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Early College On-Site FAQ


Early College is available to high school students at our partner schools. Find out which courses are available and how much it costs.

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Which high schools may participate?

View the select private high schools that partner with Northwestern to provide Early College on-site.


Where does class take place?

Course instruction will take place in person at the high school, but additional work may be required at home or elsewhere with internet access.


Which courses may I take?

Your high school may choose any course from Northwestern’s traditional catalog for which the school has a qualified instructor. Typically, these courses will be common entry-level courses in academic subjects, such as ENG1105 Composition or POS2005 U.S. National Government, but some schools offer more specialized courses, such as BIO1025 Medical Terminology.


Will the courses qualify for college credit at all institutions?

When you complete your course, full college credit will be applied to your academic record at Northwestern. Northwestern is regionally accredited and these credits may be used to complete a degree at Northwestern or transferred to another educational institution. We encourage you to check the requirements of the program and school where further study is planned before selecting your Early College courses.


Which courses does Northwestern recommend for college-bound high school students?

  • 4 credits of English
  • 3 credits of Math
  • 3 credits of Science
  • 3 credits of Social Science
  • 2 years of foreign language and/or other general electives

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