Truman State University is engaged in a limited number of partnerships with individual school systems to offer dual credit or other concurrent enrollment opportunities to high school students. At present, Truman’s active dual credit programs are Calculus 1 and II, as well as Basic Statistics. Truman is looking to expand these relationships on a school-by-school basis as school needs warrant.
If your school is interested in starting a dual credit program, please contact Michelle Wilson, Institute for Academic Outreach, Assistant Director for more information.
If you or your school are interested in participating in Truman’s Competency-Based Mathematics Program (College Algebra, Plane Trigonometry, and Precalculus) visit our Competency-Based Mathematics Program website. This program is not a traditional dual-credit program but affords similar opportunities for students to earn high school credit and schools to earn MSIP credit.
Current Dual Credit Partnerships
- MATH 198 – Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
- Kirksville High School
- Smithville High School
- MATH 263 – Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
- Kirksville High School
- Smithville High School
- STAT 190- Basic Statistics
- Kirksville High School
More Dual Credit Information
Applying For Dual Credit Programs
Your school will receive instructions from the Institute for Academic Outreach regarding how to apply for your specific dual credit program. In most cases you will either be presented with a paper application or you will be directed to a customized online application. In either case you will be asked to sign a statement acknowledging that you understand the dual credit policies as they apply to your school. Because most dual credit students are minors, your parents will be required to sign as well.
Dual Credit Application Process
Returning students (who have taken dual credit from Truman before):
Use the same email address and password you did when you applied previously.
If you don’t remember what your password is you can still get in! On the page that loads after you click the link on the next step, click the “Email Your Password” link at the bottom of the page to have your password sent to the email address you used when you last applied.
If you don’t remember your password and you no longer have access to the email address you used when you applied last time, you can follow the instructions for new dual credit students below to create a new account.
- After you click the application link below, click the “Create a New Account” link on the page that loads.
- Fill out every field and read the notes below:
- The password you create on this screen is only for logging into the application, it is not the password for your student account at Truman (you will receive information about setting that password later in your personalized Instruction Sheet that you will get from your high school teacher.)
- Make sure your password is something you will remember or write it down in a secure place where you will remember where to find it – if you take another class from Truman later, you will need to fill out this application again using the same email address and password to log in then to.
- Click the “Create Account” button.
- Log into the application on the next page with the email address and password that you just chose when you created your account.
About The Application:
On the “Personal Information” page of the application:
- Put your full legal name on your application (not your nickname) and check to make sure you typed it in correctly.
- Please DO include your Social Security Number – all 9 digits without dashes (e.g.: 123456789, NOT 123-45-6789)
Why do I have to supply my social security number? Isn’t that unsafe?
- Truman State University requires it for tax reporting purposes. Your parents will actually get a statement allowing them to claim this tuition on their income taxes.
- It will save you from having to do several additional steps later. Your Social Security number must be on file before before transcripts will be released.
- Your social security number is managed securely through our online application process.
- If you still don’t feel quite right about including your social security number on your application, you can go to this site after you’ve applied and enter your social security number through a separate, secure portal.
Dropping or Withdrawing
If you intend to drop a course, or withdraw from all courses in which you are enrolled, please consult your registration packet which will indicate the last day you may request a drop/withdrawal. Please note that you will still be responsible for the full payment of this course, regardless of your drop/withdrawal. A $75 late fee will be charged on November 15th for any outstanding balances.
Truman State University
Institute for Academic Outreach
100 E. Normal Ave., McClain Hall 303
Kirksville, MO 63501
“postsecondary courses that are taught on the high school campus. These courses are taught by qualified instructors as defined by The Coordinating Board for Higher Education and are of the same quality and rigor as all other college courses available to regular college students.”
Typically this means courses are being taught at the high school by a high school teacher on behalf of the college or university.
“high school students taking postsecondary classes and who are physically present on the postsecondary education campus for those classes.”
Truman’s Competency-Based Mathematics Program is offered in partnership with several high schools to deliver this sort of experience in College Algebra and Plane Trigonometry. Truman also offers Introduction to Computer Science using a similar model. From the perspective of DESE, “School districts may award high school credit to students upon demonstration of mastery of the competencies for a particular course. School districts wishing to award credit based on demonstration of a mastery of the course competencies must notify DESE. School districts must assure that the expected level of performance would demonstrate that a student has mastered the course competencies and may receive credit for the class.”
High school juniors and seniors who meet the above requirements will be eligible for dual credit courses. Under special circumstances, freshmen and sophomores with superior academic talents may take dual credit courses. Freshmen and sophomores must demonstrate their competency by scoring at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT. Moreover, the recommending high school counselor and the college academic department official must concur that a younger student can benefit from dual credit in the specific course and learn at the collegiate level.
Rights and Responsibilities
Students enrolled in concurrent enrollment programs through Truman State University (including all credit-bearing dual credit, dual enrollment, and competency-based education programs) are considered non-degree seeking undergraduate students and, like regular students, are bound by the same policies as their on-campus peers.
As university students, students are expected to take responsibility for meeting published deadlines, paying tuition and fees, and abiding by Truman policies and procedures. Where polices have been adapted to reflect the calendar at students’ high schools or because of their status as a minor (if applicable), these policies are communicated to students in writing at the time of registration. Students should be sure to read these materials carefully. All students should make a point of reading the syllabus for their course before they begin. If you are a student who does not have a syllabus, ask your teacher or contact the Institute for Academic Outreach at email@example.com.
If parents share responsibility, or have assumed responsibility, for paying the tuition and fees for a student’s participation in one or more Truman courses, we highly recommend that students share with their parents information about deadlines and policies as the student will ultimately be accountable for them.
As a student of Truman State University one is expected to abide by the Student Conduct Code, which includes policies pertaining to academic dishonesty and non-discrimination. Students can also find detailed information about other Truman policies and procedures in the University Catalog. Links to both of these sites can be found at https://institute.truman.edu/dualcredit/.
The standard mode of communication for University business is e-mail. All Truman students, including non-degree seeking students, are issued a Truman network ID and instructions for setting-up a password upon enrollment. Students who will not use the associated email account regularly are encouraged to view their email in Truview, where they can also access their tuition bill and other student records. Students are responsible for monitoring their email on a regular basis for communications from the University regarding upcoming deadlines, policy updates, and reminders about unpaid bills, among other communications.
Should students wish to appeal decisions relating to these policies, including their grade in a course, they should begin by raising their concerns with their class instructor/professor. Concerns that cannot be addressed by their instructor/professor, or appeals of decisions made by their instructor/professor, should be directed to the Institute for Academic Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660-785-5384. If the appeal is more appropriately handled by another support office of Truman State University, the Institute will help direct the student to the office or individual with whom they need to communicate.
The Institute for Academic Outreach is open to answer questions from 8 am – 5 pm, Monday-Friday, except during University Holidays. After hours inquiries can be left on voicemail or emailed to the address indicated above for follow-up the next business day. The IT Service Center is available to handle questions related to network access, passwords, and the Brightspace learning management system during regular operating hours of Pickler Memorial Library, which includes many late evenings and weekend hours.
We look forward to helping all students have a successful learning experience.