Skip to main content

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.


How It Works


High school students apply for admission to Westminster’s Early College program, usually during their sophomore year. If accepted to the program, EC Scholars come to the Westminster campus to take two-course sequences during the summer session, one in the summer before their junior year and one in the summer 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


Summer 2018 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.

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