LevelUp your education before you graduate high school with our dual enrollment program!

LevelUp, West Virginia! High School Dual Enrollment Program

In 2023, the West Virginia Legislature established West Virginia’s first state-funded dual enrollment program for high school students.  As a result, the Higher Education Policy Commission has launched the LevelUpWV pilot program that covers the costs of dual enrollment courses offered by the state’s colleges and universities that are tied to some of West Virginia’s most in-demand careers. The focus of the LevelUpWV pilot program is to place West Virginia’s high school students on an educational track to long-term, successful careers in the state.

The four-year pilot program, supporting up to an estimated 12,000 students per year, began during the fall 2023 semester. West Virginia’s public community and technical colleges and four-year institutions are offering courses in certain designated career pathways, such as the following, along with others that meet a workforce demand in the state:

  • health care
  • information technology
  • advanced manufacturing
  • construction
  • engineering
  • education
  • agriculture

Through MOUs, colleges and universities may offer these courses at not cost to the students enrolled in the approved pathway.

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First Semester Data

  • Each participating institutions received 475 registrations
  • Ten (10) participating institutions with more anticipated to join this semester
  • 34 participating counties
  • Ten (10) approved pathways with more expected to be submitted this semester
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Business
    • Education
    • Science
    • Health Science
    • Information Technology
    • Natural Resources Management
    • Social Services
    • STEM
    • Welding
  • 6500 students registered
  • 19,500 credit hours