Dual Credit courses are a great way to earn college credit for courses you take while in high school. High School Students who take dual credit courses finish college faster and save money at the same time? It’s easier than you think!

With dual credit, you can earn college credit while still in high school and fast track your education. Apply the credits you earn toward both high school and college and transfer them to other colleges.

girls on the right track
Lauren McFaill (double exposure) earned her High School diploma from Smith Cotton and an Associate of Arts from State Fair Community College at the same time – class of 2020.

Dual credit students can take classes at your high school, online or at any of SFCC’s campuses, even during the summer. It’s also possible to earn your high school degree and a two-year Associate of Arts degree from SFCC at the same time. Ask us how!

Dual credit classes are affordable and on-ground tuition is a fraction of the cost of regular college tuition. We also provide help with advising, degree and transfer planning and access to the Proctor Library and Tutoring Services.

Am I Eligible to Take Dual Credit Courses at SFCC?

To be eligible to take dual credit courses at SFCC, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Senior or junior with a 2.5 equivalent GPA or better and have permission from your counselor or principal, or
  • Sophomore with a 3.0 equivalent GPA or better and have a permission from your counselor or principal, or
  • Freshman with a 3.0 equivalent GPA or better, a subscore in the 90th percentile of a course’s subject area, and have permission from your counselor or principal; and
  • Have appropriate placement scores for math, reading and writing on tests such as ACT®, ACT Compass® or ACCUPLACER®.

Permission of parent or guardian is required if you are younger than 18.

If you don’t meet these eligibility requirements, contact Admissions and Outreach to discuss other options and find out how dual credit courses for high school students can help you reach your college goals faster.

Am I Eligible to Take Dual Credit Courses at SFCC for free?

State Fair Community College now offers free dual credit courses for qualifying high school juniors and seniors. Learn more about this new program here.

If You are Eligible, Follow These Easy Steps to Apply!

Step 1 – Complete the online application.

Step 2Search for Classes to see what classes are available.

Step 3 – Complete the Dual Credit Enrollment Form and the FERPA Release Form with needed signatures. If you need the electronic fillable Dual Credit Enrollment Form, please email dualcredit@sfccmo.edu and it will be emailed to the student.

Step 4 – Return both completed forms to your high school counselor for GPA verification and signature.

Step 5 – Review the Dual Credit Student and Parent Guidebook for important details about being a successful dual credit student!

You will receive an invoice for tuition one to two weeks after the enrollment deadline.

Click Tuition and Fees to see the current tuition and fees schedule.

Dual Credit courses for High School Students – Enrollment Deadlines

Please review all relevant enrollment deadlines here.

Free Dual-Credit Tuition

Missouri high school students who qualify for free or reduced lunches are eligible for free tuition on dual-credit courses taken at State Fair Community College. These courses may be taken online and/or onsite. Students may apply for dual-credit courses here. Additional questions about this program are available in the Dual-Credit Student Guidebook.

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