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Are you a high school senior in Oklahoma interested in earning college credit now AND earning a tuition waiver? High school juniors also may earn college credit, however, tuition waivers are not available.

Northwestern will allow you to earn up to 24 hours of college credit (six hours per fall/spring semesters or nine hours in summer). Tuition will be waived up to 18 credit hours per academic year for high school seniors who qualify for concurrent enrollment (the waiver does not include the cost of books or mandatory fees). 

You 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.

You will be able to continue concurrent enrollment in subsequent semesters if you earn a college cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale. 

As a concurrent student at Northwestern, after your high school graduation you may be admitted to Northwestern or another institution in the State System if you meet the entrance requirements of the receiving institution, including the high school curriculum requirements, and will be subject to the State Regents' retention standards. 

Below you will find the various requirements needed for acceptance to Northwestern to take classes while you’re still in high school. 






Office of Recruitment
(580) 327-8546  

Steps for Acceptance

All items that cannot be submitted online may be mailed to:

Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Office of the Registrar
Herod Hall
709 Oklahoma Blvd.
Alva, OK 73717

Admission Requirements for High School Juniors and Seniors

If you are enrolled in an accredited high school and meet the following requirements, you may be admitted provisionally to Northwestern as a special student.

  • Composite ACT test score of at least 20 or 940 on the SAT, OR
  • High school GPA of 3.0 and be ranked in the top 50 percent of 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 or 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.

  • Submit Application for Admission, high school transcript, and admission test scores.
  • Submit signed statement from the high school principal stating you 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 you are enrolled in less than full-time load at the high school.
  • Provide a letter of recommendation from your counselor
  • Provide written permission from your parents or legal guardian

Unaccredited High School

If you receive high-school-level instruction at home or from an unaccredited high school and meet the following requirements, you may be admitted provisionally to Northwestern as a special student.

  • Must be 17 years of age or older
  • Must have participated in the ACT or SAT program and achieved at least a 20 on ACT or 940 on SAT OR
  • Is 16 years of age and achieved a composite of 23 on ACT or 1200 on SAT
Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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