Difference Between DC, AP, and IB
The Difference Between Dual Credit and Advanced Placement Courses
Students enrolled in dual credit courses offered by University of Missouri-Kansas City earn actual college credit by successfully completing these courses. These courses can be transferred to other public and private colleges and universities into baccalaureate degree programs upon the receiving institutions approval.
Advanced placement courses are special sections of high school courses designated by the high school to prepare students for national Advanced Placement tests. Students may earn college credits for these courses that are recognized at colleges and universities across the country based upon their scores on these tests. Generally, students must earn scores of at least 3 and often higher, (on a scale of 1 to 5) on these national exams to earn college credit.
Are university letter grades
awarded to students and recorded
for credit at the university?
Is the classroom instructor
required to have at least a
Master’s degree in the subject
Do classes provide a broad
Is there direct
accountability to national,
state and local educational
Is the program managed by an
educational institution with
national academic accreditation?
Is “credit” for the class
awarded to students based on
single test scores?
Is the program managed by corporate entities which have no academic accreditation or standing?
December 18, 2016
Online application available.
January 18, 2017
Last day to submit Tuition Assistance applications online.
January 12, 2017
Enrollment forms due to HSCP Office.
March 2, 2017
Deadline for 100% refund and drop without record (notify HSCP Office).
March 16, 2017
Deadline for a 50% refund and W grade (notify HSCP Office). No refunds after this date.
March 20, 2017
First payment - 33% of Spring 2017 balance due.
March 30, 2017
Deadline to withdraw with a W or WF grade (notify (notify HSCP Office) Late withdrawal petitions required after this date.
April 20, 2017
Second payment - 66% of Spring 2017 balance due.
April 27, 2017
End of term. Retroactive withdrawal dates required after this date.
May 20, 2017
Third payment - 100% of Spring 2017 balance due.