With Southeast's high school program there are three ways to earn college credit: Dual Credit, Dual Enrollment and Early College Credit.  

  • Dual Credit: You take a college course taught by a highschool teacher. If you pass the class you are awarded both highschool and college credit. 
  • Dual Enrollment: You take a college course taught by a College professor. If you pass the class you are awarded both highschool and college credit. 
  • Early College: You take a college course taught by a college professor. If you pass the class you are awarded college credit. 

You're not just a high school student earning college credits, you're a Redhawk! You'll be issued an official Redhawk ID that gives you access to: 

  • Student discounts
  • Kent library book rental and research services
  • On-campus Computer Labs
  • Campus events and lectures
  • Sporting events
  • Career Counseling

and more!

Am I Eligible? 

Grade Students 11 and 12 Students 

Dual Credit, Dual Enrollment and Early College Credit are open to juniors and seniors who have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and are recommended by signature of the high school principal or his/her official designee. 

Grade 10 Students 

Students who are in 10th grade must meet all the requirements for 11th and 12th grade students. In addition, they must submit a signed letter from the parent indicating their support and they must meet all prerequisites. 

Grade 9 

Students must meet all previous requirements and score in the 90th percentile or above on the ACT or SAT. 

Testing Requirements 

Students will place into EN100 based on one or more of the following:
  • Student has a 2.75 high school GPA
  • Student has an ACT English subscore of 18 or greater, or equivalent SAT (430+ ERW) score
  • The Coordinator for the Center for Writing Excellence or the Director of First-Year Composition has reviewed the student’s writing portfolio and recommended placement in EN100.
If the student does not meet any of the above conditions, the student will take the Writing Placement Exam. If the student scores a 3.5 or above, they will place into EN100. If the student scores a 3.0 or below, they will place into EN099 as a co-requisite with EN100.

If a student does not meet any of the above conditions and does not take the Writing Placement Exam, the student will be enrolled in EN099 as a co-requisite with EN100.

Math: 

Students will be placed in math courses based on one or more of the following:

  • ACT/SAT Scores

ACT Math Subscore

SAT Math Score (April 2016 to present)

Course Placement 

0-14

0-399

MA050 

15-21

400-549

MA115, MA123/023, MA128/018, MA155/055

22+ 

550+ 

MA116, MA123, MA128, MA137, MA155

24+

580+

MA139

26+

620+

MA140

  • GPA and pass rates of courses in high school, based on departmental review of high school transcript.
GPA Passed High School Courses Mathematics Course Placement
General admission to Southeast MA050
3.0 or better Math III, Algebra II or higher with a minimum grade of C MA115, MA123/023, MA128/018, MA155/055 (these are courses that allow the student to take their university required mathematics course with a developmental algebra component)
2.8 or better Pre-Calculus or higher with a minimum grade of C
3.3 or better Math III, Algebra II or higher with a minimum grade of B M116, MA 123, MA 128, MA 137, MA 155
3.0 or better Pre-Calculus or higher with a minimum grade of C
3.4 or better Pre-Calculus or higher with a minimum grade of B MA139
3.2 or better Calculus or higher with a minimum grade of C
3.5 or better Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry or higher with a minimum grade of B MA140
3.3 or better Calculus or higher with a minimum grade of C

Don't meet the requirements? We'd still like to talk with you to discuss your options. Contact us! 

You can also view our handbook for up-to-date placement information and a full list of policies.  

How Do I Enroll? 

Enrolling is simple. First, you'll want to visit with your high school counselor or our Early College Programs team to ensure eligibility. Once you know you're eligible, contact our team at earlycollegeprograms@semo.edu with your intended starting term. It's that easy! 

How do Credits Transfer?

See how courses transfer with the transfer tool. You can view how the courses you take transfer to equivalent courses for institutions all over the country. Use the My List feature to build a list of courses to compare!

What Support Services do I Have? 

As a Redhawk, you'll have access to the same support services we offer to on-campus college students. After activating your S0 number, you can utilize any of the services below. 

Find Your Passion

Choosing a major can be hard, but Southeast makes it easier by offering programs covering a wide range of career aspirations and interests. Plus, you have access to Career Counseling services that help align your goals with the right program.

Early College Programs
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Kent Library 305