LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (WTAJ) — All public high schools in Center County, as well as several schools in Clearfield and Cambria counties have entered into an admissions agreement with Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania.
Under the terms of the agreement, high school students from Bald Eagle, Bellefonte, Clearfield, Clearfield Alliance Christian, Curwensville, DuBois Area, Glendale, Penns Valley, Philipsburg-Osceola, and West Branch will automatically be accepted into Pennsylvania Commonwealth University. , which consists of campuses in Bloomsberg, Lock Haven, and Mansfield.
This announcement comes just days after the State College Area School District approved the same admission agreement with Commonwealth University.
Under the terms, seniors will need to apply to Bloomsburg, Lock Haven or Mansfield by December 15 of their senior year. This will also guarantee on-campus accommodation for up to four years.
In March, the University of Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and the University of Mansfield separated to form Commonwealth University.
Additionally, the university will offer merit scholarships of up to $28,000 for four years. The scholarships are based on cumulative grade point averages.
The levels are:
- 3.8-4.0 GPA $28,000 ($7,000 per year)
- 3.5-3.79 GPA $24,000 ($6,000 per year)
- 3.0-3.49 GPA $16,000 ($4,000 per year)
- 2.5-2.99 GPA $12,000 ($3,000 per year)
“These agreements demonstrate the power of partnership to have a significant impact in the lives of students in our region. We are fortunate to have talented and academically motivated high school students in our area who will thrive as Huskies, Bald Eagles and Mounties. We look forward to welcoming them to our campuses,” said Bashar W. Hanna, President of the Commonwealth U.
Programs for nurses, physician assistants, and other health professions remain selective and have additional requirements or abilities. For these programs, it is essential that students apply as early as possible to these majors in order to receive early consideration for admission.
This signing is one of three scheduled for October. This will bring together 50 school districts in central and northeastern Pennsylvania and guarantee admission of graduates to higher education. For a complete list of all accepted school districts, visit their website.