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By earning dual-enrollment credit, you won’t just be preparing for college. You’ll also be getting a head start on your academic and career goals.

Earning college credit in high school allows the opportunity to create a more flexible schedule as a college student. This will allow more time for other academic or extracurricular interests. Dual enrollment also helps students reduce future college costs by earning college credits at a discounted per-credit rate now.

Once you successfully complete your courses, you’ll earn conditional acceptance to Harrisburg University. 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, you can transfer the credits to another college or university.

Dual Enrollment FAQs

Who is eligible to take dual enrollment courses?

At Harrisburg University, high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for dual enrollment. We welcome dual-enrolled students from public, private, charter, homeschooled and cyber schools.

Where are dual enrollment classes held?

Harrisburg University offers several options for dual-enrollment courses:

  • Traditional classroom courses at Harrisburg University campus, located in downtown Harrisburg, Pa. during the academic year
  • Courses offered at select high schools during the academic year
  • Online courses (limited number)

How much does dual enrollment cost?

Harrisburg University courses on campus cost $200.00 per credit, however if you take them at your high school the cost is reduced to $100.00 per credit. No matter where you take your dual enrollment course there are no additional fees.

How many credits can dual enrollment students take?

Students may take up to 11 credits per semester.

What’s the difference between an AP class and dual enrollment?

Advanced Placement (AP) students prepare for college by experiencing college-level coursework taught by high school faculty. Students may receive college credit for the course if they score high enough on the AP exam. Dual-enrolled high school students are taught by university professors and earn college credits the same way a college student would, by taking and passing a college course.

Is Harrisburg University course credit transferable to other colleges?

Yes, Harrisburg University is an accredited university, so its courses transfer to other institutions. Depending on the college and the course of study, a Harrisburg University course may transfer as a general education course, a major requirement or an elective. If a student earns a C or higher, the course should transfer.

Does dual enrollment guarantee me admission to HU?

Yes, if you have successfully passed and received credit for a dual enrollment course from the university and with verification of your high school graduation you are admitted to Harrisburg University.

Dual Enrollment Policies

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Eligible High Schools

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Apply for Dual Enrollment

To apply, you’ll need to:

  • Submit an official high school transcript showing a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale
  • Successfully complete any placement exams administered by the University
  • Submit consent forms from high school counselling/ principal’s office and parent or legal guardian
  • If your native language is not English, submit TOFEL or IELTS scores
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Early College Program

Eligible high school students can attend Harrisburg University full-time through our early college program.

Enrichment Programs

Eligible students can attend virtual STEM Exploration Programs and Certificate/Credit Bearing Programs.

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