Dual Enrollment Student Eligibility Framework
Louisiana Tech in partnership with participating high schools is pleased to provide an opportunity for qualified students to earn college credit while still enrolled in high school. All courses in the dual enrollment program are taught at the high school during the regular school day. Students earn both high school and college credit for the courses in this program.
Dual enrollment students are admitted to the University as visiting students. For high school seniors, Louisiana Tech will automatically determine which students meet the requirements to enroll the following fall as regular university students, those who meet the admission requirements will be admitted and evaluated for the University's merit-based scholarship program. Students who take the ACT or SAT in the fall of their senior year should send their scores to Louisiana Tech; scholarship offers may be adjusted if higher scores are achieved through the December test date. Tech's ACT code is 1588; the SAT code is 6372.
Criteria to enroll in College Level, Degree Credit Course
Within the guidelines below, each high school determines their minimum student participation criteria. Being on track to complete the Core 4 is a requirement for all students.
- Core 4 - must be on track for completing the Louisiana Core 4 curriculum.
- Academic Standing - have achieved 11th or 12th grade academic standing (limited enrollment for 10th graders requires high school principal recommendation)
- Minimum scores- (with the recommendation of the high school principal, Louisiana Tech will honor the minimum scores indicated below)*
- ACT Composite score of 18, (or equivalent PLAN or Pre-ACT score)
- ACT English sub-score of 18 to enroll in English Comp I (ENGL 101)
- ACT Mathematics sub-score of 19 to enroll in College Algebra (Math 100 or 101)
Although Louisiana Tech sets forth the minimum ACT (or equivalent) scoring requirements for dual enrollment eligibility, each high school reserves the right to determine their own ACT score eligibility policy for their students, which may be higher than the minimum requirements.
- Preferred scores
- ACT Composite score of at least 22, and
- ACT English sub-score of at least 18, and
- ACT Mathematics sub-score of at least 22
*Louisiana Tech will accept an equivalent PLAN or Pre-ACT score in lieu of an ACT score
Student Tuition and Other Expenses
- Application Fee - all students are required to pay an annual $20 application fee. Seniors are not required to pay a second application fee for admission to the University for their freshman year.
- Tuition - a discounted rate of $150 per three credit hour course will be charged for 2017-2018. If a student enrolls and pays for four classes (12 credit hours) during the regular academic year (fall through spring), the fifth class will be complimentary (13th, 14th, and 15th credit hours). Additional courses (beyond 15 credit hours) will be billed at $150 per three credit hours. Regular tuition for the three credit hour course is $972.
- Text Books and Course Materials - students are required to use the same textbooks, course materials, and supplies as regular university students. Public high schools have been providing these items for their students. Private, parochial, and home-schooled students will need to consider how these items will be obtained.
Benefits to Students
- Accumulate college credit while still receiving the support of high school teachers, counselors, and administrators.
- Potential to graduate from college earlier and at a lower total cost.
- TOPS recipients who graduate from college early may use their remaining TOPS for graduate school.
Dr. Barry J. Morales, Director of Dual Enrollment, firstname.lastname@example.org, (318) 257-3031; FAX: (318) 257-2908
Alicia Kimbell, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, email@example.com, (318) 257-3031; FAX: (318) 257-2908