Who can register to take EXCEL dual credit courses?
To register for EXCEL, students meet the following requirements:
They are enrolled as juniors or seniors in an EXCEL high school. Missouri guidelines for dual credit state that sophomores may register for courses only if they have scored in the ninetieth percentile on an ACT or SAT exam and have been recommended by their high school administrator.
They are approved by the participating high school.
They have an overall 3.0 GPA at the time of registration.
When do I register?
At the beginning of each semester (fall semester for year-long courses), the EXCEL staff visits high school classes to provide students with information and materials for registration. In a few schools, teachers receive the information and materials and offer them to their students.
Students complete and submit an EXCEL registration form to their designated EXCEL coordinator at the high school. Note: EXCEL accepts registrations from the designated high school coordinator only, not directly from the student. Registrations must include signatures of the student, of the parent/guardian, and of the designated coordinator.
Is there a registration deadline?
Each high school is given a deadline by which students must turn in completed registration forms to the designated coordinator. The two-week deadline is announced during classroom registration visits by EXCEL staff or is announced by the teacher. The two-week deadline is based on the similar amount of time on-campus students are allowed to register for a class.
May I register late?
The EXCEL office accepts completed registration forms received by the deadline assigned to the high school site.
Students may not enroll in a dual credit course after the deadline or after the course has ended.
How and when do I pay for the course?
The fee for EXCEL courses during the 2013-2014 school year is $63 per credit hour.
Students may include payment by check or money order with registration or choose to recieve a bill 4-6 weeks after registration. Billed payment can be made by check , credit card, or money order.
What if I want to drop a course?
Students must complete an MBU drop slip designed for EXCEL students. The forms are available through the EXCEL office or on the EXCEL home page. The student completes the form and gathers the required signature(s) and then sends the form to the EXCEL office.
Courses dropped after the census date will not be refunded.
What if I need to drop a course because of a family move or a medical emergency?
Please see “Withdrawing from an EXCEL Course.”