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.

International Baccalaureate

Are university letter grades awarded to students and recorded for credit at the university?

  Yes No No

Is the classroom instructor required to have at least a Master’s degree in the subject being taught?

  Yes No No

Do classes provide a broad subject-based curriculum?

  Yes No No

Is there direct accountability to national, state and local educational authorities?

  Yes No No

Is the program managed by an educational institution with national academic accreditation?

  Yes No No

Is “credit” for the class awarded to students based on single test scores?

  No Yes Yes

Is the program managed by corporate entities which have no academic accreditation or standing?

  No Yes Yes

Important Dates

July 31, 2017

Online application available.

September 8, 2017

Last day to submit Tuition Assistance applications online.

September 8, 2017

Enrollment forms due to HSCP Office.

October 27, 2017

Deadline for 100% refund and drop without record (notify HSCP Office).

November 10, 2017

Deadline for a 50% refund and W grade (notify HSCP Office). No refunds after this date.

October 20, 2017

First payment - 33% of Spring 2017 balance due.

November 24, 2017

Deadline to withdraw with a W or WF grade (notify (notify HSCP Office) Late withdrawal petitions required after this date.

November 20, 2017

Second payment - 66% of Spring 2017 balance due.

December 24, 2017

End of term. Retroactive withdrawal dates required after this date.

December 20, 2017

Third payment - 100% of Spring 2017 balance due.

Grades due
January 19, 2018