Washington State Community College now offering college classes for West Virginia high schoolers

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Local West Virginia high school students now have another opportunity to earn college credit before graduating.

Washington State Community College has expanded its "Bridge to College" program to West Virginia high schooler students in grades 10 to 12 in 12 counties, including Wood and Pleasants.

The program offers students an opportunity to earn early college credit that they can use towards both high school graduation and the completion of a college degree or certificate.

"We're offering our classes to West Virginia high school students for $49 a credit hour and that's discounted from our normal rate of $149," Vice president of instituaional advancement Amanda Herb said. "So it is really important that students and parents recognize that getting a head start not only saves them time but it also saves them money as well."

WSCC already serves over 800 Ohio high schoolers through the state's college credit plus program.