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Extra Academic Support For You

Seton Hill has three programs for students who need a little extra support in transitioning to college, and succeeding here on the Hill. New Setonians are invited to participate in these programs during the admission process. 

Collegiate, Academic & Personal Success Program (C.A.P.S.)

If you are admitted to Seton Hill through the C.A.P.S. program, you immediately become eligible for a $500 C.A.P.S. grant for every semester that you attend Seton Hill. In your first semester at Seton Hill, you will enjoy:

  • 1 credit Mastering College Academics course (you will not be charged for this course).

  • An academic coach who will meet with you regularly throughout the semester.

  • A special lending library that provides free textbooks on a short-term basis.


If you are in good academic standing after your first semester, you have no other required activities. You remain a member of the C.A.P.S. Program throughout your time at Seton Hill, and can take advantage of any of the program’s resources whenever you need them. If your academic progress starts to falter at any point after your first semester, the C.A.P.S. Program will reach out to help. At this point, you may need to take part in some additional required activities to help you get back on track.

Opportunity Program

If you come to Seton Hill through the Opportunity Program, you immediately become eligible for a $500 Opportunity grant for every semester that you attend the University. To help you get a jumpstart on college, you will be required to take a weeklong course prior to the beginning of the fall semester. You will not be charged for this course. You must pass this course with a C or better in order to remain a student at Seton Hill. During this week, you will also move in to your room at Seton Hill (if you are a resident student). In your first year at Seton Hill you will enjoy:

  • 1 credit Mastering College Academics 1 course in the fall semester (no charge).

  • 1 credit Mastering College Academics 2 course in the spring semester (no charge).

  • Mentorship from a fellow student who will stay in touch throughout the year.

  • Special events for Opportunity Programs put together by the team of student mentors.

  • A personal academic coach. 

  • A special lending library that provides free textbooks on a short-term basis.


Student Support Services

Student Support Services is a federally-funded TRIO Program that offers personalized support to students who fit the program’s guidelines - which can include financial need, disability, or status as a first-generation college student. Students who participate in Student Support Services benefit from comprehensive, tailored academic and personal support for the entire time they are enrolled at Seton Hill.

To contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, fill out our online Request for Information form. You may also call us any time at (724) 838-4281 or (800) 826-6234, or send an email to admit@setonhill.edu.