Eligibility

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible for register for UMKC dual credit courses:

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors with either an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or a minimum composite score of 21 on the ACT are automatically eligible.

High school freshmen may be eligible if they have an overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), score in the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT, provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor and have written permission from a parent or legal guardian.

All students under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent or legal guardian prior to registering for UMKC dual credit courses.

Some courses have prerequisites that must be completed prior to registration.

Students earning college credit in a course must have satisfied state graduation requirements in that subject area.

In schools where state mandated subjects are taken in grades 9 and 10, junior and senior students may enroll for both college and high school elective credit.

In schools not offering state mandated courses in grades 9 and 10, junior and senior students will receive credit simultaneously for both college work and high school graduation requirements.

Student Withdrawal Policy

All requests for schedule changes, withdrawals, transcripts or payment plans must be sent directly to the appropriate UMKC personnel. The HSCP instructor is not responsible for any of these procedures.

A student may withdraw (drop UMKC classes) from a course up to 8 weeks after the start of the term and receive a 100% refund. After the 8th week of the term, a 50% refund and a W grade will be given (up to 10 weeks after the start of the term—there is no refund after the 10th week). The deadline to withdraw with a W or WF grade will be 12 weeks after the start of the term.

All students must submit late withdrawal petitions after the 12th week of classes.  Withdrawals must be initiated through the High School/College Partnerships office.  For additional information please contact our office at 816.235.31165 or email us at hscp@umkc.edu. When a student withdraws after the 12th week period a ‘W’ will be entered as the grade and will be recorded on the student’s UMKC transcript for each course. A change to a student’s high school schedule does not automatically change the status at UMKC.