The Advanced Standing Advantage
What is the Advanced Standing program?
The Newman University Advanced Standing program allows high school students to fulfill high school requirements while earning college credit through specific courses specific to each high school.
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 enroll in the college before signing up.
- There are no admission fees in order for you to take these courses.
- 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 all 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. E-coaching for writing is available as well.
- The Dugan Library is also 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 receive their money back in the form of a one-time credit toward their first semester bill at Newman! Receive your one-time credit in the total amount of money you have previously invested in Advanced Standing courses prior to high school graduation.
How to Enroll
Fall & Spring Semesters
Contact your high school counselor for instructions on how to enroll online or watch video under the How to Register tab below.
The Advanced Standing on-campus enrollment is not available online. A form will be sent to you once you call or email the office.
- 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.
- Have Username and Password ready.
- Username is usually last name +student ID number.
- 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
Courses typically transfer to other colleges. To find out how they will transfer, contact the registrar of college you plan to transfer to. You will need the Newman course number in order to check, which is located on the handout received at the enrollment presentation or on the Newman schedule of courses page.
Newman transcripts reflect the grade earned in your college level course. Once enrolled, you may access your Newman grades online through your Jetstream account. If Newman is not your college of choice, you can order your transcript online at the end of your senior year and have it sent to the college you will be attending.
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.
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 transcripts will indicate a "WD" for the course but is not calculated into your GPA.
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.
2017-18 Midterm Withdrawal Dates
Semester Long courses:
- Fall semester midterm: Oct. 20, 2017
- Spring semester midterm: March 10, 2018
- Yearlong Courses - Midterm - Jan. 16, 2018
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.