High School Dual Credit

How dual credit transfers

MSU awards credit for most college-level courses taken as dual credit if the course credit is posted on an official college transcript from a regionally accredited college or university.

We have no limit on the number of dual credits accepted. General education courses are more likely to be accepted than credit for major-specific courses. Check with the academic department before assuming your dual credit will count toward your major.

Credit for college work that involves remedial or highly technical content may not be accepted.

Submitting your transcript

We need your official transcripts from each college – in addition to your high school transcript – before your transfer credit evaluation will be complete.

Request that your official transcript be sent to:

Admissions Office
Missouri State University
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO  65897

If you received dual credit through Missouri State, you do not need to request a transcript. Your credit will already be on your Missouri State record, and your advisor will have that information when you come to SOAR.

Evaluating your transfer credit

If we had an official college transcript for you when you were admitted, you will find an evaluation of transfer credit for the course(s) taken at that college with your admission letter.

If you had an official transcript sent to us after you were admitted but have not yet received an evaluation from us, bring one of the following with you:

  • A photocopy of your transcript
  • A copy of your college grade report
  • A screen shot of your college grades online

During SOAR, an advisor will review your evaluation with you and use it when helping you to select the courses you will take during your first semester at Missouri State.

Scholarship eligibility

Your eligibility for freshman scholarships is based on your class rank, GPA and/or ACT/SAT scores. Since your grades for your dual credit courses are likely factored into your overall high school GPA, your dual credit courses could potentially affect your eligibility for scholarships.

Grades earned through dual enrollment prior to your freshman year will not prevent you from renewing freshman scholarships for their second year. For example, if you meet the GPA requirement for renewal based on courses taken during your freshman year but do not meet the cumulative GPA requirement when dual credit courses are included, your scholarships will be renewed.

To renew for your third or subsequent years, you must meet the GPA renewal criteria based on their cumulative GPA, which includes dual credit hours.

Missouri State Advantage Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students with Missouri State dual credit.

Value: $1,000

Number available: Unlimited

Selection criteria: Awarded to entering freshmen who completed six or more credit hours through the Missouri State University dual credit program with a cumulative MSU grade point average of 3.00 or higher. Cannot be combined with any other MSU scholarships with a value of $1,000 or more.

Renewal criteria: The scholarship is renewed for one year (i.e., for the sophomore year) for students who complete 27 credit hours at Missouri State during the first year with a cumulative Missouri State grade point average of 3.25 or higher. This scholarship is renewable for one year only.

Application: Apply for admission by June 1 for the fall semester. No special application is required. The scholarship will be awarded automatically to qualified students after grades are posted for their final semester of dual credit enrollment.