1. A twelfth grade student enrolled in an accredited high school may, if s/he meets requirements below, be admitted provisionally to NWOSU as a special student.
a. S/he has achieved a composite ACT test score of at least 20 or 940 on the SAT or a high school GPA of 3.0 and be ranked in the top 50% of his/her high school class and a 19 ACT subtest score in the area of enrollment. Enrollment on courses other than English, Math, or Science require a subscore of 19 higher in reading on the ACT. (Students may only enroll in curricular areas where the student has met curricular requirements for college admission.) There is no secondary testing for enrollment in college level courses. Concurrently admitted high school students will not be allowed to enroll in any zero-level university courses designed to remove high school deficiencies.
b. S/he has submitted Application for Admission, high school transcript, and admission test scores.
c. Additionally, students must have a signed statement from the high school principal stating that they are eligible to satisfy requirements for graduation from high school (including curricular requirements for college admission) no later than the spring of the senior year, and that the student is enrolled in less than full-time load at the high school. Students must also provide a letter of recommendation from their counselor and written permission from their parents or legal guardian.
2. An eleventh grade student enrolled in an accredited high school may, if s/he meets the requirements (b) and (c) listed above and the additional requirements set forth below, be admitted provisionally to NWOSU as a special student.
a. S/he has achieved a composite ACT test score of at or above the 72nd percentile (23) or the SAT (1060) or a high school GPA of 3.5 and a 19 ACT subtest score in the area of enrollment. Enrollment on courses other than English, Math, or Science require a subscore of 19 higher in reading on the ACT.
b. If the ACT composite or SAT combined scores is not at the 72nd percentile, but the student's subscore is at the 72nd percentile, the student may enroll in course work in the discipline with the required score, providing the student does not have a curricular deficiency in the subject area.
3. A student receiving high-school-level instruction at home or from an unaccredited high school may be admitted provisionally to NWOSU as a special student if s/he meets the requirements below:
a. S/he must be 17 years of age or older and must have participated in the ACT or SAT program and achieved at least a 20 on ACT or 940 on SAT OR
b. Is 16 years of age and achieved a composite of 23 on ACT or 1200 on SAT.
High school students admitted concurrently may enroll in a combined number of high school and college courses per semester not to exceed a full-time college workload of 19 semester-credit-hours. For purposes of calculating course load, one half high school unit shall be equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work.
Students admitted under this policy may enroll in a maximum of nine semester credit hours during the summer session without being concurrently enrolled in high school classes.
Concurrently enrolled high school students are required to see an undergraduate academic advisor. High school students enrolling concurrently in off-campus classes may only enroll in liberal arts and sciences courses.
A high school student concurrently enrolled in college courses may continue concurrent enrollment in subsequent semesters if s/he achieves a college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. Following high school graduation, a student who has been concurrently enrolled as a high school student may be admitted to the original institution of concurrent enrollment or other institution in the State System if the student meets the entrance requirements of the receiving institution, including the high school curriculum requirements, and subject to the State Regents' retention standards.
Concurrent Enrollment Recommendation and Permission Form
In addition to these three forms, you will need to complete an enrollment card. These can be requested by contacting the Distance Learning Office at (580) 327-8180 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Once completed, these forms, along with ACT scores and high school transcripts, should be mailed to the following address:
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Office of the Registrar
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717
Tuition will be waived up to six credit hours per semester for high school juniors and seniors who qualify for concurrent enrollment. This waiver does not cover mandatory fees or the cost of books and you must be an Oklahoma resident to qualify.