Dual Credit and Dual Enrollment
Please use the following checklists as a guide to guarantee all appropriate actions have been taken in order to register for and receive University credit. Application and registration to the MSSU Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment program occurs online through the mssu.DualEnroll.com system. High School Students: Work with the person at your high school who is responsible for coordinating dual credit courses (dual credit coordinator or counselor). The dual credit coordinator works directly with the MSSU Office of Academic Outreach to coordinate applications and registrations. Home School Students: Work directly with the Office of Academic Outreach to coordinate applications and registrations.
Student Checklist: PRE-ENROLLMENT
- Tell the instructor and/or the dual credit coordinator you are interested in taking courses for dual credit. Home school students may contact the Office of Academic Outreach directly.
- Check the transferability of the course(s) you are interested in to make sure it will transfer to the University you plan to attend after high school.
- For complete step-by-step instructions with screenshots, please refer to the instructions section on on the Apply Here page. Go to mssu.dualenroll.com/login
- Follow the prompts to create a personalized login. Be sure to provide an email address and phone number so that we can confirm your account. Save your login and password for future use.
- Complete the online application (new students only). Double check the application form to ensure the accuracy of all of the information you have provided. You will need to have your Social Security Number to complete the online application. Save your Student ID (SID) number for future use.
- Choose your courses. On the course selection screen, use the navigation tools to see the course options that are available through your high school or through dual enrollment options. Pay careful attention to the course times, instructor names, course locations (see delivery icons), etc. to make sure you are selecting the appropriate course(s).
- Confirm your registration. Steps you need to complete and the status of your application will be highlighted in yellow and show upon the right side of the screen. You will be notified by email or text message throughout the process and again when your registration has been confirmed. Should you receive an email regarding registration failure, please contact the Office of Academic Outreach to resolve the issue.
- Requires parent/legal guardian signature - this can be completed through the DualEnroll.com system, and you can send an email directly to your parent/legal guardian at the time of registration. PLEASE PROVIDE A PARENT EMAIL FOR PARENT APPROVAL.
- Parents are required to approve each course individually.
- When you confirm your registration, your high school counselor will automatically be notified to review your application materials.
- For a list of course offerings and course registration numbers (CRN’s) for your high school ask your dual credit counselor/coordinator or check the most recent version of the online schedule booklet.
- The high school counselor/coordinator or home school proctor will complete the following items through the DualEnroll.com system:
- Upload a copy of the MOST RECENT high school transcript* (for GPA verification)
- Upload a copy of test scores (if a test score is required for desired coursework)
- This is only required if the course you wish to take has a pre-requisite – for a list of these requirements go to: www.mssu.edu/dualcredit/prerequisite
- Approve or deny student registrations.
- After the high school counselor/coordinator or home school proctor completes and approves you for courses through DualEnroll.com, MSSU will automatically be notified of your request for enrollment. If eligibility requirements are met, MSSU will enroll you in your course(s), and you will receive a confirmation email of your course registration. In a mailing from the Admissions Office, you will receive your Student Identification Number (SID). Students must call the MSSU Help Desk for the PIN (password) and help with getting an email account set up. 417-659-4444.
- Consider completion of the FERPA waiver form. Once you enroll in a course at MSSU, we do not have an automatic right to disclose any information related to your educational records to your parents. We also do not have a right to disclose information about tuition payments to officials/teachers at your school. The completion of the FERPA waiver form will enable you, MSSU, your high school, and your parents an opportunity to cooperate in a more seamless manner.
- Authorization to Release Form (Educational Records); this form is only available on paper at this time.
*Home school students must provide a notarized copy of the high school transcript.
Student Checklist: POST-ENROLLMENT
- Once you receive your SID and PIN, you may log in to LioNet to access all MSSU related information. Please refer to the Access to Information handout and the LioNet User’s Guide for more information about what you can do with LioNet. MSSU recommends checking to make sure your schedule in LioNet shows you are enrolled in the dual credit course(s) for which you signed up. The timing of when a course and its fees will show up in LioNet will vary from student to student because of the variation in high school enrollment dates and because of the large amount of students being processed during the same few weeks.
- Obtain your textbook(s). Some high schools provide textbooks for students; however, some do not. Check with your high school to see what the textbook plan is for your course(s). Online and on-campus students will find the textbook list in LioNet, and can visit the MSSU Bookstore to purchase and pick up textbooks.
- Information packets, t-shirts, and Lion Cards will be delivered to your school (or mailed directly to you) as promptly as possible. Refer to the student benefits/resources page on the dual credit website for more information about your other student benefits.
- Use the MSSU Dual Credit website for access to all forms and information related to your experience as a dual credit student. Familiarize yourself with the policies and procedures that affect you as a dual credit/dual enrollment student.
- Pay for your course by the appropriate deadline. You may pay for tuition and textbooks through your payment portal or by contacting the Bursar's Office. For more detailed information about due dates and payments, refer to the Dual Credit Calendars and Payment Information documents on the Calendars link in the General Information section of our website.
- Check your student email account and LioNet frequently to remain up to date on things related to MSSU. These are the main modes of communication through which MSSU will send you important information. Check out the technical guides for instructions on how to have your MSSU email re-routed to the email of your choice. Remember to contact the MSSU Help Desk if you need help: 417-659-4444.
- Be aware of the dual credit and MSSU calendars. Plan ahead and be aware of any potential conflicts with your high school schedule. Be sure to notify faculty of scheduling conflicts well in advance.
- If and when you are on-campus, identify yourself as an MSSU Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Student and bring your Lion Card.
- Take advantage of your student benefits!!!
Student Checklist: END OF COURSE
- Grades will be posted at the end of the course on LioNet. You will want to ensure your grades have been posted prior to making any transcript requests. For more information about how to request an official transcript, please visit the Registrar's webpage.
- Work with your instructor and/or the dual credit coordinator to coordinate the return of your textbooks.
- Complete any required surveys and/or evaluations related to your experience.