Wentworth College proudly partners with numerous high schools within the state of Missouri to offer a dual enrollment program. The purpose of the dual enrollment program is to provide qualifying high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn college credits while simultaneously completing their local high school graduation requirements. This concept allows students exposure to the demands of college level work within the setting of their high school. Approved high school faculty instruct high school students using a college level curriculum that has been approved and endorsed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost at Wentworth College. At the completion of the course, the student is awarded credit for the appropriate high school course in conjunction with earning college credit hours. The student is then able to transfer the college credit to the college or university of their choice.
Wentworth College Dual Enrollment Program highlights:
- Tuition is affordable and offers a significant savings compared to most colleges and universities.
- Courses provide challenging college level curriculum for academically superior students.
- The program assists students with the transition from high school to college by exposing them early to college course work.
- Minimizes duplication of courses taken in high school and college
- Students will earn credit for high school and college courses and will receive an official Wentworth College transcript upon request.
- Wentworth College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Associations of Secondary Schools and Colleges and is proud to have had continuous accreditation since our inception in 1923.
- Over five hundred students across the state are currently participating in the program.
- There is no minimum or maximum student enrollment quota. Also, the class can have a mixed population of students that are taking the class for dual credit and those who are not, though the collegiate level expectations will be expected for all students in the class.
The student must have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or the equivalent and be recommended by the high school principal or his or her official designee. High school juniors and seniors who meet the above requirements will be eligible for dual enrollments courses. Under special circumstances, freshman and sophomores with superior academic talents may take dual enrollment courses. High school students must also meet the same requirements for admission to individual courses as those required of on-campus students. Please refer to the course syllabus or Wentworth College Course Catalog for more information on a specific course prerequisites.
Dual credit courses are taught by high school instructors that have been certified by the State of Missouri and approved by Wentworth College. High school instructors teaching general education courses shall typically have a master’s degree that includes study, usually a minimum of 18 semester hours, appropriate to the academic field in which they are teaching. Teachers with considerable experience or knowledge in a given field, but do not have a masters degree, will be considered for certification. Also, teachers working towards their master’s degree will be considered. The selection of high school instructors for dual enrollment courses must be approved both by the high school and by the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost at Wentworth College.
If a teacher wishes to seek approval to teach a dual credit class, they should submit the following information:
- Official college transcripts
- Teaching certification
- Letter of intent indicating the course for which the teacher is seeking approval. For a list of courses please see our course catalog.
- A letter of recommendation from the high school principal
For high school teachers, counselors, or principals that are interested in offering dual credit at their school, please contact Aaron Kurdle, Dual Enrollment Coordinator at (800) 962-7682 ext. 1306 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Aaron is available to meet one-on-one or with a group to present more information.
For additional information regarding the Wentworth College Dual Enrollment Program, please see the current Policies and Procedures for Dual Enrolled Students.
Once a dual enrolled student successfully completes the course they will earn an official college transcript from Wentworth College. The transcript is formal proof and a permanent record that the student has completed the course. The transcript will reflect the grade the student received in the class and the number of credit hours of the course. Since Wentworth College is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association the student is able to transfer the credit earned to most other colleges and universities. In accordance with the Missouri Department of Higher Education Dual Credit Policy, we encourage the high school students to contact the institution of higher education to which they intend to transfer credit in order to determine if the institution has a policy regarding the acceptance of dual credit courses. The final decision of transferability lies with the receiving institution.
In order for a student to transfer their credit earned to another college or university they will need to request their official Wentworth College transcript to be sent to the college or university in which they plan to attend. To order an official Wentworth College transcript, please visit the Transcript Ordering page for more information. Please note that a transcript will not be issued if financial obligation to Wentworth College has not been satisfied or if the student’s file is not complete.
Dual Enrollment Coordinator:
Office: 800-962-7682, Ext 1306
Director of College Administration:
Office: 800-962-7682, Ext. 1302
Office: 800-962-7682, Ext 1322
English Department Chair:
Office: 800-962-7682, Ext. 1303
Math & Science Department Chair:
History & Social Science Department Chair:
Office: 800-962-7682, Ext. 1303
Business & Criminal Justice Department Chair:
Dr. Becky Young-Mueller
Office: 800-962-7682, Ext. 1303
Humanities & Fine Arts Department Chair: