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Dual-Enrollment Partnership Program for High School Students

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Dual-Enrollment Partnership Program for High School Students

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Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Campus Planning
203 Filano Hall
West Chester PA 19383


Joseph Santivasci
Associate Provost for Enrollment Management and Campus Planning
Dual-Enrollment Coordinator
610-738-0492
JSantivasci@wcupa.edu

Earn college credits as a high school student at West Chester University!

West Chester University is pleased to offer dual-enrollment courses through a dual enrollment partnership program to qualified, local high school juniors and seniors. Students who participate in the dual-enrollment program at WCU will earn college credits through West Chester University and high school credits through their respective high schools. Courses will be offered at West Chester University’s Graduate Center, and will be taught by university faculty members.

In order to participate in the partnership program students must be enrolled in one of the following high schools/school districts:

  • Avon Grove Charter School
  • Downingtown Area School District
  • Octorara School District
  • Oxford Area School District
  • Technical College High Schools
  • Unionville-Chadds Ford School District
  • West Chester Area School District

School districts who are interested in joining dual-enrollment partnerships with West Chester University should contact Joseph Santivasci, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, JSantivasc@wcupa.edu or 610-738-0492.

Benefits and outcomes:

All students who participate in the dual-enrollment programs will be taught by renowned faculty and interact with top students from other area high schools. Students will learn in a true collegiate environment and will gain skills in critical thinking and reasoning, public speaking, and college-level writing.

Why Choose Dual-Enrollment at West Chester University?

  • Earn transferable college credits
  • Enhance your transcript with college-level coursework
  • Learn from WCU faculty members
  • Enjoy courses in a supportive environment
  • Receive reduced tuition
  • Take classes exclusively with dual-enrollment students
  • Network with other local high school students
  • Learn about potential college majors

Application process for dual-enrollment at West Chester University

The application process for dual-enrollment is easy. There are no application fees. Please follow the steps below:

  • Sign-in to www.wcupa.edu/ApplyNonDegree
  • Follow directions for high school students
  • Choose dual-enrollment partnership program
  • Choose the appropriate high school from drop down menu
  • Enter anticipated high school graduation date
  • Enter name, date of birth, gender, social security number and required fields
  • Enter electronic signature

At this point, the student will get an email with an auto-filled registration form. The student should take this to the guidance counselor for signature. Completed forms should be emailed to Joseph Santivasci by the guidance counselor at JSantivasc@wcupa.edu.

Send all materials electronically to Joseph Santivasci, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, JSantivasc@wcupa.edu. Please call 610-738-0492 with any questions.

Your completed application will be reviewed and you will be notified that you are eligible to enroll.

Course Offerings for Spring 2018 (Graduate Center - classes meet M, W, F from 1:00 - 1:50PM)

NTD 200, Section 50. Nutrition and Culture (3 Credits)
Students will increase awareness of the connection between health outcomes, diet and nutrition, and socio-cultural influences. Course studies will lay a foundation for understanding why people eat the foods that they do. A bio-cultural framework is applied to examine how individual dietary habits, choices, and nutritional health outcomes are influenced by social structure, historic patterns and events, and cultural beliefs and ideology. Students explore food ways, food scripts, health beliefs and practices, demographic characteristics, and population health across diverse communities within the United States. The course also employs a critical analysis of macro-structural inequalities, societal stresses, and cultural norms that alter access and availability to healthy foods and disparately undermine the nutritional health of some populations.
Additional outcomes: In addition to learning about cultural diversity and nutrition, students will have to opportunity to reflect on how their own worldview has affected their food, nutrition and health habits. It will broaden their perception and understanding of people different from themselves, increasing their cultural competence. Students will expand their culinary experience by being introduced to many different foods they may never have been exposed to before..

PHI 180, Section 50. Introduction to Ethics. (3 Credits)
Introduction to major theories and contemporary work in moral philosophy. Offers tools for ethical decision making in our daily lives with emphasis on the influence of culture, power, privilege, diverse communities course.
Additional outcomes: In addition to learning about foundational moral systems and their application to contemporary cases, this course will provide the critical thinking skills that are necessary for participating constructively in our various communities: at home, in our professions, in politics and beyond. Issues of social justice will be explored as students develop an appreciation of those with different points of view.


If you have any questions, we are here to help!

Please contact Joseph Santivasci at JSantivasc@wcupa.edu or 610-738-0492 for details.