Penn State offers two programs for current high school students: dual enrollment and early college enrollment.
Penn State offers dual enrollment to high school students who would like to attend a Penn State campus to take college courses. Qualified students earn college credits and experience the workload of a college class through this program. Credits earned can be applied to a Penn State degree and are part of one transcript recognized at all Penn State campuses. Credits earned may also be considered for transfer to another institution.
Students who have completed their junior year or are currently in their senior year of high school may be considered for this program. Exceptions for high school juniors and underclass students may be considered. Students who have graduated from high school may not participate in this program.
Penn State campuses, other than Penn State University Park and World Campus, offer a 50 percent tuition reduction for students participating in this program.
Interested students should discuss this dual enrollment program with their high school counselor. If you would like more information about this program, contact the Office of Admissions at the Penn State campus you would like to attend.
Are you participating or plan to enroll in a dual enrollment program offered by another college or university? Penn State can typically award credit for those programs—learn more!
Penn State offers an Early College Enrollment program which allows a limited number of highly qualified high school students to enroll as first-year Penn State students after finishing their eleventh grade of high school. To be eligible for this program, students must:
Contact the Penn State campus you are interested in attending if you would like more information. If you are ready to apply, please visit MyPennState.