Flexible Pathways

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Flexible Pathways at Norwich University are as versatile and unique as you are. 

Explore ways to earn college credits and get a head start on your college career today.

**Dual Enrollment only offered for in-person learning- not online**

Priority Deadline Fall Semester: April 1st
Priority Deadline Spring Semester: November 30th
Final Deadline: One week before classes start

What is Dual Enrollment?

High school juniors and seniors, who are residents of the State of Vermont and enrolled in a publicly funded high school, are eligible for up to two vouchers for college courses. Students must apply for a voucher for the semester they wish to enroll in a dual enrollment course. Students who attend an independent high school and are not tuitioned by their home district are not eligible for a voucher. The college credits dual enrolled students earn are part of their permanent NU transcript, and these courses begin to satisfy degree requirements toward a Norwich degree. These credits are transferable to most colleges.


The tuition is covered by the State of Vermont voucher, however students are responsible for costs such as textbooks, school supplies, and lab fees. A free parking pass is provided for Dual Enrollment students who fill out the parking pass application.

Application Requirements

  • Application (Instructions Below)
  • Transcript

Norwich University Dual Enrollment Timeline

  1. Application is reviewed by Admissions Counselor
  2. If accepted, Admissions Counselor will send email with next steps and introduce Academic Advisor
  3. Academic Advisor will reach out to review which class fit student’s schedule
  4. After deciding on a class, student applies for State of Vermont voucher
  5. Guidance Counselor approves State of Vermont voucher
  6. Academic Advisor verifies State of Vermont voucher and student is registered for class

**Early College courses only offered for in-person learning- not online**

Priority Deadline: May 1st

What is Early College?

The Early College Program at NU allows Vermont high school seniors, from publicly funded high schools, to enroll full-time at NU. Students who attend an independent high school and are not tuitioned by their home district are not eligible for the ECP. The Early College Program allows students to complete high school diploma requirements while taking a full year of college classes in any discipline. The college credits ECP students earn are part of their permanent NU transcript, and these courses begin to satisfy degree requirements toward a Norwich degree. These credits are transferable to most colleges.


By default, all Early College Program students are commuters which means they live at home and come to campus for class. Students do have the option to live on campus as a Civilian student or as a Corps of Cadets student. To be in the Corps, students will need to let their Admissions Counselor know after they have been accepted. They will inform the Commandant’s Office who will set up an interview with the student and their family. After the interview is conducted the Commandant’s Office will let the Admissions Counselor know if the student was granted a waiver to be in the Corps of Cadets. The student will be informed of the decision through phone call or email from the Admissions Counselor. Students will be responsible for the costs associated with living on campus if they choose that lifestyle.


Students are responsible for any cost after tuition listed in the breakdown below. Student must also be aware of in-direct costs such as textbooks, school supplies, lab fees, gas, car maintenance, etc.

The cost breakdown for the 2024-2025 Academic Year:

Direct Costs

Fall SemesterSpring SemesterAnnually
Security Deposit 
(See Policies, Security Deposit)
Student Activities Fee$310$310$620
Technology Fee 
(See Policies, Technology Fee)
University Health Services Fee
(Use of clinic, infirmary, substance education and counseling services)

Optional Costs

Fall SemesterSpring SemesterAnnually

Room & Board

(Only applies if chooses to be residential)

Medical Insurance 
(See Policies, Medical Insurance)
 ** Can be waived after first bill released **TBD
Vehicle Registration 
(Not applicable if residential)
**Waived for participants** 
Uniform Fee 
(For students enrolled in the Corp of Cadets)

Financial Assistance

Early College Program students may apply for assistance through VSAC by completing the Vermont State Loan Application. In order for Early College students to be considered for the Vermont State Grant and/or textbook stipend, students need to complete the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and VSAC Incentive Grant application. Although high school students are not eligible for federal grants or loans, VSAC uses the FAFSA to make state-based awards. Please contact VSAC for more information at (800)-642-3177. 

Application Requirements

**Rolling Admissions: Must apply before class begins.**

In partnership with the Vermont Granite Museum and the Central Vermont Career Center, Norwich has established a unique program introducing high school students to the traditional methods of stone sculpting and contemporary methods in design and fabrication. While studying at the Vermont Granite Museum, students will use various materials in both 2D and 3D forms. Designs are generated by hand and with computer software, including 3D scanning and printing technologies, casting, molding, and carving a variety of materials. Additional exposure to the lettering, design, and fabrication of memorial and monumental art and an introduction to advanced manufacturing methods including CNC and CAD/CAM processes. The courses and credits are part of the permanent NU student record and are intended to apply toward a Norwich degree; although, courses and credits are eligible to be transferred to another higher education institution.


Students will not be charged tuition for this program. Students are responsible for in-direct costs such as textbooks, supplies, car maintenance, etc.

Application Requirements (See Application Instructions Below)

Application Instructions

  1. Apply Here (New browser window will open.)
  2. Select “Non-Degree Seeking” as the Application Category.
  3. Complete the Admissions Info section, and select the Admissions Category for the program you are applying for.
  4. Complete all sections.
  5. Submit.


Questions? Contact Norwich Admissions at 802-485-2001 or email flexiblepathways@norwich.edu.