• Dual Enrollment Credit/Cost Information

    Tyrone Area High School students are afforded a unique opportunity to take college classes at the high school and/or participating post-secondary institutions. Requirements may vary based on the post-secondary institution.

    Eligible students can take college classes to earn credit at both the high school AND the college. In this case, the high school transcript will show the percentage/letter grade and the high school credit earned. Students generally will earn 3.0 college credits (which shows on your college transcript) and 1.0 weighted high school credit per class (which shows on your high school transcript and calculates into your high school GPA).

    NOTE: There is no guarantee that your college course credits will transfer to the college you plan to attend after high school. Contact your chosen college’s admissions office if you have questions about credits that will transfer.

    Tyrone Area High School offers twelve classes, taught by TAHS faculty, for college AND high school credit. The classes are DE Chemistry 2, DE Calculus, DE Statistics, DE United States History 1 & 2, DE Health Technology 3, DE General Psychology,  DE English Composition 1, DE English Composition 2,  DE Intro to Business,  DE Public Speaking, DE Introduction to Art History, DE College Algebra, DE Geography. Class names will appear on the student’s high school transcript, along with the weighted grade and credit earned. Students are responsible to pay for the college credits if they wish to earn a college credit for the course.

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    Student Eligibility:

    Juniata College Requirements:

    1)   The student is a high school junior or senior.

    2)   The student is making satisfactory progress toward fulfilling high school graduation requirements determined by the Tyrone Area High School based on the following criteria:

          • Seniors must have a minimum of 19.5 high school credits earned; juniors must have 13.0 credits.

          • GPA of 3.0 or higher.

          • Class Rank in top 25% of class.

          • SAT scores of 1140 (combined Math, Critical Reading and Writing)

          • PSAT scores of 144 or higher.

    3) The student has scored at least “proficient” on the Keystone exams.

    4) The student demonstrates readiness for college-level coursework in the intended subject area of study.

     

    Penn State, Altoona Requirements:

    1)   The student is a high school junior or senior.

    2)   The student is making satisfactory progress toward fulfilling high school graduation requirements determined by the Tyrone Area High School based on the following criteria:

          • Seniors must have a minimum of 19.5 high school credits earned; juniors must have 13.0 credits.

          • GPA of 3.5 or higher.

          • Class Rank in top 25% of class.

          • SAT scores of 1150 Total including 470 Written

    3) The student has scored at least “proficient” on the Keystone exams.

    4) The student demonstrates readiness for college-level coursework in the intended subject area of study.

     

     
    Limitations to Enrollment:

    • Enrolling in a college course as a high school student is an honor and a privilege, not a right.

    • Colleges may limit the number of college credits high school students can earn during their high school years.

    • There is no guarantee that a high school student will be admitted into a college course because of seat count limits and/or the class not fitting into the student’s high school schedule.

    • There may be pre-requisite limitations for some college classes.

     

    Registration Procedures:
    1. When students complete their high school course selection for the next school year, allow adequate time in your schedule for the college classes that you would take at a college campus. College classes at the high school should not require additional time in your schedule. A typical college class will require additional time for travel, etc.

    2. Be sure to alert your counselor that you are interested in taking a college class and that your schedule may have to be reviewed and adjusted accordingly.

    3. Attend the “college course” meeting held by the Guidance Office for students interested in taking college classes. The meeting is held in April or May and will be announced. After the meeting, determine what college classes you wish to take for the next year.

    4. Go to the college’s website to research other courses you may wish to take. Set up an appointment with your high school counselor to discuss your plans and to get help with the process.  This is mandatory. You cannot register for a college class without meeting with your counselor.

    5. Remember….It is the student’s responsibility to meet with the counselor in order to register for college classes. Some classes fill up quickly. Students are not guaranteed entry.

    6. At your meeting with your counselor, you will receive and complete a Concurrent Enrollment Agreement form.  This is required in order to participate in any college class.

    7. Once you are registered, the college will contact you directly regarding your enrollment status, bill and notice about orientation. They also contact the high school with your class day/time information.

     

    Reimbursement for College Courses:

    Parents and students are fully responsible for all tuition and fees associated with college courses.