Dual Credit Coordinator
1-800-777-0750, ext. 3990
Fax: (701) 858-4343
How does the Dual Credit Program work?
- Your high school and the university must agree on the course content and whether the course will be taught at the high school by your high school teacher, on the Minot Air Force Base, or on campus by a university instructor.
- As a high school junior or senior, visit with your high school counselor to ensure the university course(s) you wish to take will meet high school graduation and university/career requirements.
- Complete a very simple Dual Credit Enrollment Application [pdf].
- It is the student's responsibility to follow the instructions on the form.
- Pay your tuition and purchase your textbook.
- The grade you earn in the course becomes part of your permanent high school and university record.
Planning to enroll in a Dual Credit Course?
You are eligible to participate in the Dual Credit program at MSU if you meet these guidelines:
- High school GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Submit an approved Dual Credit Enrollment Application
- Submit an undergraduate MSU admission application and $35 nonrefundable application fee
Qualify for the Emerging Scholars Award by taking a course for Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment on the MSU campus, Minot Air Force Base, or in your high school. "*Recipients of the Bank of North Dakota grant and/or Dollars for Scholars may not receive an Emerging Scholars Award."
Where Can I Take The Course?
Courses can be held in a variety of ways:
- Taught at your high school by MSU faculty
- Taught by MSU faculty at the Minot Air Force Base
- Taught on the MSU Campus
- Taught by video conferencing (ITV)
Will I Save Money?
The cost savings for you and your parents is substantial. Much of the cost of higher education stems from room, board, and other living expenses. You and your parents pay for university courses while you live at home and attend high school, so you’ll save those costs. In addition, tuition for dual credit courses at Minot State University is comparable to a North Dakota two-year institution.
Will My Transition To College Be Easier?
Dual credit eases the transition from high school to university, giving you time to adjust to rigorous academic expectations while remaining in a more comfortable setting, often with smaller classes and more opportunity to ask questions.
Will My Courses Transfer?
If you decide not to attend Minot State University following high school graduation, we can help you transfer to the college or university of your choice. If you choose to attend another two-year or four-year institution within the North Dakota University System (NDUS), transferring is simple thanks to a policy called the General Education Transfer Agreement. Under this policy, general education courses in the areas of communications, arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics/science/technology taken at any NDUS institution can be easily transferred to another NDUS campus.
- MSU Student ID Card
You will be issued an MSU student ID card which can be used for athletic events, library services, plays, and other campus events.
- Early Registration
If you choose to pursue a degree at MSU and let us know you plan to attend in the fall semester following your high school graduation, you will be invited to our early CONNECT orientation and registration events.
- High School Curriculum Enrichment
The dual credit program lets high schools enrich their curriculum without adding staff or buying equipment. Participating high schools are able to offer advanced coursework or a wider variety of classes to students attending smaller North Dakota high schools.
- Workshop Waiver For Adjunct Faculty
Adjunct faculty who instruct dual credit courses receive one workshop fee waiver each academic year.
If you are interested in receiving more information about the MSU Dual Credit Program, please contact:
Minot State University
Center for Extended Learning
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707
1-800-777-0750, ext. 3990