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.
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 in a maximum of six (6) credits during their first term of enrollment and may enroll in a maximum of 12 credits each following terem 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 the Pine Grove Educational Center in Russell, Pa., offers dual enrollment opportunities primarily for high school juniors and seniors in the Warren County School District interested in earning college credit and a college experience while completing high school.
A full range of classes are taught on location by St. Bonaventure University professors, and students are held to the same standards as college students.
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 two of the following criteria:
Ranked in the top 30% of their class
Score of 1000 or above on the PSAT/SAT
84% or higher high school GPA
Students will also need a letter of recommendation from their school guidance counselor or administrator.
The cost of an individual SBU credit is $495. A typical three credit course costs $1,485. 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 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.