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LevelUp, West Virginia! High School Dual Enrollment Program
LevelUpWV Frequently Asked Questions
Students taking dual enrollment may still qualify for state financial aid programs. As with all students, grades and number of college credits taken can impact usage of programs.
For the Promise Scholarship, once a student qualifies, they can receive up to four semesters toward an associate degree and eight semesters toward a bachelor’s degree. Dual credits may help a student graduate early but may prevent them from utilizing the full eight semesters of potential eligibility. There is not a limit on the number of dual credits a student can take to qualify for Promise, but the grades received in dual enrollment courses will be included in the grade point average (GPA) calculations toward initial eligibility as well as the overall GPA calculation required for renewing the scholarship.
For West Virginia Invests, any applicant who has attempted 90 or more accumulated college credits or has achieved an associate degree or higher is not eligible. All attempted college credits, including dual courses earned in high school, will be reviewed when determining eligibility.
Teaching, nursing, social services, business, information technology, engineering, advanced manufacturing, welding, criminal justice, natural resources and aviation maintenance are approved to be offered. More will be added in the future.
When a student signs up for a pathway, their high school should work with the partner institution to provide them with a list of courses that are tied to that pathway.
Students should work with their high school counselor to sign up for a preferred pathway.
Students must be enrolled in an approved pathway to qualify. The higher education institutions work with the high school administrations to determine student eligibility.
Sixteen institutions – seven four-year and nine two-year institutions – are currently participating:
- Bluefield State University
- Fairmont State University
- Glenville State University
- Marshall University
- Shepherd University
- West Liberty University
- West Virginia State University
- Blue Ridge Community & Technical College
- BridgeValley Community & Technical College
- Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College
- Mountwest Community & Technical College
- New River Community & Technical College
- Pierpont Community & Technical College
- Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College
- West Virginia Northern Community College
- West Virginia University at Parkersburg
Additional institutions will be added.
Approximately 6,500 students are enrolled in the current (pilot) semester of the program.