Dual enrollment allows you to save time and money on college by earning college credit before you’ve even graduated from high school. You can take one or two CMU courses each semester, choosing from options that may not be available at your school.
Your dual enrollment courses can count toward the requirements for both your high school diploma and your college degree. Our Admissions Office will work with you to enroll in courses that meet your needs.
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 requirement 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. Here's what you need to know to apply to dual enroll at CMU.
The application, decision, and registration process may take up to four weeks.
Step 1: Apply online
Submit the online application for dual enrollment each semester that you dual enroll.
Fall semester: August 1
Spring semester: December 13
Summer I semester: April 18
Summer II semester: May 30
Step 2: Choose your courses
Step 3: Submit your transcript and registration form
Complete the Dual Enrollment Registration Form with the course name and section number of your chosen course(s). Once the form has been signed by your high school counselor/principal, you can upload it and your high school transcript to your application portal or email them to Alex Bohnsack (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 here, 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
Early Middle College
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.
Advanced Placement (AP) gives you the opportunity to earn college credit from courses and tests you have completed in high school.
Other testing opportunities
There are several options for you to earn credits through testing opportunities prior to coming to CMU.