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Dual Enrollment Program for High School Students

Dual Enrollment Program for High School Students

Attention high school juniors and seniors:

Do you want to get a head start on college classes while you are still in high school? Do you want to receive 50% off the cost of your tuition?

If the answer to these questions is yes, then Dual Enrollment at Penn State Schuylkill is for you!

The Dual Enrollment program offers incredible advantages for local high school students, like:

  • experiencing college courses instructed by Penn State faculty.
  • becoming a part of our campus community.
  • use of our on-campus resources like peer and professional tutors, academic advising, campus library with access to University-wide libraries, and computer facilities.
  • completing many of your college-required general education courses before high school graduation.
  • earning credits that can be applied to a Penn State degree (at any Penn State campus), or may be considered for transfer to another institution.

As soon as you finish your sophomore year in high school, you can be considered for dual enrollment classes. You will automatically receive 50% off tuition for your dual enrollment courses. That means that taking dual enrollment courses during high school helps you graduate earlier and pay less tuition!

If you are interested in becoming a dual enrollment student at Penn State Schuylkill, please see our "How to Apply for Dual Enrollment" page.

​Are you looking for dual enrollment course listings?

Dual enrollment course listings change each semester. For current listings, contact Elyce Kaplan at 570-385-6125.


Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (PACPSL) Compliance Statement

Annually, over 600 high school students schedule college courses from a multitude of disciplines at Penn State campuses. Additional information regarding Penn State's dual enrollment eligibility and registration process can be found on this page.

Per recent changes to the PACPSL, Penn State Schuylkill will continue to provide courses for qualified dual enrolled students,fully compliant with the required background checking requirements listen below. 

Faculty who teach classes in which dual enrolled students under the age of eighteen are registered, as well as staff who provide professional or support services, such as advising, counseling, or tutoring and students who serve in peer roles such as advising, mentoring, or tutoring to these students, are required by State law to have the following three clearances: Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Background Check (SP4-164), Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance Form (CY-113) and Federal (FBI) Fingerprint Criminal Background Check (Criminal History Report). Effective January 1, 2016, all individuals (current employees and new hires) interacting with dual enrolled students under the age of eighteen are required to have valid clearances in place. 

In order to ensure compliance in all future semesters, Penn State Schuylkill will identify sections of courses that typically enroll the most high school students and can confirm that faculty teaching these courses have completed the required background checks. The course list will be shared with current and future dual enrolled students through their guidance counselors and academic advisers and through print and web information. 

In addition, staff and students who provide services such as academic advising, tutoring and mentoring will be required to complete the three required background checks.

Questions regarding Penn State Schuylkill's compliance with PACPSL can be directed to the Office of Enrollment Services at 570-385-6252 for information.