If you are interested in taking college courses while in high school the first step is to talk with your high school guidance counselor. Let them know you are interested in taking DSU courses to earn both college and high school credit. If you have questions contact us at dsu.hawk@dickinsonstate.edu

Transfer of Early Entry Course Work

DSU is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. As a result of this accreditation, course credits will transfer without difficulty.  All institutions within the North Dakota University System will accept any course approved by the General Education Transfer Agreement (GERTA).

Approved Early Entry courses meet standards for credit at Dickinson State University and at other schools in the North Dakota University System.

Tuition & Fees

The student and their parent and/or legal guardian are responsible for all tuition, fees, books and other costs.  Tuition and fees are charged according to the college credit awarded.

Cost

Students should contact their high school guidance counselor/teacher regarding Early Entry subsidized and unsubsidized tuition rates.

  • High School Campus and ITV (Unsubsidized)
    • For the 2018-19 academic year, the unsubsidized cost per credit for courses taught at a high school is $132.41.  Most classes are 3 credits ($132.41 x 3 = $397.23). You will be billed by the Office of Business Affairs after you enroll.

  • High School Campus and ITV (Subsidized)
    • For the 2018-19 academic year, the subsidized cost per credit for courses taught at a high school is $77.25.  Most classes are 3 credits ($77.25 x 3 = $231.75). You will be billed by the Office of Business Affairs after you enroll.

  • Courses taken on DSU campus (No high school credit awarded)
    • For the 2018-19 academic year, the cost per credit taught on the DSU campus is $281.97.  Most classes are 3 credits ($281.97 x 3 = $845.91).  You will be billed by the Office of Business Affairs after you enroll.

Financial Aid

Families who desire financial assistance can apply through the Bank of North Dakota.  The Bank of North Dakota allows students to enroll in two college courses per school year for free if they meet the following qualifications.

To be eligible, a student must:

  1. Be a current sophomore, junior or senior attending a North Dakota high school.
  2. Receive authorization from their high school to take the approved Early Entry course.
  3. Qualify for Free or Reduced Price Lunch.
  4. Submit application for assistance to BND during the course enrollment process. Complete this Dual Credit Assistance Application if you meet these criteria.

Registration

Early Entry Student Registration Form

FAQ

How many Early Entry courses may I take?

Talk to your high school guidance counselor/teacher about class availability and course limits.

May I use DSU facilities while enrolled as an Early Entry student?

While you are taking college courses through DSU you enjoy the same privileges granted to all DSU students.  You may use the DSU computer labs and library and you are also welcome to attend all DSU events.

Does my high school participate in Early Entry?

Participation varies by semester.  Talk with your high school guidance counselor/teacher about your interest in the Early Entry program.  Courses may also be available by ITV if not offered in your school.

What courses can I take?

Courses vary by high school.  Talk with your high school guidance counselor/teacher about class availability.  Courses may also be available by ITV if not offered in your school.

Can I take a class from DSU and not receive high school credit?

Yes, students may take college courses while in high school without requesting credit from their high school for the courses.  High school students need approval from an administrator to take college courses. To view cost of attendance click here

*For more information, please contact DSU Admissions

Forms and Information

Tutorials

Accessing Campus Connection Faculty Module and Recording Grades

Verification of Class Roster and Withdrawal/Drop Information

Test Scores

Visit the Testing Center page to find information on test scores and services.

Forms

Administrative Authorization 

Early Entry Withdrawal/Drop

Textbook Approval

Form Deadlines

DateInformation
Monday, September 10, 2018Deadline to submit "Administrative Early Entry Roster and Authorization" form
Friday, September 14, 2018Deadline to verify the Class Roster in Campus Connection
Friday, November 9, 2018Deadline to submit "Early Entry Withdrawal/Drop Request" form

Higher Learning Commission Criteria

HLC Approval Letter

HLC Guidelines for Faculty Qualifications

Handbooks and Templates

For handbooks and templates, click here. (Please ensure you reference the Adjunct Faculty Handbook)