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Dual Enrollment

Get a jump on college-level learning! Choose Dual Enrollment courses through DeSales University.

Why take Dual Enrollment courses from DeSales?

  • College-level courses help you gain advanced academic proficiency
  • Reduced tuition rate is more cost-effective—only $216 per credit for high school students.
  • The completely-online format offers a convenient learning environment.
  • Potential to earn college credits for courses that may not be offered at your school

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I hope other students will take advantage of the DeSales University dual enrollment program. While I found the courses challenging, with the help of the professors I learned a lot! Now, having taken college courses, I am better prepared to excel at the college-level.
Meredith Dickson, 2007-2008 Dual Enrollment Student

Am I eligible?

You may be eligible if you meet the following criteria:

  • DeSales University has signed either with your school district or with you, the student.
  • You are enrolled as a high school junior or senior.
  • Your school can indicate that you are making satisfactory progress toward graduation requirements.
  • You have scored at least on the most current PSSA Math, Reading and Writing tests and /or
  • DeSales University has determined that you have demonstrated readiness for coursework in the subject area that you intend to study (this determination will be made after a review of your transcript, standardized test scores, and a recommendation letter).
  • You meet all course prerequisites (if any) identified in the DeSales University Undergraduate Catalog.

Please note: These courses are offered to eligible high school students on a space-available basis. As a result, we cannot guarantee that each dual enrollment course will have sufficient space for all high school applicants.

How do I apply?

The first step is DeSales University verifying you meet the minimum requirements described above. The following items are also required:

  • A completed online application.
  • A High School transcript.
  • SAT, PSAT, or ACT scores.
  • A letter from your guidance counselor confirming your eligibility or, if homeschooled, a letter from an accredited program evaluator.
  • These items must be received at least one full week before the class's start date. However, applications will be processed in the order that they are received. Consequently, in the event that spaces begin to fill, preference will be given to applications received first.

Complete the online application to obtain directions for submitting a transcript, test scores, and a letter of eligibility.

Additional requirements to remain eligible:

  • You must maintain a secondary school grade point average of 70 (or the equivalent) in the subject area of study.
  • You must maintain a 2.0 Cumulative GPA in dual enrollment courses.
  • You may not enroll in more than 24 post-secondary credits through dual enrollment per academic year.

Note: Successful completion of a course means that the student has earned a minimum grade of "C."

What courses are available?

The courses that are offered vary from one year to the next. However, we do update our list of courses each April to reflect our offerings for the upcoming academic year. Dual Enrollment Courses (pdf)


What is the cost?

Most courses are three credits. So, at the high school student tuition of $216 per credit, you typically pay just $648 per course (less if the course carries fewer than three credits). Additional fees for textbooks may also apply. Textbook costs typically vary from one course to the next.