[Dual College Credit]
Columbia Area Career Center students have the opportunity to earn college credit through two programs: articulation and dual credit. Both opportunities are made available through cooperative agreements which exist between CACC and various postsecondary institutions. What’s the difference?
College credit earned through dual credit is possible when the subject matter covered and the competencies mastered are equivalent to those required in a particular college-level class as identified by the post-secondary institution. There is a fee for the award of dual credit; however, dual credit is transcripted for the student whether or not the student attends that college or university after high school graduation and the transcripted credit is generally transferable to other post-secondary institutions.
College credit awarded through articulation gives the student a jump-start into a technical degree program by allowing the student to by-pass certain entry-level classes at the college level for which the student has already mastered the coursework. Articulated credit can only be used at pre-designated schools and is free. The credit is transcripted after the student completes the high school course and enrolls, and attends the institution awarding the credit. (Ask the class instructor about specific grade, attendance, portfolio, and/or other possible requirements.)
Ask a guidance career planning specialist for more information.
College Transcript Request Links
If you have taken a dual credit course at CACC, don’t request an official transcript until after you have graduated from high school. Some colleges will issue an unofficial transcript for your use prior to graduation. Contact your dual credit college/university for specifics on transcript policies. Transcript request information can be found at:
Central Methodist University
Missouri State University
Moberly Area Community College
State Technical College of Missouri (Formerly Linn State Technical College)
University of Central Missouri
University of Missouri – Kansas City
University of Missouri – St. Louis