Dual-Enrollment Partnership Program for High School Students

Earn college credits as a high school student at West Chester University!

West Chester University is pleased to offer dual-enrollment courses through a dual enrollment partnership program to qualified, local high school juniors and seniors. Students who participate in the dual-enrollment program at WCU will earn college credits through West Chester University and high school credits through their respective high schools. Courses will be offered at West Chester University’s Graduate Center, and will be taught by university faculty members.

In order to participate in the partnership program, students must be enrolled in one of the following high schools/school districts or community groups:

School districts who are interested in joining dual-enrollment partnerships with West Chester University should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at ugadmiss@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3411.


Benefits and outcomes:

All students who participate in the dual-enrollment programs will be taught by renowned faculty and interact with top students from other area high schools. Students will learn in a true collegiate environment and will gain skills in critical thinking and reasoning, public speaking, and college-level writing.


Why Choose Dual-Enrollment at West Chester University?

  • Earn transferable college credits
  • Enhance your transcript with college-level coursework
  • Learn from WCU faculty members
  • Enjoy courses in a supportive environment
  • Receive reduced tuition
  • Take classes exclusively with dual-enrollment students
  • Network with other local high school students
  • Learn about potential college majors


Application process for dual-enrollment at West Chester University

The application process for dual-enrollment is easy. There are no application fees. Please follow the steps below:

  • Sign-in to www.wcupa.edu/ApplyNonDegree
  • Follow directions for high school students
  • Choose dual-enrollment partnership program
  • Choose the appropriate high school from drop down menu
  • Enter anticipated high school graduation date
  • Enter name, date of birth, gender, social security number and required fields
  • Enter electronic signature

At this point, the student will get an email with an auto-filled registration form. The student should take this to the guidance counselor for signature. Completed forms should be emailed to University Admissions by the guidance counselor at ugadmiss@wcupa.edu

Send all materials electronically to University Admissions,


Please call 610-436-3411 with any questions. Your completed application will be reviewed and you will be notified that you are eligible to enroll.


Sample list of courses offered at the Graduate Center (Graduate Center - classes meet M, W, F from 1:05 - 1:55PM)

ANT 102, Section 50. Introduction to Anthropology - Cultural (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts, methods, and theories of cultural anthropology. Through a variety of case studies from around the world, we will focus on the connections between culture, power, and representation. Emphasis will be placed on analyzing the process and outcomes of ethnographic fieldwork.

BLA 201, Section 50. Legal Environment of Business (3 Credits)

Examines the framework of the American legal system and its impact on the environment in which business operates. Sources of law, including constitutional, statutory, administrative, and common law principles, that define the relationships between government and business; buyers and sellers of goods and services; and employers and employees are discussed.
Distance education offering may be available.

NTD 200, Section 50. Nutrition and Culture (3 Credits)

Students will increase awareness of the connection between health outcomes, diet and nutrition, and socio-cultural influences. Course studies will lay a foundation for understanding why people eat the foods that they do. A bio-cultural framework is applied to examine how individual dietary habits, choices, and nutritional health outcomes are influenced by social structure, historic patterns and events, and cultural beliefs and ideology. Students explore food ways, food scripts, health beliefs and practices, demographic characteristics, and population health across diverse communities within the United States. The course also employs a critical analysis of macro-structural inequalities, societal stresses, and cultural norms that alter access and availability to healthy foods and disparately undermine the nutritional health of some populations.

PHI 180, Section 50. Introduction to Ethics  (3 Credits)

Introduction to major theories and contemporary work in moral philosophy. Offers tools for ethical decision making in our daily lives with emphasis on the influence of culture, power, privilege.

Dual Enrollment Payment


If you have any questions, we are here to help.

Please contact University Admissions at ugadmiss@wcupa.edu or 610-436-3411 for details.

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