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Lion Scholars High School Dual Enrollment Program
Earn college credits while still in high school at 75% discount

Penn State Hazleton offers an exciting opportunity for high school students to take college courses at a reduced rate. The Lion Scholars dual enrollment program allows students to take courses at 75% off the tuition reduction. 

Students are responsible for paying 25% tuition, information technology fee, activity fee, and book costs. Qualified junior and senior students can prepare for the future by earning college credits and experi­encing the workload of a college class. Credits earned can be applied to a Penn State degree and are part of one transcript recognized at all Penn State campuses. Credits earned may also be considered for transfer to another institution. 

Students who have completed their junior year or are currently in their senior year of high school may apply for high school non-degree enrollment. Exceptions for high school juniors may be considered. Students who have graduated from high school may not participate in this program. Interested high school students can contact their high school guidance counselor to discuss the Lion Scholars dual enrollment program and should contact the Office of Admissions at Penn State Hazleton for the application requirements and procedures. After completing a non-degree application students will receive notification of the admission decision along with instructions for placement testing, advising, and course scheduling.

High school dual enrollment students may take up to 8 credits per semester and earn a maximum of 16 credits per academic year. To remain in the program, students must earn a grade of C or better in each course.

Spring 2015 - High School Dual Enrollment Course Offerings 

2014/2015 Costs (Download PDF)

To enroll in the program, please provide the following information to the Penn State Hazleton Admissions Office :

  • Undergraduate Nondegree Enrollment Form   (Download PDF Form)  
  • Current, official high school transcript
  • SAT/ACT or PSAT/PLAN scores or PSSA results
  • Statement from teacher, counselor, or principal in support of the student's enrollment at Penn State

When all required credentials are received, the student will be contacted with an admissions decision, instructions for placement testing, advising, and course scheduling. 

Questions regarding the admissions process can be directed to:

Elena Boyle, Assistant Director of Admissions
Phone: 570-450-3142
email: eboyle@admissions.psu.edu

For additional information please contact:

Debra Conway, Associate Director of Continuing Education 
email: dxk40@psu.edu