Admissions & Enrollment Procedures
High school student eligibility to participate in dual credit courses may vary in accordance with NCMC’s admission standards. For all institutions however, all students must have a minimum, non-weighted, cumulative, high school grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent, and be recommended by the high school principal or his or her official designee. If your school uses a scale other than 4.0, we will use the following formula for calculating entrance requirements: Divide the GPA by 2.75. Example: 9.2 (on an 11.0 scale) divided by 2.75 = 3.34 (converted to a 4.0 scale.)
High school students must also meet the same requirements for admission to individual courses (e.g., English or mathematics) as those required of on-campus students (e.g., ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PLAN, or other placement test scores). Specific placement tests may not be required for admission to some college courses.
In addition to the requirements above, students in the 11th and 12th grades interested in dual credit must also meet the additional criteria listed below:
- 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.
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.
Each student must complete a Dual Credit Application/Registration Form for admission. The form must be completed in full and signed by the student and a parent/guardian. The bottom portion must be filled in with the appropriate information from the high school and be signed by the High School Principal or his or her official designee.
Students must complete the NCMC enrollment procedure within the scheduled timeline for each semester. No schedule changes or new enrollments will be allowed after this time.
Only students who have submitted an application/enrollment form and transcripts to the dual credit office will be allowed to participate in dual credit at North Central Missouri College.
Each student is billed separately for the classes he or she enrolls in. Payment must be paid in full to the Student Accounts Office by the deadline. Students will not be eligible to enroll for the next term until all outstanding balances are paid. Students are eligible to set up a payment plan through the student accounts department, (660) 359-3948, Ext. 1508.
Dual Credit Payment Deadlines
- Fall: November 1st
- Spring: April 1st
No copies of transcripts will be issued or further enrollments confirmed if any financial obligations are outstanding to North Central Missouri College.
If a student wishes to no longer take a dual credit course after enrolling they must do one of the following in order to properly withdraw:
- Fill out a withdrawal card in the Registrar’s Office on the NCMC Campus
- Send an email to email@example.com from the student’s Pirate Email account
- Student signs and mails a letter requesting to withdraw from a course
Withdrawal Deadlines for 2017-2018
- November 17th for Fall Courses
- April 12th for Spring and Year-Long Courses
Transcripts & Transferability
Grades and credits will be recorded on the North Central Missouri College permanent record and will be included in the student’s North Central Missouri College cumulative GPA.
Students who wish to transfer more than five dual credit courses should consult the institution of higher education to which they intend to transfer in order to determine if the institution has a policy regarding the acceptance of dual credit courses used for the completion of a college degree.
Credit earned by students in dual credit courses shall fall under the same CBHE guidelines as that for credit in college courses subject to transfer between public and independent institutions in the state of Missouri. College credit earned through dual credit courses offered in high schools shall be applicable toward associate and/or baccalaureate degree requirements and shall be eligible for transfer. All student rights and responsibilities as outlined in the CBHE’s Credit Transfer Guidelines shall apply. Institutions must publicize their policies related to the acceptance of dual credit beyond the equivalent of five courses.
Students may check grades, view an unofficial transcript, check email or make payment using their myCOMPASS account.
For more information about Dual Credit, contact the counselor at your high school or the NCMC Dual Credit office at (660) 359-3948, ext. 1318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.