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Dual Credit Admission Steps

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

Speak with High School Counselor

Discuss OTC Dual Credit and class options with a 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.

Apply to Become an OTC Student

Complete the free, online OTC application and remember to select Dual Credit.

After 72 business hours, check the email address provided for username and password information.

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

Note: The application is not the same as enrollment in class (see step four). After submission of the OTC application, you may proceed to step three and four without OTC username and password.  

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 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 dualcredit@otc.edu only. For classes taught on a campus, or online classes not listed in online dual credit, explore the Early Start program.

Spring 2020 deadlines for completed application and registration form submissions:

  • Online classes – priority deadline November 1 to *as long as space is available* or until January 8 
  • Seated classes – November 1 to February 5

Obtain Course Materials

After email receipt of registration in class(es), 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.

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 2020 Dates: 

  • Payment Window Opens & Invoices Begin: February 21
  • Payment Deadline & Disenrollment for Unpaid Balance: March 25

Only after the payment window opens, utilize the invoice from StudentAccountServices@otc.edu within myOTC email or request a total balance due from dualcreditpayments@otc.edu

Note: Dual Credit students are not eligible for Financial Aid. If disenrollment for an unpaid balance occurs, students will not receive credit which may affect their high school graduation, ability to enroll in future classes and/or ability to request a transcript.

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