Racer Academy

Every course counts with Racer Academy

Get ahead and stay ahead with dual credit while you are in high school. Join the Racer family now!

What are the benefits of Racer Academy?

When you sign up for dual credit courses through Racer Academy, you will be a step ahead for your college career. 

  • Earn college credits while fulfilling your high school course requirements.

  • Finish college faster. Credits transfer directly to a Murray State major, helping you graduate in four years or less.

  • You'll be studying at a top college. Murray State has been ranked a Top-Tier University for over 30 years in a row.

  • Gain access to state-of-the-art resources in Waterfield Library.

  • If your class meets on campus, you'll get a Murray State student ID card, parking pass, access to the Wellness Center and attend campus events!

  • Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, educational specialist and doctorate degrees.

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Admission requirements

  • Unweighted GPA of 3.0 or rank in top half of class.

  • High school juniors and seniors may take all dual credit offerings. Sophomores may only be registered for Agriculture (AGR) courses. 

  • Be a resident of Kentucky and attend a Kentucky high school.

  • Homeschooled students are welcome.

Registration request deadline for new and returning students: 

May 1st for Fall (August)

December 1st for Spring (January) 

View our Fall 2024 Checklist. 

Dates to remember

We are currently accepting Fall 2024 applications. 

January 16, 2024
Full semester Spring 2024 semester began. Classes end May 3. Finals week is May 6-10.

February 13
Last day to receive a 50% tuition refund for a dropped course. (Submit Withdrawal/Drop Form to drop a course.) View the Spring 2024 Refund Table.

April 19
Last day to drop a full semester Spring course and receive a "W" (Withdrawal) that has no impact on a student's GPA.

May 1
Fall (August) dual credit Registration Request Forms due.

Course options

View available courses, prerequisites, and optional Racer Academy Tracks.

View course options


Racer Academy courses cost $93 per credit hour. Check with your guidance counselor to see if your course is eligible for a KHEAA scholarship or local grant. Some courses may require the purchase of additional materials such as a textbook. Parking passes will be issued for on-campus students after completing this form. This is required for students coming to campus with a vehicle. 

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 awatters@murraystate.edu or 270.809.4211.

Quick Links

 Registration Request form

Send to Lisa Schmidt, lschmidt@murraystate.edu.

Ensure students have initialed and signed the document.

We can only schedule one semester at a time. Do not include more than one semester on the form.

If the student meets the requirements for the course and it is available, we will register them for the course. 

Forms will be returned if they are missing signatures or have more than one semester listed. 

Drop / Withdrawal Form. 

Send the form to Nathan McPhail and Lisa Schmidt, nmcphail@murraystate.edu, lschmidt@murraystate.edu

Dropping a course on a high school schedule will not automatically drop the course at Murray State.

Students may submit the Drop/Withdrawal form or drop a course on myGate by going to the Academics tab > Registration Tools > myRegistration. Tuition may be due depending on when the course is dropped

E-mail us at the addresses above to confirm that the course has been dropped successfully. 

Can't log in? Call the Service Desk at 270.809.2346

myGate - View course schedules, bills, and password information

RacerMail - Students: Check your email often. All communication from the university will be sent to your Murray State Gmail account.

Canvas -  Courses may be delivered in Canvas.

Contact Racer Academy

Lisa Schmidt

Coordinator, Dual Credit
Center for Adult and Regional Education

For adding new instructors, scheduling, admission, grade submission to counselors, school visits, and school district billing. Individual student billing should be directed to Amy Watters, awatters@murraystate.edu or 270.809.4211.

Kristina Jackson

Final Letter Grade Submission
Registrar's Office

Provides instructor assistance with mid-term and final letter grade submissions on myGate.

Amy Watters

Billing and Scholarships
Bursar's Office

For individual student billing and scholarship questions.

David Black

Agriculture coursework
Hutson School of Agriculture

214 South Applied Sciences

For questions regarding Agriculture coursework.




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