The Dual Enrollment program at Cairn University provides motivated, talented, and Christ-centered high school students with an early opportunity to take college-level courses at deeply discounted tuition rates and experience a biblical university environment while still enrolled in high school.
Why pursue dual enrollment?
Save on Tuition
Committed to making a biblical education accessible to students, Cairn University offers a reduced tuition rate for eligible high school students, so earning early college credits from a biblical worldview is as accessible as attending community college. Dual Enrollment students pay just $100 per credit for fall and spring courses — more than an 80% discount on the University’s standard tuition rate.*
*Textbooks not included. The tuition rate for accelerated summer courses is $175 per credit.
Stay at Cairn or Transfer Credits Elsewhere
Upon completion, students will have an official college transcript on file, which may be applied toward a degree at Cairn or transferred to another college or university. Cairn offers over 60 academic programs, including dual-level programs allowing students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in five years with undergraduate-level financial aid. You may also transfer your credits to another college or university, private or public.*
* Transferability of credits from one college/university to another depends on each school’s and program’s requirements.
Prepare for College
Lighten your load in future semesters by taking core courses now—in subjects like English composition, American history, and mathematics. Course credit counts toward both high school graduation and your college transcript.
In addition, enrich your college academic skills through access to University support services, ranging from the Academic Resource Center to the Masland Library’s extensive electronic resource collection. Think through your next steps (like setting goals and choosing a major) with the help of Cairn’s Career Center.
During fall & spring semesters, dual-enrollment students take college courses alongside traditional undergraduate students. Experience what it’s like to be a biblical university student on our beautiful suburban campus.
Cost: $100 per credit
Application deadline: Rolling Admission
Courses available in Fall 2017: TBD
During the summer, high school students have the opportunity to complete college courses in an accelerated format. Taken alongside other talented and proactive teens, these summer courses are designed especially for dual-enrollment students by Cairn University faculty.
Cost: $175 per credit
Application deadline: March 15
May 30-June 9
American History I:
9 AM–3 PM
Intro to Relief Printmaking:
American History I:
9 AM–2:30 PM
Intro to Mathematical Thinking:
Is Dual Enrollment at Cairn for Me?
High school students must demonstrate the academic ability, motivation, and maturity necessary to succeed in a college-level course. In addition, students must testify that they have trusted Christ as their Savior and share how that has impacted their lives.
How to apply
Questions? Contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.702.4235.
Are you a Christian school administrator interested in becoming a dual enrollment partner? Learn more here.