The revised Policy on Dual Credit Delivery, approved by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education in June 2015, establishes guidelines for courses offered in high school that count for both high school and college credit simultaneously. These policies outline student eligibility, program structure and administration, faculty qualifications, assessment, and transferability of college-level course credit earned by high-performing high school students.
Differences in Dual Credit vs. Dual Enrollment
A Dual Credit program is a program in which postsecondary courses, taught in a high school by certified secondary instructors, which a high school student may take to earn both high school and higher education credits. Courses may also be administered online, or as hybrid courses.
A Dual Enrollment Program allows a high school student to enroll in coursework at an institution of higher education while simultaneously enrolled in high school coursework. Courses may take place on the college/university campus, through an online format or on a high school campus. In most cases, credit is granted for the post-secondary coursework only. The credits earned at the institution of higher education may or may not be counted toward the student’s high school diploma.
Contact Angelette Prichett at Angelette.Prichett@dhewd.mo.gov for questions about the revised Missouri Policy on Dual Credit Delivery.