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Congratulations on taking the initiative to jumpstart your college education with Penn State!

Student getting a head start on college creditsThe Penn State Greater Allegheny High School Dual Enrollment Program offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college courses and receive a 50 percent tuition reduction. Dual Enrollment enables students to get a real jump on their college careers by earning college credits while still in high school. Students participating in this program may choose from a variety of Penn State courses. To view the most current semester schedule, please visit Penn State's schedule of courses (be sure to select Greater Allegheny.)

Program Highlights

  • You must be a high school junior or a senior to be eligible for this program.
  • The tuition reduction is available for a maximum of eight credits per semester.  
  • As long as you maintain a “C” or better in each course, the tuition reduction is applied for a maximum of eight credits per semester over the course of five semesters: beginning with the fall semester of your high school junior year through the spring semester of your high school senior year. This includes the summer session between your junior and senior years.
  • High school students may not take more than eight credits per semester unless special permission is granted.
  • Students enrolled in a school district with grants or other funding may be eligible for additional funding to offset some or all of the remaining cost. 
  • Student technology and activity fees will be charged on a per-credit basis.   
  • Credits earned under the provisions of this program are valid across Penn State University and may be transferred to any another institution that will accept them.
  • Students who have graduated from high school may not participate in this program.

How to Apply

New applicants are required to have the following sent to David Davis, Penn State Greater Allegheny Admissions, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132 or faxed to 412-675-9056:

Students who have previously been accepted into the program do not need to resubmit application materials provided

  1. There has been no break in enrollment, and
  2. The student has performed at a grade "C" or better in prior dual enrollment courses at Penn State. 

Students who satisfy both 1) and 2) simply need to notify Penn State Greater Allegheny of their new course selection(s) by calling 412-675-9070.

You will be notified of the admissions decision by letter. For students accepted into the program, information regarding course scheduling and orientation will follow shortly after the admissions decision. For more information, please call Admissions at 412-675-9010 or email psuga@admissions.psu.edu.


Dual Enrollment Application

Dual Enrollment Fall 2015 courses

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