Program dates: July 8 - 28, 2018

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If you are accepted

1.  We will notify you by email regarding admissions decisions within two weeks of receiving your application, application fee, and academic documentation. Remember, your application is not complete unless we receive your academic documentation. To learn more, click on Application Instructions in the menu box and carefully read step 3.

2.  The nonrefundable $400 enrollment deposit is due within two weeks of placement in the program. If we do not receive your enrollmet deposit within that period, you will forfeit your place in the program. Note: Financial aid applicants will not pay their enrollment deposit within two weeks of applying to ADVANCE. They will wait until ADVANCE makes a financial aid offer to determine if they will attend the program. Their enrollment deposit is due within two weeks of accepting their financial aid offer.

3.  After you pay the nonrefundable $400 enrollment deposit, our office will mail an acceptance packet to you. The packet contains your course syllabus and several forms for you to complete and return to ADVANCE. We will also email you and your parent/guardian a link to the student handbook. A printed copy will not be mailed unless requested.

Balance due dates

*March 26, 2018 (applicants currently in grades 8 - 11)

May 16, 2018 (applicants currently in grade 7)

If we do not receive your remaining balance by the specified due date for your grade level, you will forfeit your place in the program.

Ways to make payments

1.  Online:  Online payments may be made through a secure website by clicking this link Online Payment or by typing this URL in your interent browser:  https://commerce.cashnet.com/TIPADVPMT. Northwestern State accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa (including check cards).

2.  By mail:  Complete and mail the payment form to ADVANCE. If paying by check, cashier's check, or money order, make it payble to NSU's ADVANCE Program.  Payment Form

3.  By phone:  Call ADVANCE, 318-357-4500, and provide the information on the payment form.

If you are placed on a waiting list

If you accept placement in one of your lower ranked couses, your name will be placed on the waiting list for all of your higher ranked courses. If a spot becomes available in one of your higher ranked courses, we will notify you immediately by email. You will have one day to decide if you want to move to your higher ranked course.   

Apply early for best course selection and to avoid being placed on a waiting list!