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FAQs

* Will Dual Credit courses transfer?
 
The Missouri Higher Education Core Curriculum Transfer Act (SB 997) guarantees that courses with a MOTR designation (denoted with this icon: MOTR) will transfer to any public college or university in Missouri. A core curriculum consisting of a 42 credit hour block will transfer as a whole to all public institutions of higher education in the state. No additional general education courses are necessary upon completion of a CORE 42 block. 
 
Many other institutions accept transfer credit from community colleges, including Dual Credit. Students should always check with the institution they plan to attend after high school graduation in order to determine how many, and which, courses transfer to that particular institution.
 
* What is the difference between Dual Credit, Dual Enrollment, and Articulated Credit? 
 
Dual Credit is college credit that is awarded by the cooperating institution for college level coursework taught at the high school by the high school instructor. This credit is usually transferable to other Missouri institutions of higher education and appears on the student’s Jefferson College transcript.
    
Dual Enrollment is college credit that is awarded by the cooperating institution for college level coursework that is taught by the college instructor. This credit is usually transferable to other Missouri institutions of higher education and appears on the student’s Jefferson College transcript.
    
Articulated credit is an agreement between the high school and Jefferson College to accept student high school coursework as an equivalent course as the student enters the College. Since this credit does not meet the requirements of Missouri Department of Higher Education Dual Credit, this coursework is not transferable to other institutions. In some cases the course may serve as a qualifying prerequisite but will not appear as college credit on a transcript.
Students should check with their school counselor to determine if Dual Enrollment or Area Technical School coursework will be accepted for high school credit. 
The chart below can assist students in determining which option will best suit their needs. 
  
* COMPARISON OF PROGRAMS
 
Program Location of Classes Instructor High School Credit? Transferrable?
Dual Credit Student's high school campus Qualifying high school teacher Yes Yes
Dual Enrollment Jefferson College campus and/or online Jefferson College faculty Possible -- check with school counselor Yes
STEM Academy Jefferson College campus and/or online Jefferson College faculty Yes Yes
Early College Arnold Jefferson College campus and/or online Jefferson College faculty Yes Yes
AA 42-Hour Cohort  † Student's high school campus and online Qualifying high school teacher and Jefferson College faculty Yes Yes
Area Technical School Jefferson College campus Jefferson College faculty Yes Some credits may transfer

*Each school determines the transferability of course credits differently.

While many education institutions in Missouri and elsewhere will accept transfer credits, check with the receiving institution before taking a course you hope to transfer to another college or university.

† High school counselors have more information on these programs. 

 
* Whom do I contact at Jefferson College with questions about Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment?
 
General questions or concerns about Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment should be directed to Kaysie Dudley, Enrollment Services Specialist, at (636) 481-3237 or kdudley@jeffco.edu
 
Questions regarding establishing or modifying Dual Credit, 1/3-1/3-1/3 partnership agreements, Dual Credit associate of arts degree programs, or scheduling of any informational meetings should be directed to Allan Wamsley, Senior Director of Online Learning and Early College and Assessment  at (636) 481-3342 or awamsley@jeffco.edu.
 
For more information on Dual Credit policies in Missouri, see the Missouri Department of Higher Education Dual Credit policy
 
* How can I learn more about ACCUPLACER testing?
 
Further information on placement testing and test preparation can be found on the ACCUPLACER Testing page. See below for procedures on re-taking or appealing placement test scores.
 
Questions regarding student ACCUPLACER testing or billing should be directed to Betty Linneman, Director of Learning Services, at (636) 481-3154 or blinnema@jeffco.edu.
 
Questions regarding establishing or modifying on-site ACCUPLACER testing institutional agreements should be directed to Allan Wamsley, Senior Director of Online Learning and Early College and Assessment, at (636) 481-3342 or awamsley@jeffco.edu.
 
* Can I re-take or appeal my ACCUPLACER placement test scores?
 
If a student scores within 5 points of the required score on the ACCUPLACER test, he or she may re-test in the Testing Center. There is a limit of two tests within a 90 day period, however. The Cashier’s Office will process the $10.00 re-test fee. 
 
Should the student wish to appeal his or her English placement score, he or she should contact Division Chair of Communication and Fine Arts Michael Booker at (636) 481-3312 or (636) 797-3000, extension 3312 to schedule a writing examination to be evaluated by the College’s English faculty. 
 
Reading placement scores can be appealed by completing an alternate assessment to be evaluated by the college’s Reading faculty. To begin this process contact Division Chair of Communication and Fine Arts Michael Booker at (636) 481-3312 or (636) 797-3000, extension 3312. 
 
Any Math appeals must be accompanied by proof of an ACT score of 21 with a high school GPA of 3.5 or an ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra score of 100 with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5. Students can begin this appeals process by contacting Division Chair of Math and Science Robert Brieler at (636) 481-3337 or (636) 797-3000, extension 3337.
 
ACT test score appeals should be made per ACT guidelines. 
 
All appeal processes much be complete before the start of the semester or session in which the student wishes to enroll. 
 
* Can I get financial aid for Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment classes?
 
Students taking courses through the Early College programs are not eligible for financial aid; however, Dual Credit courses are offered at a significantly reduced rate due to partnership agreements in place with cooperating school districts. Students should be advised that poor grades in college courses can affect future eligibility for financial aid after high school graduation, including A+ scholarships. Enrollment Services can answer questions about tuition at (636) 481-3237.
 
* What if I want to drop or withdraw from a class?
 
If a student wants to remove a class from his or her schedule, the class must be dropped before the drop deadline. If the drop deadline has passed, a "W" is placed on the student's official transcript and class costs can no longer be refunded. Students cannot withdraw from a course once the deadline has passed for withdrawal, and the student's transcript will reflect the final grade earned for that course. Deadlines for adding, dropping, or withdrawing a course can be found at the bottom of the How To Apply page. Please be aware that these dates supersede all other add, drop, and withdrawal deadlines.   
 
* How can my high school participate in Career & Technical education courses or programs through Dual Credit or Dual Enrollment at Jefferson College? 
 
Dr. Dena McCaffrey, Dean of Career & Technical Education, can assist in answering questions or scheduling informational meetings about Career & Technical Education coursework and programs. She can be reached at dmccaffr@jeffco.edu or (636) 481-3401.

  

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