Dual Enrollment is a program that allows high school students to earn college credit toward a post-secondary diploma while enrolled in high school.
Why Take Dual Enrollment Classes?
- You can take classes at your high school, online or at a Northwest campus.
- Earning college credit while in high school may help ensure timely or early college graduation.
- Begin to prepare yourself for the academic rigors of college while in high school.
- Dual enrolled students must have completed a minimum of fourteen (14) core high school units or have an ACT composite score of thirty (30) or above and a GPA of 3.0 or above.
- Complete a Northwest Application for Admission. Applications may be completed online or downloaded from the college website here.
- Submit an unconditional written letter of recommendation from high school principal or guidance counselor
- Provide official transcripts to Northwest indicating grades through the last semester of attendance
- For special ACT requirements for individual courses, please refer to the Northwest Bulletin for more details.
When to Apply
- If you are taking courses through your high school, please check with your counselor for admission deadlines.
- Students taking dual enrollment courses at a Northwest campus should refer to the college academic calendar or Bulletin for admission and registration times.
- If you are planning to attend a Northwest campus, you may take almost any course Northwest offers as long as you meet the ACT and program requirements.
- If you are taking courses through your high school, please check with your high school counselor for an approved list of courses.
For more information on Dual Enrollment or Scholastic Institute, contact:
Office of Early College Programs