Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers you a chance to earn college credit while still in high school through our Dual Enrollment program. By participating in Harrisburg University’s Dual Enrollment program, you may earn high school and college credit simultaneously. Once you successfully complete your courses, you will earn conditional acceptance to Harrisburg University for admission to a degree program. The credits you earn and the grades you receive are recorded in your University transcript. If you choose not to attend Harrisburg University upon graduation from high school, the credits earned may transfer to another college or university.
A student may enroll in courses at the University to earn college credit while still in high school. This program provides a student the opportunity to be introduced to the college environment, explore majors, and get a head start on a Bachelor of Science degree.
An application for acceptance into the Dual Enrollment Program is required. There is no application deadline. Application files are reviewed within two weeks of submission. The applicant is encouraged to apply as soon as possible and coordinate the application with the appropriate high school officials (often the Counseling Office) prior to high school course selection for the appropriate semester.
Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements for All Students
The Dual Enrollment admission process requires the applicant to:
- Complete the application online at HarrisburgU.edu/Apply
- Submit an official high school transcript showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale;
- Successfully complete the placement examination administered by the University, as required;
- Submit consent forms from high school counseling/principal’s office and parent or legal guardian;
- Submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOFEL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) when the applicant’s native language is not English. A demonstration of English proficiency is required of any student who is not a United States citizen. Acceptable demonstrations would include one of the following:
- Earning a TOFEL score of 80 or higher on the web-based version, 200 on the computer version, or 520 on the paper version or
- Earning a IELTS score of 6.0 or higher.
Dual Enrollment Policies for All Students
- A dual enrolled student may enroll in as many courses as their school district and their parent approves;
- Only 7 semester hours(credits) may be taken at the agreed upon dual enrollment discounted price;
- Semester hours greater than 7 will be charged at the prevailing semester hour rate
- A laptop computer is required for the program of study and the student must obtain any required textbooks and supplies, if any, prior to the start of the semester
- A Parent Consent Form must be signed by the student and a parent/guardian, which provides various required releases. The permission form is available in the Take Action section with directions.
- A student desiring to enroll in 8 or more semester hours will be billed at the existing undergraduate semester hour rate.
School Counselors and Administrators
If you are interested in partnering to offer dual enrollment courses the university will work with school districts or consortiums to customize programming.
For more information or questions on Dual Enrollment program, contact either:
Ryan Korn, Director of Secondary Programs
717-901-5100 ext. 1641
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John W. Friend, Associate Vice President for Secondary Programs and Partners