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
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.