Early Entry 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 Project Challenge and
College Credit-Only Classes.
Project Challenge classes allow you to earn both high school and college credits at the same time during the school day. In order to offer a Project Challenge 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 Project Challenge 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
- In a telecourse that uses video segments, textbook readings, and special assignments—designed to be flexible for the busy student
- 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’s Education Centers
Contact Early Entry Programs
(800) 348-9033, ext. 7118, or (402) 844-7118