Yes! You can earn college credit while still in high school!

You can earn college credit in high school. Enroll in a dual credit course and get a jump start on your college degree. Click here for more information and a list of dual credit class offerings for 2021-2022.

What is dual credit?

Through Mayville State's dual credit program, qualified high school students are able to enroll in specifically approved classes taught in their local high schools, online, or through interactive video. They receive "dual credit", both high school and university credit, for their work. Credit earned under this program will be applicable toward a degree at Mayville State and is generally transferable to other accredited colleges and universities. For more information about dual credit in North Dakota, click here.

Who can take dual credit courses?

Any high school student enrolled in grades ten, eleven, or twelve who has received permission from his or her school administrator, has a 3.0 GPA and meets any course placement or pre-requisite guidelines is eligible for enrollment in a Mayville State dual credit course. To enroll in ENGL 110 College Composition I, an ACT English sub-test score of 18 is required.  To enroll in MATH 103 College Algebra, an ACT Mathematics sub-test score of 21 is required. Additional placement information can be found here.

Students who do not meet the required minimum 3.0 GPA may be allowed to take dual credit courses (other than dual credit MATH or ENGL) with permission from their school administrator. Please reach out to Kati Nelson,  to request special consideration for enrolling in dual credit.  High school counselors and teachers may advise students regarding their academic readiness to participate in dual credit courses, and only those students who are academically ready should enroll in a dual credit course.

Dual credit waiver program

This is a unique program that is only available to those students enrolled in dual credit high school courses offered through Mayville State. In order to qualify for the waiver, students must have completed at least one Mayville State dual credit course in high school prior to their full time enrollment at Mayville State as a freshman in the fall semester after high school graduation. Students will earn a waiver equivalent to the cost of their dual credit tuition for their freshman year at Mayville State. The scholarship will not exceed the amount of $2000.

Dual Credit Scholarship Factsheet

What Will It Cost?

You may be required to pay a one-time, non-refundable $35 application fee if you are a new dual credit student.

Mayville State dual credit course costs are listed below. 

*Books and materials are not included in the tuition and fees.

Costs for 2021-2022 Per Credit Per 3-credit course
Tuition Costs $148.25 $444.75

Dual Credit Assistance through Bank of North Dakota

How Do I Register?

Complete the MSU Application for Admission according to the instructions provided in our Dual Credit application tutorial.  Next, complete the Mayville State Early Entry (Dual Credit) Enrollment Agreement and Parent Agreement. When completing these forms, please be sure to include the course title and course number exactly as they appear on the listing of dual credit courses found on the Spring 2022 list of Dual Credit Classes.

Submit the forms above to:

Admissions Office
Mayville State University
330 Third Street NE
Mayville, ND 58257


Scan all documents and submit forms via email to:


Additional Dual Credit Course Offerings for 2021-2022

Mayville State University has partnered with the North Dakota Center for Distance Education (NDCDE) to offer courses for dual credit.  These courses do have a firm start and end date for both first and second semester enrollments.

As you look for continued opportunities for North Dakota’s students during the 2021-2022 school year, know that North Dakota’s Center for Distance Education (NDCDE) now offers dual credit courses for all students regardless of location. We are anticipating that the dual credit course offerings will continue to grow. For this first initial offering, there are opportunities for students to earn North Dakota college credit in the following courses;

College Algebra           


General Biology I (with Lab) 

General Biology II (with Lab)

Anatomy & Physiology I (lecture only)

Anatomy & Physiology II (lecture only)  

Principles of Education and Training

College Composition I 

College Composition II

Introduction to Sociology

Introduction to Psychology

To learn more about this opportunity or to enroll, visit NDCDE’s website at:


Will the credits transfer?

Credits received for dual credit courses appear on your Mayville State transcript as regular college credit. All dual credit courses can be equally transferred to any college or university within the North Dakota University System. Dual credit courses will generally transfer to other institutions as well; however, it is up to the receiving institution to determine how the credits will be accepted.

Dual Credit Factsheet (List of all 2021-2022 Dual Credit Classes Offered)

Early Entry Students

Early entry students interested in taking MSU courses not eligible for dual credit will need to submit required documentation allowing enrollment in college courses prior to high school graduation. This includes a signed parent agreement for non-dual credit enrollment. Early entry students taking classes not designated as a dual credit class section will pay the regular Mayville State on-campus or online tuition and fees to enroll.  Students must meet any required class prerequisites to enroll as early entry students and have their school submit a completed special Early Entry Special Permission Form to the Office of Admissions.  Additionally, early entry students not seeking dual credit must have their parent or guardian sign and submit the Parent Agreement for Non-Dual Credit Students.

Requesting Transcripts (to send to colleges or universities)

If your North Dakota high school participates in eTranscripts, the dual credit course and college credit appear on the eTranscript. If you provide an eTranscript to a North Dakota University System (NDUS) college or university at the time of application, the dual credit courses you took while in high school will be listed and official on the eTranscript. There is no need to contact another NDUS college or university unless you note a discrepancy or took additional college courses after graduating from high school.

If you are applying to private institutions in North Dakota or applying to out-of-state colleges or universities, you will need to send a final, official transcript to the college or university you are attending after graduation in order to transfer your college credits earned through dual credit classes with Mayville State.  

Mayville State University has authorized Parchment to provide an online transcript ordering service for us. This service allows the convenience of ordering official transcripts securely via the web at any time, day or night. It also provides notices regarding your transcript request and the ability to check your order status history online.

In order to use the online transcript service, a valid credit/debit card and an email account are needed. Credit cards will only be charged after transcript orders have been completed. A fee of $10.00 is required per transcript. This fee applies to all transcripts sent via regular mail or picked up.

To order a transcript, log into Parchment and follow the step-by-step instructions.

Current and former students with Campus Connection access (includes all students who attended Mayville State University from Fall 2009 to present) may view and print an "unofficial" transcript free of charge by logging into Campus Connection and clicking on Self Service, Academic Records and then View Unofficial Transcript.

A transcript cannot be issued if you have an outstanding account balance (financial hold). Contact the Mayville State Business Office at 1-800-437-4104, ext. 34758 to resolve the issue.

Any questions may be directed to the Office of Academic Records at 1-800-437-4104, ext. 34641.

For More Information:

Kati Nelson, Admissions Coordinator
Phone:  701-788-4763
Fax:  701-788-4613