Students who need to be enrolled in a Michigan Virtual course must have an account in the Student Learning Portal. The process below describes how a school user will add a single student account. To add multiple students at once, proceed to the Import List of Student Accounts article.

Note: After a student account is created, the system will automatically make a guardian account. Once the student has been enrolled in a course, an email message will be sent to the guardian which will contain their account setup instructions. These accounts are generated with the intent of keeping guardians informed of student progress.


  1. First, select the Students tab in the top menu bar.
  2. Next, tap the Add Student option from the left navigation menu.
  3. Then complete the six sections of the form to the best of your abilities.
    • Basic Information
      1. Start by typing the students First NameLast Name and Email in the open text fields as these are required. Please note that a unique email address is required.
      2. Next, insert the student’s Preferred Name, Middle Name, Date of Birth and SSN, if desired.
      3. Then choose the appropriate option from the Gender and Affiliations drop-down fields.
    • Address (optional)
      1. First, if needed, enter the students StreetCityZip and Phone in the open text fields.
      2. Then choose the appropriate options from the State, Race, Country and Hispanic drop-down fields.
    • Academic (optional)
      1. Begin by selecting the appropriate options from the Grade Level and Graduation Path fields.
      2. Next, tap the drop-down menu next to the question, “At any time during the school year, does the student attend a face-to-face or virtual school?” and then select your response.
      3. At this point, enter the student Expected Graduation date, Local ID, Graduation Date and School Name open text fields.
    • Guardians
      1. Start by typing the student’s guardian details in the Guardian 1 section in the Last Name, First Name, and Email open text fields.
      2. Next, choose an option from the Relationship drop-down menu.
      3. Finally, repeat the steps above to complete the Guardian 2 section if applicable.
        Note: At least one guardian account is required to set up the student account. This will generate an email to the guardian to allow access to their course.
    • Additional Information
      1. First, choose a “Yes” or “No” response to the IEP and Section 504 drop-down fields as they are required.
      2. Next, select the appropriate option from the SPED, Gifted, LEP and Economic Disadv fields.
      3. Then enter the student details for the remaining Case Load Provider Name, Email, Phone and IEP Notes fields.
    • Login Information
      1. At this point, specify the password the student will use to access the Student Learning Portal using the Password field.
  4. Finally, select the Save button to create the account.
    The Add Student form is displayed showing the fields described above. An arrow points to the Save button at the bottom of the form.

Last updated on April 5, 2021

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.