Early Entry Program

What Is Early Entry?

Our Early Entry Program allows high school students to take courses at NDSU while they complete their high school diploma. Students who are in their junior year of high school and who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher are ideal candidates for the program.

What Courses Can I Take?

Some common courses that Early Entry students enroll in:

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geology
  • German
  • History
  • Human Development & Family Science
  • Latin
  • Math
  • Microbiology
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Public Speaking
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Wellness
  • Women & Gender Studies
  • World Film 

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Early Entry Success

“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 and earn college credit, but I also was able to become a part of the NDSU family while still in high school.”  

—Lauren Singelmann, Electrical Engineering


Early Entry students pay a reduced tuition and fees rate of $148.25 per credit.

Important Dates

You’re encouraged to begin the application process at least one month prior to the semester when you wish to take classes. Some courses require ACT scores or AP/IB exam scores prior to registration. Following registration, you must also participate in a brief orientation session with an admission representative. 

Ready to Apply?

To begin as an Early Entry student, submit the following:

  1. Application for admission
  2. Official high school transcript

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. 


Enroll Now

To begin enrollment as an Early Entry student, contact Kylee Davis in the Office of Admission at 701-231-5132 or by email at kylee.davis@ndsu.edu.