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Advanced Standing

The Advanced Standing Advantage

Newman University, in conjunction with area high schools, has developed the Advanced Standing Program. This program allows high school students to earn college credit through specific courses offered at each high school while fulfilling high school requirements.

There are many reasons to choose Newman University to take college courses while in high school. Here are just a few:

  • Newman does not require students to complete a college application in order to sign up.
  • Other than the $75 per credit hour cost, there are no additional fees in the high schools
  • Online enrollment is easy and only takes only a few minutes.  

Advantages of taking Advanced Standing courses while in high school:

  • At large universities, it is often difficult to get enrolled in prerequisite classes because they are in such high demand. 
  • By enrolling in the Advanced Standing courses at your high school, you will get personal instruction from your high school teacher with a small instructor/student ratio. As a result, your chances of success are far greater.
  • You will be considered an official Newman University Jet while attending high school!
  • You will receive a Newman ID card which allows you into on-campus events such as NCAA Division II athletics games, theatre productions, fine art galleries and much more!
  • Additional academic assistance is available at no charge through our peer tutoring program and e-coaching for writing is available to all advanced standing students.
  • The Dugan Library is available to you. You will have access to library resources as well as study rooms. The new Advanced Standing lib.guide is also a great academic resource for upcoming projects/papers. 
  • Plus, Advanced Standing students who enroll at Newman after high school will be given a one-time credit toward their first-semester bill at Newman totaling the amount paid for all Newman advanced standing courses prior to high school graduation.

Taking Advanced Standing Courses on Campus

Newman University welcomes qualified (minimum 3.0 GPA) high school and home school juniors and seniors to take classes on campus on a space available basis. This means that we allow full time students to enroll first, and if the course doesn't fill, the Advanced Standing student will be notified a few days before the first class that there is space available, and the enrollment will be processed at that time.

All prerequisites and other enrollment restrictions apply. Math and English placement tests may be required.  High school students coming on campus may not enroll in any courses that are already offered in their high school.  The Advanced Standing cost is the same on campus as in the high schools, however, the student is also responsible for all necessary books, lab and/or class fees (Applied music classes are not included in this program).

Available courses can be accessed on the website by clicking on current students, then, under Student Quick Links, click on course schedule; click the interactive course schedule and then click on the correct term in the dropdown box; click search.  Advanced Standing students are allowed to enroll in up to two freshman level courses per semester at the  $75/credit hour cost.   

To enroll in an on campus course, students must complete the appropriate enrollment form and pay any fees and get books before class begins. To get a registration form, or if you have further questions, please contact Elaine Schmeidler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 942-4291 ext. 2162   

Textbooks and Course Materials: You may be required to purchase textbooks/materials for the course(s) you choose.

Information about any required textbooks or other course materials is available from the Bookstore online here: https://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/vbm/newmanu.htm. You can contact our Bookstore (316-942-4291 ext. 2102) for information about purchasing or renting the textbooks for the duration of the course.

Additional Questions? If you have any questions or would like to discuss which courses would be the most appropriate for you, please do not hesitate to contact Ami Larrea, advisor,  at 316-942-4291 ext. 2427, by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or schedule a time to visit the office to discuss your options. 

FAQs

  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Students must be enrolled in high school classes
  • Students must have the permission of their guidance counselor
  • Students must have their parent or legal guardian's permission
  • Students must complete enrollment and submit payment
  • A maximum of 30 credit hours can be taken through one particular high school

Watch the videos below for Advanced Standing registration instructions.

New Student Registration InstructionsReturning Student Registration Instructions

  • Have Username and Password ready.
  • Username is usually last name +student ID number. Your password is sent to you after your online enrollment. It is typically the mm/dd of your birthday and the last four of your social security number. This password is needed to log in the first time, but then you are forced to create a new password.  If you don't remember your new password, go to the Jetstream page and click forgot password at the top of the page. This will help you reset it.  
  • Please do not create a new user account if you are a returning student as this will create a duplicate record in our system.

If you need username or password assistance, you may contact the Registrar at 316-942-4291 ext. 2121 or the student help desk at ext 2402

Courses typically transfer from Newman to other accredited colleges. To find out how they will transfer, you may need to contact the registrar of the college that  you plan to attend. You will need the Newman course number in order to check, which is located in the online enrollment instructions received at the enrollment presentation.

Newman transcripts reflect the grade earned in your college-level course. When the course is over, your grade is inputted into the Newman system. You may access these grades through your Jetstream account.  Here you can pull unofficial transcripts.  If Newman is not your college of choice, you can order your official transcript online at the end of your senior year and have it sent to the college you will be attending. This can be done online by going to the Registrar tab under Student Quick links and following the transcript tabs to the clearinghouse.

You can order your transcripts through Clearinghouse. A small fee is required. 

Note: FERPA laws prohibit Newman University from releasing academic records or transcripts to parents without written permission from the student. 

There are two ways to discontinue a course: by drop or withdraw. All drop and withdrawal requests must be done in writing either by email or letter. 

Drop - Within two weeks from the beginning of the course you may drop a course for a full refund and without any record to your transcript. We consider the presentation date the beginning of the course. 

Once the course has been dropped, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

Withdraw - After two weeks from the beginning of the course you may withdraw from a course to avoid a penalty to your GPA but the fee may only be refunded for a portion of the course attended. No refunds will be accepted after four weeks into the course. Your transcript will indicate a "WD" for the course but is not calculated into your GPA. 

If you wish to drop or withdraw from a course, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, high school, and course you wish to discontinue. 

Please note: Dropping or withdrawing a course from your high school does not mean it is dropped or withdrawn from Newman so be sure to contact Newman University when doing so.

Yes - Advanced Standing students are eligible to access the same tutoring services that traditional Newman students receive. Please visit the Academic Resource Center page for more info.

Tutoring Available

Request a personal tutoring session: http://newmanu.mywconline.com

Contact a writing tutor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Learn more about tutoring services: Academic Resource Center

Visit the Advanced Standing LibGuide Portal, where you can access links to register classes, access academic journals, log into Jetstream and more.

Visit LibGuide Portal