Dual Credit Program
Three Rivers College offers an extensive dual credit program for area high school students to build their college transcript at a discounted tuition rate while meeting high school graduation requirements. Complete your college degree in a shorter amount of time and at a fraction of the cost.
Why Enroll in the Dual Credit Program?
As a Dual Credit student, you can experience college-level coursework while in high school with full access to resources of Three Rivers College. Not only will it make your transition after graduation smoother, your Dual Credit hours can shorten the time needed to complete your degree at a college or university.
Dual Credit Tuition
$66 per credit hour. Includes tuition, fees and textbooks/learning materials.
Getting Started Checklist
1. Submit a Dual Credit Application.
2. Take a Self-Placement Test.
Dual Credit students are required to obtain qualifying placement scores before registration. If you do not have an eligible ACT score, please complete the Guided Self-Placement Questionnaire.
3. Choose Your Courses.
Using the Course Offering and Descriptions, verify your courses with your high school counselor or the Three Rivers Dual Credit Coordinator.
4. Register with myTRCC.
5. Receive Textbooks/Learning Materials
All Dual Credit textbooks and learning materials will be sent to your high school after registration is complete.
6. Make Your Payment.
Three Rivers offers flexible payment options for our Dual Credit students:
- Pay in full before class(es) begin.
- Make one payment before classes begin and the remaining balance by fall/spring break.
- Debit or credit card: Pay on myTRCC or through Student Accounts at 573-840-9662.
- Personal check: Mail it to Three Rivers College or deliver it in person at a external location.
- Three Rivers College
ATTN: Student Accounts
2080 Three Rivers Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
- Three Rivers College
- Cash: Pay in person at the Student Accounts office (Westover Administration Building, 1st Floor Suite 105) or at a external location.
Need help? View our Pay My Bill Guide for more instructions.
FAQs about the Dual Credit Program
Eligible Students in 11th & 12th Grade
Eleventh and twelfth grade students with an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) are automatically eligible for dual credit courses. Students with an overall grade point average between 2.5 – 2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) must provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal or guidance counselor and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Eligible Students in 10th Grade
Tenth grade students must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor, and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
Eligible Students in 9th Grade
Ninth grade students must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), score at the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT, provide a signed letter of recommendation from their principal and guidance counselor, and provide written permission from a parent or legal guardian.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) has identified a common set of general education courses, commonly known as CORE 42. CORE 42 courses are guaranteed to transfer to any Missouri public college or university to satisfy general education requirements. All courses fall under the Core 42 MOTR Guarantee unless noted otherwise.
CORE 42 offers several courses across five knowledge areas: Communications (oral and written), Humanities and Fine Arts, Mathematical Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The state designates these courses with a Missouri Transfer (MOTR) course number. This designation guarantees the one-to-one transfer of these courses to all Missouri public institutions of higher education.
Courses that do not have the CORE 42 designation may still transfer. Three Rivers College encourages students to confirm the transfer equivalency and requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer.
By registering for classes through Three Rivers College, the student agrees that his/her transcript will be released (without charge) at the conclusion of the semester directly to the high school’s authorized contact person.
You can request an additional transcript from the Registrar.
Current High School Partners
- Advance High School
- Bell City High School
- Bernie High School
- Bloomfield High School
- Campbell High School
- Caruthersville High School
- Clarkton High School
- Dexter High School
- Doniphan High School
- East Carter County High School
- Greenville High School
- Kennett High School
- Malden High School
- Naylor High School
- Neelyville High School
- Oran High School
- Poplar Bluff High School
- Richland High School
- Risco High School
- Scott City High School
- Sikeston High School
- Southern Reynolds High School
- Van Buren High School
- Zalma High School
If your high school is not partnered with us, but you are interested in Dual Credit, please contact our Dual Credit Coordinator, Amanda Taylor or 573-840-9619.
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