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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Who is Eligible to Take Dual Enrollment Courses?
Dual enrollment students must meet the prerequisite criteria for the course and have a 3.0 GPA or a 21 ACT composite score.
How do I Register?
The high school distributes information on accessing online application to begin the enrollment process. Dual Enrollment registration forms are completed in class with the instructor. Once completed, the registration form must be, signed and submitted through the high school instructor.
Eligible students have been defined as having a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or a minimum score of 21 on their ACT. The high school Registrar should have this information. Students are generally successful in transferring courses to other colleges and universities as well. It is recommended, however, that students confirm transferability of each dual enrollment course with their intended out-of-state college.
Tuition and Fees
Dual enrollment students pay the current rate of $90.75 per credit hour this is a significant savings over private and out-of-state colleges, and about one third the costs of comparable in-state university courses. Current tuition rates are listed in the registration materials. As an additional savings, dual students do not have to purchase textbooks or pay lab fees because these materials are generally provided by the high school.
Some students may be eligible for tuition assistance that will be applied on a portion of a dual credit course, for eligible students. Funding is limited, so for the best chance of receiving tuition assistance, students should apply several weeks prior to the start of the course.
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.