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Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment

The Thiel Scholars and Dual Enrollment programs are designed to provide college credit opportunities to junior and senior high school students in Mercer County and surrounding areas (students in grades lower than junior status will be considered on an individual basis). Dual Enrollment offers the credits specifically in the core academic areas of English, Mathematics, History, Art, Foreign Language, Science, Psychology and Sociology.

Students have the option of enrolling in college courses on Thiel’s campus upon meeting the following criteria:

  • Approval from high school guidance counselor (students' individual school has their own criteria for qualifying to take college courses)
  • Approval from parent and/or guardian
  • Dual credit may be available, but is awarded at the discretion of the student's own high school
  • Students' high school must have a signed agreement as a Dual Enrollment participating high school (Dual Enrollment Only)

Thiel Scholars and Dual Enrollment students are part-time students and receive most of the benefits of part-time enrollment, including full privileges at the Thiel Library, use of campus computer labs, and student admission to various events. Thiel Scholars and Dual Enrollment students may participate in all on campus college events except varsity sports and Greek life. An on-campus orientation is provided before courses begin.

Students who wish to matriculate full time at Thiel College following high school graduation must complete an application for traditional full-time admission and submit all required supporting documents such as an essay, recommendation letter, official ACT/SAT scores, official high school and/or college transcripts.

What is the difference between Dual Enrollment and Thiel Scholars?

  • Thiel Scholars may take any course being offered on the course schedule, as long as their high school academic record indicates the student is able to perform successfully in the class.
  • Thiel Scholars do not have to receive dual credit in high school for the courses they take. This allows students to explore an area of study while in high school, without being locked into the specific courses that qualify for dual enrollment.
  • Students may take a combination of Dual Enrollment and Thiel Scholars courses, if approved by the high school

2016 Summer Scholars Important Information

2016 Summer Scholars Costs

  • 2 credits - $340
  • 3-4 credits - $500