Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment

Faculty Submission of Final Grades

Student Grades

Students in the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program will be governed by all rules and regulations (except as noted in the handbook) in effect for regular MSSU students, as set forth in the MSSU Catalog, Student Handbook, and other publications.  Payment for courses must be received before the student’s final grade will be posted to the transcript.

All grades earned in dual credit and dual enrollment courses will be reflected on the student's University transcript.  Grades may be viewed by the student through the LioNet Portal. If there is an outstanding balance on the student account, grades will not be viewable through LioNet until the balance is paid in full.

In order to remain eligible for continued participation in the dual credit/dual enrollment program, students must meet the established MSSU academic standards that are published in the University catalog.  Failure to maintain these standards will result in a loss of privileges to participate further in the program.

Grading System

A student’s grade is officially recorded by letter.  The following grades and their numerical equivalents are used:



Grade Points





Above Average






Minimum Passing









“W” Grade Policy –

This policy is applicable to both semester and yearlong dual credit/dual enrollment courses.  Dual credit students enrolled in yearlong courses shall use the Fall semester deadlines for “W” grade policies.

a)  Course withdrawals will be permitted through the fourth week of classes (according to the MSSU academic calendar) without any grade recorded.

b) Course withdrawal during the fifth through the eleventh week of the semester will be indicated by a ‘W’ posted to the record.

c) Course withdrawals are not permitted after the eleventh week of the regular semester. A student who stops attending class without officially withdrawing is in jeopardy of receiving an ‘F’ in the course.

d)  A student who completely withdraws from the university prior to the last week of classes in a semester may receive a grade of ‘W’ in all courses in which the student is enrolled (only applicable to students enrolled in more than one dual credit/dual enrollment course).

Faculty Submission of Final Grades

High School and University Faculty shall submit final grades through the LioNet Portal. View this PDF for step-by-step Instructions to Enter Grades in LioNet.  Grades may only be submitted through the LioNet Portal prior to MSSU’s deadline for grade entry. 

The deadline for grade entry is always at 10:00 AM on the Monday following the week of finals (MSSU calendar). 

If the MSSU deadline cannot be met (i.e., yearlong courses), the High School Dual Credit Instructor has 48 hours after the final exam is given on the high school campus to submit final grades. 

The following procedure should be followed for submission of final grades to MSSU when the MSSU deadline cannot be met:

Final Grading