Bethel Joins List of Approved Colleges for Penn High School's Accelerated College Program

Bethel College is now partnering with Penn High School to participate in the high school’s preexisting Accelerated College Program for high school juniors and seniors. Penn High School students may register to begin classes at Bethel as early as this coming fall semester.

Penn’s Accelerated College Program allows juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience college classes and a college setting while receiving both high school and college credit. Students may choose an area that matches their intended college major, their career plan, or personal interest area. High school schedules are individualized, as students will spend part of the high school day at a local college.

All Bethel REACH (Register Early to Achieve College Hours) classes are part of the Penn Accelerated College Program, though only some of those classes will be tuition free for Penn students. Penn High School will only pay for classes specifically career related. The high school is responsible for deciding which classes they will pay for.

Bethel’s REACH Program allows high school students to register in some college courses to get a head start on their college credits. The cost per credit hour through this program is much cheaper than the regular rates for traditional students. To read more about this program, go to

For more information, contact the Bethel College office of admission at 574.807.7600.