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SLP: Student Course Enrollment Invoicing Schedule


Michigan Virtual’s invoicing schedule for online student course enrollments will vary based on whether the school participates in a consortium. Unlike regular purchase orders, consortium invoice dates will be different. It is also important to note that Essentials and Open Entry – Fixed End courses will be invoiced with each invoice cycle. In general, our schedule is:

  1. Semester 1 and Trimester 1: Mid-October
  2. Trimester 2: Mid-January
  3. Semester 2: Mid-March
  4. Trimester 3: Mid-April
  5. Summer: Late August


The following dates apply to the 2020-21 school year.

PO InvoiceSemester TypeDrop Date(s)Anticipated Invoice Date
1Semester 1 (20 weeks)10/6/202010/23/2020
1Trimester 1 (13 Weeks)10/13/202010/23/2020
2Trimester 2 (13 weeks)1/26/20211/29/2021
3Semester 2 (20 weeks)2/23/20213/26/2021
4Trimester 3 (13 weeks)4/13/20214/30/2021

The following dates apply to the Consortium Invoice Schedule for the 2020-21 school year.

Consortium InvoiceSemester TypeDrop DateAnticipated
Invoice Date
1Semester 1 (20 weeks) 10/6/202010/16/2020
1Trimester 1 (13 Weeks) 10/13/202010/16/2020
2Trimester 2 (13 weeks) 1/26/20211/22/2021
3Semester 2 (20 weeks)2/23/2021 3/19/2021
4Trimester 3 (13 weeks) 4/13/20214/23/2021

Note: Essentials and Open Entry – Fixed End courses will be invoiced with each invoice cycle. Enrollments for which drop period is still open will be invoiced with next invoice cycle in FY20-21

Last updated on August 27, 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.