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Dual Enrollment (ACE)

Not sure what your future will hold? Take dual enrollment courses at a reduced cost and prepare for whatever comes next.

Students wondering where their future might take them may enroll in dual enrollment courses. These courses, taken at their high school, help students gain college credit in a variety of general education subjects. Students, and parents, are encouraged to work with a Penn Highlands advisor to help explore course offerings and to select courses that meet their goals. Advisors can help students explore how courses can be used toward the completion of a Penn Highlands degree program or to help determine how courses may support a four-year degree at another institution. (A maximum of 21 credits can be taken as part of the dual enrollment/ACE pathway.)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must complete an online application first. Applications are required for first-time students who have not previously enrolled in the Penn Highlands Dual Enrollment Accelerated College Education program.
  • Students must be enrolled in their freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior years.
  • Students must be approved by their high school guidance staff to take the course.
  • Students must meet all course prerequisites to enroll in the college course, including required coursework and/or placement requirements.

Dual Enrollment Pathway Costs

Based upon 2024-25 tuition rates, courses offered in the high school are $69 per credit hour, a reduced tuition rate. Most courses are three credits with some carrying a four or five credit load. Most courses do not have any additional fees attached to the courses.