DUAL CREDIT OFFERINGS

A Partnership of Excelsior Classes & LeTourneau University

We are pleased to partner with LeTourneau University, “an unapologetically Christian” university located in Longview, Texas. LETU has a long and illustrious history as an accredited institution of higher learning approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). LETU’s engineering, nursing, and aviation programs also have received discipline-specific forms of accreditation. LETU’s agency and approval information can be found here.

LETU’s mission and vision align with that of Excelsior Classes’ and for that reason, we are delighted to offer several classes taught by Excelsior Classes teachers who are credentialed adjunct faculty with LETU. These courses may be taken for dual credit. Each student will enroll with Excelsior Classes and may apply to LETU as a student as well. If accepted, the student will be considered an LETU student and have an LETU transcript.

BENEFITS

Students will benefit by enrolling in classes that are:

  • Rigorous and college-credit worthy
  • Christian in content and worldview
  • Engaging in live presentation and dynamic in class interaction

LETU has an exceedingly generous scholarship for dual credit students who attend LETU after high school. Eligible students who have passed at least one dual credit course may receive a $16,000 scholarship renewable for four years! More details are available here.

HOW IT WORKS

Students should enroll with Excelsior Classes in one of the dual credit offerings and pay their registration fee. If the class is a one-semester course for Excelsior Classes, the deposit and tuition should be paid in accordance with Excelsior Classes’ timeline (see FAQ for registration fees/questions). If the class is a full-year course (i.e., British Literature, World History/Western Civ., or Physics), then the parent has the option to pay the Excelsior tuition in two payments (due in August and November) after having paid the tuition deposit.

Any student enrolled in one of these classes will receive information regarding how to apply to LETU. The fall application deadline is August 8, 2018, and the spring application deadline is December 21, 2018. If the student’s application is accepted, he or she will also enroll with LETU as a dual credit student, paying only $90 per credit hour for the class. Dual credit fees will be billed by Excelsior Classes and are due in full by the first class day. If the class is a full year class with Excelsior classes, students will still enroll by the semester with LETU. If you have questions, please email dualcredit@excelsiorclasses.com.

The Foundations of Composition courses and the Physics courses must be taken in order. If the student has taken the Foundations of Composition II previously with Excelsior or has taken the first half of freshman composition with another college or university, then please indicate that on the dual credit form when applying to LETU. If the previous credit is from an AP or a CLEP score, then LETU will need those scores on file. Contact dualcredit@excelsiorclasses.com for more information.

Special Note: These courses are available as traditional high school classes as well. One does not have to dual enroll to take any of the classes below. Students do not have to dual enroll both semesters.

 

CLASS OFFERINGS

 

Excelsior Class
Corresponds to LETU Course
Teacher

Foundations of Composition II: Flexing Your Composition Muscles
(fall)

ENGL 1013 – English Composition I (3 credit hours)

Mrs. Marilyn Whitlock

Foundations of Composition III: Advanced Themes and Skills (spring);
prerequisite is Foundations II or dual credit at another institution

ENGL 1023 – English Composition II (3 credit hours)

Mrs. Marilyn Whitlock

British Literature
(full year class; fall and spring)
* The British Literature courses have a prerequisite of
ENGL 1023 from LETU or dual credit from another institution.

ENGL 2323 – Survey of British Literature I (3 credit hours)
ENGL 2323 – Survey of British Literature II (3 credit hours)

Mrs. Marilyn Whitlock

World History with Western Civilizations
(full year class; fall and spring)

HIST 2213 – Western Civilization I (3 credit hours)
HIST 2223 – Western Civilization II (3 credit hours)

Mrs. Susan Eggers

World Geography
(full year class; register for dual credit in spring)

GEOG 2013 – World Regional Geography (3 credit hours)

Mrs. Susan Eggers

American Government
(offered fall or spring)
POLS 2503 – U.S. Government (3 credit hours)

Mrs. Ann LeBlanc

 Physics
(full year class; fall and spring)

PHYS 1111 – General Physics I Lab (1 credit hour)
PHYS 1113 – General Physics I (3 credit hours)
PHYS 1121 – General Physics II Lab (1 credit hour)
PHYS 1123 – General Physics II (3 credit hours)

Mr. Walt Jurek

 

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS

Students enrolling in dual credit should know that assignments, tests, papers, etc., must be done on time. Excelsior Classes’ teachers serving as adjunct faculty must report grades on a timely basis and must abide by LETU’s academic calendar. If a student is planning mission trips, vacations, or has time-consuming other activities, please know deadlines cannot be extended. (The overall Excelsior Classes calendar in the FAQ still delineates the start date and the class breaks; final exams may be earlier than other classes. Individual teachers are able to clarify this for each class.)

Should a student decide that dual credit is not for him or her after the semester has begun, a student may drop the course according to LETU’s academic calendar. Students withdrawing from the course early on may qualify for a refund of some tuition paid to LETU by Excelsior Classes. Refunds from LETU are:

  • 100% During week 1 and 2
  • 80% During week 3
  • None After the start of week 4

Please contact registration@excelsiorclasses.com if you need to drop your dual credit course or if you feel you qualify for a refund of LETU tuition. The refund policy for Excelsior Classes’ tuition may be found in the FAQ and is separate from that of LETU.

Since LETU is accredited, your classes should have no problem transferring; however, you should check with the institution(s) you wish to attend regarding specifics.