Typically this means courses are being taught at the high school by a high school teacher on behalf of the college or university.
Typically, for students working with Truman, a dual enrollment class would be a course taken in the evening, on the weekend, or during the summer as a non-degree-seeking student. However, Truman also offers several online and competency-based based courses that are considered dual enrollment. These include our Competency-Based Mathematics Program, which is offered in partnerships with schools but uses a software platform supplemented by teacher instruction.
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 must demonstrate their competency by scoring at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT and have at least a 3.0 GPA. Both freshman and sophomores must secure the recommendation of a high school counselor, and have written parental permission, 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.
This varies a little based on the kind of course you take. If you are enrolled in a course online or on-campus that is taught by regular Truman faculty, the refund, drop and withdrawal dates follow those on campus. You can only get a 100% refund for these classes by dropping them before you begin. Refunds are pro-rated at various levels up to a certain point. You can find more details on our Refund webpage.
If you are enrolled in the Competency-Based mathematics program (CBM) no refunds are granted once you have enrolled because of the cost of the bundled software license that is issued when you enroll.
In dual credit classes, where the high school faculty are teaching, the high school calendar is factored in to the process. Because school districts have different calendars than Truman’s we have adapted a calendar specific to dual credit that provides comparable opportunities to drop, withdraw, and get refunds. Normally, Truman students register months in advance of their classes and must drop their courses before the semester begins if they wish to get a refund. Since that option is not available to dual credit students, we have set a simple 100% refund date a few weeks into the course. Students who withdraw after that date will not be eligible for a refund but may withdraw under certain circumstances.
Withdrawals typically result in a “W” being placed on the transcript. After a certain point in the term, students who are failing at the time they withdraw will receive a “WF” on their transcript. For more details, see Dropping and Withdrawing from Classes.