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:

  • 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.

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS

ENG 110 Writing 1

18* English ACT subscore

ENG 210 Writing II

Successful completion of ENG 110

MATH REQUIREMENTS

MTH 135 College Algebra

22* Math ACT subscore or pass Msth Placement Exam given by MSU Math Department

MTH 181 Trigonometry

26* Math ACT subscore or "C" or better in MTH 135

MTH 261 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

29* Math ACT subscore or "C" or better in MTH 181

CHEMISTRY REQUIREMENTS

Path for general education

CHM 116 / 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry / Lab

20* on Math ACT subscore 

This course does not count toward a major or minor in any physical science program. It is a general education course at Missouri State. 

Path for science majors

CHM 160 / 161 Gen Chemistry I / Lab

22* Math ACT score

Path for science majors

CHM 170 / 171 Gen Chemistry II / Lab

"C" or better in CHM 160

These courses are recommended for science majors, chemistry majors and minors, and most preprofessional students (i.e. nursing). These courses are not considered general education courses at Missouri State.

Contact us

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

Phone: 417-836-3048

Toll-free: 877-678-2005