Districts and Vendors can specify terms in Michigan’s Online Course Catalog that will be displayed in the course syllabi. This process describes how to add or modify those terms.


  1. First, click on the Course Management tab and then choose Manage Terms from the left navigation menu.
  2. Next, choose to either:

Add a New Term

  1. Begin by pressing the Add New button above the results table.
  2. Next, select or type the responses to the required fields, which are identified by an asterisk. The required fields are described below.
    1. First, choose the accelerated, open entry/open exit, semester or trimester options from the Term Type drop-down field.
    2. Next, type the verbiage used to reference the term in the Term Name open-text field.
    3. Then set the academic year for the term by choosing an option from the School Year drop-down field.
    4. Next, select an option from the Time of Year drop-down menu.
    5. Then use the calendar drop-down fields to select both the Enrollment Opens and Enrollment Ends dates.
    6. Next, to make this term available, choose “Active” from the Term Status drop-down field.
  3. At this point, you can choose to select or insert the responses to the optional fields described below.
    1. First, use the calendar drop-down fields to choose a Random Draw DateDrop Date, Courses Start, and Courses End dates.
    2. Next, update all course offerings from a current term to the newly created term by selecting an option from the Current Entity Terms drop-down field.
    3. Then tap the Current Entity Pricing drop-down field to select pricing.
    4. Finally, insert any relevant comments in the Remarks area.
  4. When finished, tap the Submit button to add the new term.
    The Add New Term page displays the required and optional fields mentioned above. An arrow points to the Submit button that is located at the bottom of the page.

Adjust an Existing Term

  1. Start by tapping the icon in the Edit column of the appropriate term.
  2. As a result, the Edit Term page will appear. You will notice that the Term TypeTerm NameSchool Year and Time of Year will be grayed out. The remaining fields can be modified as desired.
  3. Finally, tap the Update button to apply all changes.

Remove an Existing Term

  1. First, tap the icon that is displayed in the Delete column of the appropriate term.
  2. Next, a pop-up window will appear asking if you are sure you want to delete the term.
  3. Finally, tap the OK button to proceed.

The Manage Terms page shows the Term Name open-text field along with the School Year and Season drop-down fields that are used to narrow term results in a table below. Under the fields is a Search button and an Add New button. Arrows point to the first two columns of the table, Edit and Delete.

Last updated on February 25, 2020

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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.