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Gwynedd Mercy University's Dual Enrollment Program offers high school students an opportunity to get a head start on college by completing college courses and earning college credits while still in high school. This program is a perfect way for students to explore new subjects, save on college tuition, and prepare for their futures.
Students who participate in GMercyU's Dual Enrollment Program can enter college with as many as 15 credits. Wondering how you can participate? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions below.
How can I enroll in GMercyU's Dual Enrollment Program?
It's easy! If your high school is one of GMercyU's partners, one of your guidance counselors or teachers will let you know what courses are available and give you a form for you and your parents to fill out during your first few weeks of school. GMercyU's current partners include, Centennial School District, Council Rock School District, Hatboro-Horsham School District, Neshaminy School District, North Penn School District, Pennsbury School District, and Upper Dublin School District.
How can my high school become one of GMercyU's Dual Enrollment partners?
If your school is interested in becoming a part of GMercyU's Dual Enrollment Program, an administrator, teacher or guidance counselor can reach out to GMercyU's School of Business and Education at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting with Dean Mary Sortino.
What courses are available?
Do I have to be a senior to participate?
High school juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in GMercyU's Dual Enrollment Program.
How much does it cost?
Dual Enrollment Courses are offered at a substantially reduced tuition rate. Contact your teacher or guidance counselor for more details or send an email to email@example.com.
Where are the classes held?
One of the best benefits of GMercyU's Dual Enrollment program is you never have to leave your high school. One of your teachers will facilitate the course right in your high school.
What are some of the benefits of the Dual Enrollment Program?
Aside from earning college credits at a substantially lower tuition rate and gaining experience completing college-level coursework, students who participate in the Dual Enrollment Program are exposed to numerous networking opportunities and academic experiences. For example, GMercyU hosts Dual Enrollment Day where students come to campus to network and learn from different business professionals. GMercyU also hosts a Dual Enrollment Business Competition where students create a business plan and compete against other high schools.
Kyle Gresh is a GMercyU Accounting junior who participated in the Dual Enrollment Program his junior year at William Tennent High School. Kyle took both an accounting and marketing course and because of the experience he received in the program, he knew exactly what major he wanted to pursue and what college he wanted to go to: Accounting at Gwynedd Mercy University.
“My teachers were wonderful and through their guidance, I was able to remember the information two years later when I took the next level of courses. The Dual Enrollment experience allowed me to form a strong basis in accounting and propelled me to be one of the top accounting students in my class.”