A+ Early Admission Program

Qualified A+ students graduating from high school and beginning their freshman year at Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC), are eligible for early admission to Drury University. The early admission agreement allows students to complete the associate degree at OTC and subsequently pursue an undergraduate degree at Drury University.

Formally admitted members of the early admission program have the opportunity to receive individualized academic planning services and financial aid counseling equivalent to those provided to full-time Drury students. Additionally, they will be eligible for scholarships equivalent to those available to incoming Drury freshmen and will have the opportunity to compete for an additional $5,000 scholarship available only to program participants at the time of their enrollment at Drury. Students who wish to further align themselves with the culture and student services offered on the Drury campus while they are enrolled at OTC may pay an activity fee that will provide on-going access to campus services and opportunities. These activities, which are optional and not required to be an academic program participant, include access to the library, fitness center and student activities, with the entire list of benefits included on the application. An application form for the program can be found at www.drury.edu/dualadmission. The application must be completed and submitted to the Drury University Admission Office to formalize early admission. The standard admission application fee will be waived.

While the associate of arts is the transfer degree most compatible with Drury’s curriculum, resulting in the transfer of all coursework and junior standing, students completing other associate degrees will be welcomed and counseled individually regarding the transfer of specific coursework. In order to remain in good standing with this program, students must maintain at least a 3.25 grade point average each semester at OTC.