High School Dual Credit Programs

For students who wish to get a jumpstart on their college education, Missouri Baptist University offers dual enrollment programs for students throughout Missouri and the metro St. Louis area. For public and private school students, college credit can be earned through the EXCEL program, and for home-schooled students, credit is earned through Home School on Campus. These programs are an excellent way for students to empower themselves to get ahead in their educational pursuits.


EXCEL began at Missouri Baptist University in 1983, and is a dual credit program with public and private high schools throughout the state. This program seeks to offer qualified high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to enroll in the same quality courses attended by MBU freshmen and sophomores. EXCEL is different from Advanced Placement (AP) courses because students are graded over work completed over an entire semester, as opposed to a one-time test.

This program serves over 45 public and private high schools of varying enrollment sizes located in the St. Louis metro area and in eastern and mid-Missouri communities. EXCEL staff members visit participating high schools at the beginning of the semester and provide students with registration materials. Students register for EXCEL by completing and submitting the registration form to their high school’s designated EXCEL coordinator. These forms will only be accepted if they are submitted by the EXCEL counselor and are complete with the signatures of the student, parents/guardians and designated EXCEL coordinator. Learn More…

Home School on Campus

Similar to EXCEL on high school campuses, homeschooled students have the opportunity to gain college credit through the dual-enrollment program at Missouri Baptist University. This program enables students to get a head start on earning college credit for general education courses as they complete requirements for their high school diploma. Learn More…

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