Early Entry Program
The Early Entry Program allows high school students to take courses at NDSU while completing their high school graduation requirements. Students who are in their junior year of high school and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher are ideal candidates for the program.
Students are encouraged to begin the application process at least one month prior to the semester they wish to take classes. Some courses require ACT scores or AP/IB exam scores as prerequisites prior to registration. Students are required to participate in a brief orientation session with an admission representative following registration.
The current listing of courses offered can be found here. Some common courses that Early Entry students enroll in include: anthropology, Arabic, biology, chemistry, computer science, economics, English, French, German, geology, history, human development and family science, Latin, math, microbiology, music, philosophy, physics, public speaking, sociology, Spanish, wellness, women and gender studies, world film.
To begin as an Early Entry student, submit the following:
- Application for Admission
- A $35 application fee
- Official high school transcript
- Early Entry permission form
College courses may or may not substitute for courses required for high school graduation. North Dakota students must initiate the Dual Credit Enrollment Application with a high school counselor to count college credit toward graduation requirements.
Early Entry students pay regular tuition and fees.
"NDSU's Early Entry Program was one of the best decisions I could have made to prepare for college. Not only was I able to challenge myself add earn college credit, but I also was able to become a part of the NDSU family while still in high school."
Lauren Singelmann, Fargo North High School, Electrical Engineering
To begin enrollment as an Early Entry student, contact Elizabeth McNamara in Office of Admission at 701-231-8183 or by email at Elizabeth.McNamara@ndsu.edu.