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Westminster Early College

About the Program

Westminster’s Early College (EC) is a dual enrollment program designed for academically prepared high school students. Early College Scholars have the opportunity to earn up to a full year of college credits before they finish high school.

Contact the Admissions Office at 724-946-7100 or if you have any questions about the Westminster Early College program.

How It Works

High school students apply for admission to Westminster’s Early College program, usually during their sophomore year.If accepted into the program, EC Scholars can take up to two Westminster courses each summer before their junior year and before their senior year.

EC Scholars may also take face-to-face Westminster courses during the school year if their school districts and schedules allow. Westminster works to offer EC-appropriate courses early in the morning and at the end of the school day to accommodate high school schedules.

By the time EC Scholars graduate from high school, they could complete up to 8 Westminster courses (32 credits). That’s the equivalent of one full year of college for a fraction of the cost!

Early College Advantage

  • Save thousands of dollars in college tuition.
  • Choose from nearly 100 real college courses, taught by Westminster College professors.
  • Credits earned will transfer to other colleges and universities.

A Free Year of College!

The Early College is a gateway to becoming a full- time Westminster student. Successful participation makes admission to the college very likely.

In addition, EC Scholars who enroll at Westminster College immediately after high school are eligible for a refund for up to 32 earned credits of their Early College tuition through a special tuition discount.

Tuition & Fees

EC tuition and InfoTech fee are projected to be $372 per course. Additional fees may apply for individual courses. There is a one-time application fee of $35 to apply for Westminster's Dual Enrollment Program. All first-time students are required to pay a one-time Lifetime Transcript Fee of $50.

Relevant Courses

Check the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes for upcoming courses. Courses most relevant for the Early College include the following:

 Accounting (201)

Art (101-219)

Astronomy (141-143, 161, 201)

Biology (201, 202, 203)

Broadcasting (111)

Business Administration (140, 160)

Chemistry (101-180)

Communications (200-205, 225)

Computer Science (115, 151, 152, 201)

Criminal Justice (102, 201)

Digital Journalism (111)

Economics (150)

Education (231, 266)

English (101-199, 240)

Environmental Science (160)

French (depends on background)

History (101-106, 225, 226, 252)

International Studies (101)

Math (100’s, note pre-reqs)

Music (101, 121)

Philosophy (101, 102)

Physics (141)

Political Science (101, 102, 215)

Psychology (101)

Religion (100, 160, 170, 171)

Sociology (101-108)

Spanish (depends on background)

Special Education (201)

Speech (111)

Theatre (101, 102)

Writing (111, 201, 202, 251-258, note pre-reqs)