Info for Parents / Counselors

Pathways to Success

Make sure that your student gets the most from his or her dual enrollment by creating a path, not just selecting a few classes.

When students work together with counselors and our staff, they can earn more than "credits." They can begin their college journeys meaningfully, carefully planned.

Mid's Programs

At Mid, we focus on a whole-student approach to learning. We understand that each student has individual goals, and therefore each student needs to travel a path that specifically accomplishes that goal.

Dual enrolling allows high school students to acclimate to college expectations early. Nearly 50% of all students at Mid intend to transfer their credits into university programs, so we have created transfer pathways that work.

By completing one of Mid's transfer degrees or finishing the Michigan Transfer Agreement block, students can start their university careers as sophomores and juniors. And families can save a tremendous amount of money.

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Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA)

The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) is a contract signed between all public four year institutions and community colleges within the state of Michigan that guarantees students up to 30 transferable credits, primarily toward their general education requirements.

Tips for Helping Your Dual Enrollee

Academic Expectations

Professors will provide a course syllabus that tells students exactly what is expected of them, when assignments are due, and how grading will be done.

Collegiate coursework requires students to pursue their education in the classroom and on their own. Students are expected to be prepared for each class and should be prepared to offer information, thoughts, and ideas to the class discussion.

It is often expected that students will let their professor know ahead of time if they will be absent. If a student chooses to be absent from the class, he/she will still be responsible for the work due and to may need to get notes from the class from their peers.

Extracurricular activities may conflict with coursework. Help your student determine priorities, and decide if they are ready to take on the extra work and study required in a college course.


When questions or problems arise, encourage students to deal with the appropriate person. Help students think about how the problem can be approached, what information is needed and how to ask the right questions. If there are already policies regarding the issue, help him/her to find the information on the College website. Together consider the options, the advantages of taking action and the consequence of not taking action.

Students are expected to reach out to their professor if they don’t understand content or expectations. Students should also take advantage of tutoring services offered by the College if needed.

With parental/counselor help, students can move from expecting parents and counselors to take care of issues and become comfortable as a self-advocate.

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