High School Dual Enrollment

High School Dual Enrollment

The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Dual Enrollment Program offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college courses at a 50% tuition reduction. It is an opportunity for students to earn college credits while still in high school. Participants may choose from a variety of Penn State courses offered during the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

Program Benefits

The Dual Enrollment program is designed to encourage a broader range of students to experience post-secondary education by allowing them to concurrently enroll in post-secondary courses and to receive both secondary and post-secondary credits. Dual Enrollment helps to introduce students to advantages of post-secondary education and enhances their preparation for a more successful transition into  post-secondary institutions. Penn State Wilkes-Barre offers a 50% tuition reduction, for up to two courses per semester, to any student taking coursework as part of the Dual Enrollment program.The remaining tuition, IT fee and required textbooks, etc., are the responsibility of the student.

Program Highlights

  • High school juniors and seniors are eligible for the program.
  • A 50% tuition reduction will be offered, for up to two courses per semester.
  • To remain in the program, students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course.
  • Credits earned are valid at any Penn State location and may be transferred to another institution in the same way as any other Penn State credits.

If you have any questions about the High School Dual Enrollment program, ask your guidance counselor or contact John Barnes at jsb2@psu.edu or 570-675-9238.