Penn State Beaver offers high school students the opportunity to take college courses on campus for a discounted tuition rate. This enables students to get a real "JumpStart" on their college careers by earning college credits while still in high school. Students participating in this Dual Enrollment program may choose from a variety of courses offered at the campus.
You must be a high school junior or senior with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or a combined SAT1 critical reading and math score of 1,000 to be eligible for this program. Exceptions may be made for promising students who do not meet the above criteria.
High school seniors may enroll in up to 8 credits per semester, beginning in the summer prior to their senior year, and high school juniors may enroll in one 3- or 4-credit course either the fall or spring semester. Juniors wishing to take more than one course must obtain special permission from Penn State. Total credits taken may not exceed 24.
To remain in the program, students must earn a grade of C or better in each course.
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.
JumpStart students are offered a Penn State grant-in-aid of at least 50 percent of the cost of tuition.