STUDY WITH US
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
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.
- Academic Standing – have achieved 11th or 12th grade academic standing
- 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
Students who have NOT YET taken the ACT test*
- Pre-ACT Composite score of 19, and
- English Pre-ACT of 18, and
- Math Pre-ACT score of 19
Students who have taken the ACT test*
- ACT Composite score of 19, and
- ACT English score of 18 (or Accuplacer Next Generation Writing, score of 250), and
- ACT Math score of 19 (Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning Algebra and Statistics (QRAS), score of 250 )
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 dual enrollment course in the Spring Quarter of their senior year, he/she must meet the minimum ACT score requirements in both English and Math.
Note: Louisiana Tech will accept an equivalent Pre-ACT score in lieu of an ACT score. If the student has taken the ACT (or Accuplacer), 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.
- 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
For the 2022-23 academic school year, Louisiana Tech will also be allowing the following criteria to those students who would like to take dual enrollment: as long as an eligible student has a 2.5 GPA in high school, he or she is allowed to take dual enrollment courses with the recommendation of the high school counselor. The high school counselor will have to send us his/her approvals in order for students to take dual enrollment courses, as long as the 2.5 GPA has been attained.
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 2022-23. 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.
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 and parochial students will need to consider how these items will be obtained.
Dual Enrollment students and faculty may go by the Tech Express and Vehicle Registration offices beginning Friday, Sept. 23, to obtain ID cards and parking permits.
Note: The Library updates its 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.
Credentialing of Dual Enrollment Instructors
The following policy changes are in place:
- Dual enrollment proctors may be employed by the university; however, these instructors cannot be the “instructor of record” for any dual enrollment courses.
- Dual enrollment instructors can be initially employed by the university with a minimum of 12 graduate hours in the academic fields in which they will be teaching; these instructors cannot be “instructors of record” for any dual enrollment courses, unless the dual enrollment instructors have a minimum of 5 years teaching dual enrollment for Louisiana Tech University.
- Dual enrollment instructors with a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the academic fields in which they will be teaching will now have the ability to become “instructors of record” for the courses in which they teach for the university.
Dr. Barry J. Morales
Dual Enrollment Director
Wyly Tower, Room 314
318.257.3031 (Office), 318.257.2908 (Fax)
Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Wyly Tower, Room 314
318.257.3031 (Office), 318.257.2908 (Fax)
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3146
Ruston, LA 71272