The Innovation Track provides qualified high school and homeschooled students a guided pathway to earning college credits through personalized advising. Innovation Track students have the unique opportunity to enroll in on campus or online college classes while in high school. This allows students to gain confidence and explore interests while taking advantage of a highly-discounted tuition rate. Students can earn enough credits to complete a four-year college degree in three years. To maximize benefits, students are encouraged to start the Innovation Track as early as possible. Talk to your high school counselor or contact us to plan your schedule.
College credits earned while in high school reduce the overall cost of a college degree. By completing courses early, students may be able to graduate sooner thus saving on tuition, fees, textbooks, and college-living expenses. Courses have a reduced tuition rate that saves about two thirds of the cost and, when combined with other opportunities available, such as this tuition-free opportunity from MDHEWD, savings add to thousands of dollars over the course of your college education.
Incoming freshmen who have taken at least one UCM college course during high school automatically qualify for a $1000 scholarship ($500 per semester and renewable for up to 6 semesters), if meeting all eligibility criteria.
High school students who take college credits can explore subjects not typically offered in the high school curriculum. They can delve into areas of interest, pursue advanced topics, or get a head start on their intended college major. This exposure can help them make more informed decisions about their future educational and career paths.
Experience college-level coursework and the expectations of higher education. Interact with college professors, develop stronger academic skills including critical thinking, time management, and research skills to build confidence and better prepare you for academic success.
Get a head start and finish your college degree faster by earning high school and college credits at the same time. You may be able to skip introductory courses and build flexibility in your schedule for more desirable courses, or for work and play.
As an dual enrolled or Innovation Track student, you are a UCM student. With your UCM ID card you will gain access to a variety of cultural and sporting events. You also have access to enhanced student support services available in person and virtually.
With an 17:1 student/faculty ratio, you are not just another face in the crowd, and we don't treat you that way. With professors and staff who genuinely care about your success and get to know you by name, you'll receive personalized time and attention so you can get where you need to be.
Dual enrollment opportunities allows you to balance convenience, affordability and flexibility while gaining an outstanding education.
March 13, 2023 - Enrollment period begins
July 24, 2023 - Enrollment period ends. Course registration requests and parent/guardian consent due in DualEnroll
August 14, 2023 - UCM Fall semester begins
October 15, 2023 - Last day to drop college courses with no course record or tuition penalty
November 12, 2023 - Last day to withdraw from college courses with a grade of "W" (full tuition penalty will apply)
December 10, 2023 - UCM Fall semester ends
October 16, 2023 - Enrollment period begins
December 15, 2023 - Enrollment period ends. Course registration requests and parent/guardian consent due in DualEnroll
January 8, 2024 - UCM Spring semester begins
March 10, 2024 - Last day to drop college courses with no course record or tuition penalty
April 7, 2024 - Last day to withdraw from college courses with a grade of "W" (full tuition penalty will apply)
May 3, 2024 - UCM Spring semester ends
If you need help deciding which courses to take, our advisors are available to help you in person, over the phone, or virtually. Submit an advising meeting request here. Otherwise, a course listing will be visible in DualEnroll once you create an account.
Do not create a new DualEnroll account if you've created an account in a past semester
or with another college or university
BJ Campbell, Coordinator
WDE 1400 Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660) 543-8351