Early Start/Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollment (DE) program serves as a vital link to the mission of Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) and is committed to providing opportunities for high school students to jump-start their college education by receiving college-level course credit through the university, while still in high school.

What is Dual Enrollment?

Early Start/Dual Enrollment is the enrollment of a high school (HS) student in a college course for which dual credit (both college and HS credit) is attempted and recorded on both the student’s secondary and postsecondary academic record. A college course offered for Dual Enrollment is: (1) an on-site or online college course taught by the postsecondary institution, or (2) a specially scheduled college course taught at the high school. Postsecondary institutions must adhere to BoR Policy and must comply with all accreditation requirements for awarding credit (BOR 2018).

SUSLA Dual Enrollment Program:

The Southern University at Shreveport Dual Enrollment Program allows high school students the opportunity to enroll in and receive both high school and college credit during normal class hours at their high school.  Participation in the dual credit program enables high school students to get a "head start" on their college career, as well as prepare them for the challenges of college courses. Credits earned under these programs will be applicable toward a degree at Southern University at Shreveport, and are generally transferable to other colleges and universities. However, because each university or college has its own curriculum, Southern University at Shreveport cannot guarantee transferability.

SUSLA Early College Pilot:

The Southern University at Shreveport Early College Program allows high school students the opportunity to take classes online and at the Southern University at Shreveport campus for college credit. Early College Dual enrollment students may or may not earn high school credit for courses taken at the postsecondary institution. This program also gives motivated, college-bound high school students the "jump start" they need before attending college on a full-time basis. Credits earned under this program will be applicable toward a degree at Southern University at Shreveport and are generally transferable to other colleges and universities.  However, because each university or college has its own curriculum, Southern University at Shreveport cannot guarantee transferability.

Who is eligible to take Dual Enrollment courses?

High school students must meet the following requirements to qualify:

  • SUSLA Dual Enrollment Admissions is granted to high school students, grades 9-12 through referral of their high School Counselor.
  • Dual enrollment students are eligible to enroll in college courses as long as they meet the following criteria: an overall GPA at a minimum of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and permission from their High School Counselor and Parent/legal guardian with good high school standings.
  • General Education (Matrix Courses) students must demonstrate ACT (or equivalent) Composite of at least 19 with sub-scores of at least 19 (Math) and 18 (English).
  • Students who have not yet taken the ACT in high school may qualify via posted Minimum Admission/Placement Score Guides, e.g., Pre-ACT (18E, 19M), Aspire (433E, 431M) or EOC (740 E-II, 760 A-1, or 750G).
  • CTE Courses are exempt from the above test scores.
  • In addition, students must meet the same requirements for placement into individual courses (e.g., English or Mathematics) as those required of all Universities. Each University or College has its own curriculum. Southern University at Shreveport cannot guarantee transferability.
  • Dual enrollment students must also follow all other policies as stated in the SUSLA catalog.

Dual Enrollment must be referred:

  • High School Referral: Students, grades 9-12 must be referred by their High School Counselor or Representative.
  • Independent Parent/Students Referral:
    General Parents and High school enrollees must contact the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at Email: mmceachin@susla.edu

Resources:

Louisiana Believes Dual Enrollment
Board of Regent Master Course Article Matrix

Apply to SUSLA Dual Enrollment

APPLY: Dual Enrollment Admission Process

  • Apply Here
  • Dual Enrollment Students must select the Admission student type “(SUSLA) Dual Enrollment HS when completing the application.
  • Banner Student Access
Dual Enrollment Application Directions: Once you click on “Apply for Admission”, then click on First time User account creation, and create your own login ID and PIN. Dual Enrollment student must complete the Admission student type “(SUSLA) Dual Enrollment HS” when completing the application.

 

For more information about how to apply, please contact the Office of Admissions at 318-670-9426 or email admissions@susla.edu

Office of Admissions
Admissions FAQ’s

 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Dual Enrollment additional documents

  • Parent Consent Form
  • High School Transcript (General Profile with 2.5 GPA)
  • Standardized Test Score Sheet (School Records)
  • Dual Enrollment: LOSFA (See attached pdf form )

Registration

The Dual Enrollment department requires the students contact their High School Counselor to discuss course options and registration. General non-high school based independent students must contact the Office of Dual Enrollment.

Counselor’s Advisement/Registration Process:
Counselors: Contact the Dual Enrollment Coordinator to request the “google access” and discuss course options.
Dual Enrollment Handbook: (attached PDF)

SCA Portal (LA Course Choice): Select Southern Univ. at Shreveport

Independent Parent/Student Advisement/Registration Process:
Parents: Contact the Dual Enrollment Coordinator for Advisement Process and discuss course options.

 


FOR REGISTRATION CONTACT:

Monica McEachin Ruffins
Southern University at Shreveport
Dual Enrollment Coordinator
mmceachin@susla.edu
318-670-9348 Office
318-489-1645 Cell Number
318-670-6301-fax
Location: Fine Arts C-03

Please access the Banner Student Portal to confirm registration.
Banner United Resource Guide

Registration Resources:
Explore SUSLA 
Academic Programs  
Academic Calendar 
Academic Catalog    
Access Online Moodle Courses  
Moodle Help Desk ( Password Reset )
IT Help Desk 
IT Student Helpful Resources
Registrar's Office
Registrars Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Request at Transcript
Registrars Forms  

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Cost and Payment 

Dual credit classes will be billed to the student’s high school per credit hour (cost sheet available).  Some courses may require an additional book or lab purchase. Home schooled students would be billed the discount rate individually.

Counselor Pay Now:

High School Counselors who generate enrollment must refer to School Agreement to invoice student payment options for your District Counselors interested in CTE Course Options through LOSFA:
    • LOSFA Form
    • LOSFA TOPS Tech Early Start Resource:

Independent Parent/Student Pay Now:

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For Billing and Invoice Inquiries please start with the following:

Monica McEachin Ruffins
Southern University at Shreveport
Dual Enrollment Coordinator
mmceachin@susla.edu
318-670-9348 Office
318-489-1645 Cell Number
318-670-6301-fax
Location: Fine Arts C-03

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