Dual-Enrollment Partnership Program for High School Students

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 or community groups:

School districts who are interested in joining dual-enrollment partnerships with West Chester University should contact Sarah Freed, Assistant Vice President of Admissions, at


or 610-436-3411.


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 University Admissions by the guidance counselor at ugadmiss@wcupa.edu

Send all materials electronically to University Admissions,


Please call 610-436-3411 with any questions. Your completed application will be reviewed and you will be notified that you are eligible to enroll.


Sample list of courses offered at the Graduate Center (Graduate Center - classes meet M, W, F from 1:05 - 1:55PM)

ANT 102, Section 50. Introduction to Anthropology - Cultural (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts, methods, and theories of cultural anthropology. Through a variety of case studies from around the world, we will focus on the connections between culture, power, and representation. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing the process and outcomes of ethnographic fieldwork.

BLA 201, Section 50. Legal Environment of Business (3 Credits)

Examines the framework of the American legal system and its impact on the environment in which business operates. Sources of law, including constitutional, statutory, administrative, and common law principles, that define the relationships between government and business; buyers and sellers of goods and services; and employers and employees are discussed.
Distance education offering may be available.

GEO 104, Section 50. Introduction to Geospatial Technology and Analytics (3 Credits)

This course develops critical thinking skills through the exploration of the fundamental components of data analytics in terms of spatial data and geospatial technologies. This includes the basic concepts and skills related to the 3 core areas of analytics, 1) data, 2) analysis, and 3) visualization. Data structures and skills are examined within the context of Geographic Information Systems (GIS.) Spreadsheets, database tools, GIS software, and geospatial technology are used to capture, manage, and store spatial data. Analysis tools, such as spreadsheet functions, scripts, and GIS software are used to investigate data sets related to discipline-specific projects. Geovisualization of results are communicated using map applications, dash boards, and story maps.

 JPN 101, Section 50. Elementary Japanese I (3 Credits)

The course will provide initial training toward proficiency in Japanese, which features listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on developing basic skills in Japanese communication. This includes words, the sound system, the structure and situations they are used in, and more.

MAT 261, Section 50. Calculus III (4 credits) Class meets M, W, F from 1:05-2:20pm

The calculus of several variables. Topics include polar coordinates, vectors and three-dimensional analytic geometry, differentiation of functions of several variables, multiple integrals, and line and surface integrals. 

Dual Enrollment Payment


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

Please contact University Admissions at ugadmiss@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3411 for details.

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