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MOCC: About Michigan’s Online Course Catalog

Section 21f of the State School Aid Act allows students in grades 6 through 12 who are enrolled in a Michigan public local district or public school academy (not including full-time cyber schools) to take up to two online courses per academic term with consent from their parent or guardian. Consent of the parent or legal guardian is not required if the student is at least age 18 or is an emancipated minor.

The site is populated with course titles and syllabi submitted by local school districts, intermediate school districts and Michigan Virtual. Course syllabi include information such as course descriptions, course outlines, price and more.

Michigan’s Online Course Catalog allows visitors to search through online course offerings without needing to register for an account. Two different search options are provided:

  1. Local District Catalog Search
    Use this search functionality to browse the available online course titles from a specific district as well as titles from other providers that the district highlighted for their students.
  2. Statewide Catalog Search
    Use this search functionality to browse the online course titles available to students attending any qualifying Michigan public school.

The site is intended to be a general source of information for parents, students, and schools to provide them with the information needed to make enrollment decisions. Enrollment in online courses does not occur through the website. Instead, each course syllabus includes the contact information for enrolling in the online course.

Parents and students can use Michigan’s Online Course Catalog to locate courses, but should not enroll students into course themselves. In order to ensure the online courses are paid for and recognized by the local school district, enrollment should be handled by the local school.

Important help resources for parents, students, schools, and online providers are available through the Help Resources page.

Michigan Virtual is committed to maintaining an accessible website. Information can be found on our Web Accessibility Policy page.

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.