The Professional Learning Portal contains a quick and easy payment process which allows learners to purchase courses. Use the instructions below to complete the transaction.


  1. First, select the credit card type.
    Please note: If your credit card type is not listed, we are not able to accept your credit card. If you need to split your purchase to more than one credit card, please contact our Customer Support.
  2. Enter the requested information for that card to purchase the items in your cart and select the Make Payment button to confirm your data.
    The PTL course is shown with general details. The Payment fields are displayed to show where to insert credit card information. An arrow points to the Make Payment button at the bottom of the page.
    If there is no fee for the course selection, simply click the Confirm button to proceed.
    The confirmation page displays the course details and cost. An arrow points to the Confirm button.
  3. Next, you’ll see an enrollment confirmation message. Select the Go to Dashboard button to access your dashboard, where the course will be listed under “Active Courses”. You will also receive a system-generated email for each enrollment, that serves as a receipt for your purchase.

    Confirmation message appears indicating successful enrollment. An arrow points to the Go to Dashboard button.

  4. For each course the first and last day of course access is listed. Once the start date has passed, select the course tile to access your course.
    The Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: K-3 Essential 1 course appears as a tile within the Active Courses module on the user dashboard. An arrow points to this tile.

Last updated on December 1, 2020

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.