High School Dual Credit
The South Dakota High School Dual Credit Program (HSDC) allows South Dakota high school juniors and seniors to take college-level classes and receive both college and high school credit. All HSDC courses are designed to fulfill both high school and college requirements.
Northern State University offers several general education classes that qualify for High School Dual Credit. Qualified students can take HSDC courses on the NSU main campus in Aberdeen, at the Huron Community Campus, or online.
For information on the High School Dual Credit Program and how it works, as well as a schedule of available classes, go to SDMyLife.
High School Dual Credit Program Application
Northern State University's Rising Scholars Program gives high school students the chance to take college-level courses. Courses are taught on- and off-campus by qualified high school teachers in association with NSU faculty.
Rising Scholars is separate from the Advanced Placement (AP) program.
Off-campus students take the course in their high schools. Learn more on the Rising Scholars
Center for Statewide E-learning
Northern State University’s Center for Statewide E-learning offers tuition-free college-prep and AP high school courses for college-bound students.
Courses are delivered through distance delivery of DDN and Internet to more than 100 high schools in South Dakota.
Northern's Upward Bound Program helps students graduate from high school and successfully complete postsecondary education.
Upward Bound aims to help students succeed in high school - to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their pursuit of postsecondary education.
The program offers services throughout the academic year and during a 6-week residential summer program at Northern. Learn more on our Upward Bound