Lackawanna College Level Up Program | Lackawanna College

Level Up Program

The Level Up program’s career -focused pathway model allows students to not only earn credits and save money, but engage in authentic college experiences. The Level Up program prepares students for the transition to college by providing high school students with:

  • Flexibility to earn credits at a pace that works for them either online or on-campus
  • An orientation before beginning the program
  • An academic advisor to course plan based on individual goals and needs
  • Access to services through the Student Success office, including tutoring and career information
  • Engagement in student activities

Level Up Pathway Options

These Level Up Pathways lead directly into Lackawanna College degree programs. Explore more about our degree programs! Or transfer your credits to another institution.

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice
  • Technology Innovation (Cybersecurity, Robotics)
  • Health Sciences (Healthcare Exploration)
  • Human Services
  • Petroleum & Natural Gas
  • Professional Studies
  • School of Hospitality (Baking, Culinary, Hospitality Management)

Exploration Pathways

Explore careers and majors even further through our hands-on Exploration Pathways. Learn how Lackawanna College degrees lead to exciting, in-demand careers. Engage with our faculty and staff and start earning credits. We offer exploration pathways in the following areas:

Tuition and Scholarships

High school students can earn college credits at a discounted tuition rate. The College’s standard Level Up tuition rate is $100/credit but may vary by school district based on contractual agreement. In addition, the College recognizes that this tuition may still be a strain on families, so we proudly offer a Level Up Scholarship for aspiring students facing financial barriers. To find out more about this scholarship contact the Pre-College Programs Director at or call 570-955-1516. Students who earn Lackawanna College credits through the Dual Enrollment program can receive a Level Up Incentive Scholarship if they enroll at Lackawanna College after high school to complete their degree!

National Recognition For The Level Up Program

Lackawanna College is proud of our Level Up program, and we have been honored to see the initiative earn national recognition.

In March 2021, the business magazine Fast Company included Lackawanna College on its World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2021 list, specifically for the merits of our Level Up program.

Fast Company ranked Lackawanna College in 9th place in its Corporate Social Responsibility category. The category ranks companies that have revolutionized their industries while benefiting their communities.

Lackawanna College is humbled by the attention we’ve received from Fast Company. From the start, we have only wanted our Level Up program to exist as a viable educational option for students struggling with the exponential increases in higher education. We are delighted to know we are impacting our Northeastern Pennsylvania college community in this way.

How to Enroll

If you have questions and would like to speak with someone in the Pre-College Programs team, please fill out the Pre-College Inquiry Form. If you are ready to apply, click here to link to our Online Application website. You will be prompted to create an account. Then select Pre-College from the dropdown box as the application type. Depending on the pathway you choose, you may need to submit supplemental items like a high school transcript or standardized test scores. A member of our Pre-College team will be happy to walk you through the enrollment process! To make an appointment now, click below:

Contact Us

Contact the Pre-College Team for more information about the Level Up program and Exploration Pathways:


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