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Innovation Track

A Pathway to Success

The Innovation Track provides a guided pathway to earning college credits while in high school. Upon high school graduation, an Innovation Track student can potentially complete a four-year college degree within three years.


 Students on the Innovation Track:

Saves Money

UCM Dual Credit saves you close to 70 percent tuition per course.* There is no application fee for dual credit students, and, in some cases, your textbooks could be provided free. Contact your high school counselor for details.

UCM dual credit tuition rate only applies to courses offered to high school students. Upon graduation from high school, a student will incur full tuition and applicable fees for courses enrolled at UCM.

Dual credit students do not qualify for federal financial aid.

Get a Head Start on Your Degree

Participation in the Innovation Track will potentially lessen your time to a college degree. Take dual credit courses once and have them count twice; get high school and UCM college credit at the same time.

You will receive personalized support from staff at UCM and your own high school, providing you a seamless path to your college graduation.

Gain Access to UCM Resources

As an Innovation Track student, you are a UCM student with access to a variety of cultural and sporting events on campus. Be sure to show your UCM student ID. You also have access to enhanced student support services:

Receive a Quality Education

Courses in the Innovation Track are taught by qualified faculty with advanced degrees in their area of expertise. Classes incorporate college content preparing you for future demands and your transition after your high school graduation. Dual credit allows you to balance convenience, affordability and flexibility while gaining an outstanding education.

Receive Degree Completion Scholarship

First time-full time degree-seeking students who began the Innovation Track in the Summer of 2016 or later will be considered for a $500 scholarship during their final semester at UCM. Scholarship proceeds will be credited to your account for your graduation semester.


To remain eligible for the $500 Innovation Track Degree Completion Scholarship, you must:

  • Maintain continuous enrollment. You must attend each Fall/Spring semester from when you begin college until you graduate. Students suspended for academic or disciplinary reasons will not be eligible.
  • Maintain full-time enrollment as a degree-seeking student. You must take at least 12 hours each Fall/Spring semester.
  • Graduate in at least 4 years. Follow the established four-year plan for your major as closely as possible and avoid repeating classes in order to graduate within, at least, four calendar years. For example, if you are admitted and become a full-time degree seeking student at UCM in the Fall semester of 2016, you must graduate by the end of the Summer of 2020.
  • Apply for graduation from UCM by the deadline and have your candidacy approved for that semester.
    • Spring and Summer graduation deadline: November 15.
    • Fall graduation deadline: April 15.





Haley Farnsworth
Student Services Coordinator/Advisor
Humphreys 401 Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660) 543-8351


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