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SLP: Select Course to Enroll Student


A guardian has the ability to enroll their student in a Michigan Virtual course. This process describes how to use the Student Learning Portal to select the course(s) to enroll the student.


  1. First, tap the Course Registration option on the left navigation menu.
  2. Next, search the Course Catalog to locate the course of interest and apply filters as outlined below:
    1. First, insert the course name into the Search by Course Title text box to find a specific course.
    2. Next, use one or all of the drop-down fields available to narrow your search results in the table below. It is recommended to choose a Subject and Semester at minimum.
      • Term drop-down options can eliminate all courses that are not offered in a specific term. 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.
      • The Catalog drop-down allows guardians to choose what type of course to search. For example, AP Courses, Essential Courses, Test Out Courses, etc.
      • Use the Subject drop-down field to filter results by subjects such as Mathematics, Social Studies, or English Language Arts.
      • If there is a preference, tap the Instructor Provider drop-down to choose Michigan Virtual, Confucius Institute or None.
      • The School Level drop-down field can be used to filter results by High School, Middle School or Elementary courses.
      • Use the NCAA Approved drop-down menu to locate courses that are approved by the NCAA.
      • If desired, the Content Provider drop-down menu allows guardians to select a specific course vendor.
    3. Then tap the Apply Filter button to generate a list of courses matching your filters above.
      The Welcome to the Course Catalog section of the Course Registration page is enlarged to show the search fields described above. Arrows point to the Subject and Term fields as these two fields should be used at minimum when searching. Another arrow points to the Apply Filter button just below the fields.
  3. Next, in the results table tap the linked text within the “Course” column to review the full course description including syllabus. When finished, select the X in the upper right corner of the dialog box to close.
    he Course Catalog page is displayed with an arrow pointing to the linked name in the "Course" column. The Course Syllabus window for the select course is displayed showing details about the course with an arrow pointing to the X in the upper right corner to close out the window.
  4. Now, select the course(s) you wish to enroll your student by following the steps below:
    1. First, tap to check the box within the “Select” column of the row containing the appropriate course information.
    2. Then use the drop-down field within the “Start Date” column to choose the date that your student will start this course.
    3. At this point, tap the Register button to proceed to the confirmation and payment page.
      The results table of the Course Registration page is enlarged to show the courses matching the criteria specified in the filters above. Arrows point to the checkbox in the Select column of the table, the drop-down field in the Start Date column and finally to the Register button at the bottom of the page.

Last updated on June 9, 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.