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Dual Credit Admission Steps

Students must successfully complete all steps for enrollment and coursework for credit.

Speak with Your High School Counselor

Discuss OTC Dual Credit and class options with your high school counselor. If you have already spoken with your counselor and your high school offers dual credit classes, please move on to Step 2.

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

Apply to Become an OTC Student

Fill out the free OTC application online.

If you applied within the last year, or participated in an OTC class within the last year, skip this step.

Note: The application does not register you for classes.

Guided Self-Placement

Guided Self-Placement is an alternative to timed placement tests like the ACT. Complete Guided Self-Placement to determine which English and math classes are right for you. It is important that you make an informed and wise choice about your placement.

Submit Completed Dual Credit Registration Form

Only select online classes and/or approved classes taught at the public high school are available for discounted dual credit tuition. Use only the course code(s) provided within the online dual credit class list and/or provided by the high school to complete the registration form. Please type information within the Dual Credit Registration Form, before printing for signatures.  Return completed forms to your high school counselor or email completed forms to For classes taught on a campus, or online classes not listed in online dual credit, explore the Early Start program.

Spring 2019 deadlines for completed application and registration form submissions:

  • Online classes – priority deadline November 1 to *as long as space is available* or registration ends January 9
  • Seated classes – November 1 to February 6 

Fall 2019 deadlines for completed application and registration form submissions:

  • Online classes – priority deadline April 1 to *as long as space is available* or until August 14 
  • Seated classes – April 1 to September 11

Obtain Course Materials

Only after email receipt of registration in class(es), proceed to the following:

  • Some high schools provide course materials to students. Ask your dual credit high school teacher or counselor if any of your course materials are provided for you.
  • Otherwise, use to log in to myOTC, select the graduation hat icon on the left-hand side, then Bookstore Materials, select the semester near the top, and View Books. If you cannot select the correct semester, check back later or use the contact information below.

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.

Make Payment

Spring 2019 Dates: 

  • Billing Posts: February 27
  • Payment Deadline: March 29

Fall 2019 Dates: 

  • Billing Posts: September 24
  • Payment Deadline: October 25

After billing posts, utilize an option below to pay in full before the deadline:

  • Pay Online with an echeck or credit card – Sign in to myOTC and select Student Accounts to get started. Parents can be added as authorized users. If the enrolled student cannot access myOTC, the student can contact the OTC Help Desk.
  • Pay in Person – stop by an OTC location to make a payment in person.

Note: Dual Credit students are not eligible for Financial Aid. Payment arrangements must be made each semester. If dis-enrollment occurs, students will not receive credit which may affect their high school graduation and the balance will remain until paid in full.

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