High school juniors and seniors may wish to enroll in college courses while still in high school that do not earn high school dual enrollment credit. Early Admissions allows students to get a head start on their college career without having those credits transcribed to their high school records. Potential Early Admissions students must meet all SOWELA admissions requirements and provide a letter of recommendation from their school designee. This program is an excellent option for students who have completed all high school graduation requirements and still have time to earn college credits before their high school graduation.
Please note that courses taken through the Early Admissions program will not count for credit toward the student's high school diploma or substitute for any high school graduation course requirements.
All high school participants are expected to adhere to all college, course, and instructor requirements.
Step 1: Complete a SOWELA online visiting student admissions application (opens new window).
Special Notes for Completing the Online Admissions Application:
Step 2: Gather and Submit Admissions Documents
Please note that the LA Board of Regents requirements for entry into General Education courses and Technical Courses is lower than SOWELA's Early Admissions criteria. Students must meet the SOWELA Early Admissions criteria for admission into the program.
High school students enrolled in courses taught by SOWELA instructors are assessed tuition and fees for at full price. As an example, a student enrolled in a 3-credit hour face-to-face course taught by a SOWELA instructor can expect to be assessed $566.88. A complete tuition and fee chart can be found on our Student Accounts page.
For certain courses, other fees may be applicable such as lab fees, online registration fee, online access codes, and textbooks or other materials.
Dual Enrollment Office
SOWELA Technical Community College
3820 Sen J. Bennett Johnston Ave
Magnolia Building, Building #13
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Jeremy Ryder, Registrar Services Coordinator - Dual Enrollment
Room 125, Magnolia Building
Anna Sunderbruch, Dual Enrollment Specialist
Room 127, Magnolia Building
SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person(s) have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: