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Updated August 2023
Project Acceleration is a concurrent enrollment program within the College of Arts and Sciences at Seton Hall University, that has allowed high school students in New Jersey and New York to get a head start on their university careers. Over the course of their high school career, students can earn credits from Seton Hall University for approved courses taken in their secondary schools. Subjects include (for NHS in 2022-2023) Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Political Science, History, English, Italian, Latin and Spanish. The college credits earned through Project Acceleration are accepted at more than 200 colleges and universities.
Nutley High School participates in the Project Acceleration program. This site provides information about the various courses that Nutley High School offers that are aligned with Project Acceleration. In order for a course to be approved, both course curriculum and instructor must be approved by the faculty at Seton Hall.
NHS offers both semester courses and full year courses. Registration for fall semester and full year courses ends on October 31, 2023. Students can also register for spring semester courses if applicable in January-February (more information provided after the holiday break). Registration for Spring Semester courses (Part 2 only) ends in March 2024. In order to register students must be enrolled in Part 1 of the course for Fall 2023.
Students must be enrolled in the appropriate course, and have the approved instructor to qualify. Registration forms can be downloaded at
The fee for Project Acceleration is $110 PER credit. (Please note that some courses are three credits, while others include an additional credit for the corresponding labs). Registration forms and payment are to be completed online via Seton Hall.
Below, you will find a list of classes that relate NHS courses/Instructors to Seton Hall courses/credits, as well as a list of schools that are known to accept project acceleration credits.
All Registration is Coordinated Directly with Seton Hall University:
Registration Information and Credit Cost
Students can call (973) 761-9224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in registration.
Registration & Payment Process
Students will go to the following link and fill out the necessary form every semester that they want to participate:
The student/parent will receive the payment email 3-5 business days after completing the initial interest form. Please keep an eye on your Spam folder. The payment through our online portal will be the registration. We will run a report every week for new students that pay for credits.
Students are not registered until after Seton Hall receives an online payment.
This payment email will have the student’s Seton Hall Student ID number along with a link to pay for your credits online. Please have them pay for the credits ASAP or they will not receive credits from Seton Hall University.
If students overpay, register for an incorrect class, or register for the wrong semester, they will receive a refund; if students underpay, we will contact them directly about their bill. You will receive a receipt via email after completing the payment. Please keep this on file for record keeping purposes.
Seton Hall will not be accepting any payments made after November 13th at 11:59 P.M. Any payment made on November 14th will be refunded. If you have not completed your payment for Project Acceleration by then, Seton Hall will not register you.
If you do not receive the proper emails within a week, please contact the Project Acceleration Department at Seton Hall immediately at email@example.com with your full name, high school, and email address.
Students should consult their NHS instructors for further information about a course's registration requirements. Some courses are sequential, requiring registration, and payment in both fall and spring semesters if students wish to receive credit for both semesters of the course. High school officials must inform students of the courses that are available at their academic location.
This first list of courses reflects those that Seton Hall designates as semester courses. Students can register for these courses again in the Spring for additional credits.
PLEASE NOTE: The Seton Hall course title and code is in PARENTHESES, which is needed for REGISTRATION.
-AP Biology (BIOL 1106-PNT Human Structure And Function II) 4 Credits Mr. Simko
-Honors Human Physiology (BIOL 1133-PNU Human Anatomy And Physiology II LECTURE) 3 Credits Dr. Smith
-Honors Human Physiology (BIOL 1134-PNU Human Anatomy And Physiology II LAB) 1 Credit Dr. Smith
-AP Chemistry (CHEM 1123-PNU General Chemistry II ) 3 Credits Mr. Kasner
-AP Chemistry (CHEM 1125-PNU General Chemistry II LAB) 1 Credit Mr. Kasner
-AP Macroeconomics (ECON 1403-PNT Principles Of Economics II) 3 Credits Mr. Bradley
-AP Physics I (PHYS 1702-PNT General Physics II) 3 Credits Mr. Enrico
-AP Physics I (PHYS 1812-PNT General Physics II LAB) 1 Credit Mr. Enrico
-Spanish IV Honors (SPAN 2002-PNU Intermediate Spanish II) 3 Credits Mrs. Garcia
-Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRIM1200-PNT Criminal Justice Complex) 3 Credits Mr. Porrino
-Italian IV Honors (ITAL 2002-PNU Intermediate Italian II) 3 Credits Mr. Laperuta
-Latin IV Honors (LATN 2102-PNT Intermediate Latin II) 3 Credits Ms. Guerriero
-Spanish Heritage II Honors (SPAN 2104-PNM Intermediate Spanish For Hispanics II)* 3 Credits Mrs. Guariglia
FALL 2023 - Full list of courses (those with asterisks* are semester courses, as noted above). All other courses listed below can be registered for in the fall for the full school year.
Courses/Instructors that are approved for project acceleration:
PLEASE NOTE: The Seton Hall course title and code is in PARENTHESES, which is needed for REGISTRATION.
-AP Biology (BIOL 1105-PNT Human Structure And Function I)* 4 Credits Mr. Simko
-Honors Human Physiology (BIOL 1122-PNU Human Anatomy And Physiology I LECTURE)* 3 Credits Dr. Smith
-Honors Human Physiology (BIOL 1123-PNU Human Anatomy And Physiology I LAB)* 1 Credit Dr. Smith
-AP Chemistry (CHEM 1123-PNU General Chemistry I)* 3 Credits Mr. Kasner
-AP Chemistry (CHEM 1125-PNU General Chemistry I LAB)* 1 Credit Mr. Kasner
-AP Macroeconomics (ECON 1402-PNT Principles Of Economics I)* 3 Credits Mr. Bradley
-AP English Language & Composition (ENGL 1201-PNT Core English I) 3 Credits Ms. Lemire
-AP US History (HIST 1301-PNM American History I) 3 Credits Mr. Porrino
-AP US History (HIST 1301-PNT American History I) 3 Credits Mrs. Michalek
-Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRIM1200-PNT Criminal Justice Complex)* 3 Credits Mr. Porrino
-Sociology (SOC1101-PNT Introduction to Sociology) 3 Credits Mrs. Stine
-AP Calculus AB (MATH 1401-PNT Calculus I) 4 Credits Mr. Picard
-AP Physics I (PHYS 1701-PNT General Physics I)* 3 Credits Mr. Enrico
-AP Physics I (PHYS 1811-PNT General Physics I LAB)* 1 Credit Mr. Enrico
-AP Government And Politics (POLS 1211-PNU United States Politics) 3 Credits Mr. Abbio
-Spanish IV Honors (SPAN 2001-PNU Intermediate Spanish I)* 3 Credits Mrs. Garcia
-Italian IV Honors (ITAL 2001-PNU Intermediate Italian I)* 3 Credits Mr. Laperuta
-Latin IV Honors (LATN 2101-PNT Intermediate Latin I)* 3 Credits Ms. Guerriero
-AP Latin (LATN 3120-PNT Virgil's Aeneid) 3 Credits Ms. Guerriero
-Spanish Heritage II Honors (SPAN 2103-PNM Intermediate Spanish For Hispanics I)* 3 Credits Mrs. Guariglia
The following list contains Colleges and Universities who in the past have accepted the transfer of Project Acceleration credits for incoming freshman. The attached list is based on prior student transfers, as well as the policies posted on these college websites.
Atlantic Community College
Bergen Community College
College of New Jersey
College of St. Elizabeth
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Jersey City State College
Montclair State University
New Jersey City University
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Raritan Valley Community College
Thomas Edison State College
William Paterson University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Saint Peter’s College
University of Alaska
University of Montevallo
Arizona State University
California State University /Los Angeles
Loyola Marymount University
University of California at Los Angeles
Colorado School of Mines
Mesa State College
University of Colorado
Albertus Magnus College
Sacred Heart University
Southern Connecticut State University
University of Hartford
George Washington University
University of Delaware
Saint Leo College
University of Florida
University of Miami
University of Tampa
Georgia Institute of Technology
Iowa State University
University of Iowa
Loyola University of Chicago
Notre Dame University
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
University of Illinois
Ball State University
Purdue University/West Lafayette
Saint Joseph's College
Kansas State University
Kansas Wesleyan University
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
Louisiana State University A & M
Saint Joseph's College
University of Maine – Augusta
Mount Saint Mary's College
Salisbury State Unviversity
University of Maryland-College Park
University of Maryland-Eastern Shore
Western Maryland College
Mass Maritime Academy
Univ. of Massachusetts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Michigan
Wayne State University
University of Central Missouri
Missouri Southern State College
Northwest Missouri State University
Saint Louis University
Southeast Missouri State University
University of Missouri
Union College at Lincoln
Plymouth State College
Saint Anselm College
University of New Hampshire
Albany College Pharmacy
Binghamton-State University of NY
College of New Rochelle
College of St. Rose
Fashion Institute Technology
Hunter College-City University of NY
Laboratory Institute of Merchandising
Long Island University C.W. Post Campus
New York University
Rockland Community College
Saint Bonaventure University
Saint Francis College
Saint John Fisher College
Saint Lawrence University
Saint Thomas Aquinas
St. John's University
State University College of New York at Buffalo
SUNY College at Potsdam
SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry
University of Rochester
Belmont Abbey College
East Carolina University
University of North Carolina
North Dakota State University
University of North Dakota
Bowling Green State University
College of Wooster
Kent State University
Miami University of Ohio
Ohio Northern University
Ohio State University
University of Akron
University of Dayton
Wright State University
Ohio Wesleyan University
University of Oklahoma
Eastern Oregon State College
Oregon State University
University of Portland
Carnegie Mellon University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
La Salle University
Lock Haven University
North Hampton Community College
Seton Hill College
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Scranton
Johnson and Wales College
Rhode Island College
Rhode Island School of Design
University of Rhode Island
Francis Marion University
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee
Texas A&M University
Texas Christian University
Utah State University
Southern Vermont College
St. Michael's College
College of William and Mary
James Madison University
Mary Baldwin College
Old Dominion University
University of Richmond
University of Virginia
Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University
University of West Virginia
University of Wisconsin
2. Minimum grade of B.
3. 12 credits or less.
4. 15 credits maximum; grade of B preferred.
5. 16 credits maximum.
6. 22 credits maximum.
7. Only 2 courses accepted.
8. Comparable to courses at accepting colleges or universities.
9. Credits not accepted if necessary for high school graduation. Call college or university for clarification.
10. Case by case basis; example: departmental permission.
11. Credits accepted only if taken at Seton Hall University campus with regular Seton Hall University faculty with other college students.
12. Telephone clarification recommended.
13. Depending on course content, courses could transfer specifically or as an elective credit.
14. First-time freshmen who wish to transfer English Composition may receive general elective credit.
15. Advance placement standing only; not for college credit.
16. Meet normal transfer criteria.
17. Comparable with student’s degree program and normal transfer credit policy.
18. Courses must apply to student’s major coursework, core or elective coursework.
19. Need Seton Hall University course description.
20. Need course description, information on instructor, location and texts from high school.
21. Free electives only.
22. Maximum 2 credits awarded
23. Does not accept ENGL 1201 & ENGL 1202