Annually, over 600 high school students schedule college courses from a multitude of disciplines at Penn State campuses.
Per recent changes to the Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law (PACPSL), Penn State Altoona will continue to provide courses this spring for qualified dual-enrolled students, in full compliance with the required background checking requirements listed below:
In order to ensure compliance in all future semesters, Penn State Altoona will identify sections of courses that typically enroll the most high school students and will confirm that faculty teaching these courses have completed the required background checks. This course list will be shared with current and future dual-enrolled students through their guidance counselors and academic advisers and through print and Web information.
In addition, staff and students who provide services such as academic advising, tutoring, and mentoring will be required to complete the three required background checks.
Questions regarding Penn State Altoona compliance with PACPSL can be directed to Shari Routch, Director of Enrollment Management Penn State Altoona at [email protected].