Dual Enrollment

Fast track your future and earn college credits while in high school

Apply by May 2 for Summer I and June 15 for Summer II

If you are a rising high school junior or senior, Penn State Brandywine’s Dual Enrollment Program can help you get a head start on college and your career. Through our Dual Enrollment Program, you will experience a college class, access resources available only to Penn Staters and earn college credit from Penn State. 

  • Credits earned can be applied to a Penn State degree and are part of one transcript recognized at all Penn State campuses. Dual enrollment credit may also be transferred to another college or university.
  • Students who will have completed their junior year of high school are eligible for dual enrollment. *Exceptions for high school students who will be entering their junior year are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Dual enrollment students may take up to 3 credits (1 course) per semester. *Although it is recommended that a student only take 3 credits (1 course) during the Summer II session, if a student would like to take up to 6 credits (2 courses), students are welcome to do so.
  • Dual enrollment courses are taught by faculty approved to teach high school students. 

Course Offerings

Title Subject Class Number Section Start Date End Date Days Time Delivery Credit
Climate Change: Psychology PSYCH144Z 1323 666 May 16 June 24 NA Asynchronous Web 3.00
Intro to Human Communication CAS101N 8599 666 June 29 August 10 NA Asynchronous Web 3.00

How to Apply

If you are interested in pursuing Dual Enrollment courses at Penn State, please submit the following items to Brandywine Undergraduate Admissions:

  1. Undergraduate Non-Degree Enrollment Form ***The non-degree enrollment form states that it should be returned to the University Registrar, but dual enrollment applications must be sent to Brandywine Undergraduate Admissions.
  2. Official high school transcript
  3. Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT, if taken)
  4. One letter, or an email of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or principal
  5. One letter, or an email from parent/guardian granting permission for their son or daughter to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program

Submit all materials to Pamela Coghlan (Brandywine Admissions) at [email protected]


Please be aware of the following application deadlines:

Summer I
Apply by May 2
Classes begin May 16

Summer II
Apply by June 15
Classes begin June 29


A typical 3 credit course with fees (not including textbooks) is approximately $948.00 (explained below). Students are responsible for the entire cost of the Dual Enrollment course(s) and are not eligible for student aid.

  • Cost per credit (courses are typically 3 credits) as a Dual Enrollment student is approximately $295.00 (by comparison, Penn State students pay $590.00 a credit).
  • Students are also required to pay a $63.00 activity fee, information technology fee, and student facilities fee, as well as purchase textbooks.

Need Assistance?

Contact Pamela Coghlan (Brandywine Admissions) at [email protected]