include but are not limited to: Nursing, National Security Studies, Lake Erie College of Medicine 3+ and 4+ pathway options, Radiologic Technology, pre-chiropractic pathway, and Pre-optometry pathway. Delone graduates accepted for a program with specialized admission requirements will receive either an academic merit award or the guaranteed Delone scholarship depending on which option provides the highest amount of merit aid to the student. NOTE: Students enrolled Radiologic Technology not receive any La  Roche University-funded financial aid during semesters in which academic coursework is provided by the Ohio Valley Hospital School of Radiography Technology (approximately 26 credit hours) which provides coursework at a discounted rate.
  4. Delone Catholic High School graduates who do not meet the minimum criteria for guaranteed admission may still apply and be accepted to La Roche University. These students will receive a merit scholarship based on their high school GPA and standardized test scores in accordance with La Roche University award criteria in place at the time of application.
  5. La Roche University uses the weighted high school GPA for admission and scholarship decisions. A "super score" will be calculated for students who submit multiple test scores to La Roche. When available, a "super score" will be used for admission and scholarship decisions.
  6. All scholarship awards are based on cumulative GPA and standardized test scores at the time of acceptance. A student's scholarship award will be increased if their standardized test scores or cumulative GPA at graduation (as stated on their final, official high school transcript) elevates them to a higher merit aid category.
Lebanon Valley College acknowledges the exceptional preparation of students from Delone Catholic High School to achieve success in higher education.
 
Lebanon Valley College (LVC) will guarantee admission to the college and a four-year renewable scholarship to graduates of Delone Catholic High School (DCHS) who enroll at LVC. The student must have a cumulative, three-year high school GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0) scale), and/or an SAT score of at least 1080 (21 ACT). DCHS students who meet these requirements will receive a merit-based scholarship.
 
Merit-based scholarships include:
  • Board of Trustees Scholarship -- $30,000 per year
  • Presidential Scholarship -- $27,000 per year
  • Dean's Scholarship -- $25,000 per year
  • Alfred Tennyson Sumner Scholarship -- $22,000 per year
  • Mary A. Weiss Scholarship -- $20,000 per year.
As the only Catholic University in Virginia, Marymount University (MU) and Delone Catholic High School have a shared interest in developing the whole person through a values-based education that promotes both intellectual and spiritual development. 
 
The components of our partnership include, but are not limited to:
  • Marymount University will guarantee admission and a four-year renewable scholarship to graduates of Delone Catholic High School who enroll at Marymount University. The student must have a minimum 3.00 GPA and no required test score or a minimum 2.8 GPA and either a 1030 SAT (EBRW & Math) or a 20 ACT composite. *In addition, all Delone Catholic High School students will be awarded an additional $2,000 Delone Catholic High School scholarship and $2,000 Catholic High School Scholarship renewable for up to four years. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, a $16,500 four-year award with a total value of $66,000. The student must maintain an appropriate, pre-determined GPA based on the value of the scholarship in order to renew annually. The award can only be received for four years of full-time enrollment. The Delone Catholic High School Scholarship is not transferrable to other institutions. Students may be eligible for additional merit scholarships based on GPA and/or SAT/ACT scores. Applications must be received by March 1st. Please see the Scholarship Award table to determine eligibility.
  • Any student from Delone Catholic High School is eligible to receive the Catholic School Scholarship and Delone Catholic scholarship of $4,000 no matter their GPA/test scores. In addition, all residential students will also receive an annual residential grant of $2,000 for as long as they reside in on-campus housing on top of any merit award received. The $40 application fee is waived for all Delone Catholic High School students.
Mercyhurst University, a private, Catholic university founded by the Sisters of Mercy, prides itself on providing an accessible, affordable, and high-quality education to students from Delone Catholic.
 
Consistent with its Catholic identity and Mercy heritage, Mercyhurst University educates women and men in a culture where faith and reason flourish together, where the beauty and power of the liberal arts combine with an appreciation for the dignity of work and a commitment to serving others. Confident in the strength of its student-faculty bonds, the university community is inspired by the image of students whose choices, in life and work, will enable them to realize the human and spiritual values embedded in everyday realities and to exercise leadership in service toward a just world.
 
Under the terms of this agreement, a student from Delone Catholic will be guaranteed admission to Mercyhurst University as a full-time, first-time college student provided that he or she:
  • Successfully graduates from Delone Catholic with a high school diploma,
  • Completes an application to Mercyhurst University (available at apply.mercyhurstedu),
  • Earns a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0 as calculated by Mercyhurst University,
  • Seeks admission for the fall semester immediately following graduation from Delone Catholic, and
  • Meets any other application requirements.
 
Some programs may require an audition (e.g. dance, music) or additional placement test requirements (e.g. nursing). Applicants must be in good standing with Delone Catholic; students with disciplinary or criminal history are excluded from the guaranteed admission program and require review by the Committee on Admissions.
 
In recognition of this partnership, Mercyhurst University will:
  • Make available to Delone Catholic students an expedited application available at apply.mercyhurst.edu. Students can self-report their academic credentials rather than waiting for transcripts, test scores, etc. from third parties.
  • Evaluate students' academic potential on the basis of their performance at Delone Catholic. While students who consider their SAT or ACT performance to be a positive component of their application portfolio are invited to submit those scores, test scores are not necessary for consideration.
  • Expedite application review for students from Delone Catholic. Applicants can generally expect an admissions decision within three to four weeks from the time their application portfolios are complete.
 
Students applying to Mercyhurst University main campus (where four-year bachelor's degree programs are offered) will be automatically considered for academic and merit­ based aid during the application review program. Provided that students meet the minimum criteria outlined above, students will receive an academic scholarship of at least $20,000 per year.  In addition, in recognition of this partnership, students from Delone Catholic will also receive an additional $1,000 Diocese of Erie Scholarship. Both scholarships are fully renewable for four years of continuous study provided the student makes satisfactory academic progress and achieves the minimum GPA established for their scholarship program.
 
Students applying to Mercyhurst University's North East campus (where two-year associate and certificate programs are offered) are not eligible for this scholarship program.
Messiah College is a nationally ranked, private Christian college with a student body of 3,375 undergraduate and graduate students. The College was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church. Today, the College's faith base is broadly evangelical and includes students and employees from a variety of denominations and Christian faith traditions. The mission of Messiah College is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character, and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
 
The components of our partnership include but are not limited to:
  • Messiah College will guarantee admission and a four-year renewable scholarship of $8,000/year minimum ($32,000 total value) to graduates of Delone Catholic High School who apply to Messiah College based on the following criteria:
  • Admission to the College: Students must have a 3.0 GPA (with no grades less than or equal to a D+) and either a 1000 SAT(greater than or equal to 500 ERW) or a 19 ACT(greater than or equal to 37 combined English + Reading). Students who meet these criteria will receive, at minimum, an $8,000/year four-year scholarship.
  • Admission to Engineering: Students must have greater than or equal to 1180 SAT a greater than or equal to 580 SAT Math OR greater than or equal to 24 ACT composite with a greater than or equal to 24 ACT Math.
  • Admission to Nursing: Greater than or equal to 560 SAT ERW or greater than or equal to 27 Reading Sub Score and greater than or equal to 530 Math OR greater than 21 ACT composite and greater than or equal to 44 combined English + Reading ACT score and greater than or equal to 21 ACT Math AND a minimum of two science classes (including Chemistry) w/lab component with science grades greater than or equal to B.
  • Admission to Messiah College Early Assurance Programs (Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy) and other pre-professional partnerships:Because of the competitive nature of these limited places, students are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and admission will be determined at the time of application.
Misericordia University, a Catholic liberal arts institution established in the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, fosters intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and respect for persons in an environment where all are welcome.
 
As a community, we are committed to integrity and the values of the Sisters of Mercy as the foundation of university life. Our values are: Mercy Through Compassion, Love, and Caring; Service Through: Selflessness, Sacrifice, and Action; Justice Through: Fairness, Acceptance, and Advocacy; and Hospitality With: Dignity, Respect, and Openness.
 
The components of our partnership include, but are not limited to:
  • Misericordia University will guarantee admission (with the exception of programs listed in below) to graduates of Delone Catholic High School who have a 3.00 GPA and either 1080 SAT (EBRW and Math) or a 22 ACT composite. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, a $13,000 four year award and a $3,000 four-year McAuley Award for Service and Leadership, with a total value of $64,000. The student must maintain an appropriate pre-determined GPA based on the value of the scholarship in order to renew annually. The award can only be received for four years total.
  • Misericordia University will guarantee admission to the following entry-level programs: Master of Speech-Language Pathology (5 year),  Master of Occupational Therapy (5 year), Doctor of Occupational therapy (6.3 year) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (6.5 year), and a four-year renewable scholarship to graduates of DCHS who enroll at Misericordia University in these programs. The student must have a 3.4 GPA and either 1170 SAT (EBRW & Math) or a 24 ACT composite.   Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, a $17,000 four-year award, and a $3,000 four year McAuley Award for Service and Leadership, with a total value of $80,000. In order to qualify for guaranteed admission, DCHS students applying to these programs must complete all application requirements by December 1st of their senior year. The student must maintain an appropriate, pre-determined GPA based on the value of the scholarship in order to renew annually. The award can only be received for four years total.
  • Misericordia University will charge no fee for Delone Catholic High School applicants.
  • DCHS weighted GPAs will be converted to Misericordia University standard GPA 4.0 scale for admission and scholarship consideration.
The mission of Mount Aloysius College is to respond to individual and community needs with quality programs of education in the tradition of the Religious Sisters of Mercy. Each student is provided the opportunity to acquire knowledge and to develop values, attitudes, and competencies necessary for life-long learning within an environment that reflects a liberal arts orientation and a Catholic, Judeo-Christian heritage.
 
Mount Aloysius College celebrates the many successes of Delone Catholic High School and the long shared relationship between the College and the High School. Furthermore, Mount Aloysius College values and supports the goal of Delone Catholic High School to educate the total person in an atmosphere of love, discipline and honor in the Catholic tradition.
 
Mount Aloysius College and Delone Catholic High School agree on the following for Delone Catholic students who wish to enroll at Mount Aloysius College:
  • All students who complete an application by the conclusion of their senior year will be considered for admission and given priority to all components of this articulation agreement as it pertains to each student's situation. All students are encouraged to apply by Jan. 1 of their senior year. Mount Aloysius operates on a rolling-admissions basis.
  • All students with a 2.5 QPA will be guaranteed admission to Mount Aloysius College.
  • All students who are accepted and have successfully completed Advanced Placement coursework, Dual Enrollment credit, or any college credit from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning will be reivewed for advanced standing at the College. Mount Aloysius College provides a flexible transfer process regarding academic course work.
  • All students accepted will automatically receive the Heritage Scholarship valued at $8,000 over a four-year period ($2,000 a year).
  • All students who are admitted to the College will receive academic and grant dollars. Students have the potential to receive up to $56,00 in academic scholarships or grants over a four-year period. Such dollars are based on academic achievement and residential or commuter status.
  • Students who meet the requirements to compete for the Mercy Presidential Scholarship will be offered candidacy upon admission to the College from the Committee on Admissions. The Mercy Presidential Scholarship is currently valued at $64,000 over the four-year period ($16,000 a year). Students receiving the Mercy Presidential Scholarship are not able to stack this with academic scholarships and grants. The Mercy Presidential Scholarship is the most prestigious scholarship the College provides. It is based on a commitment to home, school, and community.
Inspired by the Roman Catholic tradition and joined in a mission to challenge students to "Be Doers of the Word" and lead lives of significance to God and others, Mount St. Mary's University and Delone Catholic High School hereby establish a Memorandum of Understanding.
 
The components of our partnership include, but are not limited to:
  • Mount St. Mary's University will guarantee admission and a four year renewable scholarship to graduates of Delone Catholic High School who enroll at Mount St. Mary's University. The student must have a 3.00 GPA (85%) and either 1080 SAT (EBR W & Math) or a 21 ACT composite. If the student meets the above criteria they will receive, at minimum, a $22,000 four year award with a total value of $88,000. The student must maintain an appropriate, pre-determined GPA based on the value of the scholarship in order to renew annually. The award can only be received for four years total.
Neumann University, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, is a Catholic institution of higher education in the Franciscan tradition.
 
Neumann University educates a diverse community of learners based upon the belief that knowledge is a gift to be shared in the service of others and that learning is a lifelong process.
 
In recognition of Delone Catholic High School's academically rigorous college preparatory curriculum that exceeds the minimum core requirements of a high school education and the high placement of its graduates, Neumann Univeristy and Delone Catholic High School enter into the following agreement:
  • DCHS students will be guaranteed admission into NU as full-time matriculated students on the condition that they:
    • Graduate from DCHS with an earned high school diploma;
    • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.0 or better (students with GPAs below 3.0 will be reviewed on an individual basis);
    • Satisfy all other admission application requirements.
  • In accordance with the terms and conditions of this Guaranteed Admissions Agreement, NU will:
    • Award competitive merit scholarships to qualified DCHS students;
    • Award admitted students a $3,000 per year Catholic High School award on top of their merit scholarship.
  • In addition to the guaranteed admission component of this agreement, Neumann University will provide qualified DCHS graduates merit scholarships. These scholarships are renewable for four years provided the student remains a full-time student and maintains satisfactory academic progress as defined by NU.
  • In accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement, NU will award merit scholarships based upon the following minimum criteria. All GPAs are based on a 4.0 scale:
    • $76,000 Trustee Scholarship; $19,000 per year for four years; 3.80 GPA or better;
    • $72,000 Presidential Scholarship; $18,000 per year for four years; 3.49-3.79 GPA;
    • $64,000 Deans Scholarship; $16,000 per year for four years; 3.16-3.48 GPA;
    • $56,000 Assisi Award; $14,000 per year for four years; 2.96-3.15 GPA;
    • $40,000 Saint John Neumann Award; $10,000 per year for four years; 2.95 GPA or below.
  • Neumann University agrees to accept college credits earned by DCHS students enrolled in high schools dual credit programs provided that:
    • The course(s) are taught by faculty from colleges and unversities that are regionally accredited by organizations recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation;
    • The course(s) are taught outside of the normal hours of high school instruction;
    • The course(s) are recorded on the regionally accredited college or university's official academic transcript;
    • The student earns a grade of C or better;
    • The student enrolls at Neumann University as a degree-seeking matriculated student.
Randolph College, a private, liberal arts college located in Lynchburg, Va., and Delone Catholic High School have entered into a college admission agreement as follows:
  • Randolph College will agree to offer acceptance to any first-year applicant from DCHS who minimally satisfies the Randolph College admission requirements in place at the time of application.
  • Randolph College will offer merit-based scholarships in accordance with the details below (merit-based scholarship amounts are guaranteed to enrolled students for four years): 
    • GPA 3.75+, $15,000
    • GPA 3.40-3.74, $12,000
    • GPA 3.00-3.39, $10,000
    • < 3.00, $7,000
Saint Francis University offers higher education in an environment guided by Catholic values and teachings, and inspired by the example of our patron, Saint Francis of Assisi. The oldest Franciscan institution of higher learning in the United States, Saint Francis University is an inclusive learning community that welcomes all people.
 
In an effort to perpetuate and champion the values and tradition of Catholic education and to provide exceptional developmental opportunities for college-bound students, Saint Francis University and Delone Catholic High School have established a partnership.
 
Both Saint Francis University and Delone Catholic High School share a common bond and a fervent commitment towards a strong Roman Catholic tradition and look forward to forging a relationship designed to provide opportunities for exceptional student engagement and the perpetuation of Catholic education and Catholic values. This agreement is designed to articulate the means in which both parties will advance our mutual goal of enhancing access to an advanced Catholic educational experience. The components of our partnership include, but are not limited to:
  • Saint Francis University will guarantee admission and a four-year renewable scholarship to graduates of DCHS who enroll at Saint Francis University in qualified academic programs. For guaranteed admission students must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.00 (85%) and either 1080 SAT or a 21 ACT composite. Students who meet the criteria will receive, at minimum, a $16,000 four-year awarded with a total value of $64.000. Additional scholarship amounts increase on a graduated scale based upon the academic qualifications of the student. Additionally, all graduates of Catholic high schools also receive an annual stackable $2,000 Franciscan Award for a total minimum award of $18,000 per year (or $72,000 over four years). The student must maintain all terms associated with Saint Francis University scholarships in order to renew their awards annually. The awards can only be received for four years in total or until the students earns their first bachelor's degree. 
  • Students pursuing admission to specialized accelerated and/or premier academic programs will receive weighted consideration. Accelerated and/or premier programs are determined annually by the Office of Admissions no later than Aug. 1. For the coming 2021-2022 academic year, it is expected that the acclerated/premier programs will include: 
    • All Business-MBA (4+1 accelerated master's programs);
    • Nursing (4-year BSN program; ranked #1 in the US)
    • Occupational Therapy (4+1 accelerated master's program);
    • Physical Therapy (4+3 or 3+3 accelerated doctoral program);
    • Physician Assistant Sciences (3+2 accelerated master's program).
  • Saint Francis University will grant preferred status to Delone Catholic High School students to participate in the Summer Study Abroad program. The Summer Study Abroad program offers a select number of high school students the opportunity to pursue a 3-credit, college-level course that culminates in a 10-day experience at the University-owned study abroad facilities in Ambialet, France. 
Inspired by the Roman Catholic tradition and joined in a mission to create a challenging academic environment and lead lives of significance to God and others, Saint Vincent College and Delone Catholic High School hereby establish the following memorandum of understanding:
  • Saint Vincent College will guarantee admission and a four-year renewalbe scholarship to graduates of Delone Catholic High School who enroll at Saint Vincent College within one year of high school graduation.
  • The student must have a 3.00 GPA (85%) and either 1080 SAT (EBRW & Math) or a 21 ACT composite. (Nursing admission requirements may vary from and are not included in this memorandum.)
  • Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, a $19,000 four-year award with a total value of $76,000. The student must remain in good academic, judicial, and financial standing and be enrolled full-time in order to renew annually. The award can only be received for four years total. The scholarship is not transferable to other institutions.
Founded by the Sisters of Charity, Seton Hill University educates students to think and act critically, creatively and ethically as productive members of society committed to transforming the world.
 
The components of our partnership include, but are not limited to: 
  • Seton Hill University will guarantee admission and a four-year renewable scholarship and grant to graduates of Delone Catholic High School who enroll at Seton Hill University.
  • The student must have a minimum 3.00 GPA (85%) and either a minimum 1080 SAT (EBRW & Math) or a 21 ACT composite.
  • If the student meets the above criteria they will receive, at minimum, a $22,000 four-year award with a total value of $88,000. The student must maintain an appropriate, pre-determined GPA based on the value of the scholarship in order to renew annually. The award can only be received for four years total.
As institutions founded and thriving in the Catholic tradition, St. Bonaventure University and Delone Catholic High School hereby establish a Memorandum of Understanding.
 
The components of our partnership include, but are not limited to:
  • St. Bonaventure University will guarantee admission and a four-year renewable scholarship to graduates of DCHS who enroll at St. Bonaventure University. The student must have a 3.25 GPA (87), l 000 SAT (EBR W & Math), or a 22 ACT composite. If the student meets the above criteria, they will receive a $19,000 four-year award with a total value of $76,000. The student must maintain an appropriate; pre-determine GPA based on the value of the scholarship to renew annually. The award can only be received for four years total.
The University of Scranton and Delone Catholic High School share a common mission to educate young men and women in the Catholic tradition through rigorous academics and a focus on holistic learning. Our vision is to prepare students who, in the words of Jesuit founder St. Ignatius, will "set the world on fire." 
 
The components of our partnership include, but are not limited to: 
  • The University of Scranton will guarantee admission for bachelor's-level programs (with the exception of programs listed below) to graduates of DCHS who have a 3.00 GPA and either a 1080 SAT (EBRW & Math) or a 22 ACT Composite score. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, an annual $15,000 scholarship with a total value of $60,000.
  • The University of Scranton will guarantee admission to Delone Catholic High School graduates to the following entry-level programs according the criteria listed below: Occupational Therapy (5-year Master's Program), Nursing (bachelor's degree) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (guaranteed seat for 7-year. program). Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.50 and either a 1270 SAT (EBRW & Math) or a 27 ACT Composite score. Students who meet the above criteria will receive, at minimum, an annual $18,000 scholarship with a total value of$72,000. In order to qualify for guaranteed admission, Delone Catholic High School students applying to these programs must apply Early Action to The University of Scranton and complete all application requirements by November 15 of their senior year. 
Widener University is committed to the core values of respect, integrity, and excellence. They unite us as we hold ourselves and others accountable to support them through our actions.
 
The components of our partnership include, but are not limited to:
  • Widener University will guarantee admission and a four-year renewable scholarship to graduates of Delone Catholic High School who enroll as a freshman at Widener University. In addition to meeting the general admission requirements of Widener University, and any specific requirements of the program(s) to which they are applying; in general, the applicant must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA, as calculated by the university. Students who meet the above criteria will receive a merit-based scholarship valued at a minimum of $116,000 over four years.
    • If applying for direct entry to a selective academic program, additional academic achievement reflected on the high school transcript, as well as possible SAT or ACT scores and a submitted application essay may be considered as part of the application review.
    • The student must be enrolled on a full-time basis and maintain good academic standing while enrolled at Widener University. The award may only be received for eight consecutive semesters. In addition, students must remain in good standing (social and academic) as well as make satisfactory academic progress toward their degree.
Delone Catholic High School (Delone) a Catholic co-educational high school located in McSherrystown, PA that prepares graduates to lead and serve as “doers of the Word.”  York College of Pennsylvania (York College), located in York, PA, aligns with this mission and recognizes the need to enhance access to private post-secondary education.  In order to strengthen the relationship between these institutions, both institutions enter into this College Admission Agreement (CAA) as a way to increase enrollment and work on behalf of high-achieving students.

Academic Requirements and Eligibility
York College will guarantee admission to Delone students who meet the following requirements:
  1. Be a member of the Delone senior class in good academic and disciplinary standing, beginning with the Delone Class of 2023.
  2. Student(s) are on track to satisfy all graduation requirements (credit, service hours);
  3. Complete an admission application to York College and submit all required documents (transcript, essays, recommendations, and supplemental materials as required);
  4. Minimally satisfy all York College admission requirements in place at the time of the application;
  5. A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 unweighted GPA in academic high school courses;
  6. Students planning to study Nursing must have a 3.4 unweighted GPA in their academic high school courses and should have reached pre-calculus for mathematics, and must have three lab sciences (for example, biology, chemistry, physics), with no less than a “B” average.
  7. Students planning to study Engineering must have reached pre-calculus for mathematics, with no less than a “B” average.
York College Undergraduate Responsibilities
  1. High School Name students who apply to York College by November 15th will receive their admission and merit scholarship decision before December 25th’; High School Name students who apply after the November 15th deadline will receive their admission and merit scholarship decision before March 15th; York College will award a minimum academic scholarship in the amount of $10,000 annually for students living on-campus (total value: minimum $40,000).  Students once enrolled must meet the defined academic progress to maintain their academic scholarship.
  2. Students that visit the York College campus by January 15th will be eligible for a one-time grant in the amount of $500 for their first year of enrollment.
  3. The current tuition rate for York College for Fall 2023 is $22,120 annually.
York College Graduate and Professional Responsibilities
  1. Engaged Online Tuition Discount. The College agrees to award a 15% tuition discount to graduate students who can provide evidence of current membership of Delone Catholic.  The engage online tuition discount applies to graduate candidates formally admitted and enrolled in Graduate Degree and credit-bearing Certificate programs in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, the Graham School of Business (Excluding the Master of Data Analytics and any accompanying certificates), and the School of the Arts, Communication, and Global Studies.
  2. Asynchronous Online Tuition Discount.  The College agrees to award a “Partner Rate” discount to graduate students who can provide evidence of current membership with Delone Catholic.  This applies to graduate candidates formally admitted and enrolled in Graduate Degree and credit-bearing Certificate programs in the Stabler School of Nursing and Health Professions, the Master of Data Analytics and any accompanying certificates.
  3. Single Discount.  Only one discount will be applied to any students’ tuition.
Through this agreement Delone agrees to the following:
  1. Allow York College of Pennsylvania admission representatives to schedule visits to Delone Catholic High School to talk to prospective students and families as requested;
  2. Publicly display and promote York College of Pennsylvania information which includes but is not limited to: posters, pennants, brochures, and social media;
  3. Allow York College of Pennsylvania to host one financial aid workshop on the campus of Delone Catholic High School;
  4. Allow York College of Pennsylvania to host one Instant Decision Day per year on the campus of Delone Catholic High School;
  5. Counsel current and prospective Delone Catholic High School Students and their families about the CAA with York College of Pennsylvania
  6. Disseminate information regarding the College’s graduate recruitment events to its employees via email twice per calendar year.
Review of the CAA Agreement
York College and Delone will review interested and eligible students each year.  Any changes, additions, or deletions to this agreement will be made only through mutual agreement and will not adversely affect students previously enrolled under the terms of this agreement.