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.
No. It is the responsibility of the student and their family to get to and from the CCAC campus.
Typically, no. However, due to the unforeseen circumstances of COVID-19, eligible students will be permitted to take online courses during the fall 2020 semester.
The Promise will cover 1 course (up to 4 credits) during the fall and spring semesters. Students may seek Promise approval to take more than one course during the summer semester.
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 a transfer counselor to discuss how credits may transfer to another institution. Promise funding does not imply or guarantee credit transferability.
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.