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Dual Enrollment

Northwestern State University in partnership with participating high schools is pleased to offer courses for college credit for select high school students. To provide a unique opportunity, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students can earn college credit while enrolled in the familiar environment of their high school. Students may enroll in courses offered at the high school taught by their high school faculty. Students may also enroll in traditional courses offered on NSU’s campus, and online courses directly through NSU.

  1. Students must be enrolled in a Louisiana public, private or parochial school, or in a BESE-Approved Home Study Program.
  2. Students must be on track for completing (by graduation from high school) the required Regents’ Core Curriculum.
  3. Students must be enrolled in a college course for which dual credit is attempted and recorded on both student’s secondary and postsecondary academic record.
  4. Students will be admitted and enrolled as a “Non-Degree Seeking” student. Upon graduation from high school, students must reapply for undergraduate admission and meet the University’s admission requirements.

Board of Regents Interim Policy for Dual Enrollment Public Postsecondary Quality Guidelines For 2021-22 and 2022-23 Academic Years:

Students wishing to initiate or continue their participation in dual enrollment for the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years may be eligible to enroll in academic courses on the Board of Regents Master Course Articulation Matrix if they meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative high school GPA, as determined by the high school,
  • AND
  • Subject-specific demonstration of readiness in Mathematics (for mathematics and science courses) or English (for English, foreign language, history, social science, humanities, or arts survey courses) through either:
  • 1.) Subject-specific minimum scores on any assessment listed in Academic Affairs Policy 2.22.
    2.) Counselor recommendation based on overall student performance and grade trends in the subject.

Students may enroll in courses listed on the Louisiana Board of Regents Master Course Articulation Matrix (https://regents.la.gov/master-course-articulation/). Students may enroll in a maxmum of 21 credit hours per semester.

$150.00 per course regardless of delivery method. Students may enroll in (a) courses offered at the high school taught by high school faculty; (b) traditional courses offered on NSU’s campus; (c) online courses directly through NSU.

  1. Students are responsible for purchasing required textbooks and course materials.
  2. Select courses are part of the IncludED Textbook Program which include digital materials and are billed directly to student’s account
  1. Submit official ACT scores. Subject Specific Placement Scores per Board of Regents Academic Affairs Policy 2.22 may be used for placement if student has not taken ACT. Board of Regents Interim Policy for Dual Enrollment.
  2. High school must submit official high school transcript (cumulative GPA included).
  3. First day of classes; Fall 2022 semester Monday, August 15th.
  4. First day of classes; Spring 2023 semester Monday, January 9th.
Students should access the State of Louisiana Board of Regents’ website to view the Master Course Articulation Matrix. Students should consult with the Registrar’s Office of the institution they plan on attending after high school prior to enrolling in dual enrollment courses to verify course transferability.
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Board of Regents’ Interim Dual Enrollment Policy


Julie Longlois
Carl Perkins and Dual Enrollment Program Coordinator
119 South Hall
Phone: 318-357-6355
Toll Free: 800-376-2422

Melanie McBride
Dual Enrollment Specialist
110 South Hall
Phone : 318-357-6355
Toll Free: 800-376-2422