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
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 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 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.
The three-part EXCEL registration form is provided to students in each approved course during the registration period near the beginning of each semester.
Students, parents and counselors should accurately complete their designated portion of the form, which provides important information needed to officially admit and register the student as a non-degree-seeking student at Missouri Baptist University. Students are given a specific date by which to return the form to the high school. The designated EXCEL coordinator at the high school (a principal, counselor or teacher) returns the completed forms to the EXCEL office. Forms may be submitted only through the high school.
Is there a registration deadline?
Each high school is given a two-week deadline by which students must turn in completed registration forms to the designated coordinator. The deadline is announced during classroom registration visits by EXCEL staff or is announced by the teacher. The two-week deadline is based on requirements that on-campus students must meet when they register for classes.
May I register late?
The EXCEL office accepts only those completed registration forms that have been received by the deadline assigned to the high school site.
The following checklist will help ensure that forms are complete:
Student and Parents
Note: The high school and student copies help verify that the student registered for the course.
How and when do I pay for the course?
The fee for EXCEL courses during the 2012-2013 school year is $62 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 can be downloaded from the menu on this page. The student completes the form and gathers the required signature(s) and then sends the form to the EXCEL office.
There is no tuition refund for dropped courses.
Please see the EXCEL Guide for Students for directions concerning withdrawals due to moves or medical issues.