Early Entry High School Applicants

Eligibility Requirements

  1. The Early Entry program provides the opportunity for currently enrolled high school students to register for college credit courses. High school approval is needed for college classes taught during the regular high school day.
  2. Students under age 16 must have approval of the Dean of Students and the course
  3. High school students must have the permission of their parents or legal guardians to enroll in Northeast Community College classes.
  4. Recommended academic guidelines for Early Entry students are that students rank in the upper half of their high school class and have a GPA of 3.0 or above, or have an ACT composite score of 20 or subscore of 20 for the related area. Students who don’t meet these guidelines are encouraged to visit with their high school guidance counselor or the Dean of Enrollment Management at Northeast Community College.
  5. All college policies apply to students in the Early Entry program. These policies can be found in the college catalog and on the college website.
  6. The credits and grades earned will become part of the student’s permanent Northeast Community College transcript.
  7. Northeast Community College credit courses transfer to many other universities and colleges. The student should check with the Registrar’s Office of the College/ University he/she plans to attend in the future to confirm transferability of the class(es) for a specific program area. Transfer information is available on the college website.
  8. Payment is due at the time of registration. Federal and state financial aid is not available for Early Entry students.
  9. A student who decides to drop class(es) must complete the required drop form available through the Registrar’s Office. If a student fails to drop a class by the required deadline, he/she will receive a grade of an F, which becomes part of the permanent college transcript.
  10. A student who plans to attend Northeast Community College after high school graduation must also submit an official Application for Admission. Some programs have limited enrollments. Students interested in any of the limited enrollment programs are encouraged to apply early.