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Who can apply?

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.
  • 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.

Students must meet additional course placement requirements for mathematics and writing courses.

ACT Mathematics Sub-score Requirements

Course 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

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

Composition Requirements

Course Requirements

Composition

  • Directed Self Placement

What are the benefits?

As Dual Credit students at Northwest, students are entitled to specific benefits. The benefits include:

  • Access to the course instructor outside regular classroom hours
  • Access to student and academic support
  • Access to Northwest Online course sites and Northwest email
  • Earning college credit while still in high school
  • A discounted tuition rate
  • Textbooks and laptops provided at no additional cost
  • A Northwest Bearcat ID card that gives access to the library, athletic events, performing arts, and other activities
  • Access to online degree audit system to show how dual credit courses will apply to a degree at Northwest

NACEP accredited

Registration Dates for 2023-2024

  • Online Course Registration for Fall and Yearlong courses – DUE AUGUST 9, 2023
  • Face-to-face Course Registration for Fall and Yearlong DUE SEPTEMBER 6, 2023

  • Online Course Registration for Spring courses – DUE DECEMBER 12, 2023
  • Face-to-face Course Registration for Spring DUE JANUARY 17, 2024

 

Student Application & Enrollment Instructions

  1. Use hyperlink or QR code given to your school for the Dual Credit Application & Enrollment online form.
  2. Create an account with Dynamic Forms. Make sure it’s an email you will be able to accessThis cannot be a shared email account with your parent/guardian.
  3. Once you have created an account, you will receive an email from notify@ngwebsolutions.com.
  4. In that email, click the “confirm email” link and login to your new account. You do NOT need to add a cell number.  If you don’t see a form—go back to the original link and click on it again.
  5. Complete the entire application. Any questions with a red asterisk is REQUIRED. Please also double check all email addresses for accuracy.
  6. Digitally sign and submit the form.
  7. The parent/guardian you included on the application will automatically receive an email from forms@nwmissouri.edu to approve your application/enrollment.

Parent/Guardian Application & Enrollment Approval Instructions

  1. You will receive an email from forms@nwmissouri.edu.
  2. Please read this email and click the link at the bottom that says “click here to complete your section of the form.” If you don’t immediately receive the email, please check your spam and junk folders.
  3. Create an account with Dynamic Forms. Make sure to use the email address where you received the email from forms@nwmissouri.edu to create your account.  Be sure you will be able to access this email account
  4. Once you have created an account, you will receive an email from notify@ngwebsolutions.com
  5. In that email, click the “confirm email” link and login to your new account. You do NOT need to add a cell number.  If you don’t see a form—go back to the original link and click on it again.
  6. Complete your portion of the Dual Credit application and enrollment form. Any questions with a red asterisk is REQUIRED. 
  7. If you approve, digitally sign and Submit the form. 
    • If you see any errors on the form, click Return for Revisions.  This will send the form back to the student to make the appropriate corrections and resubmit to you for approval.

 Next steps....

  1. Your high school will review the application and supply Northwest with a high school transcripts.
  2. Once Northwest has received the application and approvals from parent/guardian and school, the Admissions team will admit each student.  
  3. The Registrar team will enroll all admitted students into the courses indicated on the application & enrollment form.
  4. Upon enrollment, the Dual Credit team will notify each student with an individualized course schedule and acceptance packet.  This information will be attached to a message with the subject line Welcome to Northwest Dual Credit! and the email sender will be dualcr@nwmissouri.edu
  5. After students have been fully accepted and enrolled, bills will be mailed at the end of that month to the home address given to Northwest through the application and enrollment form.
  6. All dual credit tuition payments will be made to Student Account Services by paying online through CatPAWS or through mailing a check to their office.  More information can be found in the Tuition and scholarships tab.

Tuition and scholarships

For the 2023-2024 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!

Bills for dual credit are issued the last week of each month.  Bills are mailed to the address on file.  Students are encouraged to pay the total balance on or before the due date to avoid finance charges.  Students are automatically enrolled in an installment plan at the time they receive the first bill of the semester. 

Fall semester due dates are the 15th of August, September, October, and November.  Spring semester due dates are the 15th of January, February, March, and April.  A student may not enroll for subsequent semesters until the account balance is paid in full.  No copies of transcripts will be issued, or further enrollments confirmed, if any financial obligation is outstanding with the University.

Consider tuition insurance to protect your investment. 

Students are provided their Northwest Network Account (s#) on their class schedule.  An email was sent from NoReply@nwmissouri.edu containing the initial password and login instructions.  The email was sent to the email address provided on the dual credit application. 

To access the Payment Center online and make a payment:

  • Log in to CatPAWS
    • User ID: s# (without the @nwmissouri.edu)
    • PIN: Email password
  • Click the Account tab
  • Click Payment Center and select “CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PAYMENT CENTER”

 In the Payment Center, you can add banking information for electronic refunds, save payment methods and set up authorized users.  If a parent or guardian will be paying the balance, it is recommended that students set up an authorized user, with their own login information. 

Payment Center How-To guides are available here: https://www.nwmissouri.edu/studentaccounts/paying-your-bill.htm.   

 Click here if you need assistance with your initial login.  If you have logged in before and need assistance, click here

The IT Help Desk can be reached at 660.562.1634 or by email at help@nwmissouri.edu.  Please be sure to include your student ID (919#) on all communication.

PAYING YOUR BILL

Taking courses as Dual Credit vs. as an On-Campus student

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

2023-2024 School Year Costs

Classification Tuition Room & Board with Meal Plan Total
On Campus Student
(14 credit hours of classes)
$5,939.08 $5,260.00 $11,199.08
Dual Credit Student
(14 credit hours of classes)
$1,358.00 N/A $1,358.00
SAVINGS OF $9,841.08

Scholarship

Beginning with the fall 2022 semester, high school students may be eligible to receive a scholarship that covers the tuition and fees for their dual credit or dual enrollment courses. To qualify, students must demonstrate financial need and be taking dual credit or dual enrollment courses from a Missouri college or university and meeting the program’s eligibility criteria. 

To be eligible for assistance, students must meet the following requirements. Please note the requirements related to A+ eligibility have been removed based on the 2022 changes.

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a Missouri resident 
  • Enroll in dual credit/dual enrollment classes through an approved Missouri college or university
  • Have a minimum 2.5 unweighted, cumulative high school grade point average and have otherwise met the high school’s requirements for taking dual credit or dual enrollment classes
    • Students must submit a copy of their high school transcript to verify they have met the GPA requirement. This documentation is only required once per year.
  • Meet one or more of the following indicators of financial need:
    • Immediate family eligible for free and reduced lunch
    • Living in a foster home
    • Ward of the state
    • Homeless as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
    • Immediate family receiving low-income public assistance (SNAP, WIC, etc.)
    • Living in federally subsidized public housing

Additional information is available at Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development

If you have any questions about the changes to the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Scholarship, don't hesitate to get in touch with the DHEWD at DCDE@dhewd.mo.gov or 800.473.6757, option 4.

Between the time of application and finding out if you’ve been awarded funds, bills are still due to Northwest Missouri State University. Any overage will be refunded to students.

National Student Clearinghouse

Printed and electronic transcripts can be requested online through the Clearinghouse secure site.

  1. You can place as many orders as you like in one session using any major credit card. Your card will only be charged after your order has been completed.
  2. Order updates will be emailed to you, and are available via text message.
  3. You can track your order online using your email address and order number.
  4. You will receive an email from the National Student Clearinghouse if you have a hold on your account.  Your credit card will not be charged, and your order will be canceled.  Once you have cleared your hold, please resubmit your transcript request

Core 42 MOTRANSFER Logo

The 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.  All courses that are part of the CORE 42 will have the above logo embedded in the course description within the University catalog.

Additional information: https://dhewd.mo.gov/core42.php 

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. For available dates, visit Registrar Calendars and Dates. 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 Dual Credit office at 816.272.4621 or dualcr@nwmissouri.edu.

Dual credit students taking regular summer courses, will follow the published refund guidelines found at https://www.nwmissouri.edu/studentaccounts/financialdates.htm

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 View PDF 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

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

2023-2024 Academic Year-Long Course Offering

2023-2024 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 21, 2023 and end on April 26, 2024.    

Enrollment deadline is August 9, 2023.  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 $95
Chemistry
24-114 & 24-115 General Chemistry I & LabMOTR course 4 $0

Fall 2023 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 21, 2023 and end on December 8, 2023.

Enrollment deadline is August 9, 2023. 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 IMOTR course 3 $0
Mathematical Sciences 
17-114 General StatisticsMOTR course 3 $0
Social and Behavioral Sciences 
Civics
33-156 The United States since 1877MOTR course 3 $0
Psychology
08-103 General PsychologyMOTR course 3 $0

Spring 2024 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 8, 2024 and end on April 26, 2024.

Enrollment deadline is December 12, 2023. For details on how to enroll, visit our online enrollment page.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Addl. Fees
Communication
Written
10-112 Composition IIMOTR 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
Fine Art
13-102 Art AppreciationMOTR course 3
Mathematics and Statistics
17-118 Pre-Calculus AlgebraMOTR course 3 $0
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Civics
34-102 Intro to American Government & PoliticsMOTR course 3 $0