You take your high school courses seriously. So why not use your hard work to shave semesters—and some serious dollars—off your education. Earn college credit for what you’re already doing: taking challenging courses at your high school.
Get a jump-start
You want to hit the ground running at college, we understand. You’re researching programs, comparing careers and creating a shortlist of organizations you are interested in joining. Why not get a jump-start on your core requirements too?
Earn college credit at your high school with dual credit
Dual credit lets you take certain high school classes for college credit. You apply and enroll through STLCC, but attend at your high school. These classes must meet the criteria of a similar course on campus. This ensures you’re getting a college-level experience that conveniently fits into your schedule.
Why Dual Credit?
Earn credits toward your diploma and degree.
We partner with local high schools to select certain classes for dual credit. This means you’re on track for graduation, while earning college credit from STLCC.
Forget online classes or commutes to campus.
This program makes earning credit easy. Dual-credit classes are taught at your high school, by your teachers and alongside your classmates.
Save money today and tomorrow.
Even at highly-discounted rates, other programs cost around 60 percent more than our dual-credit program. But the real savings happen when you transfer the credits to a four-year university, saving hundreds of tuition dollars.
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When you choose STLCC, you choose credits that are designed to transfer. So when you move on to another college or university, you can trust the work you’ve put in will count. Learn more about Missouri's CORE 42 Program for classes that are transferable, guaranteed.
Get there sooner.
Our average, a dual-credit student averages six credit hours per semester. This means you could transfer in an entire semester of credits just from your senior year of high school. Whether it’s graduate school or jumping into the job market, dual credit helps get you there faster.
Who can apply?
To participate in the dual-credit program, you must demonstrate you’re ready for college classes. We look for students who are high school:
- Seniors and juniors with a 2.5 GPA or higher
- Sophomores with a 3.0 GPA or higher
To enroll, you'll need to receive written permission from one of your school’s administrators and a parent or guardian.
Cost of Dual Credit
Dual-credit courses cost $25 per credit hour. Ask your high school counselor for specific information about your classes.
Enrolling in Dual Credit
Contact your high school counselor to learn what dual-credit courses are available at your high school.
Applying to STLCC
Follow these steps to get set up for your first semester as a dual-credit student:
- Apply - Your first step is to apply by completing the “dual credit” application.
- Get connected - Activate your MySTLCC username and email by entering your student number, last name and date of birth.
- Submit your consent form - Meet with your high school counselor to verify your courses for dual credit. Your counselor will verify parent permission has been obtained (no authorization form is needed).
- Send in your ACT scores or take a placement test - If you’ve taken your ACT or SAT, request that a copy of your scores is sent to STLCC-Registrar's Office. If you don’t have an ACT/SAT score or it doesn’t meet our criteria, you can determine your best fit through tests at our Assessment Centers. Check with your high school's dual credit counselor or the Office of Dual Credit/Enrollment Partnerships at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-513-4216.
- Jump-start presentation - STLCC staff will visit your high school to provide a presentation that details the benefits of the program, course information and program policies.
- Pay for your classes - Pay for your classes in full by cash, check or credit card at the Cashier’s Office on campus or online through Banner Self-Service.
- Get acclimated! - Dual-credit students are encouraged to utilize the library, computer labs and academic tutoring labs on campus. In order to take advantage of campus resources, students should visit Campus Life to obtain their student ID card.
Spring Classes begin
January 2019: Class start dates will be based upon individual school district's academic calendar.
Dual Credit Drop Deadlines
Feb. 8, 2019: Spring 2019 Semester Classes
Dual Credit Withdrawal Deadlines
Nov. 9, 2018: Fall 2018 Semester
March 1, 2019: Fall 2018 Year-Long
April 19, 2019: Spring 2019 Semester
For more information about dual credit, contact the following:
Florissant Valley Campus
Julie Downs | email@example.com | 314-513-4251
High Schools covered by the Florissant Valley campus:
|Hazelwood Central High School||Hazelwood East High School||Hazelwood West High School||Jennings High School|
|Lutheran North High School||McCluer High School||McCluer North High School||McCluer South-Berkeley High School|
|North County Technical High School||Pattonville High School||Ritenour High School||Riverview Gardens High School|
|Trinity Catholic High School|
Forest Park Campus
Cerra Goree | firstname.lastname@example.org | 314-644-9575
High Schools covered by the Forest Park campus:
|Beaumont Technical High School||Cardinal Ritter College Preparatory High School||Carnahan High School of the Future||Central Visual and Performing Arts High School|
|Cleveland NJROTC High School||Clyde Miller Career Academy||Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience Magnet High School||Confluence Academy|
|Gateway Science Academy||Gateway STEM High School||McKinley Leadership Academy||Metro Academic & Classical High School|
|Normandy High School||Northwest Academy of Law||Roosevelt High School||Soldan International Studies High School|
|St. Louis College Prep||Sumner High School||University City High School||Vashon High School|
Diana Johnson | email@example.com | 314-984-7682
High Schools covered by the Meramec campus:
|Affton High School||Bayless High School||Brentwood High School||Chaminade College Preparatory School|
|Hancock Place High School||Horton Watkins High School||Kirkwood High School||Lindbergh High School|
|Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School||Mehlville High School||Oakville High School||South Technical High School|
|St. Mary's High School||Valley Park High School||Webster Groves High School|
Megan Foster | firstname.lastname@example.org | 636-422-2014
High Schools covered by the Wildwood campus:
|Clayton High School||Eureka High School||Fern Ridge High School||Lafayette High School|
|Marquette High School||Pacific High School||Parkway Central High School||Parkway South High School|
|Parkway West High School||Rockwood Summit High School|
If your high school is not listed, please contact Coco Madision-Askew at email@example.com or 314-513-4216.