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Who can register to take EXCEL dual credit courses?

Students seeking to enroll in an MBU course through EXCEL must meet certain criteria and provide a signed approval by the designated high school administrator or coordinator* and by the student’s parent or guardian.  The following requirements also apply:

Juniors and Seniors

  • Juniors and seniors with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) are eligible for dual credit courses.
  • Juniors and seniors with an overall grade point average between 2.5 – 2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal or guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Sophomores

Sophomores must (1) have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); (2) provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor; and (3) provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Freshmen

Freshmen must (1) have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), (2) score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT, (3) provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor, and (4) provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.

*The designated administrator or coordinator lists the GPA on the registration form.

NOTE:  To enroll in ENGL 113, a student must have an ACT (or equivalent SAT) English score of at least 18.

When do students 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 students 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 students 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 students want to drop a course?
Students must complete an MBU drop form specifically 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.

EXCEL Drop Form      excel_drop_form

What if students need to drop a course because of a family move or a medical emergency?

Please see “Withdrawing from an EXCEL Course.”