Programs for High School Students
The Dual Enrollment Program is designed to admit selected high school students to Clarion University on a part-time or full-time basis for summer, fall and/or spring.
The program provides high school students the opportunity to experience college work prior to high school graduation. The course work provides depth and a greater challenge than their high school curiculum.
The following criteria determine admission of high school students to Dual Enrollment at Clarion University:
- Completion of the freshman year in high school.
- Completion of the Dual Enrollment application.
Priority deadline for Fall is August 1 and for Spring is October 1.
- Official transcripts that show enrollment in the academic or college preparatory program in high school while achieving the following:
3.0 cumulative grade point average (85 percent) or top 20 percent of the class.
SAT of at least 950 (CR & M) or ACT of 20. Students can also be considered with a PSAT of 95 or PSSA scores of Proficient or Advanced (at least one score must be advanced).
- Recommendation to the Dean of Enrollment Management by the student's guidance counselor and high school principal by way of a signature on the second page of the application. These signatures serve as support for the applicant's motivation, interest, academic ability, and social maturity.
- Consent of parent or guardian by signature on the second page of the application.
The Dean of Enrollment Management may arrange for an interview with the applicant and parents. The final decision rests with the Dean of Enrollment Management.
All students that are accepted and enrolled will receive full course credits and are subject to the same rules, regulations, and benefits as any other student at Clarion University. Students may enroll in traditional on-campus classes or web-based courses.
Funding exists to reduce the cost of a course for students meeting program requirements. 2012-13 costs: $100 per credit plus a $30 nonrefundable one time records fee for new Dual Enrollment students beginning November 1, 2012. Each student is responsible for the cost of book(s) for their course.