Getting started

Am I eligible to take dual credit courses?
Find out if you are eligible. 

How much does it cost?
Missouri State dual credit courses cost $70 per credit hour. A 3 credit hour course will cost $210 (3 x $70 per credit hour).

Most courses are 3 credit hours; however, some are only 1 credit hour, and some are up to 5 credit hours. Check the list of participating high schools and the courses they offer. You will be able to discover the number of credit hours, for each of the courses you are taking, by reviewing the course descriptions.

How do I enroll in dual credit courses?
1. First, check the list of participating high schools to make sure your school offers dual credit. If courses are available, you will see a list.

2. Second, apply online. Start the application process by creating a new account through Dual Enroll. Note: you can apply anytime. 

3. Enroll in courses using our Dual Enroll account. Note: enrollment is only open the first 4-6 weeks of each semester (fall, spring, and summer). 

What is offered at my high school?
Check the list of participating high schools to see if your school offers dual credit. If courses are available, you will see a list.

Course info (add or drop)

How do I drop a course during the semester/school year?

Complete and save the course drop form and send to DualCredit@MissouriState.edu as an pdf email attachment. Indicate, in your email, the reason you would like to drop the course. Check these important dates and deadlines to determine if a partial refund will be available. The course must be dropped prior to the final drop deadline for there to be no impact on your transcript.

To drop a dual credit course, you must

  1.  Inform your teacher of your intention to drop the course for dual credit
  2. Complete the course drop form. Please include the reason you are requesting to drop the course for dual credit.
  3. Have your school counselor sign the form
  4. Send the completed and signed form to DualCredit@MissouriState.edu as a pdf attachment

Please remember that high school and college registrations are separate. Failure to notify the Dual Credit staff of your wish to drop a college course will mean you will remain registered at the university for the course. Should you not complete the course, a failing grade will be posted to your official transcript. After dropping a course for college credit you may still remain in the class for regular high school credit.

How do I add or drop a course after the deadline dates or the end of the semester?

Dual credit courses cannot be added after the registration period has closed. Courses cannot be dropped once the course term has ended and/or a grade has been assigned. Registration dates and drop deadlines are clearly communicated and posted on our website. View the Important Dates and Deadlines for this information and details.

In special cases, an appeal for a course Drop Exception or Late Enrollment may be reviewed and granted. These exceptions usually involve the following circumstances:

  • Medical emergencies impeding completion of the course
  • Student moved out of or into the district during the term.
  • Data or dual credit office error.
  • A break in the registration workflow concerning a student's enrollment.
  • Hardship cases.

To request a course add/drop (after the deadlines) or a grade appeal, submit the Registration/Drop/Grade Appeal Request. Also include the requested supporting documentation. Appeals without all requested documentation will be denied.

Appeal requests are reviewed on the third Tuesday of each month. The applicant will be notified via email of the decision and any required action for the appeal.

Email this form and the supporting documents to the Missouri State Dual Credit office at DualCredit@MissouriState.edu.

Tech support

What is a My Missouri State account?
My Missouri State is your link to managing your University profile, financial services, academic records, class schedules and other campus services.

How do I set up My Missouri State account?
Follow these step-by-step instructions for activating your Missouri State account (pdf download)* Use your BearPass Login, and created password, to access your My Missouri State portal.

How do I change my password?
Follow these directions for changing the password for your student account (pdf download)*

How do I access Blackboard?
Review these instructions to access your Blackboard account.

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Cost, payment, scholarships

How much does it cost?
Missouri State dual credit courses cost $70 per credit hour. A 3 credit hour course will cost $210 (3 x $70 per credit hour).

How do I pay for dual credit classes?
Payment is NOT required at the time of registration. Selection of a payment type will be requested when your parent/guardian provides consent the course. Parents/guardians can choose to pay by credit card, eCheck, apply an education savings plan, mail a payment, or apply the FRL option.

Credit card and eCheck payments will be made at the time of consent. Payment information will be collected at that time but the account will not be processed until registration into the course is complete.

How do I earn a scholarship to MSU by enrolling in dual credit classes?
Complete at least 9 Missouri State dual credit hours, earning a cumulative MSU GPA of 3.25, and be automatically qualified for the Missouri State Advantage Scholarship when you enroll as a first-time student.



What is a transcript?
A transcript is an official report of a student’s record of courses studied and grades received. Every MSU dual credit student builds a Missouri State transcript of the courses taken through the dual credit program.

How to order your transcript and/or transfer your credits to another college or university

To request to have your MSU transcript from the Office of the Registrar.

Select “I am a dual credit student” and create an account and order your transcript through Parchment.

Unofficial transcripts are generally used by students to view their grades and are typically not accepted for the purposes of admission to other institutions. Please verify with the recipient if the unofficial transcript is acceptable. 

Viewing an Unofficial transcript

Unofficial transcripts are only available in My Missouri State for current students. Official transcripts are available to all current and former students.

How do my credits apply at MSU?
Dual credit courses are considered official courses at the university level. All dual credit courses taken through MSU dual credit will appear on a student’s transcript. The grades earned in the courses contribute to the student’s GPA at Missouri State.

You will want to learn about the 
general education program and courses that are included in that program. Our Academic Advising and Transfer Center can assist with developing your educational plan.