EXCEL Student Registration

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 GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) at the time of registration. To verify eligibility, the signature of a high school counselor or other designated coordinator will be required on the registration form.
  • To be approved for ENGL 113, a student must have an ACT (or equivalent SAT) English score of at least 18. To register for ENGL 123, the student must have successfully completed and have provided a transcript for ENGL 113 through EXCEL (or for a comparable course through another university).

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

  • Student portion is complete, accurate and legible.
  • All course numbers, titles and instructor names are accurate and complete.
  • The student and parent/guardian signatures and date are complete.
  • The student’s social security number is provided.
  • The student form is returned to the high school by the deadline.
  • The student copy of the form (pink) is filed when returned from the EXCEL coordinator.

EXCEL Coordinator

  • The student’s GPA and any applicable test scores (for ENGL 113) are provided.
  • The signature and date completed is provided.
  • Any accompanying payment is securely attached to matching form.
  • Once signed, the high school copy (yellow) and student copy (pink) are retained.
  • The student copy is returned to student and the school copy is filed.
  • All completed EXCEL forms (white copies) with any attached payments are returned to the EXCEL office by the assigned deadline.

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.