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January 08, 2020

La Roche University Now Offering International Scholar Credit Initiative Program

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 8, 2020 — High school students from around the world now can receive credit for university-level classes through La Roche University’s International Scholar Credit Initiative Program (ISCIP).

The ISCIP program, which is open to high school juniors and seniors, offers significant savings on a university degree, with courses at $210 per credit hour versus $700 per credit hour. Students may choose from a variety of course subjects including computer science, mathematics, sociology and philosophy.

Michael Bauer, director of international admissions at La Roche, said, “This new initiative is ideal for students who want to get ahead on earning a university degree. ISCIP students will get used to the university learning environment sooner while benefitting from La Roche’s supportive faculty, competitive coursework and affordable tuition.”

Visit to apply. Applicants must submit the following materials to be considered for acceptance:

  • A completed ISCIP application form
  •  A current transcript demonstrating a GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • A letter of recommendation from a high school guidance counselor
  • English language proficiency documents 

Students must be at least sophomore standing at the time of application.

For more information contact the Office of International Admissions: or 412-536-1279.

About La Roche University: A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,400 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.