Dual credit is a program specifically designed for high school students who are ready for the challenge of college academics. The program enables high-performing students to simultaneously earn high school credit and college credit for coursework completed in the high school classroom.
|Tuition per credit hour ($89.90)||$2,697|
|Books (provided by HS)||$0|
|Campus Living Expenses||$0|
|Tuition per credit hour (in-state)||$6,690|
General Fees ($30.10 per cr)
|Campus Living Expenses||~$8,500|
To be eligible to enroll in dual credit courses at UCM, you must meet the following criteria:
|11th or 12th graders with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher||
|11th or 12th graders with a cumulative GPA between 2.5-2.99||
|10th graders with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher||
|9th graders with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher||
Sophomores, juniors and seniors may also receive a testing waiver for 20-21 if unable to test prior to course start due to COVID-19 limitations or testing cancellations.
Students must meet all other placement requirements and eligibility criteria at the time of enrollment and must work through their HS teacher to receive the waiver.
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.
If you have applied and/or received credits from Central before, you don't need to re-apply. Print this enrollment form and turn it in to your dual credit teacher, or guidance counselor, by their deadline.
September 4 - Enrollment forms due to UCM
October 16 - Last day to drop college courses with no tuition penalty (100% refund)
November 13 - Last day to drop college courses with a grade of "W" (full tuition penalty)
January 29 - Enrollment forms due to UCM
March 12 - Last day to drop college courses with no tuition penalty (100% refund)
April 9 - Last day to drop college courses with a grade of "W" (full tuition penalty)
Once enrolled, students can access their billing statement anytime through MyCentral. Hard-copy statements will be mailed to home addresses but only twice per semester as follows:
Starting in Fall 2020 dual credit tuition will be $89.90 per credit hour. Tuition may be paid in installments, at a suggested rate of 25% of your total balance, each month. Tuition must be paid in full by the end of the semester to avoid late fees and further consequences.
Parents must be authorized by their student for access to UCM's payment center. Follow these instructions to authorize additional users.
Your Network ID and password should be used in UCM web sites or applications configured for single sign-on that prompts you for credentials.
If you don’t know or remember your Network ID, you can retrieve it through the Username Recovery application. This will email your Network ID to the personal email account that is on record.
UCM's dual credit program has ample variety in course modalities available to students, including:
UCM ID cards are available at our ID center located in Union 307. A government-issued picture ID and printed course schedule will be required.
Your UCM ID gives you access to the bookstore, library services, performing arts and sporting events, as well as access to the Wellness and Rec Center (with paid membership fee).
There are a few things to know about dropping a college course:
UCM does not send grade reports to parents or students. Students can access final grades through MyCentral.
Final grades are generally available the Tuesday after finals week.
Missouri Senate Bill 997 established the seamless transferability of core college credits between all public four and two-year institutions in the state. This core transfer curriculum is known as CORE42 and it became effective for the 2018-2019 academic year. See the CORE42 list here.
The completion of the CORE 42 at any public institution of higher education will transfer to every other public institution of higher education in the state and substitute for the receiving institution’s general education requirement. Individual courses that comprise the CORE 42 are guaranteed to transfer one-to-one among all public colleges and universities.
If transferring credits to other states, credits may or may not satisfy individual program requirements as this is dependent upon the course, major area of study, and/or specific institution requirements. See course transfer equivalencies here.
At UCM, former dual credit students are classified as incoming freshmen instead of transfer students. Therefore, you will retain your full scholarship eligibiity and see no negative impact on your financial aid.
Dual credit may in fact help your scholarship applications by establishing a college GPA before high school graduation. This gives you definite advantage come application time over students without college credits. Just be sure to maintain good grades!