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April 2019 Dual Credit Update

EKU Dual Credit Update

You have been working hard to achieve your goals.  Don’t let up now that the “finish line” is in sight! 

Just a reminder that you still have your EKU class assignments due even when you are on Spring Break at your high school. 

Dual CreditApplications for 2019/2020-The online application for Fall 2019 is open!!! To apply, go to follow the instructions.Your high school counselor will need to submit your end-of-year transcriptfor 2018/19 once it is available.   You will also want to submit updated ACT scores, if you have them, and the 2019/2020tuition acknowledgement form, signed by a parent or guardian and your counselor, before your application will be complete.The application deadline is June 15, 2019Students who participated in 2018/19 will need to reapply for 2019/20.

Dual Credit Consent Form –The EKU Dual Credit consent form(tuition acknowledgement form) is available in the application or here:

Final Grades– Final grades will be posted in EKU Direct for students on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.    

Transcripts– To order an official transcript, go to

Program Changes Beginning Fall 2019-Students will be required to have a 3.0 grade point average(weighted or unweighted) and meet college readiness in English.   Additionally, the Study Strong Scholarship (EKU freshman award) will replace the EKU Now! and Whitlock Scholar Candidate scholarship award programs.  The Study Strong Scholarship cannot be used to pay for dual credit classes. In order to get your dual credit class paid for, dual credit students will need to utilize the KHEAA Dual Credit Scholarship program or the KHEAA Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Program.  Information on each program, including deadlines and applications, are available at the links below.

The Study Strong Scholarship is for students who earn dual credit through EKU.  Students can virtually double their investment, earning up to $2,400 additional scholarship dollars* for getting good grades and bringing those credits to EKU.  Students taking Advance Placement (AP) can also earn dollars* for their test-score earned credits.

Earn up to $300 per course/exam score credit:

EKU Dual Credit Course

 A = $300          B = $225       C = $150

Advance Placement (AP) Exam Score

5 = $300          4 = $225        3 = $150

*One time award to high schools seniors who enroll as new freshmen at EKU in the first fall term following their graduation from high school. Maximum award $2,400, in addition to any Merit Scholarships earned. Total aid cannot exceed cost of attendance, in such cases institutional awards, such as Study Strong, may be reduced.

If you have questions, please contact Amanda McCracken, EKU Scholarship Coordinator at

Additional Testing – If a student is missing an ACT sub-score needed for proficiency in the Dual Credit program, he/she can take a placement test at EKU to raise that score. To view information on these placement tests, please go to Students also have the option of using a KYOTE score.  If you prefer to take the ACT, we still have some dates open for the Residual ACT. 

Residual ACT Dates:

Richmond Spring 2019

Call (859) 622-1281 to schedule an exam





Wednesday, April 3

9:00 a.m.


Monday, April 22

9:00 a.m.


Corbin Spring 2019

Call (859) 622-6707 to schedule an exam





Tuesday, April 23

9:00 a.m.


Manchester Spring 2019

Call (859) 622-6644 to schedule an exam





Wednesday, April 24

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


For more information on the Residual ACT, please visit:

Stay Focused and Go Colonels!

Published on April 02, 2019

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