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Project Acceleration

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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 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 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.

The Transcript Request form (with the procedure) is available on our website at

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

Spring 2024





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.

PLEASE NOTE: Policies at the colleges listed may change without notice. Likewise, the policies between different programs within the same University are not always identical. Please contact your college of choice to confirm that they will continue to accept these credits from Seton Hall University. 



Atlantic Community College 

Bergen Community College

College of New Jersey                                                                           

College of St. Elizabeth

Fairleigh Dickinson University 


Jersey City State College19, 20

Kean University                                                                                        

Monmouth University

Montclair State University                                                                

New Jersey City University (Oral Approval)

Ramapo College of New Jersey                                                      

Raritan Valley Community College

Rider College

Rowan University                                                                                    

Rutgers University23                                                                              

Thomas Edison State College                                                          

William Paterson University                                                           

New Jersey Institute of Technology                                            

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Saint Peter’s College 8                                                                          


* Additional information about credits transferring between NJ institutions can be found at



University of Alaska



University of Montevallo12 



Arizona State University10



California State University /Los Angeles16

Loyola Marymount University8,2

University of California at Los Angeles12



Colorado School of Mines

Mesa State College12

University of Colorado8



Albertus Magnus College13

Connecticut University6,8

Hartford University8

Quinnipiac College

Sacred Heart University

Southern Connecticut State University

University of Hartford 

Fairfield University2,4,9



American University6

George Washington University 

Howard University

Trinity College


Catholic University9



University of Delaware12 


Flagler College12

Saint Leo College10

University of Florida

University of Miami10

University of Tampa



Augusta College12 

Georgia Institute of Technology 8

Georgia Tech8,9,13



Drake University8

Iowa State University8

Loras College12 

University of Iowa 



DePaul University10

Knox College12

Loyola University of Chicago8

Monmouth College 12

Notre Dame University

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 8


University of Illinois8,9



Ball State University12

Earlham College12

Indiana University8

Purdue University/Calumet

Purdue University/West Lafayette8,12

Saint Joseph's College8,12



Kansas State University8

Kansas Wesleyan University12 

University of Kansas 12



Bellarmine College8

Spalding University8,10

University of Kentucky3,16



Louisiana State University A & M8,13

Tulane University8,9,13



Saint Joseph's College 8

University of Maine ‚Äď Augusta12



Hood College 

Mount Saint Mary's College12,14

Salisbury State Unviversity

Towson University18

University of Maryland-College Park12

University of Maryland-Eastern Shore 8,12

Western Maryland College13,16



Assumption College12

Bloomfield College

Boston College11,15

Boston University8

Clark University 8,16

Gordon College10

Harvard College10,12,15

Mass Maritime Academy13

Merrimack College12,19

Northeastern University8

Springfield College12


Suffolk University 8

Univ. of Massachusetts8

Wellesley College8,12,22

Worcester Polytechnic Institute2,8,12

Amherst 9

Bentley College9

Emerson College9,10,13,16,17,18



University of Detroit Mercy

University of Michigan8

Wayne State University8



Carleton College



Avila College8 

University of Central Missouri

Missouri Southern State College8 

Northwest Missouri State University8,10

Saint Louis University8

Southeast Missouri State University 12

University of Missouri12



Creighton Uiversity

Union College at Lincoln19 



Plymouth State College8

Saint Anselm College2,4

University of New Hampshire12




Albany College Pharmacy

Alfred University

Bethany College

Binghamton-State University of NY8

Canisius College2,3,21

Clarkson University

College of New Rochelle12

College of St. Rose8,19

Columbia University10,15

Concordia College

Dominican College

D'Youville College

Fashion Institute Technology12

Hofstra University

Houghton College

Hunter College-City University of NY

Ithaca College10

Laboratory Institute of Merchandising 8

Lemoyne College12

Long Island University C.W. Post Campus

Marist College6,8

Molloy College

New York University10

Niagara University17

Nyack College 12

Pace University18

Rockland Community College 

Saint Bonaventure University10

Saint Francis College

Saint John Fisher College8 

Saint Lawrence University10

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Siena College12 

St. John's University

State University College of New York at Buffalo

SUNY College at Potsdam 



SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry



Syracuse University10

University of Rochester9




Belmont Abbey College

Davidson College7,8

Duke University7, 21

East Carolina University12

Louisburg College12

University of North Carolina16



North Dakota State University10

University of North Dakota



Bowling Green State University12

College of Wooster5,8

Kent State University17

Miami University of Ohio

Ohio Northern University18

Ohio State University19 

University of Akron

University of Dayton

Wittenberg University10,19

Wright State University

Xavier University/Cincinnati

Ohio Wesleyan University9,12



University of Oklahoma



Eastern Oregon State College16 

Oregon State University12

University of Portland12 



Albright College 

Arcadia University

Bloomsburg University 8


Cabrini College10

Carnegie Mellon University10,23

Drexel University10

Edinboro University12

Elizabethtown College12

Gwynedd-Mercy College13

Indiana University of Pennsylvania 8

Kings College12

La Salle University18

Lehigh University8

Lock Haven University

Mansfield University

Marywood University16

Muhlenberg University12

North Hampton Community College 

Penn State12

Seton Hill College12

Temple University12

University of Pennsylvania10

University of Pittsburgh13,16

University of Scranton12 

York College1,8




Brown University 10

Johnson and Wales College10

Rhode Island College12

Rhode Island School of Design16

University of Rhode Island12

Providence College 9,10



Clemson University10

Francis Marion University12 

University of South Carolina18



University of Tennessee13

Vanderbilt University9,10,12,19


Baylor University,8

Texas A&M University12

Texas Christian University

Trinity University



Utah State University10



Champlain College12

Norwich University8

Southern Vermont College8

St. Michael's College8



College of William and Mary12

Hampden-Sydney College8

James Madison University10,13

Mary Baldwin College8

Old Dominion University

Regent University10

University of Richmond12

University of Virginia8

Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University8



Gonzaga University



Shepherd University12

University of West Virginia8



Carroll College19

Carthage College8

Marquette University13

University of Wisconsin17



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



The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.