Through Drury University’s Dual Credit program, qualified high school students are able to enroll in specifically approved classes taught in their local high schools during normal high school hours. They receive “dual credit,” i.e., both high school and university credit for their work. Dual credit gives motivated, college bound high school students the opportunity to get a “jump start” on college by earning college credit before attending on a full-time basis for only $65 per credit hour—a fraction of our regular on campus tuition.
Credit earned under this program will be applicable toward a degree at Drury University and is generally transferable to other accredited colleges and universities. Because each institution establishes its own transfer credit policies, Drury University cannot guarantee transfer of credit to another university.
Am I eligible?
High school students eligible for dual credit courses must meet the following admission standards:(It is the responsibility of the high school principal or his or her official designee to determine grade eligibility)
What will I learn?
Dual credit courses duplicate Drury’s curriculum offerings. Department chairs or appropriate full-time faculty approve the syllabus, textbooks, teaching methodology and student assessment strategies.
Department chairs and dual credit administrators make site visits to schools to ensure policy adherence. All students enrolled in a Drury dual credit course must meet the same requirements for completion of the course, whether or not the student is simultaneously registered for college credit. Dual credit students can receive a Drury ID card, which allows them access to library resources and other appropriate on-campus academic support services.
Who are the Faculty?
Faculty teaching dual credit courses are approved by the same process as all Drury University adjunct facultywhich requires approval of the department chair, Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Faculty teaching dual credit courses hold a minimum of a master’s degree in the subject field.
How do I register?
Drury University on-campus and dual credit academic calendars are comparable. Students register during the third week of the semester. If a student withdraws or drops before the end of the sixth week of the term, a drop grade is recorded. If a student drops after the sixth week of the semester, there is no credit and a transcripted grade of drop pass or drop fail is recorded. Faculty should advise students of their grade status prior to the two weeks before the end of the semester and help them determine if a drop is in their best interest. All final grades are transcripted by Drury University.
How much does is cost?
Tuition is $65 per credit hour in all high schools and is due at the time of registration. Students who withdraw from a course are not eligible for a refund of tuition.
How will I be graded?
Drury full-time faculty in the appropriate academicm discipline are responsible for the development of assessment and evaluation measures to assure quality and comparability of dual credit courses. Dual credit faculty provide final copies of tests and evaluation tools to the department chair to demonstrate that the equivalency is being met and ensure a common standard of grading.
For more information about Drury University’s Dual Credit program please contact Jane Lindsey at email@example.com or (417)830-9533.