Online Early College Experience for High School Students | NorthWest Arkansas Community College

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Online Early College Experience

NWACC's online college courses can make earning college credit as a high school student more convenient and accessible. With a click of a mouse, students can log on to their computers to connect with their professors, access their coursework, take their exams, and receive college credit. 

To be eligible, students must reach the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in grades 9 -12 in a participating high school
  • Have a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 for Transfer or General Education courses
  • Have appropriate placement scores on the ACT, Accuplacer Next Generation, Accuplacer Classic, ASPIRE 10 or SAT
  • Have approval from high school Counselor

Early College Experience

Students can obtain high school and college credit for courses within the following divisions:


  • Film Arts
  • Art Appreciation
  • College Algebra
  • Computer Information Systems
  • English Comp I
  • Public Speaking
  • U.S. History to 1877
  • Personal Health and Safety
  • Medical Terminology


  • American Government
  • College Algebra         
  • Computer Information Systems
  • English Comp II
  • U.S. History since 1877
  • Medical Terminology
  • Public Speaking          
  • Personal Health and Safety
  • Psychology
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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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Access Your Classes

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