Now accepting applications for July 7 - 27, 2019!

Application and Balance Due Dates      

2019 Courses          Instructors          Online Application          Print Application                                                                    

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!

If you apply 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).

If you choose to print the application:

    Print, complete, and return the application by mail.

    The applicant's parents or guardian must sign the application.

    You must pay the nonrefundable $50 application fee. If paying by personal check, money order, or cashier's check, make it payable to NSU's ADVANCE Program. Include the payment with your application.

3.  Review Your Application and 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 OR required documents if 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.