Current and returning Racer Academy students

Dates to Remember

Fall 2023 Semester: August 15 - December 8


Fall 2023 Proration of Charges

  • 100% refund — April 3 - August 17, 2023
  • 80% refund — August 18 - 24, 2023
  • 50% refund — August 25 - September 12, 2023
  • 0% refund — September 13 - December 1, 2023


Spring 2024 Semester: January 16 - May 10

Forms and Flyers

For Registration

Flyers / Information

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost?

    Racer Academy courses cost $93 per credit hour. Be sure to check with your guidance counselor to see if your course is eligible for a KHEEA scholarship or local grant. Some courses may require the purchase of additional materials such as a textbook. 

    If a parent(s) is employed by Murray State, a tuition waiver may be used to pay the course tuition.

    All questions regarding cost, payments, and scholarships can be directed to Amy Watters in the Bursar's Office. She can be reached at or 270.809.4211

  • What do returning Racer Academy students need to do to register?
    If you are a returning Racer Academy student, an e-mail from the guidance counselor should be sent to with the Guidance Counselor/Principal Approval form. Transcripts are only needed if the course requires test scores or a prerequisite. You do not need to submit another Admission Application.
    If you're new to Racer Academy, follow these admission instructions.
  • I'm registered! What comes next?
    • You will be admitted when all required documents have been reviewed, and it is determined that admission requirements have been met.
    • After you are admitted, you will receive an e-mail from Racer Academy Admissions titled "Admission Decision." Follow the instructions in this e-mail to get started! If you do not receive a letter or e-mail before classes start, contact the Service Desk at 270.809.2346.
    • If the course you want is available and you meet the requirements, we will register you for the course you requested.
  • Where will my class be taught?
    Your course will be taught on Canvas. After you've registered, log-in to Canvas to see the course shell. (Your username is the first part of your Murray State e-mail address.) Course work will not be available until the first day of class or when it is published by your instructor. If you do not see the course, contact us as soon as possible! The Murray State Service Desk is always on hand to help. Just call 270.809.2346.
    View the Canvas Student Guide
  • How will Murray State contact me?
    After you are admitted, check your Murray State email account regularly or forward it to an email account you do check. All official correspondence from the university will come to your Murray State email account.
  • How do I pay my bill?
    All billing statements are available to view on your myGate account. Notifications to your MSU e-mail account will be sent when bills are available to view. The Bursar's Office is responsible for the collection of all fees owed to the University. They can be reached at 270.809.4227.
    If your high school would like to pay for your students, e-mail Amy Watters at and provide your school's name, address, list of students to bill, and a contact person.
    If you have scholarship questions, contact the Bursar's Office at 270.809.4227.
  • Help! I can't log in!
    If you need help logging in, call the Service Desk at 270.809.2346 and they will get you connected over the phone!
  • How do I drop a course?
    If you need to drop a class, submit the Racer Academy Withdrawal/Drop form to Kristi Jackson at She will send you a confirmation email when the drop is complete.
    Important: Racer Academy courses cost $91 a credit hour. Depending on when you drop your course, you may be responsible for a portion or all of your tuition. View the proration of charges for the current semester and drop deadlines. If you do not drop your course before a certain date each semester, you will receive a letter grade in the course. 
  • I want to take a course but it isn't listed on the schedule.
    Contact Lisa Schmidt at for more information.
    High schools – if you have 10 or more students who want to take course, please let us know.
  • Can I come to campus?
    Yes! You are welcome to join us on campus.

Your responsibilities as a college student

College is hard. It is supposed to be that way. It will take time and commitment from you in order to do well in your class. Your challenge is to manage your time, family, and outside commitments in order to be successful in your course. Ask your professor and/or guidance counselor if you need help. Value your education and this great opportunity you  have! 

  • Do well in your course. You will be taking a college course that may require more work than you are used to as a high school student. Remember that you will receive a failing grade on your transcript if you stop attending a class or never start. You must tell us if you need to drop a course or if you have any problems! Tutoring is available online for some courses. 
  • Know Racer Academy deadlines and procedures. Know when you can drop a course and not receive a grade. If you drop after that date, you may receive a failing grade! Know that there is a deadline after which you cannot drop a course and receive a tuition refund. After those dates, you will be responsible for payment! 
  • Check your Murray State e-mail regularly. All official correspondence will be sent to your Murray State e-mail address. If you do not check this account, you can have it forwarded to an account you do check.
  • Take the Title IX training on Canvas. Racer Academy students are required to take Title IX training on Canvas each year. Not doing so will result in a registration hold. The Alcohol and Drug Education and Covid training is not required for dual credit students.
  • What about grades? Your final grade is determined by your professor. Grades will be available to view on myGate at the end of the semester. If you have a concern, discuss this with your instructor immediately. Do not wait until the end of the semester! 


Contact Racer Academy

Lisa Schmidt

Coordinator of Dual Credit and Special Populations
Center for Adult and Regional Education

For admission instructions and general questions

Haley Tidwell

Office of the Provost

Amy Watters

Billing and Scholarships
Bursar's Office

For billing and scholarship questions

David Black

Agriculture coursework
Hutson School of Agriculture

214 S. Applied Sciences

For questions regarding Agriculture coursework

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