Dates:  June 7 - June 27, 2015   The web site will be updated in January, 2015.

Application and Payment Deadlines

●  March 27, 2014 (if student is currently in grades 8, 9, 10, or 11)

  ●  April 30, 2014 (if student is currently in grade 7)             

 The student will be removed from his or her course if full payment is not received by specified payment deadline.

 Courses                 Instructors                Student Handbook              Payment Form   

Applying for Financial Aid
Financial aid is limited, based upon need, not merit, and is available for both in-state and out-of-state students. 

If a student wishes to be considered for financial aid, the student’s family must print this application:

Financial Aid Application

The student's family should follow the directions on page 6, complete pages 1 - 4, and submit the application with the requested financial aid documents.

Financial Aid Application Deadlines (date the application must be received by ADVANCE)

  March 10, 2014 (students currently in grades 8, 9, 10, or 11)                                  

  April 23, 2014 (students currently in grade 7)                                                   

Note:  The Financial Aid application deadline is earlier for all students and the financial aid applications must be received in the ADVANCE office before or by the specified dates. The student and his or her family will be notified by phone within three business days after the financial aid deadline of the amount of financial aid awarded, if any.

Application Information

1.  Determine Your Eligibility

Go to the menu bar and click on Academic Criteria. Review the chart containing 2014 Qualifying Scores to determine if the student is eligible to apply to ADVANCE based on ACT, Explore, Plan ACT, SAT, or PSAT scores. If the student is not eligible to apply to ADVANCE based on ACT, Explore, Plan ACT, SAT, or PSAT scores, please see our Alternate Admissions Policy below the chart.

Several courses have prerequisites. Be certain that the student has taken the prerequisite course (or courses) in school or at a previous ADVANCE session before the student applies for a course with a prerequisite.

2.  Make Your Course Selection/s

On the application, the student is asked to rank his or her course choices with #1 being the student's first choice. Do not rank a course that the student is not willing to take; we will not refund the course deposit if the student declines any course ranked on his or her application. The student is enrolled in one course for the entire three-week session. Every attempt will be made to place the student in his or her most preferred course.

3. Submit Application

There are two ways to submit the Student Application and pay the Registration Fee:

     Option 1 is an online application that requires the $250 Registration Fee to be paid by credit card

          or check card before clicking the "Submit" button.

  

     Option 2 allows one to print, complete, and mail the application to ADVANCE with a form of

         payment for the $250 Registration Fee.

 

The two options are explained fully below:

 

Option 1 - Online Application 

1.    Click the "Online Application" link. NOTE: Payment of the $250 Registration Fee must be made by credit card before clicking the "submit" button. The Registration Fee includes a $50 non-refundable application fee and a $200 course deposit. The $250 Registration Fee is applied to the total tuition reducing the student's balance by $250. Forms of online payment accepted by Northwestern State include: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover (including check cards).

2.    Complete the application (red asterisks indicate required fields) with clearly ranked course selection(s). Only rank courses that the student is willing to take. The student enrolls in one course for the three-week program.

3.    Place a check in the signature box of the application.

4.    Payment of the $250 Registration Fee must be made before clicking the "Submit" button.

5.    *After completing the online application, the following supporting documents must be sent to ADVANCE before the student can be accepted to the program:

a.  Copy of the student's most recent report card

b.  Copy of the student's ACT, Explore, Plan, SAT, or PSAT test scores

                        OR

      Required documents if applying through Alternate Admissions (see Academic Criteria, scroll below chart)

 c.  Required documents if applying for Financial Aid (see Financial Aid above)

*Note: If any of the above supporting documents are omitted, the application will not be processed.

6.    Submit the above supporting documents by one of these methods:

Scan and attach the documents to palmerh@nsula.edu (preferred method)

    OR

Mail via US Postal Service, use the following mailing address:

          ADVANCE Program
          NSU Box 5671
          Natchitoches, LA  71497
 
            OR 
Ship via DHL, Federal Express, or UPS, to the following shipping address:       
          ADVANCE Program
          NSU, 106 Fournet Hall, 334 Caspari St
          Natchitoches, LA  71457
 

*Note:  Do NOT fax the student application and supporting documents as faxes often do not transmit clearly. 

Option 2 - Print and Mail the Application and Registration Fee

1.    Click the "Print Application" link. Print Application

2.    Complete the application with clearly ranked course selection(s). Only rank courses that the student is willing to take. The student enrolls in one course for the three-week program.

3.    The application must be signed by the applicant and a parent/guardian.

4.    Payment of the Registration Fee in the amount of $250. The Registration Fee includes a $50 non-refundable application fee and a $200 course deposit. The $250 Registration Fee is applied to the total tuition reducing the student's balance by $250.

5.    *Supporting documents to mail to the ADVANCE office with the student application include:

a.  Payment of $250 Registration Fee. Forms of payment through the mail accepted by Northwestern State include: Debit Card, Personal Check, Money Order, Cashier's Check, MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. Should you chose to pay the Registration Fee by credit or debit card, click this link   Payment Form , complete the form and mail it with the application to the ADVANCE office.

b.  Copy of the student's most recent report card

c.  Copy of the student's ACT, Explore, Plan, SAT, or PSAT test scores

                                OR

            Required documents if applying through Alternate Admissions (see Academic Criteria, scroll below chart)

        d.  Required documents if applying for Financial Aid (see above)

*Note: If any of the above supporting documents are omitted, the application will not be processed.

6.    Submit the above supporting documents by one of these methods:

Scan and attach the documents to palmerh@nsula.edu

    OR

Mail via US Postal Service, use the following mailing address:

          ADVANCE Program
          NSU Box 5671
          Natchitoches, LA  71497
 
            OR 
Ship via DHL, Federal Express, or UPS, use the following shipping address:       
          ADVANCE Program
          NSU, 106 Fournet Hall, 334 Caspari St
          Natchitoches, LA  71457
 

*Note:  Do NOT fax the student application and supporting documents as faxes often do not transmit clearly.

4. Notification from ADVANCE

Applications are reviewed and processed as they are received. All parts of the application, including a $250 Registration Fee payment, must be received before the application will be processed. The Registration Fee includes a $50 non-refundable application fee and a $200 course deposit and is applied to the total tuition reducing the student's balance by $250. Admission decisions are made within one week of receipt of the student's completed application, registration fee, and supporting documents.

If accepted, the student will receive an acceptance packet containing a course syllabus, information regarding payment of the balance, and several forms to complete and return to ADVANCE. If we do not have an opening in any course that the student ranked on his or her application, the student will be placed on a waiting list. If a space becomes available in any of the courses that the student ranked on his or her application, the ADVANCE office will contact the student immediately to inform him or her of course placement. Apply early to avoid the waiting list!