If you are in your last two years of high school and want to get started on college academics, you can do so through dual credit courses offered either in a traditional dual credit format at a high school near you or through online dual credit in an independent, web-based format.
Whichever format you choose, dual credit allows you to:
To pursue dual credit, you must meet certain qualifications, including at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), recommendation by your high school counselor or principal, and any requirements for specific courses.
If you have questions about dual credit eligibility, contact Suzanne Powers, SBU dual credit coordinator, at (417) 328-1689 or spowers@SBUniv.edu.
If you earn six or more hours of college dual credit through SBU, you may be eligible to receive a scholarship to SBU for your undergraduate studies. Download the scholarship announcement to learn about eligibility requirements.
Seated dual-credit courses are available at certain high school campuses and have been determined to meet the requirements of the equivalent class offered at SBU. Visit your high school counselor to learn about available dual credit courses at your high school.
For more information about seated dual credit courses, eligibility, requirements, payments and more, review the SBU Dual Credit Handbook. The Handbook also includes the Application for Admission and instructions about how to apply.
If you have questions regarding applications, payments or dropping a class, please contact Pam Ferguson, administrative assistant to University Success Center, at (417) 328-1741 or pferguson@SBUniv.edu. For all other questions about seated dual credit, contact Suzanne Powers, SBU dual credit coordinator, at (417) 328-1689 or spowers@SBUniv.edu.
Online dual credit is ideal if you want to study college-level academics but seated dual credit courses are not offered at a school near you, or if you desire an independent course format. SBU online dual credit courses are:
To learn more about online dual credit, contact David Marsch at (417) 328-1599 or dmarsch@SBUniv.edu.
To apply for online dual credit, please fill out and return the online dual credit application form to your school's dual credit coordinator or counselor by the deadline set by your school. A $100 deposit is required with your application (the deposit will go toward the course tuition).
Spring classes begin January 20, 2020 and must be finished by May 11, 2020. You can enroll for spring semester courses until January 28, 2020. (enrollments must be received by this date).
If you have taken general education dual credit courses at other regionally accredited institutions, those credits can transfer to Southwest Baptist University. SBU does not guarantee that non-general education courses will be accepted, but those courses can be reviewed on an individual basis by the department involved. Use our Course Transfer Equivalency Guide to determine if and how a course from another institution will transfer to SBU.