Dual Enrollment 2018-03-08T12:31:37+00:00

Dual Enrollment

Northwestern State University in partnership with participating high schools is pleased to offer courses for college credit for selected high school students. In an effort to provide a unique opportunity, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students may earn college credit while enrolled in courses taught by their high school teachers. Students may also enroll in online courses directly through Northwestern or in traditional courses on Northwestern’s campus.

  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.
  • 2.5 overall high school GPA
  • 19 ACT Composite score or (ACT Aspire/Pre-ACT) equivalent (UNDER REVIEW BY BOR)
  • 18 ACT English sub-score
    • If no ACT score available (ASPIRE/Pre-ACT/Pre-SAT/EOC/ACCUPLACER) to enroll in English, foreign language, history, or introductory social science, humanities, or arts survey courses
  • 19 ACT mathematics sub-score 
    • If no ACT score available (ASPIRE/Pre-ACT/Pre-SAT/EOC/ACCUPLACER) to enroll in mathematics

HIGH SCHOOL GPA Dual enrollment students must have and maintain a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 (2.75, effective fall 2019), verified by the high school, to initiate or continue dual enrollment (end of each semester).

PLACEMENT – If a student has taken the ACT or SAT in high school, the ACT/SAT score must be used as the placement measure.

ENGLISH DEFICIENCYStudents who meet other readiness indicators but have <18 in ACT English will be allowed to enroll in mathematics courses for dual enrollment, if they concurrently address their reading/writing deficiencies.

MATHEMATICS DEFICIENCY – Students who meet other readiness indicators but have <19 in ACT mathematics will be allowed to enroll in English, foreign language, history, or introductory social science, humanities, or arts survey courses for dual enrollment, if they concurrently address their mathematics deficiencies.

COLLEGE READINESS CRITERIA – Because it is important that dual enrollment students graduate college-ready, before enrolling in any course on the Board of Regents’ Master Course Articulation Matrix in the spring semester/term of the senior year, a student must be able to demonstrate college readiness in both English and mathematics.

Students may enroll in courses listed on the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Master Course Articulation Matrix AY 2018-2019.
Courses taught by High School Faculty

  1. Tuition and fees are exempt for courses offered at the high school taught by NSU approved high school faculty.
  2. Student is responsible for textbooks and course materials if applicable.
Courses taught by NSU Faculty

  1. $100.00 tuition per course inclusive of all fees, if taught by NSU faculty regardless of delivery method.
  2. Student is responsible for textbooks and course materials if applicable.
  • Students must apply for admission by completing the online NSU Dual Enrollment Application.
  • High school must submit official ACT, ACT Aspire, EOC, Pre-ACT/SAT/Pre-SAT/Compass/Accuplacer scores.
  • High school must submit official high school transcript (overall GPA included).
  • First day of classes for fall 2018 semester, Monday, August 20th. First day of classes for spring 2019 semester, Tuesday, January 22nd.
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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Contact

Julie Longlois
Carl D. Perkins Program
119 South Hall
Phone: 318-357-6355
Toll Free: 800-376-2422
longloisj@nsula.edu