The Dual Enrollment/Early Start program gives high school students a chance to earn college credit while still working towards their high school diploma. Students in the Early Start Program often register for courses such as: Chemistry 105, Introductory Chemistry I; English 101, English Composition I; English 102, English Composition II. If you are an Early Start Teacher click here.
All students participating in the Early Start/Dual Enrollment program at Nicholls State University must meet the minimum academic, age, and grade level requirements as outlined below. Nicholls reserves the right to change or amend the below requirements at any time.
- Student must be at least 15 years of age
- Currently enrolled in 11th or 12th grade
- Must have PLAN or ACT (or SAT) scores on file at Nicholls
- Minimum PLAN or ACT composite score of 18
- Minimum PLAN or ACT English sub score of 18 or Compass English score of 68
- Minimum PLAN or ACT Math sub score of 19 or Compass Pre-Algebra score of 56
- Must have a high school cumulative GPA of 2.35
To continue enrollment in subsequent semesters, student must have earned a college grade of A, B, C or P in all attempted college coursework. Limited, documented exceptions for continuation after withdrawal or final grade of D or F may be granted by Nicholls.
In order to participate in the Early Start/Dual Enrollment program, all students must meet the minimum Early Start/Dual Enrollment admissions requirements AND meet any prerequisites or co-requisites attached to the course chosen. A full list of Nicholls’ courses, and course descriptions with prerequisites and co-requisites information can be found here.
Early Start Admissions Application: Early Start Application
- April 16, 2015: Students may begin registering for Fall 2015
- August 10, 2015: Applications for the Fall 2015 semester are due at 4:15 pm.
- August 11, 2015: Early Start Orientation 3:00 pm, 234 Elkins Hall (For first-time students taking a course on-campus.)
- August 14, 2015: If students changes their mind about attending in Spring 2015, student must “unregister” by 4:15 pm to receive full refund and avoid processing charges.
- August 14, 2015: Student must pay tuition and fees by 4:15 p.m. to avoid late payment charge.
- August 17 , 2015: Fall classes begin
- September 3, 2015: Full Term Fall 2015 census date. All courses dropped before or on this date, by 4:15 pm, will be removed from the student’s academic record.
- October 23, 2015: Final date for automatic W when dropping a Full Term course or resigning from the university.
- December 12, 2015: Semester ends
Pricing (effective Fall 2013):
Courses on Nicholls campus, taught by Nicholls faculty: $100 per credit hour, plus any course charge or fee attached to the class(es) selected.*
Nicholls online courses, taught by Nicholls Faculty: $100 per credit hour, plus any course charge or fee attached to the class(es) selected.*
Courses on the high school campus, taught by high school faculty: $50 per credit hour, plus any course charge for programs utilized in the off-campus class(es) selected.
**Some exceptions apply.
Example Course Fees
Course charges or fees are in addition to the per credit hour charge.
Students are not limited to the below courses.
*all fees are subject to change without notification.
Course Associated Fee*
(does not include text books or other required materials that could be assigned by the professor)
|All Online Courses||Varies||$50 online course fee|
|ART 110 (Art Appreciation)||3||$27 Lab Fee|
|CHEM 105 (Intro Chemistry I)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|CHEM 106 (Intro Chemistry II)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|CHEM 110 (Intro Chemistry Lab)||2||$90 Lab Fee|
|FREN 101 (Elementary French I)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|FREN 102 (Elementary French II)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|ENGL 101 (English Composition I)||3||$20 QEP Fee, $80 assessment fee|
|ENGL 102 (English Composition I)||3||$20 QEP Fee, $80 assessment fee|
|HIST 101 (History of Western Civilization)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|HIST 102 (History of Western Civilization)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|HIST 150 (World History)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|HIST 151 (World History)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|HIST 255 (American History)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|HIST 256 (American History)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|MATH 101 (College Algebra-3 credit hours)||3||$80 My Math Lab Fee, $80 assessment fee|
|MATH 102 (Trigonometry)||3||$80 My Math Lab Fee|
|MATH 106 (Business Calculus)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|MATH 108 (Pre-Calculus)||4||$80 My Math Lab Fee|
|MATH 110 (Math for Elementary Teachers I)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|MATH 117 (Contemporary Mathematics and Quantitative Analysis)||3||$80 My Math Lab Fee|
|MATH 214 (Introductory Statistics)||3||$80 My Math Lab Fee|
|MATH 165 (Calculus I)||5||No additional course fee assessed|
|MATH 166 (Calculus II)||4||No additional course fee assessed|
|MUS 105 (Music Appreciation)||3||$10 Lab Fee|
|OIS 200 (Office Information Systems)||2||$25 Lab Fee|
|PSYC 101 (General Psychology)||3||$80 assessment fee|
|SOCI 151 (Intro Sociology)||3||$80 assessment fee|
|SPAN101 (Elementary Spanish I)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|SPAN 102 (Elementary Spanish II)||3||No additional course fee assessed|
|UNIV 101 (University Studies)||1||$25 Lab Fee, $80 assessment fee|