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Eligibility and Enrollment

Every student who enrolls in dual credit courses must meet the following admission standards:

Requirements for Course Placement

Course Requirements

ACT Mathematics Sub-score Requirements

Calculus I
  • ACT Math 27 -OR-
  • SAT Math 670 -OR-
  • Completion of Pre-Calculus through Northwest with minimum grade of C
  • ACT Math 22 -OR-
  • SAT Math 600 -OR-
  • High School Cum. GPA 3.50 or higher

Pre-Calculus Algebra

  • ACT Math 22 -OR-
  • SAT Math 570 -OR-
  • High School Cum. GPA 3.00 or higher

ACT English Sub-score Required*

  • ACT English 18 -OR-
  • SAT Writing 430 -OR-
  • Successful completion of the Writing Challenge
  • Students with an English ACT of 18 will be given a self-assessment tool they can use to determine if they would rather opt down into Introduction to College Writing (not available as dual credit).

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

Furthermore, juniors and sophomores may submit equivalent PLAN, SAT, ASPIRE, Pre-ACT, or PSAT 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.  Equivalent ASPIRE scores are 427 for juniors.  ACT/SAT Superscores also used.

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 semester. 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.