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Boys and Girls State

If you participated in the Missouri Boys State or Girls State program this past summer you could earn college credit. Qualified participants will be contacted by UCM, via email and snail mail, in early August with registration information.

Participants must meet the below criteria to qualify: 

  1. Successfully complete the entire week.  Citizens who leave the program for any reason will not be eligible for college credit.

  2. Actively participate in the academic portions of the program ( i.e. special assemblies, schools of instruction, and governmental activities).  It must be evident that the citizen is at least attempting to be an active citizen by running for government and/or political office, seeking appointments, helping other citizens’ campaign for office, serving as a reporter for one of the medias, etc.  Daily newspapers, city and county reports, ballots, and reports by the counselors will be used to evaluate each citizen’s participation.  In addition, each citizen will write an essay or complete a participation chart summarizing participation and what was learned.  Citizens must complete and submit this essay or chart and it must satisfactorily address the question and adequately demonstrate an ability to communicate in writing in order to be eligible.  Participation in fitness activities is not counted toward academic participation.

  3. Receive at least a 70% on all examinations.

If you meet the qualification criteria but did not received notification from UCM, please contact Dr. Robynn Kuhlmann at kuhlman@ucmo.edu.

More Information

Options

Option I, for 2 credit hours:

If you choose this option, you don't have to complete any additional work. Enrollees will receive a "P" grade (passed). Transcripts may be requested after December 2018. Follow the instructions on the "How to Enroll" menu option below to complete your registration. 

 

Option II, for 3 credit hours:

If you choose this option, you would need to write and submit a short 3-5 pages paper due on April 5, 2019. You will earn three credit hours with a letter grade of A-D based upon the paper you submit. A description of the course and objectives can be found on this course syllabus. You will need internet access as all work will be submitted online. After you enroll for the credits, an email confirmation will go out to the account provided on your original Boys or Girls State application. Credits will be awarded for the Spring 2019 semester and transcripts will be available after May, 2019.

How To Enroll

How to apply and enroll for the college credit

 

  1. You must apply for admission to UCM (even if you plan to attend a different institution) in order to receive the credits. This application is specific to this credit so it won't affect any other admission plans you may have.
  2. On the Admissions page, select "US Incoming Freshman".
  3. Select "Create an account" to start a new application. 
    • Attention: If you already have an application record at UCM, you don't have to re-apply. Please follow the instructions at the bottom of this page to complete your registration.
  4. Start a new application and select, the "Undergraduate Non-Degree Seeking" option.
  5. Enter your personal information on Step 1 of the application.
  6. On Step 2 select "Fall 2018" if enrolling in Option I. Select "Spring 2019" if enrolling in Option II. Options available are explained in the menu above.
  7. Next select "I have attended Mo Boys/Girls state and am applying for Boys/Girls state credit".
  8. Enter your information on each following step of the application. Then submit your application. 
  9. Your application fee will be waived. Fees will adjust witthin 48 hours. 
  10. Print this enrollment form and email to dualcredit@ucmo.edu by the corresponding deadline below,
    1. Option I, enrollment deadline is September 3, 2018.
    2. Option II, enrollment deadline is November 2, 2018.

An email confirmation will be sent to you within 7 days of processing your enrollment.


What if I have previously applied to UCM?

If you have applied and/or received credits from Central before, you don't need to re-apply. Print this enrollment form and email it to dualcredit@ucmo.edu by the corresponding deadline above.

Pay Bill

How much do these credits cost?


Tuition for this special college credit opportunity is a flat $85 per credit hour.  This is a 70% savings compared to our regular undergraduate tuition rate.

Total tuition cost for credit option I, $170.

Total tuition for credit option II, $255.

Refunds are not allowed once application has been processed. Payments should be made out to UCM.


How do I pay my tuition bill?


UCM will email a billing statement to your UCM Gmail account. A paper statement will also be mailed to your home address.

Financial aid is not available for this college credit option. Deliquent accounts will be turn over to a collections agency.

See payment options and due dates.

FAQs

Is the Boys and Girls State credit, dual credit?

No, these credits are offered for college credit only. However, UCM's Dual Credit Office is the unit responsible for processing these credits; hence, the dual credit references throughout this site.

Do I have to pay an application fee when applying for these college credits?

No, the application fee is waived for Boys and Girls State participants when applying for this particular college credit opportunity.  Ignore the application charges. Fees will adjust witthin 48 hours. 

Are there scholarships available? 

Yes! If you are interested in attending UCM and becoming a Political Science or International Studies major you could benefit from a $500 (non-renewable) scholarship. Recipients are incoming Freshman at UCM who have, with full participation, satisfactorily completed the Missouri Boys or Girls State program. Applicants must submit a letter of intent and their composite ACT scores by April 5, 2019 to Dr. Robynn Kuhlmann.

 

I mailed the enrollment application form on the day it was due, will it be accepted?

Yes, as long as the form is postmarked by the deadline, it will be accepted.

I missed the enrollment deadline, can I still apply for the credits?

No, deadlines are strongly enforced.

I changed my mind, can I switch between options?

No, switching between options is not allowed. Once your enrollment application has been processed, you will be locked in that option.

Are these credits transferable?

Transfer policies vary by institution, by your chosen major and whether you have a minor. Contact the institution you are planning to attend to verify the transferability of these credits. Only the receiving institution can confirm if, and how, these credits will be accepted. You may want to send this course syllabus to your academic advisor for content evaluation. These credits are recorded as POLS 1244 - Workshop in Political Science.

I applied and paid for the college credits but later found out the institution I'm planning to attend won't accept the credits, can I get a refund?

Refunds are only allowed under extenuating circumstances. Students are responsible for verifying the transferability of these credits as policies vary by institution and major/minor chosen. Transferability issues are not considered extenuating circumstances.

I earned the credits and need to transfer them to my future or current college, how do I do that?

To transfer your credits out you will need to request and pay for an official transcript

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