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Dual Enrollment ~ Take College Classes While in High School

Penn State Berks offers high school students the opportunity to take college courses on campus at a 50 percent tuition reduction. This enables students to get a 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 courses offered at Penn State.

Program Highlights

  • You must be a high school student in your junior or senior year.
  • Academic eligibility will be determined by the Admissions Office at Berks.
  • You will receive grant-in-aid for 50 percent of the tuition for up to two courses per semester (if your high school participates in Project 720, even more grant-in-aid may be available).
  • To remain in the program for subsequent semesters, you must earn a grade of C or better in each course.
  • Credits earned through this program are valid at any Penn State location and may be transferred to other institutions in the same way as any other Penn State credits.
  • Students who have graduated from high school are not eligible to participate.

Interested students should contact his or her guidance counselor to discuss taking classes at Penn State Berks. Students can also contact Teri Sabatelli, Director of Admissions, at 610-396-6060.

To enroll, you must submit the following information.

  • A non-degree admissions form
  • An official high school transcript
  • SAT or PSAT scores or ACT scores
  • A letter of permission from your guidance counselor or high school principal

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