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

December 17, 2017

Online application and Tuition Assistance.

January 19, 2018

Enrollment forms due to HSCP Office.

February 28, 2018

Last day to submit Tuition Assistance applications online.

March 02, 2018

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

March 16, 2018

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

March 20, 2018

First payment - 33% of Spring 2018 balance due.

March 30, 2018

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

April 20, 2018

Second payment - 66% of Spring 2018 balance due

May 11, 2018

End of term. Retroactive withdrawal dates required

May 20, 2018

Third payment - 100% of Spring 2018 balance due.