Dual-credit program provides nationally-ranked educational experience for high school juniors and seniors looking to get ahead on college plans; learn more at murraystate.edu/raceracademy.

MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State University is looking forward to a successful 2020-21 academic year for Racer Academy, a dual-credit program offered to high school juniors and seniors looking to work ahead on their college plans.

Racer Academy is designed for students across a variety of disciplines including nursing, science, business, agriculture, the humanities and education. A University Studies/undeclared pathway is also an option. Led by supportive faculty members who are experts in their field, the Racer Academy curriculum sets students on a pathway to a lifetime of career fulfillment through specially-designed courses and personalized academic support.

Murray State University is looking forward to a successful 2020-21 academic year for Racer Academy, a dual-credit program offered to high school juniors and seniors looking to work ahead on their college plans.
Murray State University is looking forward to a successful 2020-21 academic year for Racer Academy, a dual-credit program offered to high school juniors and seniors looking to work ahead on their college plans.

Students can earn their Racer Academy transition certificate after completing 12 credit hours in a career pathway that transitions directly into Murray State.

“Racer Academy is a great way for high school students to save money while getting a head start on their college career,” said Dr. Bob Pervine, Murray State University associate provost. “I hope juniors and seniors from our high school partners will consider becoming part of the Racer family and start on a degree from Murray State.”

To join the Racer Academy, potential students must be a high school junior or senior with a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 or rank in the top half of their class. Individuals, including high school administrators, teachers and students can learn more and get started today at murraystate.edu/raceracademy.

Students who are undecided about their major are encouraged to visit murraystate.mymajors.com for an assessment quiz that suggests possible programs for them at Murray State.

Providing a high-quality, best-value educational experience, Murray State has been ranked for 29 straight years as a Top-Tier University by U.S. News and World Report, one of America’s Top Colleges by Forbes for 12 straight years and a “Best Bang for the Buck” by Washington Monthly. 

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