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Dual Enrollment

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 course in this program.

Dual Enrollment Application

Please print and mail in your application to the address at the top of the application

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 Courses

Within the guidelines below, each high school determines its 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 and/or counselor recommendation)
  • Minimum scores – (with the recommendation of the high school principal and/or counselor, Louisiana Tech will honor the minimum scores indicated below)
  • GPA – must have at least a 2.5 overall high school GPA (2.75 for Fall 2019)
    Students who have NOT YET taken the ACT test*
    1. Pre-ACT Composite score of 19, and
    2. English Pre-ACT of 18, and
    3. Math Pre-ACT score of 19

    Students who have taken the ACT test*
    1. ACT Composite score of 19, and
    2. ACT English score of 18, or Accuplacer Sentence Skills score of 86, or COMPASS Writing Skills of 70, and
    3. ACT Math score of 19, or Accuplacer Elementary Algebra of 65, or Accuplacer College Level Math of 20, or COMPASS Algebra score of 40, or COMPASS College Algebra of 43

    Students who do not meet the language arts or mathematics skills requirements (English and Math ACT sub-scores) will be allowed limited access to Dual Enrollment courses as long as the student is concurrently working on improving his/her reading/writing/mathematics skills. Before a high school student may enroll in an academic DE course in the Spring Quarter of their senior year, he/she must meet the minimum ACT score requirements in both English and Math.

    *Louisiana Tech will accept an equivalent Pre-ACT score in lieu of an ACT score. If the student has taken the ACT (or Accuplacer or COMPASS), these scores will override Pre-ACT scores and will be used solely as the determining factor for enrollment. This is a Louisiana Board of Regents requirement.

    Although Louisiana Tech sets forth the minimum ACT (or equivalent) scoring requirements for dual enrollment eligibility, each high school reserves the right to require higher minimum scores.

  • Preferred scores
    1. ACT Composite score of at least 22, and
    2. ACT English sub-score of at least 18, and
    3. ACT Mathematics sub-score of at least 22

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 2018-2019. 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 a three-credit hour course is $1,023.

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.

ID Cards

Dual enrollment students and faculty may go by the Tech Express and Vehicle Registration offices beginning Wednesday, September 19, 2018 to obtain ID cards and parking permits.

Note: The Library updates their database on Monday and Thursday evenings. Therefore, depending on the day of the week ID cards are issued, it may take a couple of days for Library privileges to be activated.

Tech Express Office: Located in the Student Center, room 155, and accessed from Centennial Plaza. Phone: 318-257-4553.

Office hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Dr. Barry J. Morales
Dual Enrollment Director
Wyly Tower, Room 314
318-257-3031 (Office), 318-257-2908 (Fax)
bmorales@latech.edu

Alicia Kimbell
Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Wyly Tower, Room 314
318-257-3031 (Office), 318-257-2908 (Fax)
aliciam@latech.edu

Mailing Address:

Louisiana Tech University
Dual Enrollment
P.O. Box 3146
Ruston, LA 71272