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Penn State York offers high school students the opportunity to take college courses on campus at a 50 percent tuition reduction. This enables students to get a jump on their college careers by earning college credits while still in high school. Students participating in this program may choose from a variety of courses offered at Penn State York.

Program Highlights

You must be a high school student in your junior or senior year, and have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0.

For high school seniors who have taken the SATs, Penn State desires a combined SAT 1 score of 1,000 (math and critical reading sections).

You will receive tuition support in the amount of 50 percent of the tuition for two courses during each of four semesters.

As long as you maintain a grade of C or better in each course, you may remain in this program, receiving the same tuition support each semester, for a total of four semesters.

This tuition support is available for two courses (up to 8 credits) per semester for four semesters.

Credits earned under the provisions of this program are valid at any Penn State location and may be transferred to another institution in the same way as any other Penn State credits.

Students who have graduated from high school may not participate in this program.

Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (PACPSL) Compliance Statement:

Annually, more than 600 high school students schedule college courses from a multitude of disciplines at Penn State campuses.

Per recent changes to the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (PACPSL), Penn State York will continue to provide courses for qualified dual enrolled students, fully compliant with the required background checking requirements listed below:

Faculty who teach classes in which dual enrolled students under the age of 18 are registered, as well as staff who provide professional or support services, such as advising, counseling, or tutoring and students who serve in peer roles such as advising, mentoring, or tutoring to these students, are required by State law to have the following three clearances: Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check (SP4-164), Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form (CY-113) and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check (Criminal History Report). Effective January 1, 2016, all individuals (current employees and new hires) interacting with dual enrolled students under the age of 18 are required to have valid clearances in place.

In order to ensure compliance in all future semesters, Penn State York will identify sections of courses that typically enroll the most high school students and can confirm that faculty teaching these courses have completed the required background checks. This course list will be shared with current and future dual enrolled students through their guidance counselors and academic advisers and through print and web information.

In addition, staff and students who provide services such as academic advising, tutoring and mentoring will be required to complete the three required background checks.

Questions regarding Penn State York compliance with PACPSL can be directed to Shaun Turner, Director of Admissions, 717-771-4040 or sturner@admissions.psu.edu.