Campus participates in PA's Dual Enrollment Program (Project 720)
Penn State Wilkes-Barre is proud to be participating in a new state-wide initiative: Pennsylvania's Dual Enrollment Program (also referred to as "Project 720"). The 2005-2006 state budget includes $5 million to fund dual-enrollment programs for high school students attending participating colleges and universities across the state.
The Dual Enrollment Program allows school districts to partner with eligible post-secondary partners to offer high school juniors and seniors who can show they are ready for the chance to earn college credit while completing their high school requirements. Students enrolled in the program receive both secondary and post-secondary credit for their college-level coursework.
Dual enrollment is an effort by the Commonwealth to encourage a broader range of students to experience post-secondary coursework and its increased academic rigor while still in the supportive environment of their local high school. The intent is to increase the number of students that go on to post-secondary education and to decrease the need for remedial coursework at post-secondary institutions.
School districts will cover most, if not all, costs associated with participation in the Dual Enrollment Program. It is recommended students talk with their guidance counselor regarding program details for their respective schools.
To qualify, students must be in the second half of their junior year or be a senior, have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0, and be recommended by their high schools.
For more information about the Dual Enrollment Program at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, contact John Barnes, Admissions Officer, by phone at 570-675-9238 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.