Associate Degree Completion Program for High School Students | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Associate Degree Completion Program - Early College Experience


Through the Associate Degree Completion Program, NorthWest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) partners with area high schools to offer students an opportunity to complete all requirements for an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Sciences degrees. Students can take classes at their high school, online, or on the NWACC campus.

To be eligible, students must reach the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in grades 9 -12
  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 for Transfer or General Education courses
  • Have an appropriate placement score on the ACT, SAT, COMPASS, or Accuplacer
  • Have approval from high school Counselor


Coursework
includes general education courses required to complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science Degree. Approved electives will be identified by the NWACC Early College Advisor and based on the student's goals. 

Early College Experience

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Why Take College Courses

There are many advantages to getting a jump start on your college education while in high school - save time, gain experience, and much more.  

About Taking College Courses

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Succeed in College Classes

College classes can be challenging, but we've provided tips that will help you prepare and succeed. 

 How to Succeed

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Cost, Payment & Transfer Credits

Questions about tuition and college credits as a high school student answered here. 

College Costs and Credits

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Information for Parents 

Enroll your high school student with confidence. Find answers to many of your questions here. 

More Information

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Location & Directions

Find out how to access your classes and begin your college journey. 

 Find Your Classes


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 Apply Now!

Ready to begin your college journey? Learn more about our application process here. 

Application Process