Dual credit is an option offered by Moberly Area Community College that allows eligible high school juniors and seniors to take MACC classes taught in the high school for college credit as well as for high school credit.
According to Dual Credit Policy Guidelines adopted by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education, students receiving dual credit from MACC can expect to transfer credit up to the equivalent of five courses to other Missouri colleges and universities. Students who wish to transfer more than five dual-credit courses should consult the college/university 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.
MACC does not have any limit on the number of dual-credit courses that may be used for the completion of a certificate or associate degree.
Dual-credit academic and vocational courses are of the same rigor and quality as all other College courses. Instructors of dual-credit courses meet the same standards required of MACC instructors. College texts and syllabi are followed for dual-credit courses.
To be eligible to enroll in dual-credit courses, students must have a minimum overall 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.
High school sophomores who wish to enroll in dual-credit courses must demonstrate their competency by scoring at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT (composite score), in addition to all other placement requirements. Moreover, the recommending high school counselor and high school principal must concur that a younger student can benefit from dual credit in the specific course and learn at the collegiate level. MACC does not allow freshmen to take dual credit classes.
Students' fees may be paid by the high school district or by the student, as determined by the agreement between the high school district and Moberly Area Community College.