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Participating in 51福利社’s Early College Academy is a cost-effective way to earn college credit and helps foster a smooth transition to college. There are three ways to earn college credit at Lindenwood: Dual Credit, Concurrent Enrollment and Early College Credit.

  • Dual Credit: Students take a college course taught by a credentialed high school instructor. Students that successfully pass the class are awarded both high school and college credit. Your high school must have a agreement on file with Lindenwood.
  • Concurrent Enrollment (also known as Dual Enrollment): Students take a college course taught by a Lindenwood professor either on campus or online. Students that successfully pass the class are awarded both high school and college credit if your high school has an agreement on file with Lindenwood.
  • Early College Credit: Students take a college course taught by a Lindenwood professor. Students that successfully pass the class are awarded college credit only.

Dual Credit Student Eligibility

Juniors and Seniors with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) are encouraged to enroll.

Juniors and Seniors who have between a 2.5-2.99 overall minimum grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) may also be approved to enroll with signed letters of recommendation from the high school’s counselor or principal and student’s parent/guardian.

Sophomores must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and signed letters of recommendation from the high school’s counselor, principal, and student’s parent/legal guardian.

Freshman must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), and score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT. Freshman must also have signed letters of recommendation from the school’s counselor, principal, and student’s parent/guardian.

*If a student is homeschooled, a letter of recommendation from the parent (obtained via our online registration process) will suffice in addition to an official copy of the student’s transcript.

*Please note, placement into individual courses (English or Mathematics) depends on the combination of a student’s grade point average, high school coursework, and individual Mathematics or English scores achieved on the ACT or SAT. The Early College Academy office will request an unofficial copy of your high school transcript to verify enrollment eligibility.

Concurrent Enrollment/Early College Student Eligibility

Concurrent Enrollment / Early College is only offered to high school Juniors and Seniors.

Juniors and Seniors with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) are encouraged to enroll.

Juniors and Seniors who have between a 2.5-2.99 overall minimum grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) may also be approved to enroll with signed letters of recommendation from the high school’s counselor or principal and student’s parent/guardian.

Cost

  • Dual Credit: $65.00 per credit hour
  • Concurrent Enrollment / Early College Credit: $105.00 per credit hour

Tuition and/or fees paid for enrollment in the Early College Academy Program are non-refundable.

Partnering High Schools

  • Fort Zumwalt East
  • Fort Zumwalt North
  • Fort Zumwalt South
  • Fort Zumwalt West
  • Gateway Science Academy
  • Elsberry HS
  • Jennings HS
  • Lebanon HS
  • Lutheran HS
  • McCluer HS
  • McCluer North HS
  • Normandy HS
  • Mehlville HS
  • Parkway School District
  • Troy Buchanan HS
  • Warrenton HS

The student may review the course schedule and decide what class he or she is interested in taking for the semester. Students are eligible to take most "100" level classes and some "200" level classes. Counselors will help the student identify what classes might be best for the student at the time.

Interested students should contact earlycollegestart@lindenwood.edu.