Penn State Mont Alto offers high school students the opportunity to take college courses on campus at a discounted tuition, giving them an early start on their college credits.
Dual credit enrollment is offered in the fall, spring, and summer, and courses offered include foundational college courses such as English composition, Introduction to Psychology, and Introduction to Sociology.
Benefits of dual credit enrollment include:
- Earning early college credits can give students flexibility with their first-year course schedule
- Learning more about Penn State campuses, including the benefits of attending a Penn State campus
- Early experience as a college student can help develop
- time management skills
- effective study habits
- understand the structure and demands of college-level courses
To be considered for dual credit enrollment, applicants must be a high school junior or senior with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0. Exceptions may be made for promising students who do not meet the above criteria. Our review is holistic; we will consider multiple factors, including GPA trajectory, high school attendance, and guidance counselor recommendation.
If you have specific questions about eligibility, please ask contact Ana Lopez Martinez, Admissions Counselor.
Students meet with a dual credit enrollment adviser prior to the semester of attendance to complete their course scheduling. Students may schedule up to eight credits (two courses), though three credits (one course) per semester is typical.
To remain in the program, students must earn a grade of C or better in each course.
Credits earned under the provisions of this program are valid at any Penn State location and may be transferred to another institution as Penn State credits.