High School Programs

High School Programs

Dual Enrollment Handbook

Penn State Scranton is pleased to offer the Dual Enrollment programs to high school juniors and seniors in school districts located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. High School students take college courses at a 50 % tuition reduction.  Dual Enrollment offers high school juniors & seniors who meet specific requirements the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. These credits are then transferable into a degree program after completed successfully.

A. Students who meet the following criteria are qualified to participate in the program:

  1. The student is a high school junior or senior. The student is making satisfactory progress toward fulfilling applicable secondary school graduation requirements, as determined by the school district.
  2. The school district will determine satisfactory progress based on credit earned.
  3. The student had scored at least 1250 on the PSSA Math or English test.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

B. Students that do not meet the criteria listed under Section A may be permitted to enroll in dual enrollment courses if they meet the following alternative criteria and receive approval by both Penn State Scranton.

  1. The student is enrolled in the school district as a high school freshman or sophomore but meets the criteria listed in Section A.
  2. The student is enrolled in the middle College Program at Penn State Scranton.

C. 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.

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Students are eligible to register for courses in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The students will not be allowed to enroll in more than 24 postsecondary credits through dual enrollment per academic year. In order to successfully complete a course listed in this Agreement, students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0. Both the University and the school district agree to provide a mechanism for communicating the educational and economic benefits of higher education as well as the requirements for participation and enrollment procedures for dual enrollment to parents and students.

For more information regarding tuition contact your guidance office or Dual Enrollment Committee. Students may be responsible for partial tuition, books, and other fees associated with specific courses.

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Get a Jump Start on College with Dual Enrollment at Penn State Scranton.  Penn State offers an exciting opportunity for high school students to take college courses at a 50% tuition reduction.  Qualified junior and senior students can prepare for the future and earn college credits.  Credits earned can be applied to a degree at Penn State or transfered to another institution. 


  • Intro to Psychology (3 credits) PSYCH 100 and
  • Intro to Human Development and Family Studies ( 3 credits) HD FS 100

These courses begin on Monday, January 12, 2015 and end the week of May 4, 2015. 

Baccalaureate (Four-year) Degree Programs

  •  Business
  •  Corporate Communication
  •  English
  •  Human Development and Family Studies
  •  Information Sciences and Technology
  •  Letters, Arts and Sciences
  •  Nursing
  •  Science

Associate (Two-Year) Degree Programs

  •  Business Administration
  •  Human Development and Family Studies
  •  Information Sciences and Technology
  •  Letters, Arts and Sciences
  •  Nursing

First Two Years of all Penn State degrees!

For more information and a copy of the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement contact:

Sandra Feather, Director of Enrollment Management
Penn State Scranton Admissions
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, PA 18512
Phone: 570-963-2626