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What is the Early Admission Program?

The Early Admission Program provides an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to get a head start on college while still in high school. By enrolling in Pierpont Community & Technical College courses, high school students can receive high school credit plus college credit and take advantage of valuable first-rate academic experience while refining their college plans.  

What are the benefits of Early Admission courses?

By participating in the Early Admission Program, students have the opportunity to make significant progress toward a college degree before finishing high school. In addition, as an official college student, they have access to the full range of services offered by Pierpont Community & Technical College.

What courses can Early Admission students take?

Courses offered at the high school for Early Admission are based on the request of the high school. Courses are typically part of a first year college curriculum. College courses offered in the high school reflect the identical course content, requirements, and evaluation components of the academic courses on the campuses of Pierpont Community & Technical College.

Who is eligible for the Early Admission Program?

Outstanding high school juniors or seniors who have met the following criteria are eligible.

  1. No less than 3.0 cumulative grade point average
  2. Recommendation of high school principal
  3. Meet the pre-requisites for the courses as outlined in the college catalog

What is the cost of Early Admission courses?

Savings of tuition dollars makes the Early Admission Program a great investment! These courses are offered at a greatly reduced rate set by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. For the 2013-2014 school year, the cost of a Early Admission course is $84.00 per credit hour. This makes a 3 credit hour class cost $252.00 and a 4 credit hour class cost $336.00.

Who are the Early Admission instructors?

Early Admission instructors are typically high school teachers who have the appropriate credentials required by Pierpont Community & Technical College.

What textbooks are used for Early Admission courses?

Early Admission courses use the college textbook adopted by Pierpont Community & Technical College faculty.

How do I enroll for Early Admission courses?

A representative from Pierpont Community & Technical College will come to the high school and register the Early Admission students.

Will Early Admission courses transfer to other collegesEarly Admission courses will transfer to West Virginia state colleges/universities. If you plan on going to a private college or out-of-state college, contact that college tfor transfer credits.

Get a Head Start with Early Admission
Talk with your guidance counselor to determine if taking college courses is an appropriate option for you. Your guidance counselor will be able to provide a list of Early Admission courses available at your high school.

Pierpont is currently offering Early Admission courses at the following high schools:

  • Braxton County High School
  • Bridgeport High School
  • Buckhannon Upshur High School
  • Doddridge County High School
  • Elkins High School
  • Lewis County High School
  • Liberty High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • North Marion High School
  • Notre Dame High School
  • Preston County High School
  • Robert C. Byrd High School
  • South Harrison High School
  • Taylor County Technical Center
  • Tygarts Valley High School



This program gives high school juniors and seniors an opportunity to take college courses. Courses for this program are the evening courses offered by Pierpont Community & Technical College at our Regional-campus sites.

To be eligible for this program the student must:

  • A high school junior or senior
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA  (we will not take a student with a GPA below 3.0)
  • Obtain written permission from the High School Prinicpal
  • Meet the pre-requisites for the course(s) as outlined in the college catalog
  • Complete an Evening College for High School Students registration form.  This form can be obtained from your high school counselor or by contacting Joyce Ross at 304.367.4738 or Joyce.Ross@pierpont.edu.  Forms can also be obtained from the Regional Academics office located in the Lewis County High School.

The cost is $84 (subject to change) per credit hour (A 3 credit hour class costs $252.00 - a 4 credit hour class costs $336.00).  Students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks for the evening college courses. 



The Weekend College program is an alternative course delivery system specifically designed for adult learners who want to earn an Associate degree but find weekday or evening classes inconvenient or incompatible with career and family responsibilities.  This accelerated program designed for mature, self-motivated learners meets on Saturdays at the Fairmont Locust Avenue Campus.

Courses are offered in consecutive 8-week terms.  Two terms are offered during each of the Fall and Spring semesters.  Students may enroll in the Weekend College program prior to the beginning of any 8-week term, provided they have completed the normal admissions process and meet any prerequisites for courses offers.  Students attending the Weekend College program can complete an Associate degree in as little as eleven terms (approximately 2 1/2 years).  Adding weekday, evening or on-line classes can accelerate the completion of a degree program.

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