Welcome, Northstar Academy Dual Enrollment Students

NSA Logo TransparentWe are excited about the partnership with Northstar Academy and Bryan College. Our mission is to prepare students to make a difference in the world around them. We fulfill this mission by offering Christ-centered courses taught by highly qualified professors who invest in the lives of their students. As a high school junior or senior, you have the opportunity to earn up to 12 credit hours per semester, which can not only fulfill high school credits but will also give you a great head start toward your college degree at a significant savings.

The instructions provided below will guide you as you begin the application process. After your application has been accepted and approved, you will be notified when course registration opens. If we can be of service to you, please contact us at online@bryan.edu or call to talk with a dual enrollment advisor at 423.775.7558.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a high school junior or senior
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA

Application and Fee Submission

  • Apply online.
  • Indicate your method of app fee payment.
  • Click submit when application is complete.
  • Prepare to submit your high school transcript (see below). If paying by app fee by mail, include the check.
  • Application fees are non-refundable.

High School Transcript Submission

  • Submit (or request your school to submit) your high school transcript to this address:
    Bryan College #7657
    721 Bryan Drive
    Dayton TN, 37321
  • Transcripts must indicate all relevant information, including grade levels, cumulative GPA, expected graduation date, and appropriate signatures.
  • You should attach an ACT or SAT score sheet (may be unofficial copy) if any courses require an ACT or SAT score.

Notification of Application Acceptance and Approval

  • The Dual Enrollment office must receive a completed application form, application fee, and early high school transcript for our review and final acceptance.
  • Students will be notified by email when the Dual Enrollment office receives required application documents.
  • Please be aware of registration deadline dates when submitting required documents.
  • Students notified of their application’s approval will be able to register for courses.

Course Registration and Confirmation

  • Preview published year-around course schedule.
  • Select courses:
    • Choose from 100- to 200-level courses only.
    • Hover your cursor over the course title to view pre-requisites and course descriptions.
    • Maximum of 12 credit hours per semester. The maximum credits is not necessarily recommended.
  • Register.
  • Confirm course registration:
    • Confirm your course registration by logging in to your eStudent account.
    • eStudent account logins are emailed to students within 3 days of registration. If you do not receive this email, please contact our office at 423.775.7558.

Costs

Discounted Tuition

  • Tuition is due and payable at course registration.
  • Non-DE students registering for these courses pay regular rate of $295/credit hour.
TN Juniors TN Seniors Out of State
Juniors and Seniors
Cost per Credit Hour $166 $166 $166
TN Grant Up to $500, 1st course
Up to $500, 2nd course
Up to $200, 3rd course
$0 for 4th, 5th, etc.
$300/course -0-
Scholarship After 2nd course,
$200/course
$198/course $200/course
Out of Pocket
3-credit course
$0 for 1st course
$0 for 2nd course
$98, 3rd course
$298, 4th, 5th, etc.
$0 for 1st to 4th course $298/course
Out of Pocket
4-credit course
$164, 1st course
$164, 2nd course
$264, 3rd course
$464, 4th, 5th, etc.
$164/course $464/course

 

Textbooks

  • Textbook costs and purchases are the sole responsibility of the student.
  • Book costs vary, depending on the course. Used books may be purchased at student’s discretion but must match provided ISBN numbers.

Fees

  • Course “drop” fee is $50 administrative fee per course, charged to students who drop a course after the course begins. See Payment and Refund Policies for more information.
  • Application fee is $15 and non-refundable.
  • Students who do not notify the college or their professor(s) as outlined in the Policies section, and who do not log into or attend their course(s) during the first week are assessed an fee of $100 for the administrative course “drop.”

Financial Aid

  • Up to $200 per course in scholarships.
  • Federal financial aid is not available.
  • Dual Enrollment Grant
    For eligibility requirements, grant application, and agreement form for students who will be attending two separate institutions, see our webpage.

Payment and Refund Policies

  • Tuition
    • All tuition payments are payable at time of registration. Tuition must be paid in full by the deadline which is two weeks prior to class start. If you have completed the dual enrollment grant, we will accept a copy of the completed application as payment, but you must pay any balance due by the deadline date.
  • Billing
    • Since tuition is required to be paid in full two weeks prior to the course, you may not receive a billing statement from the Business Office before making payment.
  • Overpayments
    • Should you overpay your account for any reason, the Business Office will refund the overpayment. The Business Office number is 423.775.7214.
  • Course Refunds
    • A 100% tuition refund, minus a $50 administrative fee, is granted for courses dropped within the first week.
    • A 50% tuition refund,  minus a $50 administrative fee, is granted for courses dropped within the second week.
    • No refunds are granted for courses dropped after the second week of class.
    • A  week is defined as beginning on Monday and ending on Friday.

Academic Support Services

FERPA

  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a federal law that applies to all students.
  • A student’s application, registration, transcript, grades, or course withdrawal information is not released to a 3rd party without written consent of the student.
  • Students who agree to authorize our sharing this information must complete a FERPA “consent to release” form available by contacting the Dual Enrollment Office.

Dropping, Withdrawal, and Attendance Policies

  • Course Dropping and Withdrawal
    • Any student may “drop” a course by submitting his/her full name, course title(s), and request by email. See Course Refunds to determine the refund amount, if any.
    • If a student withdraws from a class before the Friday of the first full week of classes, no grades will be recorded on the academic transcript. Beginning with the second full week of classes, a student may withdraw with a W from a course, but following the fifth full week of classes, a student may receive a final letter grade whether he/she chooses to complete the course or not. After the 5th week of the course, a student may not be able to withdraw with a W, but will receive the letter grade.
    • If a student has used the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant and the college GPA falls below 2.75, the student will lose eligibility for all future dual enrollment grant monies.
  • Attendance
    • Students who are officially registered for a course cannot drop the course by not attending or not logging in. If a student does not plan to attend his course, he must officially drop the course according to the Course Dropping and Withdrawal policy above.
    • If a student does not attend or log in within the first week and has not made specific accommodations with the instructor, he may be administratively dropped with a $100 fee.

eStudent: Account Set-Up and Use

  • An eStudent account is activated for students and login directions are sent to student email addresses from our offices.
  • Students are responsible to confirm their course registrations through eStudent under “Courses.”
  • From the “Textbooks” list in eStudent, students are expected to order the correct books by ISBN number and to have them shipped to receive before courses begin.
  • Students are expected to consult “Webmail” from eStudent for communication from professors. Professors will not use personal email for class communication.
  • Tuition is required to be paid in full two weeks prior to the course start. To pay, find “Billing Statement” and use the “online check” or “Credit/Debit” option.
  • Final grades are posted upon completion of the course and can be viewed in “Grades.”
  • To change your eStudent password (recommended), find “Change Password” under “Profile Settings.”
  • To access your online course from within eStudent, find “Moodle Rooms” in the top toolbar and log in with your provided Bryan username and password.
  • For technical assistance within eStudent, please contact our IT office at 423.775.7333 or email.

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Transcripts

Computer Requirements

PC

  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon X2 processor equivalent or better
  • 2GB RAM or more
  • Windows Vista or newer (Microsoft has discontinued support for XP as of April 2014) with Microsoft updates applied
  • Broadband Internet connection (DSL, cable, satellite, mobile broadband, etc. Dial-up is not acceptable)
  • Web browser: current version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome with Javascript enabled; plugins as required at the discretion of the professor
  • Microsoft Office (at least Word and Excel) with support for .docx and .xlsx formats, introduced in 2007
  • PDF reader (Acrobat, FoxIt, etc.)
  • Virus Protection software with current definitions

MAC

  • OS X or later
  • 2GB RAM or more
  • Broadband Internet connection (DSL, cable, satellite, mobile broadband, etc. Dial-up is not acceptable)
  • Web browser: current version of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome with Javascript enabled; plugins as required at the discretion of the professor
  • Microsoft Office (at least Word and Excel) with support for .docx and .xlsx formats, introduced in 2007
  • PDF reader (Acrobat, FoxIt, etc.)
  • Virus Protection software with current definitions

Notes:

  • MiniTab statistical software–required in some courses and provided by Bryan College for degree-seeking students–is only available for the PC.
  • A webcam with a microphone is required for full participation in some courses.

Logging In to Class

  • Students may log in a week prior to course start.
  • If you’ve never taken an online class with Bryan, before attending your first day, view the Moodle tutorial.
  • Log in to Moodle using your Bryan username and password provided by the Dual Enrollment office.
  • For technical assistance within your online course, please contact our IT office directly at 423.775.7333 or by email.

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Tips for Online Students

  • Log in to your online course(s) when you are given access a week prior to the course start. Open available links and assignments. The point is to be comfortable with your environment.
  • Read the syllabus when you log in and re-read it several times during the course to ensure you’re on target with expectations.
  • Textbooks should be in hand a week before class. Late books + late assignments = troubled grades!
  • Acquaint yourself with and make use of online library resources and our Academic Support Services. Assistance includes online tutoring consultations, video tutorials for writing and math, research study tips–all provided for our dual enrolled students, free of charge.
  • All communication and assignments should reflect the academic standards set by the professor.
  • Read lessons and assignments thoroughly. Begin this habit before oversights or mistakes happen. If a question remains unanswered, clearly write your question in an email to your professor.
  • Expect to spend 8-10 hours in study per week, per course.
  • Start a calendar to schedule specific blocks of time to “attend” class. Mark assignments and test dates. On test days, schedule a reminder in your email account or phone.
  • Pay close attention to deadline dates. Some professors give zero credit for late assignments.
  • Invest your best efforts. Happy online learning!