Dual Enrollment

Indiana University of Pennsylvania invites exemplary students to earn college credits through our Crimson Hawk Dual Enrollment Program.

This program allows sophomores, juniors, and seniors to take IUP liberal studies courses, experience college, and start preparing for their future goals while still in high school. Courses may be taken online or in the classroom at the Indiana, Northpointe, or Punxsutawney campuses. Students may begin taking courses through the dual enrollment program in the fall semester of their sophomore year continuing through the spring semester of their senior year.

Dual enrollment students may register for up to two courses per semester in the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Sophomores are restricted to one course in the fall and spring semesters. During the summer, dual enrollment students may register for courses during Summer I or Summer II only.

Why Should You Participate in the Dual Enrollment Program?

You Can Get Ahead

Successful completion of the coursework will earn you regular college credits, which will be applied to your official IUP transcript. In addition, all credits meet IUP's academic curriculum requirements for degree completion. If you decide to attend another university, most of the credits you've earned may be transferred to that institution after enrollment has occurred, according to their transfer policies.

You Can Save Money

Students who earn admission to the dual enrollment program pay a significantly reduced rate: a 75 percent discount on tuition per credit. Additionally, because the courses you take can be applied to future college requirements, you may save time and money when actually completing your degree. Students who apply to the STEM Academy program may also be eligible for additional scholarship funding. IUP no longer requires school districts to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to participate in our program. We have expanded our discount to include students who are enrolled in a US high school (public, private, charter, cyber) or to students who are homeschooled with a domicile within the United States. Courses must be approved by IUP and the high school guidance counselor.

Download the new guidelines (pdf).

You Can Be More Prepared

Many students are concerned about the transition from high school to college. By participating in IUP's dual enrollment program, you will have the benefit of experiencing the rigor of a college course before you are finished with high school. Faculty do not know that you are a high school student—you are on the class roster alongside the college students—so you really have the chance to get the full experience of what it is like to be a college student at IUP. We think you'll enjoy it and may even want to stay.

Learn more about our IUP Punxsutawney dual enrollment opportunities.


  • Students must have a minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Be recommended by their high school counselor 
  • Students are restricted to liberal studies courses. If a student wishes to register for a course not on the suggested course list, approval is required.

Additional Benefits

There are many benefits to enrolling in the dual enrollment program.

  • An opportunity to earn credits that may apply toward a bachelor's degree as well as have the potential to be used as dual enrollment credits for high school graduation requirements.
  • A résumé-building activity that will make college applications more competitive.
  • You'll receive a 75 percent discount rate on tuition for those courses.
  • You get to experience IUP as a student; try us out—we think you'll enjoy it and hopefully want to stay!
  • Courses are taught by IUP professors.
  • An opportunity to explore potential college majors.
  • Our professors do not know that you are a high school student; you are on the class roster just like a regular college student.

How to Apply

  1. Go to the free online application. You will create an Admissions Profile with your personal information. 

  2. Make sure you write down the password you created under Profile Information—you will need it for the future!

  3. After entering your profile information, click the Apply Now button to complete the application and click Submit.

  4. If you have already created an Admissions Profile, click the sign-in option at the top of the page to submit your application.

    Please note: if you are submitting both a summer and fall application, you will need to create an Admissions Profile under step 1 for summer before you can submit the application, and then for fall, you will click the sign-in option on your account to submit the application.

  5. Use this guide to help you navigate our schedule of courses to find the courses that work for you.

  6. Complete the course registration form with your guidance/school counselor. This form requires both the student's and the counselor’s signature for processing. If the student is under 18 years of age, this form will also require a parent's signature. (Required every semester.)

  7. Submit an official high school transcript-first semester only (Requires a 3.0 CGPA or better to be eligible to participate)

  8. Submit a signed mid-term grade release form (fall and spring only)

  9. Submit a signed transcript release form (required every semester). The official transcript must be sent to the high school counselor. Additional transcript requests will require a separate transcript release form to be submitted.

  10. After we receive the completed application and required forms, we will process your request and, if approved, email you using the email address used on the application. You should receive a response within three business days.

The summer and fall 2023 schedules will be available for viewing online beginning March 1, 2023, using the university-wide class schedule. We will begin accepting summer and fall applications on March 13, 2023; registration begins on March 27, 2023.

Review the steps on how to complete the online application and submit the required paperwork.


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact:

Kristen O'Hara
Director of Enrollment Engagement and Partnerships
103 Sutton Hall
724-357-2789 or kaohara@iup.edu