Parents and Guardians
Do you have an eligible high school junior or senior interested in earning college credit while still in high school? Many students are academically ready for college level courses, while some may find the rigor of college courses overwhelming. Dual Credit with Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) is a decision parents and guardians and their sons or daughters can explore together.
School Partnerships and Dual Credit Options
Many area high schools offer seated dual credit classes at the high school. Seated dual credit refers to students receiving instruction in person and at their high school, by an approved instructor. In order for your son or daughter to participate in this option, the high school must have a dual credit partnership with OTC and an approved instructor. Please check with your high school.
Another option is to complete coursework almost completely online, exclusively through OTC, with an OTC Instructor. If you live within the OTC service area (this option is for home school and private school families too!), you are welcome to explore opportunities with Online Dual Credit and Early Start! You can find the college service area in the OTC Catalog and the College District map. For more information about the online option, visit the Important Online Dual Credit Information page. OTC provides the list of online class options for the discounted dual credit rate within dual credit admission steps and checklist.
Expectations and Policies
In college, no matter the student’s age, educational rights are limited solely to the student. Parents have no inherent right to inspect their son’s or daughter’s educational records. Visit this site for more information on FERPA.
Dual credit students are college students. Therefore, OTC expects dual credit students to perform at the college level and are responsible for their own education. The college-level expectations include regular attendance and active class participation, meeting class objectives and deadlines, seeking academic help, utilizing the myOTC portal including responding to emails and addressing any concerns directly with their instructors.
Students in online dual credit class(es) participate in coursework with other post-secondary college students. Online dual credit students follow OTC’s Academic Calendar; when a student’s high school is not in session, assignments are still due before the deadline. For more information, visit the important online dual credit link.
Accreditation and Transferring Credits
OTC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. OTC participates in CORE 42 – Transfer Guarantee and has many additional transfer agreements with other colleges and universities. For more about accreditation, transferring credits and more, see Dual Credit Documents and Links.
Tuition, Textbooks and Payment
OTC Dual Credit is the most inexpensive option in the area! Tuition for dual credit courses at OTC is $35 per credit hour. If a student is enrolled in an online class, an added $65 per online class fee occurs.
The partnering high school determines if the school district or the student is responsible for tuition, fees, textbooks and other class-related materials. Contact your high school for more information.
Individuals must make a payment for dual credit courses before the deadline, or students will be disenrolled from their class(es). This could affect high school credits.
Get Started – Admission Process
Students are enrolled in class(es) after completing the dual credit admission checklist. Please ensure information provided is clear and accurate.
We hope students are successful; However, if a student is considering dropping, please first review the drop deadline, refund schedule, and contact your high school or home school organization to determine how this will impact high school credits and graduation. If a student decides to drop, complete fillable registration form provided in section four with “drop” in the first column and only include the class(es) to drop. Then, either scan or take a clear picture and email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.