College/High School Integrative Programs

NNU Bridge Academy

Concurrent Credit Program:
The Concurrent Credit Program at Northwest Nazarene University is designed to enrich the educational opportunities of pre-college students who have demonstrated high academic ability. This program unites the services of NNU with high school and home school students, offering university-level credits for selected courses administered through NNU and taught at local and online high schools by NNU-approved instructors. The Concurrent Credit Program is accredited by the National Alliance Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). Tuition is determined yearly.

The following course descriptions are specific to courses offered by the Concurrent Credit Program.  Additional NNU Department course descriptions are listed in the relevant NNU Catalog [].  A complete list of courses offered by the Concurrent Credit Program can be found at []. 

ENGL1020. English Composition (3 credits)
A course intended to develop students' college-level writing skills by stimulating them to think critically and express themselves clearly through a variety of different writing methods. Emphasis on writing processes -- including pre-writing and drafting, global revision, and editing for style and conventions of standard usage.  To receive credit for this course, a student must earn a grade of C- or better -- transfer credit TBD by the receiving institution.  Prerequisite:  CCP students taking this course should be at junior or senior status with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

ENGL1094. Literature: Short Fiction (3 credits)
Short fiction introduces students to the study of literature at the university level through the medium of the short story, covering stories drawn primarily from the United States and Europe, from 1800 to the present.  For the course to count for NNU General Education requirements, the student must earn a grade of C or better.

Express Education Program:
The Express Education Program at Northwest Nazarene University is designed for high school students who wish to enroll in university classes while maintaining their enrollment and participation in high school or homeschool.  Express students travel to NNU and attend classes with traditional undergraduate students. This program allows the student, at least 16 years old or high school junior status, to enroll in any 1000 or 2000 level course, provided they meet the prerequisites. Tuition is determined yearly and includes an ID card, technology fee, access to the library, sports center, athletic events, and computer labs. Books are purchased separately.

An Express Education student (from high school or home-school):
1.    Must be 16 years old, junior or senior standing, or equivalent.
2.    Must have a GPA of 3.5, or ACT composite score of 18.
3.    Is limited to 11 credits per academic semester and may apply for admission as a "temporary non-degree student" subject to noted policies and tuition/fees.
4.    Is allowed to enroll for summer school, but subject to Summer School policies and tuition/fees.
5.    Is able to enroll in any 1000 or 2000 level course, provided they meet the prerequisites and provided there is availability.
6.    Must enroll in courses by the first day of NNU registration.  Early registration is suggested, although traditional undergraduate students have priority of classes.  
7.    May take a course audit; however, this will require an academic petition and all associated fees.
8.    May be involved in an ELWR course.
9.    May take lessons (i.e., music) but would pay all usual fees associated with lessons.  
10.  Must pay EE (Express Education) tuition upon registration (first day of class) which is non-refundable unless the student is prohibited from enrolling in the course due to class size, etc.
11.  Does not receive financial aid.
12.  Must pay all additional fees related to a specific course (i.e., any related lab fee(s), or any other materials needed for the course) including textbooks.
13.  Must follow and note that all deadlines are the same as NNU undergraduate, along with drop/withdrawal deadlines, final exam schedule, etc.
14.  May be asked to meet with the High School Program Director if that student is failing, or has failed a class, to discuss course issues, including probation and or continuance.
15.   Must assume responsibility to coordinate their high school and EE courses at NNU.   Course equivalency is between the student and the high school administration.
16.   Must have approval of parent or guardian, who will sign the Parental Consent on the Registration Form.
17.   Must complete all necessary forms including Registration Form and Lifestyle Agreement Form and submit a High School Transcript and/or Test Scores.
18.   Will receive an NNU Transcript noting course completion, upon request and payment.  Transcripts may be ordered from the NNU Registrar's Office or may be ordered online via the NNU website.  All transfer of credits is the responsibility of the student.