In partnership with St. Clair County Community College (SC4), we are now offering Michigan students the opportunity to dual enroll in online college-level courses while still in high school.
With these online courses, students can:
Note: This list is subject to change each term. Explore our online course catalog for the most up-to-date list!
*Meets the Michigan Transfer Agreement’s requirements for transfer to Michigan colleges and universities.
Dual enrollment courses follow unique start, end, and withdrawal dates for St. Clair County Community College (SC4)’s academic calendar. To view a list of active course offerings and their enrollment dates, please see our Dual Enrollment Key Dates.
|Class Start||Class End||Enrollment End||Drop for Refund End|
|12 P.M. FRIDAY|
|12 P.M. FRIDAY|
|Type of Fee||Price|
|Dual Enrolled Tuition*||$131 per contact hour|
|Student Fee||$95 per semester|
|Online Course Fee||$72 per course|
|Technology Fee||$31.50 per contact hour|
Simply said, dual enrollment is the act of being enrolled in two different academic institutions at once. For high school students, this typically means being enrolled simultaneously in their local high school and a nearby college institution.
The most significant benefit of dual enrollment is that students can take steps toward earning their high school diploma and their college diploma at the same time.
According to Michigan law, students are allowed to take up to 10 dual enrollment courses while in high school, so long as they have qualifying test scores and follow the requirements outlined in the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act.
Here’s a startling fact: 54 percent of Michigan counties lack a post-secondary institution physically located within their geographic borders. As a direct result, dual enrollment in a face-to-face setting is not a feasible option for many Michigan students, especially for students living in rural areas.
That’s why we’re offering online dual enrollment options for Michigan students — to provide equity of access to students seeking to earn college credit while still in high school.
Another reason students may choose to dual enroll online is that they prefer the flexibility of online learning, which allows them to explore content on their own schedule while receiving personalized feedback from an instructor on assignments.
Because 20 of the 25 college courses we offer meet the requirements of the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), students may be able to transfer the credits they earn from taking these online courses to any post-secondary institution within Michigan.
In order to fulfill the Michigan Transfer Agreement, students must successfully complete at least 30 credits of coursework in the following six areas with at least a grade of 2.0 in each course. Below you can see which parts of the MTA can be fulfilled by taking our online dual enrollment courses:
* Additional coursework may be necessary to satisfy the 30 credit hour requirement.
Can be fulfilled by taking additional social sciences, humanities, and mathematics courses not applied to the requirements listed above
Many students choose to take dual enrollment courses in high school without following all of the guidelines outlined in the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).
While a student is not guaranteed by law to have their courses transfer between institutions without following the MTA guidelines, individual colleges and universities may still choose to award credits for college-level courses upon transfer.
If your student already knows what colleges or universities they hope to attend, it may be worth exploring these institutions’ websites to get a better sense of their unique transfer policies before enrolling.
Beyond transferability, some students choose to take dual enrollment courses during high school simply for the benefit of challenging themselves and preparing for the rigor of college-level courses.
Due to specific rules for dual enrollment eligibility, students will need the help of a guidance counselor at their school. If you’re interested in enrolling in one of our online dual enrollment courses, it might help to check out the guide we’ve created to help you get started and share this guide with a counselor at your school.
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.