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Cost and application questions and information.

Who is eligible for Dual Credit?

High school students attending public and private accredited high schools:

  • 11th or 12th grade – minimum of 3.0 Cumulative GPA OR minimum of 2.5 Cumulative GPA and an ACT score of 21 OR minimum of 2.5 Cumulative GPA and Combined Percentile Index of 100. View admissions index calculator.
  • 10th grade – minimum of 3.0 Cumulative GPA.
  • 9th grade – minimum of 3.0 Cumulative GPA and a minimum ACT composite score of 27 or SAT score of 1280.

*Homeschool students and those attending unaccredited high schools must submit their test scores.

*all students must complete the Dual Credit application, complete with parent/guardian signatures, and school counselor recommendation.

*all students must meet the course placement requirements as listed below.

*scores will be accepted for ACT, SAT, ASPIRE, Pre-ACT, or PSAT. ACT/SAT Superscores will also be accepted.

 

ACT Mathematics Sub-score Requirements

Calculus I
  • ACT Math 27 -OR-
  • SAT Math 670 -OR-
  • ACT Aspire Math 437 -OR-
  • High School Cumulative GPA 3.90 - OR-
  • Completion of Pre-Calculus through Northwest
Pre-Calculus
  • ACT Math 22 -OR-
  • SAT Math 600 -OR-
  • ACT Aspire Math 432 -OR-
  • High School Cumulative GPA 3.50 

Statistics

PreCalculus Algebra

  • ACT Math 22 -OR-
  • SAT Math 570 -OR-
  • ACT Aspire Math 432 -OR-
  • High School Cumulative GPA 3.00

ACT English Sub-score Required*

Composition
  • ACT English 18 or higher -OR-
  • SAT Writing 430 or higher -OR-
  • ACT Aspire English 428 or higher -OR-
  • Successful completion of the Writing Challenge

What is the cost for Dual Credit courses?

For the 2021-2022 school year, tuition for face-to-face Dual Credit courses will be $97 per credit hour. Tuition for online Dual Credit courses will be $107 per credit hour.

These fees include textbooks and laptops!

Cost and payment plans?

Student fees include textbooks and laptops. Bills will be sent to individual students.  Students may enroll into payment plans.  To make arrangements for a payment plan call the Student Account Services Office at 660.562.1578. A student may not enroll for subsequent semesters until all accounts are paid in full. No copies of transcripts will be issued or further enrollments confirmed if any financial obligations are outstanding to the University.

Cost Comparison

Taking courses as Dual Credit vs. as an On Campus Student

High school students choose Dual Credit courses through Northwest for the cost savings and course opportunities.  Dual Credit courses help students finish college sooner.   

2020-2021 School Year Costs

Classification Tuition Room & Board with Meal Plan Total
On Campus Student
(14 credit hours of classes)
$4,958.24 $4,635.00 $9,593.24
Dual Credit Student
(14 credit hours of classes)
$1,358.00 N/A $1,358.00
SAVINGS OF $8,235.24

How do I enroll in online classes?

Students will work with their high school counselors to enroll in Online Dual Credit courses throughout the regular academic year.

  1. Meet Admission Standards including Requirements for Course Placement (if applicable)
  2. Read and maintain a copy of the Dual Credit Registration Information Flyer for your records
  3. Complete Off-Campus Dual Student Application for Admission and Enrollment and return to counselor
  4. Request to have High School send a letter of recommendation and Official High School transcripts with GPA 
  5. Have official test scores sent to Northwest from ACT or SAT
    • Our ACT School Code is 2338
    • Our SAT School Code is 6488

Ready to apply?

General Dual Credit Application

NCAPS/SCAPS Dual Credit Application

Dates & Classes

Important dates, deadlines, enrollment information and class offerings.

What face-to-face courses are offered through Dual Credit?

Click on the Course Title for complete catalog description

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
School of Communication and Mass Media
20-110 Fundamentals of Electronic Media Production 3
29-102
MOTR COMM 101
Fundamentals of Oral Communication MOTR course 3
29-225 Intercultural Communication 3
School of Computer Science and Information Systems
44-101 Foundations of Computing 3
44-130 Computers and Information Technology 3
44-141 Computer Programming I 3
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
13-102
MOTR ART 101
Art Appreciation MOTR course 3
19-201
MOTR MUSC 100
The Enjoyment of Music MOTR course 3
19-222
MOTR MUSC 100RP
American Popular Music MOTR course 3
43-101
MOTR THEA 100
Theatre Appreciation MOTR course 3
School of Health Science and Wellness
08-103
MOTR PSYC 100
General Psychology MOTR course 3
22-114 Wellness 3
22-233 First Aid, CPR, and Care of Sports Injuries 3
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
33-155
MOTR HIST 101
The United States to 1877 MOTR course 3
33-156
MOTR HIST 102
The United States Since 1877 MOTR course 3
26-103
MOTR WCIV 102
Western Civilization II MOTR course 3
32-101
MOTR GEOG 101
Introduction to Geography MOTR course 3
Department of Language, Literature and Writing
10-111
MOTR ENGL 100
Composition MOTR course 3
14-131
MOTR FREN 101
French: Communication and Culture I MOTR course 3
14-132
MOTR FREN 102
French: Communication and Culture II MOTR course 3
14-141
MOTR SPAN 101
Spanish: Communication and Culture I MOTR course 3
14-142
MOTR SPAN 102
Spanish: Communication and Culture II MOTR course 3
14-242 Intermediate Spanish for Communication and Culture I 3
14-243 Intermediate Spanish for Communication and Culture II 3
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
17-114
MOTR MATH 110
General Statistics MOTR course 3
17-116
MOTR MATH 120
Mathematical Modeling MOTR course 3
17117
MOTR MATH 150
Precalculus MOTR course 5
17-118
MOTR MATH 130
Precalculus Algebra MOTR course 3
17-120 Calculus I 4
17-121 Calculus II 4
Department of Natural Sciences
04-102
MOTR BIOL 001
General Biology I MOTR course 3
04-103
MOTR BIOL 001L
General Biology I LaboratoryMOTR course 1
04-104 Medical Terminology 3
24-112
MOTR CHEM 001
General Chemistry MOTR course 3
24-113
MOTR CHEM 001L
General Chemistry LaboratoryMOTR course 1
24-114
MOTR CHEM 001
General Chemistry I MOTR course 3
24-115
MOTR CHEM 001L
General Chemistry I LaboratoryMOTR course 1
25-110
MOTR PHYS 001
General Physics I MOTR course 3
25-111
MOTR PHYS 001L
General Physics I LaboratoryMOTR course 1
27-114
MOTR GEOG 100
General Earth Science MOTR course 3
27-115
MOTR GEOG 100L
General Earth Science Laboratory MOTR course 1
School of Education
62-111 Ecology of Teaching 1
62-112 Developmental Foundations 1
62-113 Professional Learning Community I 1
62-114 Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction 1
62-115 Principles of Assessment 1
62-116 Professional Learning Community II 1
62-130 Educational Computing and Technology 3
Inter-College Courses
77-217 Profession Based Essentials 1
77-297 Profession Based Work Experience 1-3

What online courses are offered through Dual Credit?

Online courses are not taught by someone at your high school. These courses will utilize Northwest Online, and will never meet in person.

2021-2022 Academic Year-Long Course Offering

2021-2022 Academic Year-Long online Dual Credit classes will run during the University's regular Fall and Spring semester.  The following dates correspond directly to courses that begin on August 18, 2021 and end on May 6, 2022.    

Enrollment deadline is August 10, 2020.  For details on how to enroll, visit our online enrollment page.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Addl. Fees
Natural Sciences
Biology
04-102 & 04-103 General Biology & LabMOTR course 4 $65
Chemistry
24-114 & 24-115 General Chemistry I & LabMOTR course 4 $30

Fall 2021 Course Offerings

Fall online Dual Credit classes will run during the University's regular Fall semester.  The following dates correspond directly to courses that begin on August 18, 2020 and end on December 10, 2021.

Enrollment deadline is August 10, 2021.  For details on how to enroll, visit our online enrollment page.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Addl. Fees
Communication 
Oral
29-102 Fundamentals of Oral CommunicationMOTR course 3 $0
Written
10-111 Composition I MOTR course 3 $0
Mathematical Sciences 
17-114 General Statistics MOTR course 3 $0
Social and Behavioral Sciences 
Civics
33-155 The United States to 1877 MOTR course 3 $0
Geography
32-101 Introduction to GeographyMOTR course 3 $0
Psychology
08-103 General PsychologyMOTR course 3 $10

Spring 2022 Course Offerings

Spring online Dual Credit classes will run during the University's regular Spring semester.  The following dates correspond directly to courses that begin on January 12, 2022 and end on May 6, 2022.

Enrollment deadline is December 14, 2021.  For details on how to enroll, visit our online enrollment page.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Addl. Fees
Communication
Written
10-112 Composition II MOTR course 3 $0
Humanities and Fine Arts
Civilization
26-103 Western Civilization IIMOTR course 3 $0
Literature
10-220 Introduction to LiteratureMOTR course 3 $0
Music
19-201 Enjoyment of Music MOTR course 3 $0
Mathematics and Statistics
17-118 Pre-Calculus Algebra MOTR course 3 $0
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Civics
34-102 Intro to American Government & Politics MOTR course 3 $0

What is Core 42?

Core 42 MOTRANSFER LogoThe goal of the CORE 42 is to facilitate the seamless transfer of academic credits. The completion of the CORE 42 at any public institution of higher education will transfer to every other public institution of higher education in the state and substitute for the receiving institution’s general education requirement. Individual courses that comprise the CORE 42 are guaranteed to transfer one-to-one among all public (and participating independent) colleges and universities in Missouri. 

What schedule do Dual Credit classes use?

Online courses run on the same schedule as the University. View the University's Academic Calendar

Face-to-face high school courses run on the high school’s calendar. Please communicate with your high school counselor for those dates.

What are the registration dates for Dual Credit?

Registration Dates for 2021-2022

Online Course Registration for Fall and Yearlong courses – DUE AUGUST 10, 2021

Online Course Registration for Spring courses – DUE DECEMBER 14, 2021

 

Face-to-face Course Registration for Fall and Yearlong – DUE SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

Face-to-face Course Registration for Spring – DUE JANUARY 12, 2022

Drop/Withdraw options

Drop: if a student is taking multiple courses at Northwest and they want to leave one of the courses, they would need to initiate a drop.

Withdraw: if a student would like to drop all their courses, or they are only in one course and they would like to leave it, that is considered withdrawing from the University.

A student may withdraw from a semester-long course before the 80% point or until the last day of fall semester finals for yearlong courses. Those dates are available on the Registrar's website (https://www.nwmissouri.edu/registrar/calendar.htm) In the event of an on-time withdraw, all tuition charges will be removed except for a $50 processing fee. When a student withdraws, a ‘W' grade will be recorded on the student's Northwest transcript for each course. If a student drops a course but remains enrolled in at least one course, the tuition will be removed and the processing fee will not be assessed.

A change to a student's high school schedule does not automatically change their status at Northwest Missouri State University.

If a student wants to drop or withdraw, that process begins with the student AND their counselor contacting the Student Success Center at 660-562-1695.

Textbooks and Laptops?

Northwest Dual Credit students are provided with textbooks at no cost. School Counselors will make arrangements to pick up textbooks for their school's online and face-to-face students. 

Textbook Services

Teri Tobin, Manager
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO  64468
Phone: 660.562.1150
Email: nwtxbk@nwmissouri.edu

Laptops are also provided to Dual Credit students at no cost. If you need a laptop for use during your Dual Credit course, you will need to contact the Jon T. Rickman Electronic Campus Support Center. School Counselors can also make arrangements to pick up laptops for their students. https://www.nwmissouri.edu/compserv/laptops/index.htm

Instructor/Teacher Information

Information and questions for high school teachers interested in delivering dual credit classes for Northwest.

What qualifications must an instructor meet in order to offer Dual Credit courses through Northwest Missouri State University?

The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development requires Dual Credit instructors to have a minimum of a master's degree that includes substantial study (a minimum of 18 graduate-level semester hours) appropriate to the academic field in which they are teaching. Approval of specific courses and respective Dual Credit instructor will be based upon credentials and recommendation of the appropriate Department Chair/School Director.

Do Dual Credit instructors receive pay from Northwest for teaching in their high school building?

Yes, Dual Credit instructors teaching in their high school buildings receive a payment that will be based upon the student enrollments. Payments range from $150 to $300.

Who teaches the online courses?

Dual Credit courses are college-level courses, taught online by University faculty, and taught in some high schools by high school faculty.

Instructor benefits

Dual Credit instructors are given a payment for their participation in Northwest dual credit courses. These payments are based on student enrollment and school size and range from $150 to $300 per course.

Dual Credit Instructors must have:

  • Access to Northwest Online course sites in disciplines with existing sites
  • Access to a Northwest e-mail account
  • The ability to set up campus visits and use of campus facilities*
  • Technology training/support of University electronic systems*
  • Textbook and syllabus for the course being taught
  • Access to University library in-house resources

*Contact us for more specific information