The website is updated, and our dates are July 5 - 25, 2020!

Application and Balance Due Dates      

 Instructors          Online Application                                

Student Application Deadlines    

The application and payment deadline for all students is May 20, 2020.


1.  Rank Your Preferred Courses

Students enroll in one course of in-depth-study for the three-week session. You may identify up to five courses you are interested in and rank them from most preferred (#1) to least preferred (#5). Please only rank courses that you truly intend to accept. Listing only one course choice does not increase your chances of being placed in that course and limits your chances of participating in ADVANCE this summer. 

2.  Apply!

Click here to apply and pay the $50 application fee online. 

    Red Asterisks indicate required fields.

    Place a checkmark in the authorization box of the application. 

    You must pay the nonrefundable $50 application fee online before clicking the "add to basket" button. Forms      of online payment accepted by Northwestern State include: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and        Visa (including check cards).

3.  Submit Required Academic Documents

Admission decisions and course placements will not be made until ADVANCE has received all components of your application. Be sure you provide the following:

    a. Program application, including course rankings 

    b. Student/parent signatures


    c. Payment of the nonrefundable $50 application fee 


    d. A copy of the applicant's most recent report card


    e. A copy of the applicant's most recent ACT, Aspire, Explore, Plan, SAT, or PSAT test scores, Note: If students achieve the required scores while in 7th grade, they do not have to retake a standardized test when applying to ADVANCE in future years.


If students have never taken an ACT, Aspire, Explore, Plan, SAT, or PSAT, or their scores did not meet the qualifying scores shown in the chart on the eligibility page of our website, they may apply through our Alternate Admissions Policy. Required academic documents must be submitted for students applying through our Alternate Admissions Policy.


    f. Financial aid application (if applicable) with required tax forms and documentation


    g. Submit the required academic documents by one of these methods:


        EmailScan, attach, and email the documents to


        Mail to:                                         

           ADVANCE Program

           NSU Box 5671

           Natchitoches, LA  71497


       Ship to: 

           ADVANCE Program

           175 Sam Sibley Dr

           Ste 5671

           Natchitoches, LA  71457


       You may not fax items to the ADVANCE office.