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Sandy Cruz
Director, Dual Credit
Humphrey 401
Tel: (660) 543-8718
Fax: (660) 543-8333


Dual Credit High School


What is Dual Credit?

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Qualify?

Read our "Eligibility" page for complete details.

How Much Will It Cost?

Dual credit tuition is $85 per credit hour. Learn how this rate compares to in-state tuition for undergraduates and find scholarship opportunities.

Is Tuition Due Upon Enrollment?

After admission and enrollment is completed by Dual Credit Office, the student will receive a paper bill in an envelope marked "Dual Credit Bill". The tuition should be paid at a rate of 25% per month with the entire tuition amount being paid in full prior to the end of the semester. 
*The tuition pay periods for summer differ, please contact the dual credit office for more information.

How Do I Apply and Enroll?

You must apply for admission to UCM (even if you plan to attend a different university after HS) in order to receive the credits. The application will be for dual credit only so it won't affect any other admission plans you may have.

To enroll in courses, visit our "How to Enroll" page for instructions.

What if I enroll for dual credit and later decide I want to drop the college enrollment?

There are a few things to know about dropping a college course. If you drop a course before the 100% refund date, there will be no record of the course withdrawal on your transcript (your permanent academic record). If you drop a course after the 100% refund date, you will receive a grade of "W" (withdrawal) on your transcript; a "W" grade has no impact on your college GPA. Dropping the course at the high school or rearranging your high school schedule does not drop your UCM enrollment. In order to officially drop a dual credit course, a Drop Form must be completed and submitted to the UCM Dual Credit Office. Please see "Important Dates" listed on all pages of the Dual Credit website.

Will I receive a student ID?

Upon teacher request, students are issued temporary ID cards that allow them to use Central’s computer labs and the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.  Temporary IDs do not entitle students to reduced admission at UCM activities, including sporting events.

Will I receive a UCM grade report?

Students will not receive a grade card from University of Central Missouri.  The final grade as shown on the high school grade card will be recorded on the student’s UCM transcript.

What happens to my UCM transcript if I go to another school?

You can request an official UCM transcript be sent to another college/university online through MyCentral, in-person, or by mail, email, or fax through the Office of the Registrar.

Will the college credit I earn transfer to other colleges/universities?

In accordance with statewide guidelines, college credit earned through Central’s dual credit courses offered in the high schools shall be eligible for transfer between public and independent institutions within Missouri.  However, dependent upon the course, major area of study, and/or institution, the credit may or may not satisfy individual program requirements. Search course transfer equivalencies.


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