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Spartan Scholars Dual Enrollment Program

The Spartan Scholars Dual Enrollment Program partners with area school districts to offer high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credit while completing their high school requirements. The program is designed to encourage a broader range of students to experience postsecondary education by allowing the student to concurrently enroll in postsecondary courses and to receive both secondary and postsecondary credit for the coursework at a reduced cost to the student.

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Dual Enrollment Process

  • Requirements

    Am I qualified to be a Spartan Scholar?

    • Be in your Junior or Senior year of high school.
    • Have at least a 3.0 (B) unweighted cumulative grade point average.
      • During the COVID-19 restrictions, York will temporarily suspend the standardized test requirement for Dual Enrollment candidates. We will continue to require a school counselor’s consent in addition to virtual phone/video interviews with the student and their parent[s].
    • Have consent from a parent/guardian for the student to participate in the Spartan Scholars Dual Enrollment Program.
    • Receive a school counselor (or homeschool evaluator)’s consent for the student to participate in the Spartan Scholars Dual Enrollment Program and have their official high school transcript submitted.
    • Be prepared to attend on-campus classes in accordance with your instructor’s attendance policy.
  • How do I apply?

    How do I apply to the Spartan Scholar Dual Enrollment Program?

    Applying for Spartan Scholars Dual Enrollment Program is easy! There is no application fee, and you can apply online. Spartan Scholars must submit a new Dual Enrollment application each semester that they enroll as a Dual Enrollment student.

    Complete the online application to get started!

  • What's the tuition rate?

    How much does it cost?

    Dual Enrollment Costs 2022 - 2023

    Tuition: $150 per credit

    Administrative Fee: $155

    Dual Enrollment Parking Pass: Free

    York College Student I.D.: Free

     

    3-Credit Course

    • Tuition: $450
    • Total: $605

    4-Credit Course

    • Tuition: $600
    • Total: $755

     

    The above amounts do not include the cost of books and/or materials. These costs are your responsibility and may be purchased directly from the College Bookstore.

     

  • Courses

    What classes will I take?

    Course Eligibility Requirements

    Students must meet all prerequisite requirements for any college course in which they enroll. Prerequisite information can be found in the Course Descriptions listed in the Undergraduate Catalog.

    Students who are interested in taking a college math or foreign language course may be required to complete an online placement test in the subject area to ensure their eligibility for specific courses in that subject.

    Course Recommendations

    Students participating in the Spartan Scholars Dual Enrollment Program may take up to six (6) credits each semester. Students should work with their high school counselor or homeschool evaluator to determine if specific college subjects or courses will count toward certain high school credit requirements, or if their Dual Enrollment classes will be taken as electives or extracurricular toward their future college or career goals. 

    You may view the Recommended Course List specifically for participants in the Spartan Scholars Dual Enrollment Program. Please be advised that some courses on this list may not be offered every semester.

    Course Scheduling

    The current schedule of classes allows you to review available courses offered each semester in specific academic areas. Each section of the course has a maximum enrollment number which may limit availability. Please be aware the Open Seat number is a “real time” number and can change between the time of a search and actual enrollment. 

    Your York College admissions counselor will provide additional guidance on course selection and registration information during your admission interview when you apply. Once you have been approved by your admissions counselor, you will then need to set up your YCP Network account and pay your deposit for your class registration to be processed.

  • FAQs

    What else do I need to know about being a Spartan Scholar?

    What is dual enrollment?

    • Dual Enrollment programs allow high school students to enroll in college classes while they are still in high school. The program is designed to encourage a broader range of students to experience postsecondary education by allowing the student to concurrently enroll in postsecondary courses and to receive both secondary and postsecondary credit for the coursework at a reduced cost to the student.

    Can home-schooled students participate?

    • Yes! Home-schooled students or high school students whose school district is not affiliated with the York College Spartan Scholars Dual Enrollment Program may still apply. Students should work with their school counselor or homeschool evaluator to complete the application requirements. The costs are the same. Please contact Andrea Lazarus for more information at 717.815.1284 or alazaru2@ycp.edu.

    What important dates do I need to know?

    • Students participating in the Spartan Scholars Dual Enrollment Program should be prepared to follow all important dates and deadlines on the College’s academic calendar, including tuition due dates.

    How do I set up a schedule with the dual enrollment counselor?

    • You can schedule a one-on-one meeting with Andrea Lazarus by clicking the "schedule a one-on-one" button below!
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What are the benefits of the dual enrollment program?

Getting a headstart on college classes at a reduced cost.

Challenging yourself academically and exploring options for future programs of study and majors.

Experiencing the rigors of a college classroom and learning what to expect after high school: from time management skills and study habits to learning how to read a syllabus and buy a textbook.

Taking advantage of College resources like:

Contact Us
Andrea Lazarus, M.A.
Associate Director of Admissions
Miller Administration Building, 108
Phone: 717.815.1284
alazaru2@ycp.edu

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