A school or district will use the Student Learning Portal to enroll students in online courses. This process describes how to create the enrollment.

Note: This process does not apply to guardians who wish to enroll students.


  1. First, select the Students tab in the top menu bar to display active students.
    Note: If the student is not in the results list, follow the Add Student Account process before continuing.
  2. Then tap the linked name in the “Students” column to view the student account information.
    The Active Student page is displaying a table containing a list of active students within their affiliation. An arrow points to the linked name in the Student column.
  3. Next, scroll down the page to tap the Enroll in Section option in the left navigation menu.
  4. As a result, the Enrollment Information page will be displayed prompting for payment.
    1. Start by selecting the Term, Course and Section. When choosing a Term, please reference the Enrollment Calendar and note semester, trimester and summer terms have moved a Flex schedule for the 2020-2021 school year.
    2. Next, if applicable, choose the desired course Start Date from the available dates in the drop-down. If the Term you have selected contains the word “Flex”, you will notice that when selecting a Start Date, the End Date will change.
      Note: Schools choosing a start date prior to today for the purpose of aligning district term dates should note that the course will not be available for the full 20, 13 or 10-week duration. 
      The Enrollment Information is displayed showing enrollment selection options. Arrows point to the Term, start and end date fields as mentioned above.
    3. At this time, the End Date is updated to automatically display the day the course will end for the students. Also note the Last day for Refund which is the last day an enrollment can be dropped and costs reimbursed.
    4. Next, if applicable tap the Payment Type drop-down field and select the appropriate payment method for this transaction.
      • Purchase orders require the PO number to be entered once “Po” is selected. This option may be automatically applied.
      • If you choose to drop the student a refund will be issued to those who drop within 25 days from the course start date. Refer to the Michigan Virtual Drop Policy.
      • Credit Card purchases require the enroller to enter specific credit card and billing information.
    5. Then ensure the Accept Enrollment Terms box is checked.
    6. Finally, select the Enroll button to enroll the student.

Additional Information:

Last updated on April 29, 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.