Gloria Deo Academy strives to educate the whole student in order to graduate young men and women who will use their God-given strengths and talents to live lives of significance for the glory of God. One way GDA accomplishes this vision is by partnering with local universities to provide quality dual-enrollment opportunities for Upper School students.

GDA is proud to partner with Drury University, Evangel University and Ozarks Technical Community College. 

  • GDA students attending the Ozarks Technical Community College Career Center earn college credit at no cost to them. Participating students can earn an average of 40 free college credit hours in career specialized training programs. Considering a cost of $117/hour per credit hour for traditional programs at OTC, participating GDA students saved a total of $4,797 during the Fall 2021 semester and earned 41 credit hours.

  • Evangel University dual credit is $65 per credit hour for GDA students. Considering a cost of $1,050 per credit hour for traditional undergraduate programs at Evangel University, participating GDA students saved a total of $41,370 and earned 42 credit hours during the Fall 2021 semester through dual credit courses taken onsite at GDA, on the Evangel campus, as well as online.

  • Drury University dual credit is $70 per credit hour for GDA students. Considering a cost of $1,046 per credit hour for traditional undergraduate programs at Drury University, participating GDA students saved a total of $87,840 and earned 90 credit hours during the Fall 2021 semester through dual credit courses taken onsite at GDA and online.

  • GDA juniors and seniors may participate in the A+ Program.

  • Upper School Guidance Counselor provides weekly help for parents and students with college, scholarship, FAFSA applications, and deadlines.

  • An ACT prep class is part of the high school curriculum.

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Over 5 million dollars in college scholarship offers to GDA graduates. This is an average of $100,000 in college scholarship offers per graduate.
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Evangel University dual credit is $65 per credit hour for GDA students vs $1050 per credit hour and receive a 50% off discount on EU tuition.
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Free tuition available to GDA students at OTC through the A+ Program. The OTC classes are free for GDA students vs $117/hour per credit hour.

Dual Credit Savings

$135, 528Total dollar amount GDA students saved in 2021 by completing dual credit courses.