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Northwest Missouri State University

Eligibility and Enrollment

High school students eligible for dual credit courses MUST be students who have been recommended by their high school. Every student who enrolls in dual credit courses must meet the following admission standards set forth by the Undergraduate Academic Catalog:

"To be eligible to enroll in an on-campus or off-campus course for college credit, juniors or seniors must have an ACT composite score of 21 or higher and have at least a 3.00 grade point average on a scale of 4.00 OR a Combined Percentile Index of 100 or higher and have at least a 3.00 grade point average on a scale of 4.00. In addition, placement exams and specific ACT sub-scores are required for select courses. Freshmen and sophomores must score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT to be eligible to enroll. If dual enrollment is in a music activity, the student is also required to obtain the approval of the appropriate high school and University instructor."


ACT Mathematics Sub-score Requirements

Calculus I 27 or above
Calculus II 27 or above
College Algebra 21 or above
Pre-Calculus 21 or above
Statistics 21 or above
Trigonometry 21 or above

ACT English Sub-score Required*

Composition 19 or above
*Placement exams are available for students who do not meet the English ACT requirement.

Furthermore, juniors and sophomores may submit equivalent PLAN scores for admission consideration if they have not yet taken the ACT or SAT. Equivalent PLAN scores are an 18 for juniors and a 24 for sophomores.

These requirements are subject to change by Northwest's Admissions Office. In addition, a placement exam may be required for particular courses. Some courses may also require the student to have completed particular courses in high school.

Each student must complete a dual credit application/enrollment form for admission. The top portion of the enrollment form must be completed in full and signed by the student and parent/guardian. The bottom portion must be filled in with the appropriate course information: CRN, department number, course number, section, course title and instructor name.

Students must complete their Northwest enrollment procedures within the first three weeks of Northwest's academic trimester. No schedule changes or new enrollments will be allowed after this time.

Only students who have submitted an application/enrollment form, transcripts, test scores and have been recommended by their high school will be allowed to participate in dual credit at Northwest Missouri State University.

All requests for schedule changes, withdrawals, transcripts or payment plans must be sent directly to the appropriate college personnel. The instructor of the dual credit course is not responsible for any of these procedures.