Drury University's Dual Credit Program: Your Future Success Begins Today
Drury University’s Dual Credit opportunities allow high school students to take classes either during regular high school hours or online with other high school students and earn both high school and university credit at a greatly reduced rate.
Parents and students, if you have questions about Dual Credit, you may contact Jane Lindsey, coordinator of Drury’s dual credit program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schools if you have an interest in making Drury Dual Credit available to students at your school, please contact Jane Lindsey either through the Dean’s Office, (417) 873-7313 or at email@example.com
Frequently Asked Questions:
- Students enrolled in Drury Dual credit will receive a student ID number allowing them access to resources through Drury’s Olin Library and the ability to view their Drury college transcript.
- Faculty members teaching dual credit courses are approved by the same process as all Drury University adjunct faculty. Faculty teaching dual credit courses hold a minimum of a master’s degree in the subject field.
- Dual credit allows students to earn credit hours that are generally transferable to other accredited 2 year colleges and 4 year universities.
Please note: each school decides who can or cannot take dual credit classes. Please contact your high school counselor to see if dual credit is offered at your school.
- Students in the 11th and 12th grades with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) are automatically eligible for dual credit courses.
- Students in the 11th and 12th grades with an overall grade point average between 2.5 – 2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal or guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian. (Letter of Recommendation included in this folder)
- Students in the 9th and 10th grade interested in dual credit must also meet the additional criteria listed below:
- Students in the 10th grade must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
- Students in the 9th grade must have an 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, and provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Enrollment in courses offered at you high school:
- Students will enroll at their school, in their specific dual credit class.
- Students must complete all information on the enrollment form. Information must be printed legibility. Remember the information you are providing is establishing your university transcript.
- PLEASE BE SURE THE ADDRESS YOU LIST ON THE ENROLLMENT IS THE ADDRESS WHERE YOU RECEIVE MAIL.
- The legal name is required since this class will become a part of the official college transcript.
- Students will be instructed by their dual credit school representative when and where they should return their completed form and payment.
- Students 18 years of age must still have the parent signature on the enrollment form.
- ADDING A CLASS: Students are not allowed to enroll in a dual credit course after the semester is over. **Your high school may have specific deadlines for dual credit enrollment. In this case, Drury will follow the guidelines at your specific high school.
- Drury’s charge per credit hour for classes offered at their high school is $70.00 for seated classes; online coursework is $90.00 per credit hour.
- Payment may be made in the form of Check, Credit Card, Money Order or Cashier’s Check made to Drury University not your high school.
- Payment should not be made with cash.
- Your enrollment will not be processed if your payment is not attached.
- Dual credit payments are not refundable. Dual credit does not follow the same payment calendar as students attending the Drury campus.
Courses taken in the dual credit program will be graded with a letter grade and recorded on an official Drury University transcript. The dual credit instructor has been approved to teach as an adjunct instructor for Drury University. The grade earned in your dual credit class will be recorded on both your high school and Drury University college transcript. It is possible that the college attended after graduation from high school will included your dual credit grade in your first semester grade point average. It is important that you plan on making an A or B in your dual credit course.
You may drop your dual credit class in the same semester it is taken. Dropping the dual credit portion of a class does not mean you have dropped your high school class. When dropping you must have your parents as well as your high school counselor sign your form. Your signature is also required.
Students can drop their online class in the first two-weeks after the class begins with no penalty. After the two-week dealine, students will be charged for the full amount of the class.
You will receive a course syllabus from your high school classroom instructor at the beginning of the semester. It is important that you keep a copy of this syllabus in case the college/university you attend after high school graduation requires this.
Once your enrollment is completed, you will receive BY MAIL, your Drury ID #. This number is important when you are ordering your college transcript.
Please visit this link to view the process of requesting an official transcript.