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Dual Enrollment


Dual enrollment allows you to save time and money on college by earning college credit before graduating high school. Work with your counselors to choose the right CMU course(s) each semester. 

Your dual enrollment courses can count toward the requirements for both your high school diploma and your college degree.

Qualifications

Most dual enrollment students are high school juniors or seniors, though we accept other students in exceptional cases. To join the program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Satisfy the admission requirements for new CMU freshmen.
  • Get approval for dual enrollment and your course selection from your high school counselor or principal.

How to apply

The application process is straightforward, and we're here to help. We encourage you to apply no later than three weeks before the start of the semester for the best selection of courses. Please get in touch with Alex Bohnsack at 989-774-3076 for assistance. 

Work with your counselor to find a dual enrollment course. Dual-enrolled students can take classes that don't require pre-requisites and have open seats available. Courses tend to reach capacity, so please make multiple selections in case your first choice is not available.

Course Search

Submit an application for dual enrollment. No application fee is required. In the application, list your chosen courses and an email will be sent to your high school counselor/principal to approve.

We will review your application and provide your admissions decision by email. An application is only needed the first semester that you dual enroll.

Application deadlines:

Fall semester: August 1

Spring semester: December 13

Summer I semester: April 18

Summer II semester: May 30

Online Application for Dual Enrollment

Submit your high school transcript by logging in to your CMU applicant portal or emailing it to Admissions (cmuadmissions@cmich.edu).

Once we receive your application, course selection, and transcript, we will enroll you in your chosen course(s).

Applicant Portal

If you have already dual enrolled at CMU, it's a simple process to enroll for another semester. Work with your high school counselor to find another course through Course Search and complete the dual enrollment registration form. Submit the form to Admissions (cmuadmissions@cmich.edu) and we will enroll you in your course.

Dual Enrollment Registration Form

 

We will register you for your selected courses once these items are processed. The Registrar's Office will notify you when your registration is complete.

Tuition and fees

As a dual enrollment student, you’ll pay the standard lower-level tuition rate for undergraduate courses. You’re responsible for the cost of books and supplies, but you won’t have to pay the student service fee.

If one of your parents works for CMU, you may use their employee tuition benefit for dual enrollment courses. Be sure your parent fills out the appropriate forms through your account before the semester begins.

Other ways to earn credit in high school

An Early Middle College program allows you to earn your high school diploma along with up to 60 college credits through a fifth year at high school. Not all high school districts have an Early Middle College program. Ask your high school counselor if yours does.

Early Middle College

Advanced Placement (AP) gives you the opportunity to earn college credit from courses and tests you have completed in high school.

Advanced Placement

There are several options for you to earn credits through testing opportunities prior to coming to CMU.

Testing for college credit