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 jump start 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. 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.
Dual Enrollment students are offered a Penn State grant-in-aid of at least 50 percent of the cost of tuition.
How to apply
- Review the list of approved dual enrollment courses for the semester in which to plan to enroll.
- Go to Penn State's Dual Credit Enrollment page and click on the link for the non-degree high school enrollment form. Fill out the form and print it.
- Print and complete Penn State Beaver's , being sure to indicate the class or classes you want to take. If you want a counselor to contact you to discuss course options, leave the course selection section blank.
- Sign, scan, and email both completed forms to [email protected] or fax them to 724-773-3658.
- Ask your school counselor to email a copy of your high school transcript to [email protected] or fax it to 724-773-3658. Students may also give their signed forms to their school counselor to submit along with their transcript.