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Get a "Jump Start" on your future by taking college classes while still in high school (also known as Dual Enrollment).

Learn how to earn a guaranteed $1,500 scholarship

The Jump Start Program

HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M ELIGIBLE?
 
You are eligible if you are a high school junior or senior with a GPA of 2.8 or higher

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS:  take 1 course during both fall and spring of your junior year, as authorized by your school district*
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS:  take up to 8 credits per semester (including the summer between the junior and senior year)*
… with a 50% tuition reduction!

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*In order to continue in the program, you must receive a grade of “C” or better in each course.

WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
 
Save $$$ by taking courses at 50% off the regular tuition rate

Earn a Penn State LEAD Certificate, and if you decide to attend Penn State DuBois, you will automatically receive a $1,500 scholarship your first semester

Earn college credits while still in high school
Experience college classes while still in high school
Ease your transition from high school into college
Shorten the time to achieve your college degree**
Earn credits toward college graduation requirements**
Transfer credits to other institutions**

**It is the responsibility of the individual student to check with their school of choice to find out if class credits will count in his/her selected program.

HOW DO I START?
 
Make sure you qualify -
Are you a high school junior or senior?
Is your GPA at least 2.8?

Meet with your guidance counselor to obtain a letter of permission and a copy of your high
school transcript.  (Juniors also need a copy of PSSA or PSAT or SAT scores.)  Determine whether your school district participates in the dual enrollment program; you may be eligible for additional funding to further offset course costs. 

Call Penn State DuBois, 814-375-4720, to set up an appointment with an admissions counselor.

Meet with a representative of Penn State DuBois Admissions Office to schedule a course. Bring your letter of permission, transcript  (and scores, if applicable) with you.

Complete the course at Penn State DuBois.  Some courses may be taken in Clearfield or St. Marys; check with Penn State DuBois Admissions on eligible courses at these sites.

Contact

Holli Lashinsky or Garrett Roen

Admissions Counselors
Penn State DuBois
814.375.4720
duboisinfo@psu.edu

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LEAD at Penn State DuBois (Learn and Advance)

Earn a Penn State certificate and get a Jump Start on your college education in the process! Receive 50% tuition reduction through our JumpStart program as you earn our LEAD Certificate. Once you complete your LEAD Certificate and you decide to attend
Penn State DuBois, you are automatically guaranteed a $1,500 scholarship your first semester.

Why should I enroll into the LEAD Certificate?
• After completing the certificate, receive a $1,500 scholarship your first semester at Penn State DuBois
• Obtain a Penn State credential for your résumé
• Earn college credits while still in high school
• Save $$$ by taking courses at 50% off the regular tuition rate
• Ease your transition from high school into college
• Shorten the time to achieve your college degree***
• Earn credits toward college graduation requirements***
• Transfer credits to other institutions***

***It is the responsibility of the individual student to check with his/her school of choice to find out if class credits will count in their selected program.

 

LEAD Certificate at Penn State DuBois (9 credits)

The  Penn State DuBois LEAD certificate provides personalized academic tracks of study for rising juniors and senior high school students:

All students will take two core courses; ENGL 015 (first panel), and PSYCH 100 (or another social science from the second panel).  Placement scores and student interest will determine the appropriate Natural Science (GN) or MATH (GQ) as the third course (listed in the last panel).

 

Take the following 3 credit course:

ENGL 015 (GWS)
Rhetoric and Composition

 

Choose one 3 credit General Social Science (GS) course from the following choices:

PSYCH 100 (GS)
Introductory Psychology

or

ECON 102 (GS)
Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy

or

ECON 104 (GS)
Introductory Macroeconomics Analysis and Policy

or

SOC 001 (GS)
Introductory Sociology

or

IST 110 (GS)
Introduction to Information, People, and Technology

 

Choose one 3 credit General Quantitative (GQ) or Natural Science (GN) course:

BI SC 004 (GN)
Human Body: Form and Function

or

MATH 021 (GQ)
College Algebra I

or

MATH 022 (GQ)
College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry

or

MATH 026 (GQ)
Plane Trigonometry

or

MATH 140 (GQ)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I