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.


Application Timeline

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 personnel (often the Guidance Office) prior to high school course selection for the appropriate semester.


Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements for a Student from a Sponsoring School District

The Dual Enrollment admission process requires the applicant to:

  • complete the application online at HarrisburgU.edu/Apply or via a paper application;
  • 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 guidance department and parent or legal guardian; and,
  • submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) when the applicant’s native language is not English. For specific score requirements, see TOEFL and IELTS section at the end of this chapter.

Dual Enrollment Policies for a Student from a Sponsoring School District

A dual enrollment agreement with the sending school district is required.  A dual-enrolled student may enroll in as many courses as the sending district approves; however, only 6 semester hours may be taken at the agreed upon dual-enrolled price.  Semester hours greater than 6 will be charged at the prevailing semester hour rate.  Under the terms of the formal agreement with the school district, the district must agree to assume the additional semester hour cost when the student enrolls in more than 6 semester hours.

A laptop computer is required for dual enrollment study and the student must also 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 or guardian, which provides various required releases protecting the University’s interests.

An applicant desiring to enroll full-time, 12 or more semester hours, must apply under the Early College Program policy.


Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements for a Student Without a Sponsoring School District

The Dual Enrollment admission process requires the applicant to:

  • complete the application online at HarrisburgU.edu/Apply or a paper application;
  • submit an official high school transcript or equivalent 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 signed by a parent or legal guardian; and,
  • submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) when the applicant’s native language is not English. For specific score requirements, see TOEFL and IELTS section at the end of this chapter.

Dual Enrollment Policies for a Student Without a Sponsoring School District

A dual enrollment agreement with the parent or guardian is required.  A dual-enrolled student may enroll in as many courses as the parent or guardian approves; however, only 6 semester hours may be billed at the agreed upon reduced dual-enrolled price.  Semester hours greater than 6 will be charged at a semester hour rate.  Under the terms of the formal agreement, the parent or guardian must agree to assume the additional semester hour cost when the student enrolls in more than 6 semester hours.

A laptop computer is required for dual enrollment study and the student must also 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 or guardian, which provides various required releases protecting the University’s interests.

An applicant wishing to enroll full-time, 12 or more semester hours, must apply under the Early College Program policy.

For more information on the Dual Enrollment program, contact Ryan Korn, Director of Secondary Programs, at RKorn@HarrisburgU.edu or 717.901.5100 Ext. 1641.


Guidance Counselors and School Officials

If you are interested in partnering with Harrisburg University to offer Dual Enrollment at your school, please contact  Ryan Korn, Director of Secondary Programs, at RKorn@HarrisburgU.edu or 717.901.5100 Ext. 1641.