dual-enrollment program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will give high
school students the opportunity to get a jump on earning college credits in the
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields—and at
The IUP College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ STEM Academy, which begins with a pilot program in the
spring 2017 semester, will include college-level courses, tuition scholarships,
supplemental instruction, and faculty/peer tutoring for high-achieving high
Classes in the
program will be offered at a 75 percent discount from regular in-state IUP
tuition, representing a significant reduction in the cost of higher education.
The STEM Academy
classes will fall into three preparation areas: Health Professions, Cyber and
Information Technology, and Engineering, Sciences and Environmental Studies.
To be eligible
for the program, students must have a 3.0 overall grade-point average, be
recommended by their guidance counselor, and submit a letter of recommendation
by a teacher in the STEM field at their school. Candidates must also be enrolled
in one of the participating school districts. A list of the participating
districts is available on the dual enrollment website.
A limited number
of tuition, fees, travel, and book scholarships will be available to qualified
students. These scholarships will be awarded based on academic merit to
students not eligible for tuition waivers.
students will be expected to complete four on-site courses and maintain a 3.0
GPA in the STEM classes. Free tutoring help will be available using paid
well-trained IUP students who have been successful in their science and
will be awarded upon completion of a minimum of 12 STEM Academy credits. The
completed courses will be put on an IUP transcript and could be transferred to
other colleges or universities, if the student chooses to do so.
For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 724-357-2609.