Early College High School Applicants

The benefits of starting college early are many. You will save money because Northeast offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state. The grades and credits you earn can be used towards a degree at Northeast or transferred to another college. You will also be familiar with the college environment before your first day of college.

You can earn college credit while in high school through Dual Credit and
College Credit-Only Classes.

Dual Credit

Dual Credit classes allow you to earn both high school and college credits at the same time during the school day. In order to offer a College Credit class, a school must follow guidelines that are set by the Nebraska Department of Education and the Higher Learning Commission. These rules cover teacher credentials, amount of time spent in class, and rigor of the coursework.

College Credit-Only Classes

College Credit-Only classes are usually taught outside of the typical school day, but some might be held during regular school hours. A notable difference between College Credit-Only and Dual Credit classes is that the instructors are qualified to teach only at the college level, not at the high school level.

You can take College Credit-Only classes in the following ways:

  • Through interactive distance learning in a specially-equipped room at your school
  • With an online course, which is conducted over the Internet on a special website where the instructor and students exchange information assignments, and tests
  • By attending classes on-campus or at one of the college‚Äôs Extended Campus

Early College Online Application

Permission and Payment Form

Early College Paper Application

Early College Add Form

Need Help?

Contact Early College Programs
(800) 348-9033, ext. 7118, or (402) 844-7118