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History and Facts of Dual Enrollment at Nunez Community College

Nunez Community College has been offering dual enrollment courses for over 8 years. Every semester, approximately 700 students dual enroll in courses with the College. These students represent one of our parish service areas (St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Orleans, Jefferson, and Plaquemines) and from one of 15 local high schools. After successful completion of coursework, these students can request college transcripts to share with colleges and universities across the nation!

Dual Enrollment Course & Cost Comparison

 
For more information regarding dual enrollment at Nunez Community College, please contact Brittney Barras, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, at bbarras@nunez.edu or 504.278-6425.

Students may enroll in the Dual Enrollment program in the following ways:

    • The college course is taken on the high school campus, during the student's regular high school class period (i.e. English IV – English Composition 1010). For this option, the Nunez instructor is sent to the high school campus for 2 days/week, or if the high school teacher is credentialed to teach on the college level (Master's plus 18 hours in the field), they can serve as the instructor on record. A minimum of 18 students is required in order for the class to materialize if a Nunez instructor is sent to the high school campus.
    • The college course is an on-line course – The Nunez Instructor issues assignments through blackboard, with the high school teacher becoming the "facilitator” to coach the students to turn in assignments, provide time during the high school class to engage in online activities and to assist in remediating students who may require it. There is no minimum number of students required in order for the class to materialize. Textbook costs are not covered by the College.
    • The student enrolls in the college course on the Nunez campus – either on his/her own or through a school-sponsored commitment (e.g., may be bused to Nunez during the day). Classes are offered during the day, evening and on-line. There is no minimum number of students required in order for the class to materialize.

*NOTE* Most transferrable courses have specific entrance requirements – ACT scores or college placement test scores are used to determine the entry level for some courses.

Funding:

Annual funding for Dual Enrollment is contingent upon availability of state and K-12 funds. For specific information about this semester's dual enrollment funding, contact Brittney Barras, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, at bbarras@nunez.edu or 504.278-6425.

Some students who participate in the Dual Enrollment program have their tuition reimbursed by the Board of Regents. To qualify for this tuition reimbursement under the Louisiana TOPS TECH Early Start Program, the student must:
  • Be in "Good Standing” as an 11th or 12th grade student in a Louisiana PUBLIC high school. ("Good Standing” is defined by the student's high school)
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale (on all courses attempted)
  • Score at least a 15 on the English and Mathematics subsection of the ACT Plan Assessment
  • Must have an approved 5-Year Education and Career Plan
  • course must be an approved TTES eligible course as outlined by LOSFA

Students who are not eligible to receive this tuition reimbursement can either pay their tuition and fees on their own or have the school system assist with the costs. In addition, the school, school system or student is responsible for covering the cost of the textbook.

For more information regarding dual enrollment at Nunez Community College, please contact Brittney Barras, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, at bbarras@nunez.edu or 504.278-6425.


 

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