The Westmoreland County Community College College Now program allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to experience college while simultaneously completing their high school requirements. The program enhances confidence and capabilities and enables students to challenge themselves and start college early.
Complete the Dual Enrollment Permission Form
What is College Now?
College Now offers two different ways to get started with college in high school:
- Dual Enrollment which allows students to take college classes taught at the high school
- Early College which allows students to take college classes at main campus or an education center
It's an opportunity that allows high school and home school students to earn college credits for courses taken through a postsecondary institution while still attending high school. Students will be enrolled in both the high school and the postsecondary institution.
Westmoreland offers classes in local high schools and at various locations.
Benefits of College Now
- Students are better prepared for college by experiencing college academics early
- Credits earned may transfer to four-year colleges and universities
- Students can earn a college degree in less time
In addition, students are entitled to use our facilities and services including the library, tutoring and computer labs, gymnasium and fitness center as well as academic advising and counseling.
Dual Enrollment: Classes Taught at High Schools
- Classes taught at the high school may be taught by high school instructors or Westmoreland faculty.
- Classes may have different start and end dates than classes taught at Westmoreland. The dates established for classes taught at the high school is set by Westmoreland and will have different add, drop and withdrawal dates based on an individual calendar.
- Students enrolled in classes taught at the high school will follow school hours, breaks and class cancellation policies of the high school.
- The policies and procedures of the individual high school system apply regarding student conduct.
Early College: Classes Taught at Westmoreland, Westmoreland centers or via Online/eLearning format
- Students who take classes at Westmoreland must follow the academic semester calendar as established by the college for on-campus enrollments. This includes dates for adding, dropping or withdrawing from a class. (On-campus means at the Youngwood campus, an Education Center or via Online/eLearning format.)
- Students should familiarize themselves with Westmoreland's Code of Student Conduct Policy and Academic Dishonesty Policy as described under Student Rights and Responsibilities in the Student Handbook.
If you have any questions regarding Dual Enrollment or Early College at Westmoreland County Community College, please contact Stephanie Boyer, Admissions Coordinator-College Now, at 724.925.4282 or at firstname.lastname@example.org