Getting a Jump on College Credit
University of Missouri,
Center for Distance and Independent Study,
has exceptional programs of interest to all homeschoolers, including
elementary, middle, and high-school programs,
which saves high-school families time and money by allowing their high-school
students to earn college credit while still attending high school.
Center for Distance and Independent Study
(CDIS) at the University
of Missouri has established itself as a national model and leader in the
field of distance and continuing education. Originally formed in 1911, CDIS
has an uninterrupted history of providing award-winning individualized
learning opportunities to students away from the campus. It remains one of
the largest university-sponsored independent-study programs in the United
States. This year alone, the Center enrolled 20,801 students from the United
States and from 52 other countries.|
allows qualified high-school students to enroll in university-level courses
offered through CDIS while paying only 50 percent of the normal
University of Missouri tuition! These reduced fees are the same for both
in-state and out-of-state students.
The following example illustrates
the tuition savings your family can experience:
||$245.60 per credit hour
|Undergraduate Tuition less 50%
||$122.80 per credit hour
you can see, the fee for a regular three-hour class is $736.80. In the
dual-enrollment program, that same class is only $368.40. On top of that,
your family saves room-and-board costs of approximately $8,100 a year, as
well as miscellaneous personal and transportation expenses of approximately
$2,980 a year.
In addition to the above cost savings, the benefits of
dual enrollment include but are not limited to the following:
Students have an opportunity to get a jump-start on earning college
credit while simultaneously earning high-school credit.
College credit is awarded by the University of Missouri. High-school
credit is awarded by the student's participating high school.
Courses developed by University of Missouri faculty ensure a quality
learning experience in areas including literature, languages, math,
science, and social sciences.
Your student may qualify for this time- and
cost-saving program if s/he has:
completed 12 or more units of high-school-level credits;
achieved an ACT score of 24 or better, or an SAT score of 1090 or
submitted a transcript showing course work taken while
Here's a complete
list of dual enrollment courses.
Apply! Save time. Save money. More importantly, enrich your student's
It's win/win at the University