Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment

 Abi Francis

“I took a few dual credit classes in high school.  In fact, it was enough to come in with a semester’s worth of credit already under my belt.  I’m so glad Southern provided that opportunity because I came in feeling more prepared and I could jump straight into taking classes in my major, which allowed me to focus on my passion.” 

Abi Francis,
Senior Graphic Design Major

Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment:
Earn University Credit in High School

It's ALL About the Student!

  • Affordable ACCESS to QUALITY University level undergraduate education
  • Earn college credit to JUMP START a baccalaureate degree
  • A GEOGRAPHICALLY FEASIBLE opportunity to enrich the high school educational experience
  • Access to UNIVERSITY RESOURCES to aid in your academic success
  • See our flyer for more details (PDF)

Program Mission

The mission of the MSSU Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Program, in collaboration with area high schools, is to provide geographically feasible and affordable access to quality university-level undergraduate education to high-performing high school students in order to enrich the high school educational experience as well as foster a smooth transition from high school to a four-year university.

How to use this site:

This site is designed to highlight information about dual credit and dual enrollment opportunities available at MSSU. All policies and procedures for this program can be found within the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Handbook, or by contacting the Office of Academic Outreach.

What is Dual Credit?

Dual credit enables qualified high school students to take University-level courses and to simultaneously receive academic credit for the course from both the high school and MSSU.

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual enrollment enables qualified high school students to take University-level courses that are taught by an MSSU Faculty member while simultaneously enrolled in the high school and MSSU, and credit is only awarded at the university level.  Dual enrollment opportunities at MSSU will likely be delivered to the student through a distance learning delivery mode (online).

Modes of Delivery

Mode of Delivery  Dual Credit  Dual Enrollment
High school faculty teaches at the high school campus (traditional format) X  
High school student enrolls in online class taught by University faculty member X X
High school student enrolls in on-campus class taught by University faculty member X X
University faculty member teaches at the high school campus X X
University faculty member teaches through interactive television (ITV)  X X
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