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 ($85)||$2,550|
|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 2.55-2.99||
|10th graders with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher||
|9th graders with a cummulative GPA of 3.0 or higher||
Students wishing to enroll in English, Math or Chemistry courses, must also meet university course placement.
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 7 - Enrollment forms due
October 19 - Last day to drop college courses with no tuition penalty (100% refund)
November 16 - Last day to drop college courses a received a grade of "W" (full tuition penalty)
January 18 - Enrollment forms due
March 15 - Last day to drop college courses with no tuition penalty (100% refund)
April 12 - Last day to drop college courses a received a grade of "W" (full tuition penalty)
Dual credit tuition is $85 per credit hour.
Once enrolled you will receive a billing statement in the mail. You may also access
your billing statement anytime through MyCentral. 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 deadline on your billing statement
to avoid late fees and further consequences.
There are a few things to know about dropping a college course:
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).
Missouri Senate Bill 997 stablished the seamless transferibility 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 transfering 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.
No, former dual credit students are clasiffied as entering freshmen. Therefore, you will be eligible for scholarships as any entering freshman and will see no impact on your financial aid eligibility.
Dual credit may in fact help your scholarship applications by stablishing 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!