The Pittsburgh Promise provides funding to pay for Dual Enrollment at Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) for juniors and seniors at Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Students have the opportunity to earn college credits before graduating from high school, giving them a “head start” on their postsecondary plans!

The Pittsburgh Promise funds Dual Enrollment courses by providing early access to Promise scholarship funds that may await eligible students upon graduation. Funds used by the students while in high school will be deducted from their maximum Promise scholarship, if they are eligible upon graduation. Funding of courses by The Promise does not imply or guarantee college scholarship eligibility at graduation.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to take advantage of the Dual Enrollment program?

The only program requirement is that students are current Pittsburgh Public Schools juniors or seniors that live in the city and have been in the district since at least the 9th grade.

Does The Pittsburgh Promise cover the cost of transportation?

No. It is the responsibility of the student and their family to get to and from the CCAC campus.

Does The Pittsburgh Promise fund online courses?

No. We want students to experience a college campus and be immersed in a college class.

Does The Pittsburgh Promise pay for books?

Yes!

How will I know if course credits will transfer to another university or institution after I graduate?

The courses offered are chosen specifically because they are more flexible to transfer and very likely to transfer within that academic major. CCAC has articulation agreements with 29 colleges and universities that facilitate easy credit transfers in 125 programs. Students should contact CCAC and speak with an academic advisor to discuss how credits may transfer to another institution. Promise funding does not imply or guarantee credit transferability.

How do I know if Dual Enrollment is right for me?

For many, Dual Enrollment offers savings of time and funds by allowing students to take courses at a reduced cost, explore majors, and complete essential courses before college begins. Students and families should discuss Dual Enrollment options and how they align with post-secondary plans with their high school guidance counselor.

How do I apply?

Application details and available courses will be mailed to students during their junior and senior year. For more information on currently available courses please see the  Dual Enrollment Flyer.

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