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Early College Program at Norwich University
Deadline: Rolling Admissions. Space is limited, and students accepted after all available seats are filled will be placed on a wait list.
The Early College Program at NU allows Vermont high school seniors, from publicly funded high schools, to enroll full-time at NU. Students who attend an independent high school and are not tuitioned by their home district are not eligible for the ECP. The Early College Program allows students to complete high school diploma requirements while taking a full year of college classes in any discipline. The college credits ECP students earn are part of their permanent NU transcript, and these courses begin to satisfy degree requirements toward a Norwich degree. These credits are transferable to most colleges.
Requirements for the Early College Program:
1. Application (instructions below)
3. Personal Essay (Why do you want to participate in Norwich Early College?)
4. Letter of Recommendation from Guidance Counselor (Explain student fit for Early College)
5. Principal Authorization Form (PDF 155k)
Tuition and Fees for Early College Program:
- The state voucher will cover tuition costs.
- Early College Students pay for textbooks, lab fees, materials fees, and any other costs associated with their studies. Norwich fees are listed with the Bursar's Office..
- Early College Students may be considered for a Vermont State Grant and/or textbook stipend. Please contact VSAC for more information at (800)-642-3177.
Dual Enrollment Program at Norwich University
Deadline: June 15, 2022
High school juniors and seniors, who are residents of the state of Vermont and enrolled in a publicly funded high school, are eligible for up to two vouchers for college courses. Students must apply for a voucher for the semester they wish to enroll in a dual enrollment course. Students who attend an independent high school and are not tuitioned by their home district are not eligible for a voucher. The college credits dual enrolled students earn are part of their permanent NU transcript, and these courses begin to satisfy degree requirements toward a Norwich degree. These credits are transferable to most colleges.
Dual Enrollment courses at Norwich University are in-person courses, not online courses.
How to Apply
- Apply Here (new browser window will open)
- Select the appropriate Admissions Category ( i.e. “Early College Program” or "Dual Enrollment")
- Select the Academic Interest “Flexible Pathways”
- Select the Entry Term "Fall 2021"
“The Early College Program through the state in general seemed like a perfect cost- effective way to further my education, but more specifically, Norwich's program was really accommodating and inclusive. I would absolutely recommend the Early College Program to other students, in fact I already have. A friend of mine is actually in the program this year! For any prospective student, I would say don't be afraid to go for it. It may feel overwhelming to start your first year of college early, but there is nothing to be worried about. There are so many people who want to see you succeed, and will actively help you do so.”
- Robyn Dudley