Dual Enrollment College Program
Tulpehocken High School / Reading Area Community College/Harrisburg Area Community College / Pennsylvania State University-Berks Campus / Alvernia University
On Campus Opportunities
Qualified Tulpehocken High School students (while currently enrolled in high school), may simultaneously earn college credits through Reading Area Community College and/or Harrisburg Area Community College. This agreement provides for a wider range of course options, encouraging students to continue their education beyond high school, and eliminates unnecessary duplication of programs, facilities and equipment in the academic areas. Students who opt to take a Dual Enrollment course offered at Tulpehocken High School may pay tuition to receive college credits while remaining at THS. Should Tulpehocken Area School District receive grant money to assist with tuition costs, students will be notified. A student must maintain a grade of C or better in order to be eligible to receive grant money or to remain in the course and receive college credit.
Students who are eligible and interested in participating may be required to pass a college placement test and will pay tuition and fees to Reading Area Community College and/or Harrisburg Area Community College. At the conclusion of the course, a college transcript will be sent to each student with a copy of the grade sent to the high school. If you are interested in exploring this option, please take time to discuss it with your counselor or principal.
Course options on campus include:
2009-2010 AP/RACC English, 2010-2011 RACC English
AP/RACC U.S. History
HACC College Mathematics for Business
HACC Environmental Science and Natural Resources
HACC Introduction to Agribusiness Fundamentals
HACC Introduction to Geographic Information Systems.
Qualified seniors, (must have at least a 75.0 cumulative GPA and Dual Enrollment committee approval), may opt to take college classes for credit at RACC, Penn State-Berks campus, or Alvernia during the school day or evening hours. Students are required to provide their own transportation and are responsible for all costs. Should Tulpehocken Area School District receive grant money to assist with tuition costs, students will be notified. Students may discuss this option with their counselor to determine availability of courses and scheduling options. A student must maintain a C or better in order to be eligible to receive grant money.
All college courses will be noted on the high school transcript with the course title and grade. College courses will be weighted according to the guidelines listed in the Program of Studies and Course Description Booklet and will be included in the student’s high school GPA and class rank. It is the student’s responsibility to provide an official transcript of grades and credits earned at the college at the end of each semester.
RACC and HACC maintain articulation agreements with a number of traditional four year colleges and universities. Since these courses are generally freshmen choices in college, the transferability rate is high. However, it is strongly suggested that students contact the individual four year universities to which they are applying for transfer verification of each class. Students may obtain official college transcripts by going to the college website. A fee is required by the university to send each transcript.
Tuition and fees:
Tuition and fees are established by each university within our Dual Enrollment program. Please contact the High School Dual Enrollment Coordinator for all current costs.
Mrs. Carol Alspach, Coordinator of Special Programs, Academic Affairs
610-607-6219 or 1-800-626-1665