Twelve Catholic colleges in the Philadelphia area in cooperation with the Secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia sponsor the Diocesan Scholars Program. The top thirty juniors are invited to interview for the program during their senior year. The O’Hara students selected take four courses at Cardinal O’Hara and two college courses each semester during their senior year. There is no college tuition for these courses, but students receive both high school and college credit. Diocesan Scholars must supply their own transportation between the high school and the college, and maintain at least a B average.