Alvernia's Pre-College Program allows you to gain college experience and earn college credits that can be transferred while you’re still in high school. Courses will be offered on Alvernia’s beautiful campus starting in the Fall of 2021 and will be taught by Alvernia faculty. Earn up to 12 credits, taking one to three classes over the span of one year. Credits will be easily transferrable and can be used as general electives at most universities.


Before you graduate from high school, the Pre-College Program can help you to:


- Get a jump start on your college career

- Gain confidence

- Build relationships with Alvernia faculty and students

- Explore majors and areas of interest

- Enjoy campus amenities


Application Process

Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 to apply to the program. A counselor recommendation is also required. Simply complete this quick online application.

Once you have been accepted into the Pre-College Program and know the courses in which you would like to enroll, a representative will be in touch regarding the registration process. Desired course enrollment is not guaranteed as it will be based on availability after current Alvernia students register.



Students who participate in the Pre-College Program and later enroll at Alvernia as a full-time student, will receive a $1,000 scholarship in addition to any other aid and/or scholarships they are eligible for as an incoming freshman.

The price for the Pre-College program is $120 per credit, which includes course textbooks. A credit card number is required and kept on file - although no additional fees will be charged to it - to ensure rented textbooks are returned by the deadline designated by the Alvernia bookstore.



Alvernia University is accredited by The Middle States Commission of Higher Education. Credits earned at Alvernia University generally transfer to other accredited institutions if the student receives a grade of “C” or higher. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the institution they wish to attend to understand that college’s transfer/dual enrollment policy.



To contact Alvernia’s Admissions Counselor for Dual Enrollment Dania Cabello-Ruiz directly, call her at 610-790-1942 or send her an email at

You can also contact the main Undergraduate Admissions Office by calling 610-796-8269 or email the general inbox,


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Learn more about Dual Enrollment
Dual enrollment is another way to earn college credits while still in high school. Learn more about Alvernia's program by contacting Dania Cabello-Ruiz, Admissions Counselor for Dual Enrollment, at 610-790-1942 or email her directly at