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Mount, Berks Catholic Enter Guaranteed Admissions Partnership

Berks Catholic feature

Josh Ditsky, director of college counseling and career planning at Berks Catholic High School, with President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D.

Berks Catholic High School in Reading, Pennsylvania, and Mount St. Mary’s University have partnered on an admissions agreement guaranteeing the high school’s graduates admission and a four-year renewable scholarship to the university.

“Both the Mount and Berks Catholic have histories of enrolling students who seek a challenging academic environment and encouragement to live productive lives of service,” said Mount St. Mary’s President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. “The agreement recognizes our shared goal to enhance access to high-quality values-based education at the high school and postsecondary levels.”

“Through this partnership we are delighted that Mount St. Mary’s values the quality of our students at Berks Catholic and demonstrates the Mount’s commitment to providing access and opportunity for our “Saints” to continue their education at a great Catholic university!” said Berks Catholic Principal Tony Balistrere.

Under the agreement, signed by Trainor and Balistrere, Berks Catholic students who meet defined requirements are guaranteed admission to MSMU. Students who meet the criteria will receive, at minimum, a $22,000 four-year award, with a total value of $88,000.

A Mount St. Mary’s admissions representative will visit Berks Catholic as many as three times a year to share information about the Mount’s academic programs and application, admissions, financial aid and related processes.