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

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.