Dual Credit

Why should my high school student participate in a Dual Credit program?

  • Enjoy the same university benefits as other MSU/Drury students including access to the library, writing and computer center, free sporting events, bowling, racquetball and more!
  • Earn credit hours that are applicable toward a degree at MSU/Drury and are generally transferable to other accredited colleges and universities. Please note: Because each institution establishes its own transfer credit policies, MSU/Drury cannot guarantee transfer of credit to another university.
  • MSU and Drury are fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
  • At the successful completion of the MSU dual credit program, students may be eligible for the Missouri State Advantage Scholarship in the amount of $1000 (renewable for a total of two years). 
  • Courses are offered at a fraction of the cost that it would be if the students wait until after high school graduation; with courses ranging from $70 to $80 a credit.

 

Missouri State University Program Offerings on NCA Campus

New Covenant Academy offers 11 dual credit college courses in partnership with Missouri State University´s Extended Campus Program, located in Springfield, Missouri. Courses are offered on the NCA campus, taught by NCA instructors (whose credentials must be approved by MSU) and students receive both college and high school credit for course completion. The curriculum is dictated by Missouri State University and NCA Administrators review it for compatibility with the NCA mission statement. Tuition for these courses is paid directly to Missouri State University, which is over and above the regular tuition paid to New Covenant Academy.  Students must meet academic requirements set forth by NCA and MSU in order to qualify to enroll in any dual credit courses offered.  Furthermore, students participating in this program become dually enrolled at Missouri State University; as such they are issued MSU Student ID's, may take advantage of the benefits offered to their college students such as the use of their library, weight rooms and attendance of athletic events. Students interested in taking dual credit courses should meet with the Guidance Counselor to discuss prerequisites.

 

Course Pre-requisites
College Algebra- MTH 135:  3 Credits Juniors and Seniors may take this course with a minimum of 23 in math on the ACT
Analytic Geometry and Calculus-MTH 261: 5 credits

Pre-requisite completion of Advanced Math and students must have a 28 in math on the ACT prior to taking Calculus.

Concepts in Biomedical Science (Anatomy and Physiology)--BMS 110: 4 credits Minimum requirement of 21 composite scores on the ACT
Writing 1--ENG 110: 3 credits 

Requirement minimum of 19 in English on the ACT

Writing II--ENG 210:  3 credits Pre-requisite completion of ENG 110
Intro to Literature--ENG 200: 3 credits

 Minimum requirement of a 21 composite score on the ACT

Elementary Spanish 1--SPN 101: 3 credits Minimum requirement of a 21 composite score on the ACT
Elementary Spanish II--SPN 102: 3 credits Minimum requirement of a 21 composite score on the ACT
Intermediate Spanish I--SPN 202: 3 credits Minimum requirement of a 21 composite score on the ACT
Intermediate Spanish II-SPN 202:  3 Credits 

Minimum requirement of a 21 composite score on the ACT

Physics--PHY 100: 4 credits 

Minimum requirement of a 21 composite score on the ACT

 

Online Dual Credit Offerings via Drury University

New Covenant Academy students may also participate in online Dual Credit Offerings via Drury University.  Students must meet specific requirements and it is recommended that a student discusses with the guidance counselor to determine if this fits into the student's educational plan.