Program requirements

Requirements for admission to the Dual Credit Program are designed to ensure the success of students in the program.

For immediate acceptance, students who wish to take dual credit courses through their high school must meet the following criteria:

  • ACT Composite Score of 21 or higher
  • Juniors and seniors with cumulative GPA’s of 3.0 or above are automatically eligible for advanced credit courses

  • Juniors and seniors with cumulative GPA’s between 2.5-2.99 are also eligible; however, they must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian

  • Sophomores with cumulative GPA’s of 3.0 or above are eligible for dual credit courses; however, they must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian

  • Freshman who score at or above the 90th percentile on the ACT or SAT, have a cumulative GPA’s of 3.0 or above, provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal or guidance counselor, and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian, are eligible for Dual Credit

For courses that have specific placement tests or that require specific placement scores (e.g. English or Mathematics), dual credit students must also meet the same requirements as those required by on-campus students.

ENG Requirements

  • Students must meet one of the following scores requirements:
    • ACT English sub-score of 18 or higher
    • SAT English sub-score of 430 or higher
  • Students must meet the following requirements for ENG 210:
    • Successful completion of ENG 110

MTH Requirements

  • Students must meet one of the following requirements for Math 135:
    • ACT Math sub-score of 22 or higher
    • SAT Math sub-score of 510 or higher
    • Pass the Math placement test given by Missouri State University Math Department
  • Students must meet one of the following requirements for MTH 181:
    • ACT Math sub-score of 26 or higher
    • SAT 600 or higher
    • C or better in MTH 135
  • Students must meet one of the following requirements for MTH 261:
    • ACT Math sub-score of 28 or higher
    • SAT 640 or higher
    • C or better in MTH 181

Contact us

Missouri State Dual Credit
Myer Alumni Center, Suite 405
901 South National
Springfield, MO 65897
 
Angela Young
Director