Online Early Entry Applications are to be submitted as soon they are completed. If applications are not received at least a week before the start date, we cannot guarantee placement into the course.

Student Qualifications

Students must meet the following criteria to participate in the Early Entry program at Peru State College:

  1. Be juniors or seniors;
  2. Be chosen carefully and recommended by the high school academic staff;
  3. Meet the prerequisites of the courses;
  4. Have a cumulative grade point average of ‘B’ or its equivalent or better; or rank in the top half of their high school class; or earn an ACT composite score of at least twenty (20) or an equivalent score on another valid assessment


Students will be required to complete the Early Entry Application and acquire all signatures (student, parent/guardian, high school counselor/principal) prior to submitting the form. Payment is to be sent with the application, before registration.

In order to ensure students are placed in the correct course, students should review the online course schedule, listed below.

Applications, along with payment, can be mailed to the Distance Education & Online Services Office, Peru State College, PO BOX 10, Peru, NE 68421 or faxed to 402-872-2435.

Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship

The Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship is available to Early Entry Students, by the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education. To be eligible, students must qualify for one of the federal benefit programs: Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC), Free or Reduced Price Lunches, or other extreme hardship.

Applications may be submitted online at Students need to apply for the ACE Scholarship immediately, upon joining the Early Entry program.

Any questions regarding the ACE application or application process can be directed to Ritchie Morrow, Financial Coordinator, CCPE, at or by telephone at 402-471-0032.

Purchase Textbooks

The Bobcat Bookstore has online textbook information available on their website:  Students should have their course department, number and section on hand when visiting this site.  Students can purchase their textbooks online, and they will be shipped to the address provided at the time of purchase. Students can also contact the bookstore directly at 402-872-2248.

Blackboard Training Visit

Once students are registered for courses, at the request of the high school, a Blackboard training visit can be arranged.   This request needs to be submitted before the class start date. During this visit, a member of the College’s Distance Education & Online Services department will visit your school and assist students with logging into the online course system utilized by the College, Blackboard.  In addition, students will be introduced to the student email account that must be utilized throughout the course which is operated through the College’s email system.  This email account will be the primary means of communicating with students by the college and faculty members.

Blackboard & Student Email Information

Access Information:
E-mail Address:  ALL STUDENTS will be required to use the college issued student email account.

Student Email access

USERNAME: Studen’ts first name, dot, last name (no spaces) and then the first five numbers of their student ID (ex: john.doe12345)
PASSWORD: Student’s entire, eight-digit NUID (ex: 12345678 or 00123456)

Blackboard access:
USERNAME: New User ID (NUID), no dashes or spaces
PASSWORD: Two-digit month and two-digit day of your birthdate (ex: July 1st is ‘0701’)

Blackboard Orientation

All new students will be required to complete a Blackboard Orientation. Once a student has enrolled in an online course, they will be enrolled in the Orientation, to be completed before the course start date.

Online Course Listings

Spring 2015


Sherry Jones, Distance Education Coordinator
(402) 872-2433

Distance Education & Online Services Department
PO Box 10
Peru, NE 68421
(888) 258-5558
Fax: (402) 872-2435