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Early Entry Program

The CSC High School Early Entry Program is extended to qualified high school students enrolled in a college course that provides post-secondary academic credit but does not earn credit toward a high school diploma. The course is usually taught by a college faculty member (full-time or adjunct) and may be offered in any of the modalities of instruction — classroom, distance education, or at additional locations. To be eligible for consideration for CSC High School Early Entry Program the high school student must have junior or senior status, permission of the parent/guardian, recommendation from a high school official, and ONE of the following:

  • 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or 90% cumulative GPA in high school OR
  • ACT composite score of at least 20 or equivalent OR
  • ACT sub-score of 20 in the area related to the course OR
  • Rank in upper 1/3 of high school class

Early Entry students are limited to a maximum of six credit hours per semester and a total accumulation of 16 credit hours during high school. College credit is granted upon verification of a high school diploma, and Chadron State College accepts these credits into programs of study. If you do not plan to complete your degree at CSC, you should check in advance with the institution of your choice to verify acceptance of CSC Early Entry credits.

Here's how it works:

  1. Please complete the non-degree seeking admission application form at the Section 1 of the recommendation/permission form including the details about the class in which you intend to enroll.
  2. Ask your high school official to complete Section 2.
  3. Ask your parent/guardian to complete Section 3.
  4. Return both forms to Chadron State College Admissions, 1000 Main St, Chadron, NE 69337 before the term in which you wish to enroll. The last day to add a class for fall/spring semesters is the Friday of the first week of class.
  5. Check with the bookstore to see if/which text is required for your course. Reserve your book(s) online at www.eaglepridebookstore.com. Keep your receipt in case you need to make an exchange.
  6. Make payment for your course(s). Attend class. Good luck and thank you for enrolling. Please contact cscadmissions@csc.edu or start@csc.edu for more information.

Financial Resources for Nebraska High School Students

Documentation must be submitted with the Access College Early application confirming the student or student’s parent(s)/guardian(s) have been approved to receive benefits from one of the programs below. For example, a letter from the state WIC office certifying eligibility for the program, a letter from a high school administrator or counselor certifying eligibility for the free or reduced lunch program, etc. Please note: Social Security SSI benefits are not Survivor’s Benefits…they are two different programs. If you have any questions while completing this application, please contact Ritchie Morrow, Financial Aid Coordinator with the CCPE via e-mail at Ritchie.Morrow@Nebraska.gov or phone at 402.471.0032.

  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Free/Reduced Price Lunch Program
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC)
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • Other Extreme Hardship (explained further on the form seen at this link) http://www.ccpe.state.ne.us/PublicDoc/Ccpe/financialaid.asp

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