Dual enrollment is an acceleration program that allows pre-collegiate students to take postsecondary coursework that simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma, a career certificate, and/or a college degree.
Gratz College enrolls high school-age students who desire high-quality, college-level learning. Its most popular offerings are in Hebrew Language. In addition, Gratz operates undergraduate-level programs in partnership with other educational institutions. These include programs for non-matriculated students to earn college credit to eventually submit for transfer credit at other colleges and universities:
- Gratz partners with Heller High, NCSY, and Philadelphia-based synagogue schools to make courses eligible for college credit. All courses are aligned with Gratz’s academic catalogue and syllabi are preapproved by Gratz’s Curriculum Committee. Courses are taught by credentialed instructors.
- Gratz offers dual enrollment programs for high school students seeking concurrent college credit that also fulfill high school requirements. Gratz is currently authorized to deliver dual enrollment in a variety of public and private schools in Pennsylvania.
- Gratz offers credit-by-exam opportunities in Hebrew Language in partnership with Yeshivah of Flatbush.
Non-matriculated students participating in Gratz’s undergraduate-level programs understand that all credit transfer decisions are at the discretion of the students’ eventual host college and its academic departments. The following is a partial list of colleges and universities that have accepted students’ Gratz College undergraduate-level transcripts for credit.
- American University
- Harvard University
- Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
- Muhlenberg College
- Rutgers University
- Salem State University
- The Ohio State University
- Touro University
- UC Santa Barbara
- University of Chicago
- University of Florida
- University of Hartford
- University of Massachusetts
- University of New Orleans
- University of Pittsburgh
- West Chester University
Gratz College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Despite my busy schedule with sports and clubs, I have been able to fit in Gratz courses for five years. The Jewish education I have received has strengthened my ability to think critically in my Dual Enrollment classes which count for college credit.
— Molly Cohen, Student