Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit

Homeschool

Eligible homeschool students may take dual enrollment courses through Missouri Western.

Students may enroll in approved on-campus courses or take approved online courses.

The course schedule may be accessed here.

Student eligibility information:

9th Grade

  • Overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT
  • Provide signed letter of recommendation from principal and guidance counselor
  • Written permission from a parent or legal guardian (click here to download consent form)

10th Grade

  • Overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Provide signed letter of recommendation from principal and guidance counselor
  • Written permission from a parent or legal guardian (click here to download consent form)

11th and 12th Grades with an overall grade point average between 2.5-2.99 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Provide signed letter of recommendation from principal and guidance counselor
  • Written permission from a parent or legal guardian (click here to download consent form)

11th and 12th Grades with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Automatically eligible for dual enrollment courses.

To view the CBHE dual credit/concurrent enrollment policy in its entirety, please visit: http://dhe.mo.gov/policies/documents/CBHEPolicyonDualCreditJune2015.pdf.

*In the case of homeschooled students, the required recommendation is from the homeschool proctor.

FAQs

What are the advantages of enrolling as a dual enrollment student?

Homeschool students can enroll for dual enrollment and receive discounted tuition of $95.00 per credit hour. Students will have a one-time registration fee of $15.00. Students are responsible for purchasing their textbooks and ancillary materials.

What courses may my student enroll in?

General studies and most 100- and 200-level coursework. Prerequisites will apply. Private lessons are not eligible for dual enrollment.

How does my student qualify?

Requirements are:

  • Freshmen are required to score in the 90th percentile of the ACT/SAT, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and provide *required recommendation and parent/guardian permission.
  • Sophomores must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and the *required recommendation and parent/guardian permission.
  • Juniors and Seniors with a 2.5 GPA and above are eligible with the *required recommendation and parent/guardian permission.
  • The student must meet any course prerequisite.
  • A notarized school transcript must be provided verifying the student’s current cumulative GPA.

At the time of enrollment, students must provide a notarized high school transcript verifying the cumulative 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 GPA scale and a completed enrollment addendum signed by the Homeschool Proctor and Parent/Legal Guardian verifying that the student is recommended for a dual enrollment course.

When can homeschool students enroll?

Registration dates are announced by the Western Institute. If you sign up for the mailing list, a flier with registration information will be mailed to you. (Sign up for the mailing list below.) You can also click here to download and print the flier.

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What is the payment process for home school students taking dual enrollment?

Tuition and fees are paid to Missouri Western State University - Western Institute. A down payment must be received by the appropriate deadline [fall classes by October 1, or spring classes by March 1], and if no payment is received by that date, the student will be dropped from the course. If the account is not paid in full by the appropriate semester date [fall classes by November 1, or spring classes by April 1], a $50 late fee will be added to the student's account.

For summer classes, a down payment must be paid to Missouri Western - Western Institute by the appropriate deadline. For first-four-weeks courses and 8 week courses, a down payment must be received by 5/25. Failure to make a payment by that date will result in being dropped from the course(s). If the student's account is not paid in full by 6/15, a hold and a $50 late fee will be added to the account. For second-four-weeks courses, a down payment must be received by 6/25. Failure to make a payment by that date will result in being dropped from the course(s). If the student's account is not paid in full by 7/15, a hold and a $50 late fee will be added to the account.

Where can I find course information?

View the dual credit/dual enrollment course catalog: https://www.missouriwestern.edu/dualcredit/courses/.

View the class schedule here: https://www.missouriwestern.edu/schedule.

Please Note:

FERPA regulations require that once the student is enrolled in college coursework, all communication from Missouri Western be with the student. The student may complete a Federal Buckley Amendment Release form granting Missouri Western permission to communicate with a designated individual.

The student will attend classes without the accompaniment of a parent or guardian. Requests for exemption from this release form policy (e.g., due to specific disabilities) should be addressed to the Dean of the Western Institute. The release form can be obtained by contacting the Western Institute at (816) 271-4100.