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Kershner Student Service Center
25 University Ave
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3541
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Information for Current High School Students

What is the difference between the High School Dual Enrollment Program and the Dual Enrollment Partnership Program?

Dual Enrollment Program

  • This program is open to all qualified, local high school students.
  • Students attend classes typically located on-campus with other college students.
  • Students are eligible to register for any class WCU offers, as long as they meet minimum requirements.

Dual Enrollment Partnership Program

  • This program is open to students who attend a high school with an affiliation to West Chester University.
  • Students attend classes typically located off-campus at our Graduate Center with other high school students.
  • Class offerings are specifically targeted to this group of high school students.
  • Please visit the Dual Enrollment Partnership Program website for more information.

High School Dual Enrollment Program

West Chester University is pleased to offer a Dual Enrollment Program to qualified, local high school students. Participants will be enrolled in the same courses as our college students and earn the same college credits through West Chester University. All students who participate in our Dual Enrollment Program will be taught by renowned faculty, learn in a true collegiate environment and gain skills in critical thinking and reasoning.

It is the responsibility of the student and their high school principal or guidance counselor to verify the student:

  1. will be making satisfactory process towards fulfilling applicable secondary school graduation requirements, as determined by the school district
  2. has demonstrated readiness for college-level coursework in the intended subject area of study and believes the student will be able to work independently
  3. is mature enough to accept the freedom and responsibilities associated with classroom behavior expectations, interaction with college students, and the exposure to the social and intellectual challenges of a college campus

Parents should also be aware that enrolling in a university course exposes students to a more diverse curriculum and culture, therefore they could potentially be exposed to material some may deem inappropriate for minors.

In order to participate, students must meet the minimum admission requirements and supply the necessary supporting documentation.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Undergraduate Non-Degree Terms and Conditions, dual enrollment candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • A sophomore*, junior or senior in high school
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.80
  • Possess necessary prerequisite coursework and/or demonstrate, prior to enrollment, minimum performance competencies required for the course
  • Signature of principal or guidance counselor on the High School Registration Form verifying the points listed above.

*Sophomore applicants are required to submit a letter from their principal or guidance counselor explaining their academic and dispositional readiness for college-level coursework.

Required Supporting Documentation

Along with the Non-Degree Application, students must submit the following:

  • Unofficial/official high school transcript showing:
    • Minimum GPA of 2.80
    • Proof that minimum performance competencies for the course have been met
  • High School Registration Form
    • Form is emailed after the non-degree application is submitted

Ready to Apply

Get started with the application process.

High School Dual Enrollment Partnership Program

West Chester University’s High School Dual Enrollment Partnership Program is offered as a segment of our High School Dual Enrollment initiative. Students in this program will typically take a class at our Graduate Center with other local high school students and earn the same college credits through West Chester University. All students who participate in our Dual Enrollment Partnership Program will be taught by renowned faculty, learn in a true collegiate environment and gain skills in critical thinking and reasoning.

Students enrolled in the Partnership Program are only permitted to access our educational services, like the library and computer labs, not other campus amenities, such as the Student Health or Recreation Centers.

It is the responsibility of the student and their high school principal or guidance counselor to verify the student:

  1. meets minimum admission requirements (see below)
  2. will be making satisfactory progress towards fulfilling applicable secondary school graduation requirements, as determined by the school district
  3. has demonstrated readiness for college-level coursework in the intended subject area of study and believes the student will be able to work independently
  4. is mature enough to accept the freedom and responsibilities associated with classroom behavior expectations, possible interactions with college students, and the exposure to the social and intellectual challenges of a college campus

Parents should also be aware that enrolling in a university course exposes students to a more diverse curriculum and culture, therefore they could potentially be exposed to material some may deem inappropriate for minors.

In order to participate, students must be enrolled in one of the affiliated high schools, meet the minimum admission requirements and supply the necessary supporting documentation.

To read more about this program and see a list of affiliated high schools, please visit: www.wcupa.edu/dualEnrollment

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Undergraduate Non-Degree Terms and Conditions, Dual Enrollment Partnership Program candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • A junior or senior in high school
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.80
  • Possess necessary prerequisite coursework and/or demonstrate, prior to enrollment, minimum performance competencies required for the course
  • Signature of principal or guidance counselor on the High School Registration Form verifying the points listed above.

Required Supporting Documentation

Along with the Non-Degree Application, students must submit the following:

  • High School Registration Form
    • Form is emailed after the non-degree application is submitted

Ready to Apply

Get started with the application process.

High School Home Educated Students

West Chester University supports families who choose to educate their children inside the home, as opposed to in the formal settings of a public or private school. Students will be enrolled in the same courses as our college students and earn the same college credits through West Chester University, allowing them the opportunity to be taught by renowned faculty, learn in a true collegiate environment and gain skills in critical thinking and reasoning.

It is the responsibility of the student and their high school program to verify the student:

  1. will be making satisfactory process towards fulfilling applicable secondary school graduation requirements, as determined by the school district
  2. has demonstrated readiness for college-level coursework in the intended subject area of study and believes the student will be able to work independently
  3. is mature enough to accept the freedom and responsibilities associated with classroom behavior expectations, interaction with college students, and the exposure to the social and intellectual challenges of a college campus

Parents should also be aware that enrolling in a university course exposes students to a more diverse curriculum and culture, therefore they could potentially be exposed to material some may deem inappropriate for minors.

Home educated applicants are considered part of our Dual Enrollment Program, therefore in order to participate, they must meet all minimum admission requirements and supply the necessary supporting documentation.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Undergraduate Non-Degree Terms and Conditions, home educated candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • A sophomore*, junior or senior in high school
  • Minimum high school GPA of 2.80
  • Possess necessary prerequisite coursework and/or demonstrate, prior to enrollment, minimum performance competencies required for the course
  • Signature of high school program representative or parent on the High School Registration Form verifying the points listed above.

*Sophomore applicants are required to submit a letter from their high school program representative or parent explaining their academic and dispositional readiness for college-level coursework.

Required Supporting Documentation

Along with the Non-Degree Application, students must submit the following:

  • Unofficial/official high school transcript showing:
    • Minimum GPA of 2.80
    • Proof that minimum performance competencies for the course have been met
  • High School Registration Form
    • Form is emailed after the non-degree application is submitted

Ready to Apply

Get started with the application process.