Getting started with Dual Credit

Enrollment begins at your high school

  • Your teacher or guidance counselor will provide a list of Dual Credit courses available at your school.
  • Complete both the Dual Credit application and enrollment form.
  • Have a parent or guardian sign the application.
  • Return the forms to your high school teacher or counselor. Do not include payment at this time. The forms will be verified and sent to MSU.
  • You will receive a letter from MSU confirming or denying your acceptance.

Important forms for enrolling students

The following forms are pdf downloads. You will need Adobe Reader to view and print these documents.

Requirements

  • Juniors and seniors with 3.0 GPA* or higher and either an ACT Composite Score of 21 or higher or who meet the requirements of MSU's Selection Index scale are automatically eligible for dual credit enrollment.
  • Juniors and seniors with a 2.5-2.99 GPA who qualify under the MSU's Selection Index scale are eligible for dual credit courses; however, they must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal or guidance counselor.
  • Sophomores with cumulative GPA's of 3.0 or higher, and who qualify under MSU's Selection Index scale, are eligible for dual credit courses; however, they must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal or guidance counselor. 
  • Freshmen who score at or above the 90th percentile on the ACT or SAT, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and 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, mathematics and chemistry), dual credit students must meet the same requirements as those required by on-campus students.

    *All GPA's mentioned above are on a 4.0 scale.

    

Contact us

Missouri State Dual Credit
Meyer Alumni Center, Suite 400
901 South National
Springfield, MO 65897

Phone: 417-836-4128

Toll-free: 877-678-2005