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Get a Jump Start on College - Earn Free Credit at NEIU!

College Classes for High School Students

Northeastern Illinois University’s College of Arts and Sciences is offering a great opportunity for high school students to get an early college experience, supported by scholarships! Experience college class rigor at NEIU this summer and/ or fall as a high school student.

Dual Enrollment Overview 

You’ll earn 3 credits on a NEIU transcript (and are widely transferable to many other institutions). You’ll be taking a real college course with NEIU students, supported by NEIU advisors and staff to optimize your success; and you will have access to the library and student services like any other NEIU student. You’ll connect with other motivated high school students from around the city.

Tuition and Fees 

Dual Enrollment Program students receive a NEIU scholarship waiver to cover the cost of attendance for

one class. ​For 2023-24, three (3) credits at NEIU costs $1,547.85


Students are responsible for their own classroom fees/books/materials. They are not covered by the

NEIU scholarship waiver.

Dual Enrollment Classes


View the complete course lists and descriptions in

the link below.


  • High school students who have completed 10th grade in good standing. Priority given to students interested in attending NEIU full time after graduation.

  • ​Minimum cumulative unweighted grade point average ​of 2.85

  • ​At least 90% attendance

  • Signed recommendation form from the principal or guidance counselor

  • Apply to NEIU admission

  • ​Official transcript

  • ​Parental Consent Forms

  • Student and parent/ legal guardian must participate in a mandatory orientation. Dates will be scheduled in May and June via email communication with accepted students.

Apply for NEIU Admission

Complete student info form linked below by May 1, 2024 for First Half of Summer and June 1, 2024 for Second Half of Summer and Fall. Some late inquiries may be considered, but scholarships and space in classes are limited.


Once submitted, an NEIU CCAS staff member will contact you to complete required documents (due 5/6/24 for First Half of Summer and due 6/7/24 for Second Half of Summer and Fall). After document review, approved students will be sent a link to NEIU admission application as an Early College student.


First Half of Summer Session 2024 May 20, 2024 - June 27, 2024

Second Half of Summer Session 2024 July 1, 2024 - August 9, 2024

Fall Semester 2024 August 19, 2024 - December 7, 2024 (dates subject to change)

Spring 2025 (TBA)

Contact Us

For More Information About Admission and How to Apply, Please Contact:


Daniel Laubacher

Program Coordinator  

       (312) 563-7134

Important Information

Guidelines for Registering for Classes

Students approved to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program will work closely with the NEIU Center for College Access and Success for support. He or she will ensure appropriate course selection and will guide students through the registration and start of term process. Students are only permitted to enroll in courses approved by the university for the dual enrollment program. 

Eligibility for Continued Enrollment

A student must successfully complete the term earning a grade of C or better in all coursework to be eligible for continued enrollment. A term or cumulative grade point average that falls below a 2.0 may result in dismissal from the program. Students may withdraw from a course within the designated time frame with the approval of NEIU's Center for College Access and Success representative.

Failure to officially withdraw or drop classes will result in the assignment of an “F” (failure) grade.

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