The dual enrollment program at Southeast Missouri State University enables high school students with the required ability, curiosity and work ethic to challenge themselves academically through the rigors of university coursework.
There are three forms of “dual enrollment.” A high school student who completes 18 hours of dual enrollment/advanced placement credit may earn a Southeast Dual Enrollment Scholarship.
Dual enrollment students planning to attend Southeast after high school graduation need to complete the Application for Admission and Merit Scholarships in their senior year. Refer to the admissions sections of this Web site for more information on the application process and important dates and deadlines.
Advanced Placement (AP) examinations are given to high school students. Credit for Advanced Placement Examinations will be granted for each examination, which receives a score of 3 or above on a 5 point scale. For information about the Advanced Placement program, check out the College Board’s web site.
To receive credit at Southeast, send the Official AP score report to: Southeast Missouri State University, Testing Services, Academic Hall Room 347, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Dual Credit refers to courses taught by approved high school or university faculty to high school students on the high school campus and in some cases, at the regional campuses or on the web.
Participation in dual credit is open to high school junior or senior students with a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. In addition, a high school official (principal, guidance counselor or dual credit coordinator) must authorize a student’s enrollment.
Students may continue in the dual enrollment program from semester to semester by completing all coursework attempted with a grade of “C” or higher in each course. Students who earn a grade below “C” will not be allowed to continue in the dual credit program.
High school students may earn “Early College Credit” by enrolling in regularly scheduled Southeast courses. These are courses taught by University faculty at one of the Southeast campuses or on the Web. Students receive university credit for completion of these courses, but typically do not receive high school credit.
A high school junior or senior with a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may participate in the Southeast Early College Credit program. The recommendation of a high school principal or guidance counselor also is required. Students must meet specified course prerequisites.
Complete the application for admission and merit scholarships. When completing this application, select “early college credit” from the list of choices. Also submit the one-time, non refundable $30 application fee, an official high school transcript, official ACT or SAT scores (if taken) and a letter of recommendation from the high school principal or guidance counselor. Send these materials to: Southeast Missouri State University, Office of Admissions, One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. For more information, contact the Southeast Office of Admissions at (573) 651-2590.
Upon notification of acceptance from the University, contact the Associate Registrar at (573) 651-2834 to set up an appointment for advisement and enrollment.
Students may continue in the early college credit program from semester to semester by completing all coursework attempted with a grade of “C” or higher in each course. Students who earn a grade below “C” will not be allowed to continue in the early college credit program.
Early College Credit students pay 55 percent of the incidental fee for coursework attempted. Textbook rental fees also apply.
The Southeast Dual Enrollment Scholarship, valued at $2,000, is offered to a high school student who has completed 18 or more hours of dual enrollment and/or AP credit prior to high school graduation and has earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.50 in this coursework. This scholarship may not be combined with a Southeast Merit Scholarship.
The Southeast Dual Enrollment Scholarship is renewable for three additional academic years with a minimum cumulative Southeast grade point average of 3.50 and completion of 30 Southeast credit hours (may include summer) per academic year.
Submit the Application for Admission and Merit Scholarships no later than March 1 of the senior year. If AP credit has been earned, submit Placement Examination Scores to Testing Services. The University will determine eligibility for this award in the summer following high school graduation. Eligible students will receive award notification from Student Financial Services.