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Dual Credit/Enrollment

State Technical College of Missouri offers both dual credit and dual enrollment opportunities to high school students. State Tech dual credit courses are taught in the high school or career center, by college-approved high school instructors, for which students receive both college and high school credit. State Tech dual enrollment courses are taught in the high school, on-campus, online, or via interactive television courses (ITV) by State Tech full-time or adjunct instructors, for which students receive college credit and may also receive high school credit.

Benefits of Dual Credit/Enrollment

Saves Time

  • Take a course once and have the ability to earn high school and college credit at the same time giving students a chance to complete their intended academic degree faster.

Saves Money

  • Courses taken through the State Tech Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program is a substantial savings compared to the college’s tuition.

College Preparation

  • Courses provide students first-hand exposure to college-level work while still in high school. Our program ensures that courses taught at the high school or career center are aligned with those offered on our college campus.

Eligibility

State Tech adheres to Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education requirements for participation in the dual credit/dual enrollment program. Generally, students in grades 9-12 must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher on a 4.0 scale.  Juniors and seniors who have a cumulative GPA of 2.50-2.99 on a 4.0 scale may be considered. Freshmen must also have a score at or above the ninetieth percentile on the ACT or SAT.  All dual credit/dual enrollment students must also meet or exceed the course’s minimum placement test scores and/or other prerequisites for the courses they wish to take and have the approval of a school official and a parent or legal guardian.

Registration

The following procedure must be followed to apply, be admitted, and enroll in State Tech dual credit/dual enrollment courses.

  1. Students must complete the online Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program Application.
  2. Students must complete and submit to the Admissions Office the required Registration and Academic and Financial Information Release Form.
  3. Parents/Legal Guardians will receive an email from the State Tech Admissions Office requesting permission for their student to enroll in the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program. Parents/Legal Guardians must reply to the email with approval that their son/daughter may participate in order for the student to be considered for the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program.
  4. School officials will verify the GPA and placement scores before the student is admitted and eligible to register for a class..
  5. The course registration form and full tuition payment must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office, registrar@statetechmo.edu.

Dual credit/dual enrollment admission decisions are based on the State Tech’s current admission policy and are in accordance with State Tech’s equal opportunity/affirmative action policies.

2022-2023 Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Tuition*

Dual credit classes
(taught by high school or career center instructor)
$88 per credit hour plus books and course materials
Dual Enrollment Classes
(taught by State Tech instructor)
$88 per credit hour plus books and course materials

*tuition is subject to change

Contact Us:
Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program Office
State Technical College of Missouri
One Technology Drive
Linn, MO 65051
Email: dualcredit@statetechmo.edu

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Books and Course Materials

Information about required textbook(s) and course materials is included on the payment form.  Note that the charges for all required digital course materials are automatically added at the time the student is registered for his/her course(s). If a non-digital course material is required, students can contact the bookstore at 573-897-5333 or bookstore@statetechmo.edu for additional information.

Payment

Full payment of tuition is due at the time of registration.  Students who wish to register for a subsequent semester(s), must have all of their financial obligations to the college paid in full before registering for a subsequent semester(s). Please refer to the Financial Responsibility Agreement. Questions regarding payments should be directed to billing@statetechmo.edu.

State Tech accepts payment by check and money order, as well as American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards. Please accompany your tuition payment with the Payment Form.

Passwords and Username

After a dual credit/dual enrollment application is submitted, an email is sent to the applicant to the email provided on the application. The email will provide the applicant’s student ID number, MyTech username, and temporary password. Students will need this information to access their State Tech student email account and their courses in State Tech’s Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas.

 

It is extremely important that dual credit/dual enrollment students check their State Tech student email daily after they submit their application as email is State Tech’s official method of communication to students.

 

To recover your password and/or MyTech username, call the IT Helpdesk at 573-897-5200.

Adding or Dropping Courses and Refunds

Courses may be added throughout the registration period only. Students may withdraw from a class during the first three quarters of the class. For example, if the course is 16-weeks, students can withdraw up to and including Week 12. Withdrawal during this time will be recorded on the transcript as “WD”.  After that time has elapsed, withdrawals are not allowed, and instructors will assign a letter grades.  Withdrawal dates can be found by clicking on Financial Refund and Add/Drop Dates menu item at the bottom right of the Financial Aid Office website.

 

To drop a course, a completed Add/Drop Form must be submitted to the Registrar.  The Add/Drop Form is can also be found on MyTech.

 

In order to be eligible to receive a 100% refund, courses must be dropped prior to five days after the start of the class. If a course is dropped after the 100% full refund date, the student is responsible for 100% of tuition and fees.

 

Every school district has different policies in place concerning dual credit/dual enrollment. Students should consult with their counselor or principal before dropping any State Tech courses to ensure that they will still be on track to graduate.

Student Responsibilities

Students should remember they are enrolled at State Tech through the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program and are considered college students. As such, dual credit/dual enrollment students are expected to take responsibility for their education. These responsibilities include payment of fees, meeting course and State Tech deadlines. See the Student Code of Conduct.

Grades, Transcripts, and Transferring

Upon the completion of a dual enrollment or dual credit course(s), the instructor of the course will assign an official final grade. Grades are assigned based on a using a 0.0 — 4.0 GPA scale F= 0.0- A=4.0). The official/final grade a student earned in a dual credit or dual enrollment course is part of the student’s permanent State Tech college record and cannot be deleted or dropped. After all the official/final course grades have been posted to the student’s transcript, they will be available on MyTech.

 

College credit earned at State Tech through the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program may be transferable to other post-secondary institutions according to the post-secondary institution’s transfer policy. This is to say, not all State Tech dual credit/dual enrollment courses are transferable. Students are encouraged to contact the Director of Admissions or Registrar at the college or university of their choice for questions regarding acceptance and transferability of State Tech dual credit/dual enrollment courses.

 

To request a State Tech transcript to send to another post-secondary institution, students must complete a Transcript Request Form and submit to the Registrar. Transcripts will not be issued until the student’s financial obligations to State Tech are paid in full.

 

FERPA (The Family Educational Rights Privacy Act)

According to FERPA (Family Educational Rights Privacy Act), high schools accepting college credit for high school credit have a legitimate educational interest in obtaining certain information about students that parents/legal guardians may not. Therefore, post-secondary institutions including State Tech can share information with the high school based on legitimate educational interest but it may not do so with the parents/legal guardians of the high school students enrolled as a dual credit/dual enrolled student.

 

In other words, because the parent has privacy rights at the high school, the parent can still approach high school teachers and counselors about their student’s progress in dual credit/dual enrollment course(s). However, State Tech faculty and staff who are approached by the parents/legal guardian of their high school student should refer the parents back to the high school for any and all information.

 

Students can grant access to other individuals to discuss a student’s academic and/or financial records with college personnel.  Students can log into myTech and

  • Select “Student”
  • Select “myForms” from the pages on the left side of your screen.
  • The myFERPA Permissions portal is located in the center of the screen.
  • Select “Define New Permissions”
  • Complete the form by entering in the information of the individual that you would like to provide FERPA access to your account.

After completing your form, please allow up to 48 hours before the rights are granted and they receive the login to myTech.

 

To find out more Information about FERPA, visit https://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html?src=rn.

Admission to State Tech After High School

State Tech dual credit/dual enrollment students may apply for admission to State Tech as degree-seeking students. State Tech dual credit/dual enrollment course work that is satisfactorily completed may be applied toward a degree program. Application for Admission to State Tech can be found at www.statetechmo.edu/apply/. Questions about applying for a technical program at State Tech after high school can be directed to the Admissions Office at admissions@statetechmo.edu or 573-897-5000.

Student Identification Cards

State Tech student ID cards can be acquired at the Activity Center. A driver’s license, state ID, passport, or other government-issued photo identification is required to obtain a State Tech student ID card. These cards are valid for the duration of the course(s) in which the students are enrolled and will allow the students access to student services (not including the Activity Center) and academic support similar to that afforded to students on the college campus, including, but not limited to advisors, library services, and other resources requisite for college-level academic performance, e.g. State Tech Library and Academic Resource Center.

Tutoring

Free tutoring is offered at State Tech’s Academic Resource Center (ARC) for enrolled State Tech students. This includes students currently in the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program. ARC staff members and peer tutors offer both individual and group tutoring for all general education classes.

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