Dual Enrollment Program

Gwynedd Mercy University's Dual Enrollment Program offers high school students an opportunity to get a head start on college by completing college courses and earning college credits while still in high school.

This program is a perfect way for students to explore new subjects, save on college tuition, and prepare for their futures. Students who participate in GMercyU's Dual Enrollment Program can enter college with as many as 15 credits. 

Dual Enrollment Scholarship

Students who participate in GMercyU’s Dual Enrollment program while in high school and then enroll as a full-time bachelor’s degree-seeking student at GMercyU will receive a full-tuition scholarship for the final semester of their senior year.

Frequently Asked Questions

It's easy! If your high school is one of GMercyU's partners, one of your guidance counselors or teachers will let you know what courses are available and give you a form for you and your parents to fill out during your first few weeks of school. GMercyU's current partners include:

  • Abington School District
  • Centennial School District
  • Colonial School District
  • Council Rock School District
  • Lower Merion School District
  • Lower Moreland Township School District*
  • Neshaminy School District
  • North Penn School District
  • Pennridge School District
  • Pennsbury School District
  • Tredyffrin/Easttown School District*
  • Upper Dublin School District

*New as of Fall 2023

If your school is interested in becoming a part of GMercyU's Dual Enrollment Program, an administrator, teacher or guidance counselor can reach out to GMercyU's School of Business and Education at sortino.m@jecco.net to set up a meeting with Dean Mary Sortino.

GMercyU's Dual Enrollment Program currently offers a variety of programs through our School of Business including accounting, business theory, marketing, economics, CIS, and HR courses.

High school juniors and seniors are eligible to participate in GMercyU's Dual Enrollment Program.

Dual Enrollment Courses are offered at a substantially reduced tuition rate. Contact your teacher or guidance counselor for more details or send an email to csc@jecco.net.

One of the best benefits of GMercyU's Dual Enrollment program is you never have to leave your high school. One of your teachers will facilitate the course right in your high school.

Aside from earning college credits at a substantially lower tuition rate and gaining experience completing college-level coursework, students who participate in the Dual Enrollment Program are exposed to numerous networking opportunities and academic experiences. For example, GMercyU hosts Dual Enrollment Day where students come to campus to network and learn from different business professionals.

GMercyU also hosts a Dual Enrollment Business Competition where students create a business plan and compete against other high schools.

Meet Lauren Yancer '21

Lauren is a 2018 William Tennent High School graduate who participated in GMercyU’s Dual Enrollment Program as a high school senior. She fell in love with GMercyU and was accepted into the Marketing program.

“My Dual Enrollment course challenged me more than any other course in high school because of the rigorous content. By participating in GMercyU’s Dual Enrollment Program, I was able to graduate from GMercyU a semester early.”

Read more about Lauren's GMercyU experience.

Marketing Graduate Lauren Yancer '21