Mississippi STEM Academy has partnered with Le Tourneau University located in Longview, TX to offer dual enrollment college classes. High school students starting in the 10th grade can take college-level classes through this program. High school students who have at least a 3.0 high school GPA to earn college credit as they complete the requirements for their high school degree. Explore what college classes are really like and reduce the overall tuition costs of college. A $16,000 scholarship is available to eligible students enrolled full-time in a residential program at our Longview campus who have also passed at least one LETU dual credit course.
What are the requirements to participate in the Dual Credit Program?
To be dually enrolled, the student must:
- Apply for admission.
- Submit a high school transcript detailing courses taken and grades received before the date of dual enrollment. (Not required if attending a partner school.)
- Have a 3.0 GPA (unweighted)
- Be enrolled in high school before the first day of the semester.
What is the cost?
$90 per credit hour plus the cost of any required textbook or calculator.
When should students enroll in the program?
Most of our students attend in 11th & 12th grade, however, the program is open to all high school students.
Are college entrance exams required for admission?
LETU does not require entrance exams for admission, however, there are prerequisites required for some courses and some high schools require the TSI or other placement exams.
How do your online classes work?
Our classes are asynchronous, meaning they aren’t live. You can log into our portal and work on your homework whenever it is convenient. Please keep in mind that our courses are not self-paced. There is homework due every week by certain days and times.
Are dual credit students able to take the global 5-week classes?
No. Dual credit students can only participate in the 15-week full semester classes except for a few summer classes.
Do you give scholarships to participate in the Dual Credit Program?
The dual credit tuition is approximately one-third the traditional cost per credit hour, providing a significant value for high school students.
Do other colleges accept the credits for these classes?
LeTourneau is a four-year university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and schools. Credits should have no difficulty transferring. If you know the college you plan to attend post-high school, you may want to inquire as to their specific requirements.
Is tutoring offered?
Yes! Tutoring and other help are offered through the Achievement Center at no additional cost.
Is there a limit to the number of credit hours a dual credit student can earn?
There is no limit, however, it is best to start with 1 or 2 courses.
Can a dual credit student earn an associate degree while earning their high school diploma?
Yes! It is possible to earn an Associate of Interdisciplinary Studies degree with proper scheduling and if a student begins early.
Is a student automatically accepted as a traditional student if they have participated in the Dual Credit Program?
No. Any student interested in enrolling in the traditional residential program must meet the regular entrance requirements for acceptance.
More Information on Dual Enrollment
When you signup be sure to select Mississippi STEM Academy as your host school so we can be available for any help or questions.