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  1. What is the Dual Enrollment program?

  2. How does a high school student qualify for the Dual Enrollment program?

  3. When can a high school student start taking classes at Penn State?

  4. What is the reduced tuition rate for Dual Enrollment?

  5. How does a high school student enroll in Penn State York's Dual Enrollment program?

 

  1. Q: What is the Dual Enrollment program?

    1. Dual Enrollment enables qualified high school students to take college courses at a reduced rate of tuition and earn college and high school credits while still in high school. The student’s high school must approve the awarding of high school credit for the college course.


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  2. Q: How does a high school student qualify for the Dual Enrollment program?

    1. The program is open to high school juniors and seniors, who have a minimum 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).


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  3. Q: When can a high school student start taking classes at Penn State?

    1. According to University Faculty Senate policy, a high school student can begin taking classes at Penn State no sooner than the second semester of the junior year of high school. The Dual Enrollment-College-in-High School program is open to students in their junior year of high school, the summer between the junior and senior years, as well as fall and spring of the senior year. Once a student graduates, he or she is no longer eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment-College-in-High School program

      Students are eligible for the Dual Enrollment tuition rate for no more than two classes per semester (eight credit maximum), over the course of their four semesters of eligibility


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  4. Q: What is the reduced tuition rate for Dual Enrollment?

    1. The tuition rate for students is 50 percent of standard tuition costs. View current tuition rates and fees. Students are eligible to take two classes per semester (6-8 credits) at this reduced rate. Students taking more than two classes per semester must pay full tuition on the additional class(es).

      Additional costs include books and fees. The price of books varies according to the class the student selects

      Financial aid is not available for Dual Enrollment participants.


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  5. Q: How does a high school student enroll in Penn State York's Dual Enrollment program?

      • Interested students should contact the Penn State York office of admissions at 717-771-4040 to obtain a Penn State York Dual Enrollment Form and Contract and to set up an appointment to meet with an admissions counselor in order to schedule a class(es).
      • Dual enrollment appointments are scheduled beginning in May for the fall semester and late November for the spring semester each year. Classes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
      • The student must bring the following documents to the admissions appointment:
        • The completed Penn State York Dual Enrollment Form and Contract, signed by the student, parent/guardian, and high school guidance counselor
        • High school transcript, including SAT/ACT/PSAT test scores (if taken)
      • It is also recommended that the student review the online schedule of classes offered during the appropriate semester prior to the admissions office appointment. Students should direct any questions regarding which college courses will fulfill high school requirements to their high school guidance counselor.


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