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Early College Pros:

  • Students are better prepared for the rigor of college classes.
  • A waived application fee and priority access to scholarship awards, SOAR, and housing assignments.
  • Save money by taking courses now rather than at a higher cost later.
  • Helps students decide on a major/program of study.
  • Access to campus resources.
  • Courses taken as part of general education not only count toward a degree at Morehead State University, but they also are accepted by any public Kentucky university per Kentucky's General Education Transfer Policy.

Cautions to Consider:

  • Not all colleges accept dual credit.
  • Final grades are on your permanent academic record for both high school and college.

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The courses selected can be those that most appeal to personal interests, best aid in preparation for one’s chosen major and/or assist with on-time graduation. Students are strongly advised to consult with an academic advisor to determine which courses from the available options will best serve them.

Our recommendation is that students consider courses in the MSU general education program. General education is a set of foundational courses completed as part of the degree requirements for every major offered at Morehead State University. General education provides a foundation of knowledge and skills vital for all students. The course requirements include an introductory class about college student success strategies, as well as basic courses in oral and written communication, quantitative reasoning, natural science, social and behavioral science and humanities. These courses serve as the foundation of the academic journey at MSU because they teach essential skills such as critical thinking, cultural understanding, reasoning and communication skills, which are needed for students to succeed in their chosen fields. They also lead students to be well-rounded and prepared for a lifetime of learning, problem solving and self-expression.

MSU requires every bachelor's degree-seeking student to complete 36 hours of general education coursework. Of these, 18 hours are core courses everyone takes, regardless of their major:

  • First Year Seminar
  • Writing I
  • Writing II
  • Oral Communication
  • A general education math course (determined based on the students major)
  • A senior capstone course

The other required 18 hours are distribution courses selected by the student within specific categories for humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and natural sciences.

Core General Education Courses

Our primary recommendation is that you take the basic general education core courses in writing, oral communication and quantitative reasoning. They cover skills that are critical stepping stones for other classes you will take while at MSU. In addition, these core courses are highly transferable to other public colleges or universities in Kentucky. Below is a list of the core courses offered for dual credit as a part of the Eagle Scholars program at Morehead State University. Not all general education courses are offered at every location. When choosing a quantitative reasoning course you will need to select the course based on the Mathematics Pathway Guide since it is the course that best fits the requirements of your future major. If you take a different one you may not be able to use the class in your degree requirements later. If you need assistance in making your quantitative reasoning course selection, we encourage you to reach out to us for guidance.

Core areas for dual credit Course Options Special Instructions
Oral Communication (3 hours) COMS 108: Fundamentals of Speech Communication  
Writing I (3 hours) ENG 100: Writing I  
Writing II (3 hours) ENG 200: Writing II Take after successful completion of Writing I
Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours) MATH 123:  Introduction to Statistics
MATH 131:  General Mathematics Problem Solving
MATH 135:  Mathematics for Technical Students
MATH 152:  College Algebra
MATH 174:  Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Choose course using the Math Pathways by Program Guide below.

 

 

Math Pathways by Program

 

PROGRAMS MATH PATHWAY (based on ACT score)*
Sociology
Social Work
Criminology
Political Science
MATH 123E (ACT Math below 19)
MATH 123 (ACT Math: 19 or higher)
Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education
Health Promotion
Sport Management
School of Creative Arts
School of English, Communication, Media and Languages
History, Philosophy, Politics, International and Legal Studies (except Political Science)
MATH 131E (ACT Math below 19)
MATH 131 (ACT Math: 19 or higher)

 
Middle Grades and Secondary Education    Subject to major requirements
Agricultural Science
Nursing
Exercise Science (except-Pre-PT)
Veterinary Technology
MATH 135E (ACT Math below 19)
MATH 135 (ACT Math: 19 or higher)
Bachelor of Business Administration programs
Exercise Science (Pre-PT)
Imaging Sciences
Psychology
Biological Sciences
Earth System Science
Technology Management
MATH 152E (ACT Math below 22)
MATH 152 (ACT Math: 22 or higher)
Veterinary Science
Chemistry Major
Engineering Technology
MATH 152E (ACT Math below 22) then MATH 174
MATH 152 (ACT Math: 22 or higher) then MATH 174
MATH 174 (ACT Math: 24 or higher)

 
Chemistry Area
Space Science
Mathematics
Physics
Computer Science
Engineering Management

MATH 152E (ACT Math below 22) then MATH 174 then MATH 175
MATH 152 (ACT Math: 22 or higher) then MATH 174 then MATH 175
MATH 174 (ACT Math: 24 or higher) then MATH 175
MATH 175 (ACT Math: 27 or higher)

 

Some college courses have prerequisites. These are requirements that a student must complete prior to registering for a specific course to help ensure student success in the course. These requirements can be met by a specified ACT composite or subscore, a placement test score, or completion of a specified prerequisite course. The course descriptions in the University Catalog list these prerequisites. Learn more about placement scores and testing by visiting the MSU Testing Center webpage.

The EagleCard ID is an official MSU photo identification card. You will need one if you plan on visiting the University's Camden-Carroll Library, on-campus Student Health Services, the Recreation and Wellness Center, the University Store or attending University sponsored functions such as athletic events, concerts and theatre productions.

Your first EagleCard is absolutely free. Visit the EagleCard Office to have a photo taken. Be sure to bring a current form of photo identification such as a driver's license or passport for your EagleCard to be processed. The EagleCard Office is located at 127 ADUC and is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Visit The EagleCard ID is an official MSU photo identification card. You will need one if you plan on visiting the University's Camden-Carroll Library, on-campus Student Health Services, the Recreation and Wellness Center, the University Store or attending University sponsored functions such as athletic events, concerts and theatre productions.

Your first EagleCard is absolutely free. Visit the EagleCard Office to have a photo taken. Be sure to bring a current form of photo identification such as a driver's license or passport for your EagleCard to be processed. The EagleCard Office is located at 127 ADUC and is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visit the EagleCard website, email eaglecard@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2701.

Activate your University Technology Account to access MyMoreheadState, a one-stop location for your account information, billing information and more.

University accounts are activated and maintained through the Eagle Account Center (EAC). The EAC allows users to establish their email accounts and maintain an online account password (Eagle PASS). Your Eagle ID and Eagle PASS are used to log in to most online programs on campus. Activation of accounts is available when a student has been admitted to the University

Instructions:

  • Go to Eagle Account Center.
  • Follow instructions under Account Activation.
  • Enter your MSU ID, a seven-digit number preceded by a lowercase “m” (e.g. m0000000). Eagle ID lookup is available within the Eagle Account Center.
  • Enter your temporary password (last four digits of your social security number, two-digit month, two-digit day and four-digit year of your birthday).
  • Click "Login."
  • This will open the account initialization screen. Create a new password that is eight to 12 characters and contains at least one number and one letter. This will be your Eagle PASS, used for your email and most online accounts.
  • Enter your new password again.
  • Select three security questions and corresponding answers.
  • Click "Login."

Email accounts are assigned when activation is complete, but may take up to 24 hours after account activation. Email features include:

  • User-friendly email.
  • 25 GB of storage.
  • Access to online Microsoft applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Ability to sync with mobile devices.
  • Ability to share documents.

It is recommended that students regularly check their MSU email account for notifications on administrative processes (e.g. billing and payment information), course-related communication and important messages from instructors and advisors sent via email.

For assistance with account activation, contact the IT Help Desk at 606-783-HELP (4357).

Blackboard is MSU's e-learning platform. Instructors use Blackboard to post and distribute course content such as syllabi and handouts, communicate with students via announcements and email messages, post grades and assess student learning through quizzes and online assignments.

Once you have activated your student technology account, you can access Blackboard through the link in the MyMoreheadState portal.

The Office of Distance Education and Instructional Design provides Blackboard support for students. Email blackboard@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2140.

The Tutoring and Learning Center (TLC) can help you be successful in your courses. Tutoring services are free and are available in person, by videoconferencing, telephone and online. Online tutoring is available through Blackboard and is available 24 hours a day. Visit the TLC website, email tutoring@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-2084.

The Camden-Carroll Library is a full-service library committed to supporting student research, study and the pursuit of knowledge. You can visit campus, use a partnering library in your area, or access the library's wealth of electronic resources remotely with over one hundred databases filled with scholarly articles, videos, eBooks, newspapers and much more. Search the databases by subject in the A-Z Database list. To access these resources, you may have to log into them. All you need is your MSU ID and password. Visit the library website, email library@moreheadstate.edu or call 606-783-5490.

The Office of Retention and Academic Advising at Morehead State University is always happy to help you with your college career. If you need assistance selecting a course, understanding the general education program, getting support or in understanding how the dual credit classes you take will transfer, we can help. Contact us at aare@moreheadstate.edu or call our office at 606-783-2084.

MSU Career Services offers services and resources to partner with you in your career decision-making process, helping you to choose the educational path that takes you to the career you want. Contact us at careerservices@moreheadstate.edu or call our office at 606-783-2233.