With the college admissions process more competitive than ever, students often need an edge to get accepted. That's why, in partnership with high schools in Philadelphia and the tri-state area, Widener offers an enriching dual enrollment program that gives students a competitive advantage. As students prepare for the rigors of college coursework, they reduce the overall cost of their college education.
What is Dual Enrollment?
Dual enrollment enables high-achieving high school students to enroll in college-level courses and receive both high school andcollege credit. Depending on the nature of the high school partnership, courses can be taught by high school faculty or a distinguished Widener professor. Courses may be offered at the partner high school or 100% online. These courses are significantly discounted, which offers high school students a cost-effective way to earn college credits before they step foot on a college campus.
Benefits of Dual Enrollment
Expands course offerings available to high school students and improves their college readiness
Provides access to Widener professors and/or college-level curriculum materials
Provides a pathway to college for first-generation and disadvantaged students
Reduces students' college course load, which equips them to graduate early and enter the workforce sooner
Reduces the overall cost of a college education by enabling students to earn discounted credits in high school