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Penn State Fayette offers an exciting opportunity for high school students to take college courses at a 50 percent tuition reduction. Qualified junior and senior students can prepare for the future by earning college credits and experiencing the workload of a college course. Exceptions for high school juniors and underclass students may be considered. Credits earned can by applied to a Penn State degree and are part of one transcript recognized at all Penn State University campuses. Credits earned may also be considered for transfer to another institution in the same way as other Penn State credits.

By enrolling in the Dual Enrollment Program, qualifying students will receive:

  • A 50 percent grant-in-aid for tuition costs
  • College courses taught by Penn State professors
  • A Penn State ID card and e-mail access account
  • Classes in a university environment with other college students, and the opportunity to participate in college activities
  • The use of our on-campus Learning Center, tutoring, advising, library, and computer facilities
  • The opportunity to take college courses for credit that are valid across Penn State University and may be transferred to another institution

How to Apply

Returning students who have previously been accepted into the program do not need to resubmit a non-degree application, provided that:

  • There has been no break in enrollment
  • The student has performed at a grade of “C” or better in prior dual enrollment courses at Penn State.

Returning students must provide a signed parental consent form and contact admissions to schedule classes.

New applicants are required to supply the following:

  • A Penn State Fayette non-degree dual enrollment application
  • A signed parental consent form
  • A current official high school transcript
  • A guidance counselor approval form
  • High school juniors only – A current standardized test score (SAT, ACT, or PSAT preferred, but PSSA is also acceptable)
  • Other documents may be requested upon application review

You will be notified by phone of the admissions decision and given instructions for scheduling courses.

For more information, please call 724-430-4130.