Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment Personnel

Kristen O'Hara

Director of Enrollment Engagement and Partnerships
Sutton Hall, Suite 103

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

This program allows 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.

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.


To be eligible to participate in the program, students must have a 3.0 overall GPA and be recommended by their high school guidance counselor. Students are restricted to liberal studies courses. If a student wishes to register for a course not on the suggested course list or wishes to register for more than two courses per semester, approval is required.

Additional Benefits

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

  • You can get ahead and earn college credit before you start college
  • 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 faculty
  • Faculty do not know that you are a high school student; you are on the class roster just like a regular college student
  • Experience the rigor of a college course

Dual Enrollment Forms

Please fill out the required forms below for each semester for which you are applying. Use the included checklist to determine what you need to submit as a new or returning student. After application is complete, please have your school counselor scan and email the completed application and supporting documents as an attachment to Kristen O'Hara at kaohara@iup.edu. 

The spring 2022 Dual Enrollment Application is available.