High school juniors and seniors enrolled in a BESE-approved home study program qualify for entry into dual enrollment, STEPS/STAIRS, and Early Start/Early Admissions. A BESE-approved Home Study Letter is the first step to qualify for enrollment at SOWELA to begin studying college courses while in high school, completing high school graduation requirements and building your SOWELA transcript at the same time. Home study students at SOWELA receive the benefits of transitioning from high school to the college environment, classes with a small student-to-teacher ratio, and hands-on studying with SOWELA's state-of-the-art labs and industry-approved equipment.
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: Complete the Following:
High school students enrolled in courses taught by a credentialed high school instructor are assessed tuition at $50 per credit hour.
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: