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April/May 2021 Dual Credit Update

EKU Dual Credit
April/May 2021 Dual Credit Update

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

EKU Assignment Due Dates- Please pay close attention to EKU assignment due dates.  Your high school schedule and EKU’s schedule may not be the same.  You are still responsible for meeting EKU assignment due dates if they fall on a date that you are not “meeting” for high school classes.

Dual Credit Applications for 2021-2022-Students who participated in 2020/21 year will not need to reapply for 2021-2022.

Final Grades– Final grades will be posted in EKU Direct for students on Tuesday, May 11, 2021.    

Transcripts– To order an official transcript, go to Student accounts must be paid to order an official transcript.

Invoices – Most KHEAA and Work Ready scholarships have now been assigned.  Please check your EKU invoice in EKU Direct under Student Services and Financial Aid/Student Financial Services.  Remember, Dual Credit students do not need to pay late fees.  These will be removed once the balance (tuition, digital texts, parking) have been paid.   Please check your EKU Direct accounts NOW.  If you see an issue, we need to know about it as soon as possible. 

Dual Credit Scholarships for 2021/2022- Limited dual credit scholarships are available through 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.

Freshman Scholarships –  Rising Seniors interested in merit scholarships must complete a freshman application and be admitted to EKU prior to February 1, 2022 in order to be considered for a scholarship.  Students do not need to complete an extra scholarship application for merit scholarships.  For information on EKU merit scholarships, check out  Also check out the Scholarship Estimator button on that page!

Study Strong Scholarship (Freshman Scholarship)- 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 to meet a course pre-requisite, 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, SAT, PSAT, ALEKS (for Math) or retaking the ACT.  For assistance, please email


Published on April 30, 2021

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