Dates:  June 7 - June 27, 2015        Note: Enrollment has ended for 2015        

Application and Payment Deadlines

●  March 25, 2015 (if student is currently in grades 8, 9, 10, or 11)

●  April 30, 2015 (if student is currently in grade 7)             

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

Courses                    Instructors                  Student Handbook             

Applying for Financial Aid

Click on Financial Aid in the menu box or click this link:     Financial Aid Application

Financial Aid Application Deadlines

  March 9, 2015 (students currently in grades 8, 9, 10, or 11)                                  

  April 20, 2015 (students currently in grade 7)                                                   

Application Information

1. Determine Your Eligibility

Go to the menu bar and click on Academic Criteria. Review the chart containing the Qualifying Scores to determine if the student is eligible to apply to ADVANCE based on ACT, Explore, Plan, SAT, or PSAT scores. If the student is not eligible to apply to ADVANCE based on ACT, Explore, Plan, 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 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 submit 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.      Online Application

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 authorization box of the application.

4.    Payment of the $250 registration fee must be made by credit card before clicking the "submit" button. Forms of online payment accepted by Northwestern State include: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa (including check cards). 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.    *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 in the menu box and scroll below chart)

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

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

       a. Scan and attach the documents to palmerh@nsula.edu

       b. Use the following mailing address:                                         

           ADVANCE Program

           NSU Box 5671

           Natchitoches, LA  71497

 

       c. Use the following shipping address: 

           ADVANCE Program

           NSU, 206 Morrison Hall, 326 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 submit the application and registration fee

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

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.    *Supporting documents and payment to submit to the ADVANCE office with the application include:

a.  Payment of $250 registration fee. If paying by personal check, money order, or cashier's check, make it payable to "NSU's ADVANCE Program". Should you choose to pay the registration fee by credit or debit card, print and complete the Payment Form and mail it to ADVANCE with the application and all required supporting documents. Forms of payment through the mail accepted by Northwestern State include: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa (including check cards). 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.

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)

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

5.    Submit the supporting documents by one of these methods:

       a. Use the following mailing address:

           ADVANCE Program

           NSU Box 5671

           Natchitoches, LA  71497

 

       b. Scan and attach the documents to palmerh@nsula.edu 

 

       c. Use the following shipping address:

           ADVANCE Program

           NSU, 206 Morrison Hall, 326 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. Admission decisions are made within one week of receipt of the student's 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!