Dual Credit Classes
North Kansas City Schools offers a Dual Credit program where college classes are offered in conjunction with several area colleges and universities. Students receive college credit as well as high school credit. Most colleges will transfer these credits toward their degree programs, however the student should check with the college he/she plans to attend to see if they will accept the college credit.
The cost to the student varies, but is often less than one half the cost of regular tuition. The Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education has a dual credit policy that applies ONLY to high school students taught on a high school campus by high school teachers. It does not apply to dual credit courses taught by college or university instructors on any campus or via television or the Internet.
Students are required to complete an off-site dual enrollment application and obtain approval from their counselor if they plan to take an off campus dual credit class. A copy of the application can be obtained from your counselor.
- Requires a minimum overall grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
- Requires juniors and seniors must have scored at the proficient or advanced level on the MAP competency assessment in an area related to the dual credit course. NOTE: Students who do not have MAP scores may be allowed to substitute their ACT, SAT, ASSET, or other placement scores.
- Requires freshmen and sophomores to demonstrate their competency by scoring at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT.
TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDIT
- Colleges and universities may limit the transfer of dual credit to the equivalent of five courses.
- Each individual college and university has a written policy describing limits on dual credit courses.
- Students need to check with the colleges/universities they plan to attend for additional specific information.
OFF-SITE HIGH SCHOOL & ONLINE COLLEGE CLASSES
(Dual Enrollment Application)
Students who wish to receive college credit as well as high school credit for classes taken on a college campus site, must receive prior approval from their counselor to receive high school credit. Students need to check with the college on specific enrollment and class requirements. It is recommended they also check with the college they plan to attend to see if the college credit will be accepted.