Concurrent Credit Partnership

Blue Valley | Shawnee Mission | DeSoto

Baker University’s concurrent credit partnership allows qualifying high school students in the Blue Valley, DeSoto, and Shawnee Mission school districts to experience college-level course work and to earn Baker University credit while still in high school. Courses are taught by the student’s high school staff on their high school campus during regular school hours. If you have questions, contact your high school instructors for more information.

Scholarship Opportunity 

As a concurrent credit student, you may be eligible for a scholarship when you attend Baker full time after your high school graduation.

We want you to stay in the Baker family, so we offer a $50,000 scholarship over a four-year, degree-seeking enrollment period to students who earn a C or better in their concurrent credit course.

Students may enroll online in August for fall courses and in January for spring courses.

Contact your high school counselor for course availability and timelines.

Concurrent Credit Benefits

Academic and financial advantages:

  • Student success in rigorous courses
  • Affordable university credit
  • Reduction in college expense
  • Qualification for Baker scholarships

Interaction with highly qualified faculty:

  • High school staff are master teachers.
  • Collaborating Baker University staff hold doctoral degrees.

Experience with college-level work while receiving support from your high school teacher

Counselor’s guidance in determining readiness for college-level course work

Concurrent Credit FAQs

Am I eligible to earn Baker credits?

High school students from the Blue Valley, DeSoto, and Shawnee Mission school districts who are in an approved concurrent credit class and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to earn Baker University credit. A student’s readiness for concurrent credit courses will be determined by the quality of the student’s portfolio and by staff recommendation.

What grade must I achieve to also earn college credit from Baker?

In your approved concurrent credit class, you must earn a C or higher to receive college credit.

How much does it cost?

Concurrent credit partnership students pay a reduced rate of $110 per credit hour, with a typical course equaling 3 credit hours.

I have already earned my Baker credits, but I need to transfer them to another university. How do I do this?

To transfer your earned college credits from Baker University to another university, you will need to fill out an online transcript request form and pay the $10 transcript fee. You will need the mailing address for the recipient school’s registrar’s office or office of admissions, whichever address they choose.

Who should I contact if I have more questions about enrollment or my grade?

For more detailed information about the enrollment process, please see your high school counselor. Discuss grades with your high school instructor.

Where can I find my tax information for my tuition payment to Baker?

Log in or create a Baker Portal account.

You will find needed tax records in your student portal in addition to other valuable resources.

General Grading Policies

Baker University uses a straight letter grade system: Plus and minus grades are not given. The only grades available to the instructor are A, B, C, D, and F.

A grade of “incomplete” is not an option for concurrent credit courses. Students should contact their school counselor in the case of exceptional circumstances.


Lori Hollar
Director of Concurrent Credit