The Warren County School District has partnered with the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Clarion University, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, and St. Bonaventure University to offer college credits to area high school students through the Dual Enrollment Initiative.
A dual enrollment opportunity, referred to as Penn College NOW, is also being offered through the Warren County Career Center in partnership with the Pennsylvania College of Technology. For more information regarding this program for vocational students, click HERE, or you may contact the guidance counselor at the Career Center.
What is Dual Enrollment?
Dual Enrollment provides an opportunity for students to take college courses while still in high school. The courses count for both high school graduation credit and college credit, and are offered at a discount - which helps students reduce their future college course loads and tuition costs!
What is the Expected Course Schedule?
The courses and course schedules differ based upon the institution with which a student enrolls. Course selections are subject to change.
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford College in High School Program:
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford courses will be integrated into specific Warren County School District courses in each high school and will be taught by district staff members. Students will have the option of taking the courses as either high school or dual enrollment classes. Students will do coursework on their own time and may have time during the school day to work as well (schedule permitting). The university's website has a program guide that lists the institutions of higher learning that will accept the credits. Students interested in taking University of Pittsburgh at Bradford online courses must speak with their guidance counselor prior to applying for dual enrollment.
Click here to view the course list available from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.
Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (Juniors and Seniors)
Eligible high school juniors and seniors with a 2.5 or higher GPA can take dual enrollment (Early Entry) classes at northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) to earn college credits. NPRC classes can be taken outside of normal school hours at convenient locations. Each 3-credit class is $180. First-year early entry students may enroll for a maximum of six (6) credits during their first term of enrollment and may enroll in a maximum of 12 credits each following term of enrollment. Contact your guidance counselor or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about earning college credits with NPRC while in high school. View the upcoming term schedule here.
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure University's Dual Enrollment Program at Pine Grove Educational Center provides general education classes for students who want to get an early start on the college experience while still attending their local high schools.
Our unique setting features accredited college classes taught by St. Bonaventure professors. Each semester, classes are offered in Math, English, History, and Political Science. French is also offered at the beginner or intermediate level.
Students may choose to be a full-time student (12 or more credit hours) or part-time student (under 12 credit hours).
Students who complete the program often begin their post-high school education as a college sophomore or junior, or at least earn a few general education credits, allowing them to dive right into courses directly related to their degree.
Students eligible for the program need to meet one of the following criteria:
Ranked in the top 30% of their class
A score of 1000 or above on the PSAT/SAT
85% or higher high school GPA
Students will also need a letter of recommendation from their school guidance counselor or administrator.
Tuition for juniors and seniors entering the Pine Grove program for the 2022-2023 school year is $510 per credit hour. The average class is 3 credit-hours, or $1,530 plus the cost of textbooks.
This discounted per credit-hour price is available thanks to the St. Bonaventure University scholarship for Warren County School District students, and a $100 per credit-hour scholarship from the Community Foundation of Warren County. No student pays more than $510 per credit-hour.
Please note that the cost per student depends on the amount of scholarships and outside funding the student receives. Students are responsible for tuition costs not met by scholarships and other aid.
Students who are interested in the program but cannot meet its costs should contact a program representative to see if other assistance is available. The Community Foundation of Warren County has set up an additional needs-based scholarship program.
Students should apply online. Click the related link below for online application directions.
Who do I contact for more information?
Students are encouraged to speak with their guidance counselors and/or building principals regarding Dual Enrollment and whether it is a good fit for them. Parents may call or email counselors and/or principals as well, or they may contact Mr. Eric Mineweaser, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, at (814) 723-6900.
Together we will work to provide you with the answers you need to decide on whether or not you wish to take advantage of this great opportunity!
Application to the program is completed online at www.sbu.edu as a non-degree seeking student.