Project Acceleration 2021-2022
For more information or questions, please contact Mr. Joseph Materia at 661-8825 or email@example.com
Updated Sept. 2021
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 2021-2022) 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 13, 2021. Students can register for spring semester courses in January-February (more information provided after the holiday break).
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 $100 per credit. (Please note that some courses are three credits, while others include an additional credit for the corresponding lab). Forms are to be completed on line, printed and then mailed to Seton Hall. PAYMENT WILL BE ONLINE THIS YEAR (after registration). Students will be provided with more information in their classes. A more detailed email will be sent to all parents and eligible students at the beginning of each semester.
Below, you will find a list of classes that relate NHS courses/Instructors to Seton Hall courses/credits, as well as a list if of schools that are known to accept project acceleration credits. For more information, please visit or contact Mr. Joseph Materia (NHS Vice Principal) at 661-8825 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Official transcripts are available upon request by submitting a Transcript Request form, and will be sent directly to another university on behalf of the student. Unofficial transcripts can also be requested by the same method, and will be sent to the student’s home. The Transcript Request form (with the procedure) is available on our website at
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 III (ENGL 1201-PNT Core English I) 3 Credits Ms. Hecht
-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
-AP Calculus AB (MATH 1401-PNT Calculus I) 4 Credits Mr. Picard
-AP Calculus AB (MATH 1401-PNU Calculus I) 4 Credits Ms. Martin
-AP Physics I (PHYS 1701-PNT General Physics I)* 3 Credits Mr. Shaw
-AP Physics I (PHYS 1811-PNT General Physics I LAB)* 1 Credit Mr. Shaw
-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 Mr. Wynne
-AP Latin (LATN 3120-PNT Virgil's Aeneid) 3 Credits Mr. Wynne
-Spanish Heritage II Honors (SPAN 2103-PNM Intermediate Spanish For Hispanics I)* 3 Credits Mrs. Guariglia
*COURSES OFFER ADDITIONAL CREDITS IN THE SPRING SEMESTER
SPRING 2022 (Part 2 Courses)
IMPORTANT: Only students that registered for the part 1 course in the Fall are eligible to register for the part II course in the Spring. Emails to eligible students and parents) will be sent out by the end January.
Courses/Instructors that are approved for project acceleration:
Courses will be listed after the holiday break.
Registration information will be made available at that time.
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