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SOWELA to Host Free Informational Seminar on How to Earn College Credit While in High School



SOWELA Technical Community College will host a STAIRS (Senior Transfer Academy Increasing Readiness for Seniors), STEPS (Senior Technical Education Program at SOWELA), and Dual Enrollment Informational Seminar on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. in the Sycamore Student Center at SOWELA’s main campus in Lake Charles, LA. The event is free and open to all public, private, charter, or homeschool high school students entering their senior year in the fall and their parents.

“We encourage high school students and parents to join us to learn more about SOWELA’s higher education and training opportunities. Students can earn transferable college credit, save money and time, and build confidence by easing the transition to college,” said the Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Anna Daigle.

With rising college tuition costs, the opportunity to take college credit in high school at a lower cost has grown in its appeal. In fact, the national average tuition cost per credit hour is $594[1] versus the General Education Dual Enrollment tuition of $45 per credit hour at SOWELA. High school students can earn an associate degree while still in high school, transfer up to 30 credits to a four-year institution, or earn an industry certification.

To register for the seminar, visit www.sowela.edu/senior* or call (337) 421-6550 for more information.

* This link is no longer active.

SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates that empower learners in transfer, career and technical education to excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 80 years.

[1] National average tuition rate is based on data from the Department of Education and is available at studentloanhero.com/featured/cost-per-credit-hour-study.