eligibility and enrollment
Test Optional for dual credit admission fall 2020 & spring 2021
For fall 2020 & spring 2021, Northwest is not requiring a standardized test score for dual credit admission.
- test optional admission is for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
- minimum 3.00 grade-point average required.
- students must still meet course placement requirements as listed below.
- home-schooled students and students who are attending an unaccredited high school are still required to submit test scores.
- for questions about this option, contact the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800.633.1175
every student who enrolls in dual credit courses must meet the following admission standards:
- students in the 11th and 12th grades interested in dual credit must meet one of the following requirement scenarios:
- students in the 11th or 12th grades with an overall minimum gpa of 2.50 on a scale of 4.00 and an act score of 21 or a combined percentile index of 100 or higher and have at least a gpa of 2.50 on a scale of 4.00. in addition to these requirements all students must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal or guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
- students in the 10th grade must meet the following requirements:
- students in the 10th grade must have an overall minimum gpa of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 and an act score of 21 or a combined percentile index of 100 or higher and have at least a gpa of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00. in addition to these requirements all students must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
- students in the 9th grade must meet the following requirements:
- students in the 9th grade must have an overall minimum gpa of 3.00 on a scale of 4.00 and an act score in the 90th percentile or above. in addition to these requirements all students must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
requirements for course placement
act mathematics sub-score requirements
- act math 27 -or-
- sat math 670 -or-
- completion of pre-calculus through northwest with minimum grade of c
- act math 22 -or-
- sat math 600 -or-
- high school cum. gpa 3.50 or higher
- act math 22 -or-
- sat math 570 -or-
- high school cum. gpa 3.00 or higher
act english sub-score required*
- act english 18 -or-
- sat writing 430 -or-
- successful completion of the writing challenge
- students with an english act of 18 will be given a self-assessment tool they can use to determine if they would rather opt down into introduction to college writing (not available as dual credit).
*placement exams are available for students who do not meet the english act requirement.
furthermore, juniors and sophomores may submit equivalent plan, sat, aspire, pre-act, or psat scores for admission consideration if they have not yet taken the act or sat. equivalent plan scores are an 18 for juniors and a 24 for sophomores. equivalent aspire scores are 427 for juniors. act/sat superscores also used.
these requirements are subject to change by northwest's admissions office. in addition, a placement exam may be required for particular courses. some courses may also require the student to have completed particular courses in high school.
each student must complete a dual credit application/enrollment form for admission. the top portion of the enrollment form must be completed in full and signed by the student and parent/guardian. the bottom portion must be filled in with the appropriate course information: crn, department number, course number, section, course title and instructor name.
students must complete their northwest enrollment procedures within the first three weeks of northwest's academic semester. no schedule changes or new enrollments will be allowed after this time.
only students who have submitted an application/enrollment form, transcripts, test scores and have been recommended by their high school will be allowed to participate in dual credit at northwest missouri state university.
all requests for schedule changes, withdrawals, transcripts or payment plans must be sent directly to the appropriate college personnel. the instructor of the dual credit course is not responsible for any of these procedures.