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Penn State Scranton offers Dual Enrollment courses to qualifying high school juniors and seniors in school districts located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. High School students earn college credit, that can be applied to most majors at Penn State University or other colleges and universities, at a 50% tuition reduction.
Approved Dual Enrollment classes are typically general education courses taught by faculty who have been approved to teach high school students.
Dual Enrollment Eligibility
Students who have completed their junior year or are currently in their senior year of high school are eligible for dual enrollment. Exceptions are considered for high school juniors and underclassmen on a case-by-case basis.
Dual Enrollment students may take up to 8 credits per semester. Most students take one or two courses per 16-week semester in addition to, or in place of, high school coursework.
Dual Enrollment qualifications:
- The student is a high school junior or senior and is making satisfactory progress toward fulfilling applicable secondary school graduation requirements, as determined by the school district.
- The school district will determine satisfactory progress based on credit earned.
- The student had scored at least 1250 on the PSSA Math or English test.
- The student demonstrates readiness for college-level coursework in the intended subject area of study, as determined by Penn State Scranton. The University will determine readiness based on placement exam decisions.
- The student has scored at least a 15 on the placement exam deemed appropriate by Penn State Scranton for the Dual Enrollment course to be taken.
- In order to remain in the program, the student must maintain a secondary school grade point average of 3.0 in the applicable subject area of study. The student also must maintain a minimum grade of 2.0 in each Dual enrollment course in which the student is enrolled.
- The student is enrolled in the school district as a high school freshman or sophomore but meets the criteria listed in Section A.
Dual Enrollment Grades and Courses
Students are eligible to register for Dual Enrollment courses in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The students will not be allowed to enroll in more than 24 post-secondary credits through Dual Enrollment per academic year.
Students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in order to successfully complete a course.
Cost of Dual Enrollment
High School students take college courses at a 50% tuition reduction. Students may be responsible for partial tuition, books, and other fees associated with specific courses.