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Early College

No cost tuition for high school students

Starting in the Fall 2023 semester, the Early College program at Northeast provides free tuition for all students currently enrolled in high school to take dual credit or college credit courses. Whether a student wants to take the first steps towards a bachelor’s degree or start on a fast track to a career, both general education and career and technical education courses are available.

The benefits of starting college early are many. The grades and credits earned 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. Typically, students who take college credit courses during high school are twice as likely to attend college after graduation.

There is no cost for tuition for high school students. Some courses may have a cost associated with purchasing a book(s) and/or supplies.

Ready to earn college credit in high school? Take your next steps

You've completed your application, now what?

  1. Claim your account: Watch for an email with your username and log in information. Once your account is claimed, you’re ready to register!
  2. Send us your test scores: If you’re taking a math and/or English class, send your ACT or MAP scores to the Admissions Office -
  3. Register for classes: To register, log in to your My Northeast account.
  4. Order books: The best way to order books is through the Northeast Hawk Shop. Textbooks are provided for students taking Fridays @ Northeast or P2T courses. Check with your school counselor to see if books are provided for any dual credit courses in your high school.

There are several different ways to earn college credits while in high school

  • Dual Credit classes - Dual Credit classes allow students to earn both high school and college credits at the same time.
  • College Credit classes only – Enroll in classes on campus, online or virtually.
  • Fridays @ Northeast - The Fridays @ Northeast program is a unique opportunity for high school seniors to spend Fridays on the college campuses as college students using our lab spaces and classrooms.
  • Pathways 2 Tomorrow - The Pathways 2 Tomorrow program is a consortium consisting of eight school districts who pool their resources together to provide hands-on, career and technical education for students.

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If you need assistance, please contact:

Admissions and Registration (402) 844-7260 | or
Makala Williams, Director of Early College (800) 348-9033, ext. 7118, or (402) 844-7118