Metropolitan Community College

Get a head start on college

Imagine taking classes that provide real world experience that earn both high school and college credit.  The dual credit partnership between Metropolitan Community College- Maple Woods and Northland CAPS makes this a reality.

Dual credit advantages

Courses Prepare and Challenge:  Students who take dual credit courses are better prepared for a full time college experience.  These courses are taught and graded as college level, meaning the expectations and rewards are higher.  Courses must meet the same academic criteria as any class offered by MCC, which is why dual credit students must meet GPA and test score requirements to enroll. 

Credit is Transferrable:  MCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  Credit is accepted by other HLC accredited universities and colleges, which includes many out of state, all of Missouri’s public and all but a few private colleges.  In Missouri, public colleges/universities must accept at least five dual credit courses and most accept more.  For more information on transferability, contact potential institutions and check their websites for transfer information.

Cost is Reasonable:  Dual credit tuition rate is half of MCC’s regular tuition.  Tuition at other universities and colleges can be as much as 15 times that of MCC’s dual credit rate.  For MCC’s current tuition rates, go to   

Dual credit compared to the A+ program

Dual credit tuition rate is half that of MCC regular tuition and books are provided at no charge.  Upon high school graduation, the Missouri A+ Program pays for tuition, but does not cover the cost of books.  Text books can cost as much as $100 to $200 per course, which is comparable to the dual credit tuition rate.  However, taking college classes while still in high school shortens the time it takes to complete a college degree.  This means students have the potential to begin working in their career sooner and with less debt.

Dual credit courses available

The courses offered through Northland CAPS currently include:

  • BSAD 150- Introduction to Business

Grading and transcripts

Dual credit courses are graded using MCC standards.  In addition to receiving a grade as a high school course on the high school transcript, official dual credit grades are recorded on the student’s MCC transcript, which is accessible through the student’s myMCCKC Student Center. 

How to apply and enroll - STEPS TO ENROLL

MCC works with Northland CAPS and students to complete the admission and enrollment process.  Students complete an Intent to Enroll form and these other enrollment forms:  Eligibility, Student Consent Form, Enrollment Form 

Questions? Contact the MCC Dual Credit Team: 

Lori Callow                                         Leslie Lockwood                                              

Dual Credit Liaison                           Dual Credit Coordinator                                Early College Info Line

816-604-3005                                     816-604-3201                                                     816-604-3045