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 DE, 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.
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 Instructors of Record (IoR) of DE courses work closely with university faculty to ensure each course's college level curriculum is 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 Baton Rouge 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 (ACT composite score of at least 18 with an English subscore of 18 and math subscore of 19) and additional requirements specific to certain courses. Course offerings and eligibility requirements for all DE courses are listed here.