Q: What are the eligibility requirements for dual enrollment?
A: Before dual enrolling, ACC requires that students either take a placement test to assess math, reading and writing skills or achieve an ACT subscore in Math, Reading and English of 18 or higher.
Additional eligibility requirements for dual enrollment vary by school district. Students should meet with their high school guidance counselor or principal to discuss their school's particular requirements.
Q: Are dual enrollment credits transferable?
A: As with all ACC courses, credits earned through dual enrollment can typically be transferred to four-year colleges and universities. However, each college and university has specific policies regarding acceptance of transfer credits. Before dual enrolling, students should discuss with their high school guidance counselor or principal which college or university they plan to attend and the specific transfer policies in order to verify that credits will transfer.
Q: What classes can be taken as dual enrollment?
A: Approved dual enrollment classes vary by school district. Students should meet with their high school guidance counselor or principal to discuss their school district's policies on approved dual enrollment classes.
Q: What are the costs for dual enrollment?
A: A key dual enrollment benefit is that the student's high school pays the tuition and, depending on the district, additional costs such as fees for registration, facilities, and technology. When students transfer dual enrollment credits to Michigan colleges and universities, they save the money they otherwise would have had to pay to take those classes.
Costs to the student vary by school district. Students should meet with their high school guidance counselor or principal to discuss their specific school district's policies.
Q: How do I register for dual enrollment?
A: Beginning the semester before dual enrollment, students must:
- Meet with a high school guidance counselor or principal to discuss eligibility requirements, costs, transferring credits to a four-year college or university, selecting the appropriate program option, and selecting courses.
- Take necessary tests (MEAP, ACT, and/or COMPASS).
- Apply to ACC. Send completed and signed ACC application and school district approval forms, plus high school transcript, to the Admissions Office.
- Meet with academic advisor.
- Register for class.
- Buy textbooks and supplies.