The University Laboratory School Dual Enrollment (DE) Program affords juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn a variety of college course grades prior to high school graduation. By participating in the variety of DE courses offered at ULS a student earns real-time grades and generates a Louisiana State University transcript, rather than simply earning “pass” credit for completing or testing out of the course. Students earned a total of 1635 college credit hours in 2018-2019.
The main objective at the core of DE is to provide the opportunity for students across the ability spectrum to successfully engage in college courses and meet all expectations they would assume in traditional college courses. DE courses are offered at minimum expense, maximizing the exposure of students to college courses and controlling the costs associated with the program. ULS classroom instructors of DE courses work closely with the university faculty Instructors of Record to ensure each course’s college level curriculum and procedures are followed and go well beyond high school level course requirements.
The idea of Dual Enrollment was introduced and piloted by University Laboratory School during the 2005-06 school year through the Advanced Math and Algebra III math courses. The students' initial performance was so impressive, implementation began the following school year with enthusiastic support from LSU A&M Math 1021 and 1022 instructors. This model was then used to develop the DE Program now implemented at schools across the state of Louisiana.
The DE program is an exceptional opportunity for students who plan to attend a university or college in Louisiana or plan to attend a university or college which accepts LSU transcripts. To be eligible for DE, a student must meet the minimum requirements of an ACT composite score of at least 18 with an English sub-score of 18 and math sub-score of 19 or PSAT combined score of 990 with a 25 in writing and language and a 500 in math and additional requirements specific to certain courses. Contact Mrs. Aimee Welch-James, dual enrollment coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.