Frequently Asked Questions


Making the hop to college from high school can be, daunting below are some questions that might assist you in your process or help to understand the program better. If you don’t see an answer to one of your questions please email or call 816.235.1165 and we’ll get it answered.

Dual Enrollment or Advanced Placement?

Dual enrollment and advanced placement courses are both good options for students. The difference is dual enrollment students receive a grade and credit for the work performed throughout the year. These credits usually transfer to the student’s college of choice as direct course equivalents.

Advanced Placement classes require students to pass the AP test to earn college credit. Credit is awarded solely on the students’ performance on this one exam and may transfer to college only as an elective credit.

What are the Instructors’ Qualifications and Which Courses are Available?

High school faculty must be community college certified and are supported by the corresponding UMKC faculty chair. Dual enrollment faculty members teach the college curriculum, so students are assured of receiving a quality college experience.


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