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What is Dual Enrollment?

The dual enrollment program is designed for exceptional high school students who wish to enroll in a maximum of eight credits per semester at the Pennsylvania State University as a supplement to their high school level courses.

Admission Criteria

  • Applicants must complete eleventh grade before attending class.
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average in grades nine through eleven.
  • Applicants must have the endorsement of the high school principal or his/her representative.
    • To recommend them as having the potential for achieving in college level courses.
    • To certify that enrollment in college-level courses will not jeopardize their graduation from high school on schedule.
  • Applicants must meet the academic prerequisites for courses in which they plan to enroll.
  • Applicants must take Penn State placement exams before enrolling in English, Math, or Chemistry.

Application Procedure

  • Applicants who wish to supplement their high school classes by enrolling in courses at the Lehigh Valley campus should submit the following information to the Lehigh Valley campus Admissions Officer.
    • An application as a non-degree student 
    • An official transcript of his/her high school grades
    • A letter from the appropriate high school official recommending the student in college level courses and a recommendation that he/she has the potential to achieve success in the courses approved
    • The applicant should visit the campus at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the semester in which he/she wishes to enroll to meet with the admissions officer and to tour the facilities.
    • A form authorizing release of grades to the high school official

Program Characteristics

Students shall not register for more than eight (8) credits per semester.

  • Students shall be required to meet regularly with the admissions officer or designate.
  • At the end of each semester the students' instructors and Admissions Officer or designate will be consulted regarding an evaluation of students' progress.
  • Students will be responsible for scheduling courses in such a way as not to interfere with high school classes required for graduation.
  • Students will be enrolled on space-available basis each semester.

Additional Information

For additional information regarding dual enrollment at Penn State Lehigh Valley, contact:

Michael Damweber
Director of Admissions
610-285-5046 | mdamweber@admissions.psu.edu



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