News Detail

WAHS Students Now Guaranteed Admission, Housing at Commonwealth University Campuses

District Wide

October 20, 2022 | Community

Commonwealth University Flyer

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (OCTOBER 20, 2022) — Williamsport Area High School students now have guaranteed admission to Commonwealth University of Pennsylvania, thanks to an agreement recently signed by the Williamsport Area School District.

Under the agreement, all WAHS graduates now have guaranteed admission to the Bloomsburg, Lock Haven or Mansfield University campuses as well as on-campus housing for up to four years of full-time enrollment.

Students must apply prior to Dec. 15 of their senior year to qualify and meet all application requirements.

Commonwealth University also will provide merit-based scholarship opportunities to students meeting certain grade point average requirements.

The four tiers of the scholarship are:

  • Tier 1: 95% or above or 3.8 to 4.0 cumulative GPA— $28,000;  $7,000 annually
  • Tier 2: 90-94%  or above or 3.5 to 3.79 cumulative GPA — $24,000; $6,000 annually
  • Tier 3: 85-89% or above or 3.0 to 3.49 cumulative GPA — $16,000; $4,000 annually
  • Tier 4: 80-84% or above or 2.5 to 2.99 cumulative GPA — $12,000; $3,000 annually

All scholarship recipients must be enrolled full time and have 12 or more credit hours per academic semester. A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained and the student must remain in good academic standing.

On-campus housing is guaranteed at any of the three campuses for up to four years of full-time student enrollment.

“This is a great opportunity for our graduating seniors,” said Principal Dr. Justin Ross. “Entering into this agreement has helped to clear the path for our students, regardless of their socioeconomic status, to attend any of these three university campuses to obtain a college degree. We’re extremely grateful this agreement is now in place and will serve our graduates well for years to come.”


Back to News