Holy Apostles A.A. Degree by 12th Grade

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A combination of the Great Books Program, Theology Online, and Holy Apostles College Courses allows our 12th graders to graduate with their A.A. Degrees. This program will only be available to students who begin it on or before 12/31/2023. After that date, we recommend students interested in our A.A. degree program by 12th grade enroll in our like program with Catholic Distance University, on this website.

Alumni Stories

From 9th Grade to B.A. Degrees in Five Years!

How Three of our Grads Earned Their BA Degrees a year after Graduating High School

Joan Babecka and Sarah and Markus Visconti graduated from Angelicum Academy in the Spring of 2017. Thanks to the Angelicum Academy-Holy Apostles Agreement, Sarah and Markus were each able to transfer 48 credits from Angelicum’s Great Books Program and 12 credits of our online Theology courses, and both earned 15 credits from Holy Apostles online, for a total of 75 college-level credits towards their BA degrees at Holy Apostles College. As Angelicum Academy-Holy Apostles students, Sarah and Markus began studying online at Holy Apostles in the summer semester of 2017 while Angelicum Academy students, and by the end of the Spring Semester of 2018, Sarah and Markus had completed their BA degrees with a Double Majors in Philosophy and in History in the Social Sciences, Sarah at the age of 19 and Markus at age 20.  Sarah and Markus both graduated with 136 total credits, and a Cumulative GPAs of 3.26 and 3.32, respectively.

Earning Bachelor’s Degrees for Under $30,000: Thanks to the Agreement between the Angelicum Academy and Holy Apostles College, the total tuition for Sarah’s B.A. degree was under $30,000, and Markus’ – due to the Angelicum Academy family discount – was about $25,000 (The average total cost of a four-year B.A. in private colleges is $180,000+).

“Thank you for all you have done over the years with Markus’ and Sarah’s education! We are so grateful and are unsure of the words that could ever possibly express the blessings we have received by being a part of Angelicum Academy & Holy Apostles. We are so excited that our son Sam will be starting the Great Books Program with you! God Bless You for all you do. With sincere gratitude and best wishes always.”

-Mark & Terri Visconti

A.A. Degree Plans

Choose from Three Degree Plans

Choose from Three Degree Plans:

A.A. in Liberal Arts

A.A. in Liberal Arts (with Theology Online)

A.A. in Theology


Choose from Two Modes:


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Live (Synchronous)

Students meet online, weekly, for a two-hour Great Books Program discussion on the great books reading.  Enrollment is limited to 20 students per class.  Classes are hosted on Electa Live.

Holy Apostles College classes and Theology Online remain asynchronous.


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Recorded (Asynchronous)

Students watch recorded discussions compiled from the past 20 years of our online Great Books Program classes.  This is the best option for students unable to attend our live classes.

Holy Apostles College classes and Theology Online are also asynchronous.

Yearly Tuition

  • 5% Payment in Full Discount = $3,776.25

Monthly Tuition

  • 10 Month Payment Plan
  • No Additional Fees

Additional Resources


The Great Books Program and the Theology Online courses were reviewed by the American Council on Education college credit recommendation service (ACE CREDIT), which recommended the Great Books Program for 6 college credits for each semester of the program – 48 college credits in all. ACE CREDIT recommended the Theology Online courses for three credits per course, 12 college credits in all. All 60 such credits are accepted for transfer by Holy Apostles.

Those 60 credits are also applicable towards Holy Apostles Bachelor’s degrees (B.A.s) in Theology, Philosophy, English in the Humanities, and History in the Social Studies.

Cardinal Newman Society Recommendation

Holy Apostles College and the Great Books Program are both recommended by the Cardinal Newman Society’s The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. 

Holy Apostles College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and by the State of Connecticut Board of Higher Education.