Dual Credit Admission Steps

Each partner high school has a unique list of course offerings at their school. See the course names, descriptions, credits, and the cost for each class within.

All students complete enrollment via the DualEnroll software during their school day and with the DualEnroll user guides provided by their high school. Afterward, students can see their enrollment status per class anytime within DualEnroll. An overview of the steps is provided in the visual below.

All other questions can be answered by reading the information below and exploring the menu that starts with “About Dual Credit” on the right-hand side. 


Spring 2023 Class Registration

Online and LVL classes with OTC Instructors

  • Registration Begins: October 20 (see your high school for their selected enrollment date)
  • Registration Ends: as long as space exists or until December 20

Seated classes taught at high schools by high school instructors

  • Registration Begins: January (see your high school for their selected enrollment date)
  • Registration Ends: February 8

Fall 2022 Registration

  • Seated classes at partnering high schools used the new admissions steps above (NOT the enrollment steps below).
    • Enrollment included courses taught in the fall semester and yearlong at our partner high schools.
      • Began August 30 (contact your high school for their enrollment date)
      • Ended September 14
  • Online classes with OTC Instructors utilized the previous enrollment steps below only (NOT the new enrollment steps above).
    • Enrolled students received a “Dual Credit Welcome” email from dualcredit@otc.edu. 
      • Began March 28
      • Registration closed before summer break

(DO NOT USE) Previous Admission Steps

The steps below are for reference only and for the students who enrolled in fall 2022 online classes only.

Speak with High School Counselor

Discuss OTC Dual Credit and class options with the high school representative. Proceed to Step 2, if approved by the high school representative.

Homeschool and private school students can participate in online classes through OTC Dual Credit. Proceed to Step 2 to get started.

Resource: See OTC course options by high school within step four, then return to step 2.

Apply to Become an OTC Student (2 parts)

This is a 2 part process. Completion of both parts within this step is required before students can enroll in class(es) via step four below. 

If you have already completed the application (see Part B) within the last year, or participated in an OTC class within the last year, and you remember your OTC ID, move on to the next step.

Part A: Create an Account (Link removed/online enrollment closed) – The use of an email address outside the high school email is recommended. Afterward, check your inbox in the email you provided for the next steps within 24 hours (Part B).

Part B: Application. This must be completed within 24 hours of account creation. Use the email provided after completion of Part A to login and applyRemember to select Dual Credit within.  

Resources: Use this site for video and written instructions for this step. If you receive an error message, or have difficulty completing the steps above, screenshot the concern and call 417-447-6900. If you previously completed both parts, but need help with your username and password, contact the OTC Help Desk via


Guided Self-Placement

Complete the Guided Self-Placement Tool to determine which English and math classes are right for you. Making an informed and wise decision about placement is important. For more information about why we use this tool as an alternative to tests like the ACT, visit the Guided Self-Placement Overview.

Submit Completed Dual Credit Class Registration & Permission Form

FALL 2022 Enrollment Dates are posted at the top. Check there before proceeding below. 

Use only the course code(s) provided under the school you attend to complete the registration form below. If online is listed under the school you attend, use the online dual credit class list to complete the form.

The Dual Credit Class Registration and Permission Form (Link Removed, Registration for Online is Closed) is now in e-signature format, through DocuSign! Start the process by entering the name and email for the student, parent, and school contact who will electronically sign the document. Then, enter student information, course(s) requested, e-sign and select “Finish” to send the form to the next signee. Once all signatures are obtained, each party will receive a copy of the completed form, including the dual credit office, from DocuSign. Once the student is enrolled in the course, a “confirmed enrollment and next steps” communication will be sent to the email addresses provided, from dualcredit@otc.edu

Resources: Use video directions and/or written directions for assistance with the E Signature process. If you didn’t see a course subject or format of interest, feel free to explore the Early Start program at the regular OTC tuition rate.

Obtain Course Materials

After ‘confirmed enrollment’ email from dualcredit@otc.edu, utilize the following for course materials information.

  • Contact the high school instructor of the dual credit course, or the high school counselor, to see if course materials are provided.
  • Otherwise, login to my.otc.edu, select the graduation hat icon on the left-hand side, Bookstore Materials, the correct semester near the top, and View Books. Check back later if the correct semester is not available or use the contact information below.

Resource: Use the OTC Bookstore site for information on AutoAccess, purchase options, hours, location, and more. If you have questions, utilize the links provided or contact the OTC Bookstore 417-447-6620. Online students may contact their instructor directly through myOTC email at the start of school as well.

Make Payment Online

Fall 2022 Dates: 

  • Payment Window Opens: November 5
  • Payment Deadline: December 5 

Directions to pay online will be distributed to enrolled students before the payment window opens. Only online payments are accepted. 


Resources: For student ID or myOTC log in assistance, the student may contact the Help Desk. For help with making payment, contact dualcreditpayments@otc.edu

Note: Dual Credit students are not eligible for Financial Aid.