Early Entry High School Applicants

Eligibility Requirements

The Early Entry Program provides the opportunity for currently enrolled high school students to register in college credit courses. This includes dual credit courses and college-credit only classes.

All students under the age of 19 and who have not graduated from high school must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian prior to enrollment. Early Entry students may enroll in courses that are 1000 level or higher. Students under age 16 must have approval of the Academic Dean, Dean of Enrollment Management, and the course instructor(s) prior to enrolling.

Northeast Community College recommends that Early Entry students rank in the upper one-half of their high school class and have a GPA of 3.0 or above or have an ACT composite score of 20 or a subscore that meets the requirements of the related area. Students who do not meet these requirements are encouraged to visit with their high school counselor or the Director of Early Entry at Northeast Community College. Mandatory Placement requirements apply to anyone taking math and/or English classes. Guidelines can be found on the Northeast Community College website or by contacting the Northeast Community College Testing Center.

For dual credit courses and college-credit classes, Early Entry students must complete a special Application for Admission/Registration form. These forms are available through high school counselors, the Northeast Community College Admissions Office, or on the Northeast website Payment is due on or before the first day of class.

The credits and grades earned will become part of the student’s permanent Northeast Community College transcript. An Early Entry student who plans to attend Northeast Community College after high school graduation must submit an official Application for Admission.