Drury University's Dual Credit Program
Drury University’s Dual Credit program allows high school students to take classes during regular school hours or online. Students earn both high school and university credit at a reduced rate.
Important Information Regarding COVID-19
For online dual credit students
Online dual credit courses will start again on March 30 and continue until the end of the semester. Because your high school may not be back in session by March 30, you may learn of students who cannot fully participate in their online, dual credit course after this date. Please bring these students to the attention of the dual credit counselor in your building and to the Drury DC Coordinator, Beth Nation. The high school counselor and Beth will work together to do what is best for the student in this situation.
For seated dual credit students
Seated (students taking dual credit courses at high schools) dual credit students will follow the guidelines and expectations set forth by your district’s superintendent and building administrators. When your district leaders make the decision to return to school, your seated, dual credit students will continue the work in their seated, dual credit class.
Cost of Dual Credit Courses and Payment Options
Seated classes at your high school are $70 per credit hour.
Online classes are $90 per credit hour.
- You may pay by check, credit card, money order, or cashier’s check. Please make note that checks, money orders and cashier’s checks need to be made payable to: Drury University.
- Cash payments are not available.
- Dual Credit payments are non-refundable.
- Dual Credit payments do not follow the same payment calendar as students attending the Drury campus in Springfield.
- Each high school determines who is eligible to take DC courses.
- Interested Dual Credit students should visit with their high school counselor to see if DC is an option and determine if they are a good candidate for DC.
- Seniors and Juniors who have at least a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) are automatically approved, through Drury University, to take DC courses.
- Seniors and Juniors who have between a 2.5 – 2.99 GPA (4.0 scale) must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their counselor, principal, and parent/guardian.
- Sophomores must have at least a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale) and a signed letter of recommendation from their counselor, principal, and parent/guardian.
- Freshmen must have at least a 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale). Freshman must also have taken the ACT or SAT and have a composite score at or above the 90th percentile, as well as provide a signed letter of recommendation from their counselor, principal, and parent/guardian.
Dual Credit course grades are recorded on your high school and Drury University transcript. Please make a concentrated effort to do your best in your Dual Credit courses, as you are establishing a college transcript and Grade Point Average (GPA) that will follow you throughout your college career.
- Instructors that teach Dual Credit for Drury University have a minimum of a master’s degree in the subject in which they teach.
- Dual Credit hours earned at Drury are generally transferrable to other accredited universities.
- Dual Credit students are issued a Drury student ID number, allowing them access to resources in Olin Library and to view their Drury transcript.
Students will need to order a Drury University transcript for a variety of reasons. Please do so online.
Students will receive a Drury username and Drury ID number once their enrollment is complete. Your high school counselor will provide you with this information and it will be on your Drury Dual Credit bill.
Once a student completes the enrollment process, they will receive a Drury username and ID number. It is the student’s responsibility to create a password in order to access their class in Moodle.
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- Students may drop or withdraw from a Dual Credit course within the same semester of enrollment. If you are enrolled in a seated Dual Credit course at your high school, you will not be dropped from the high school class, you will only be dropped from the Dual Credit course.
- Students may drop or withdraw an online course, but students must check with their counselor to ensure they are still enrolled in the required number of credits for that semester (per school requirement).
- If a student wants to drop/withdraw from a seated or online course, a form must be filled out. Required signatures: student, counselor and parent/guardian.
- After the two-week drop/withdraw deadline provided to the student and family on the enrollment form, the full tuition cost will be charged to your account. A “W” (withdraw) will appear on your college transcript. Your high school will determine the grade on your high school transcript.
- Drop/Withdraw forms can be found on the Drury Dual Credit Webpage or from the student’s counselor.