Pitt-Johnstown has a commitment to excellence in every facet of our operation and they look for the same commitment to excellence from our applicants. Our aim is to reach out to exemplary students who have achieved in the areas of academics, leadership, involvement, service, and teamwork. As a result of their drive to excel, these students can access varying approaches to their transition between high school and college, their path to the real world. Pitt-Johnstown wishes to congratulate and accommodate these amazing students by offering the option of early enrollment for accelerated high school students. The Mountain Cat Dual-Enrollment Program allows students to spend part of their school day on the Pitt-Johnstown campus taking actual college courses!
Mountain Cat Dual-Enrollment Program
Can I take classes at Pitt-Johnstown while still in High School?
The Mountain Cat Dual-Enrollment Program is designed for accelerated high school students who wish to enroll in one or more courses at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. The chosen coursework is completed while still attending high school. The classes may be taken during the Fall Term (late August - mid-December), Spring Term (January - April), or during Summer Sessions. Courses are typically selected from the introductory level of college offerings in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences. The program is generally available to students who have completed the junior year of high school. However, in cases where the application is appropriately supported, students who are high school juniors may also be approved for the Mountain Cat Dual-Enrollment Program.
What happens to the college credits I earn in the Mountain Cat Dual-Enrollment Program?
Any credits you earn during your dual-enrollment tenure roll into a full-time career at Pitt-Johnstown, or are accepted as transfer credits at essentially all colleges and universities. No matter what your future plans are, Mountain Cat Dual-Enrollment credits will be able to go with you.
How much does it cost to enroll in the Mountain Cat Dual-Enrollment Program?
Tuition for the Dual-Enrollment program is based on the current year's per-credit charge at Pitt-Johnstown. The majority of Pitt-Johnstown courses are 3 credits each. Information on current tuition rates can be found here. Other costs include a facilities use fee, a computing and network fee, as well as the cost of textbooks and other academic supplies. One of the great benefits of the Dual-Enrollment program is that EVERY student who enrolls in it receives a $700 Dual-Enrollment grant, which comes directly off the tuition!
How do I apply?
In evaluating applicants for the Dual-Enrollment program, the Admissions Committee looks for academic talent, the maturity necessary to be successful in a college environment, and support from the student's high school.
Steps for applying:
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
What else do I need to know?
Once all the required items are received, the Admissions Office will contact you when a decision has been made - typically within 1-2 weeks. When filling out the Application, there is a section which asks the applicant to choose courses that they would be interested in taking, as well as any alternates should the first choice be unavailable. In order to fill this section out, visit the Schedule of Courses on our website to view the classes available during the semester you wish to attend.
Want More Information?
If you want to receive more information about Pitt-Johnstown, please visit the Admissions Office homepage by clicking the Mountain Cat!