Imagine completing 1 to 2 years of college while in high school.
It's possible through dual enrollment. In fact, nearly 1,000 high school students earn MMCC college credits each year.
Dual enrollment, taking college courses while still in high school, allows students to get a jump start on their college careers and equips them for college success.
And families save money on college costs, because school districts usually pay the tuition and fees for dual enrollees. Each high school is different in terms of whether it covers most or all of the costs. Check with your guidance counselor to find out how to get started in classes at Mid.
MMCC credits go with you, because we participate in many transfer agreements that ensure that our courses count at universities and colleges across the state and country. No matter where you want to end up, MMCC courses can be a part of your journey. Our staff can help you select courses that will work for your goals, ensuring that you don't waste credits.
Or join the workforce faster by completing a large portion of one of our career-entry degrees while you're in high school, because our tech/trade and occupational programs allow for career entry in one to two years.
Have questions? Contact us, and we'll help you figure it out!
Who is Eligible for Dual Enrollment?
High school students who have:
- Met with their high school guidance counselors and who meet the criteria set by their high school or Intermediate School District. Every school is different.
- Met MMCC’s placement standards for the course(s) that they wish to take. This might include prerequisite requirements or achieving specific scores on standardized or placement tests.
- Completed the Dual Enrollment Application with parents and their high school counselor.
Where are Classes Held?
Courses can be taken at either of MMCC's campuses (in Mt. Pleasant or Harrison), online, or off-campus at certain high schools.
MMCC: A Hisory of Offering Dual Enrollment Options that Work
- Dual Enrollment has more than doubled in the past five years.
- Nearly 35 local high schools partner with MMCC to offer dual enrollment options for their students.
- 900+ students Dual Enrolled in MMCC courses for Fall 2015.
MMCC recently received accreditation from the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) for the courses the College offers at local high schools. NACEP works to ensure that college courses taught by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on the sponsoring college campus. This accreditation ensures that MMCC classes adhere to the highest standards so students experience a seamless transition to college.
MMCC is the first public institution in Michigan to receive this recognition for excellence. MMCC course offerings include disciplines such as Political Science, Math, and Biology. Courses are offered at local area high schools including Beaverton, Farwell, and Shepherd among others.
Benefits of Dual Enrollment
Students who dual enroll in high school:
- Show increased confidence in their ability to succeed in college.
- Participate in college at a higher rate than students who did not dual enroll. (NACEP)
- Persist through at least two years at the college level. (Community College Research Center at Columbia University)
- Earn a higher GPA in their first year of college than students who did not dual enroll. (NACEP)
- Accumulate more college credit than those who did not dual enroll. (NACEP)
Dual Students Succeed at MMCC
- About 80% of students that dual enroll at MMCC pass their classes with a C or better.
- Dual Enrolled students have a higher rate of graduation from MMCC than those who did not dual enroll.
Other Benefits of Dual Enrolling Include:
- Making the transition between high school and college easier
- Allowing students to complete a degree faster
- Reducing costs for a college education
- Preparing students for college work and reducing the need for remedial coursework
- Making more effective use of the senior year in high school
- Developing the connection between high school and college curricula
- Raising students' motivations to attend college
- Acclimating students to the college environment