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In an effort to provide increased opportunities for college-bound students, 11th and 12th grade students have an opportunity to participate in a dual enrollment program with Northwestern State University. As a program participant, students can earn high school credit and college credit simultaneously while in the familiar environment of their high schools. Through this program, college courses are presented at the high school campus, online at the high school in partnership with the Louisiana Virtual School, or directly through NSU.
By participating in the program, students are getting a head start on their collegiate career while completing high school. This can reduce the amount of time spent in college, as well as the cost. Also, as an admitted Northwestern student, access to university services such as the University Library is available.
Many scholarships, like TOPS, are only awarded for four years, although students may require more than four years to complete their undergraduate program. By completing a semester’s work in high school, students increase the likelihood of finishing college while still under scholarship.
Courses & Credit
Students take actual college courses, using the same course plan and textbook as the course taught on the University campus. Upon completion of the course(s), credit hours are earned for each course pursued, with a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F. The grade students receive will become a part of their permanent record at Northwestern State University. Courses are available in the following subject areas (others as approved on the Board of Regents’ Master Course Articulation Matrix):
Tuition & Fees
For more information please contact Julie Longlois, Coordinator at 318.357.5721 or email@example.com.