Michigan Dual Credit Information

Michigan students and parents are increasingly recognizing the benefits of dual credit coursework.  It enables a fast track to credentials, with the attending savings in the cost of postsecondary education.

  • There are several pathways for students who are pursuing dual enrollment/dual credit courses at receiving institutions. The pathways are:
    • Articulation provides high school students with an opportunity to earn college credit for work completed in their high school or career technical education programs. Students use articulation agreements to ensure that the courses they earn through their high school CTE program will not have to be repeated at college after high school graduation. Some colleges or universities may also provide articulated credit for non-CTE programs.
    • Concurrent Enrollment (Dual Credit/Direct Credit) courses are college courses taught during the regular high school day by a high school instructor that meets college faculty credential requirements. Courses offered in this format may include general education, AP or CTE courses. High school instructors who teach college courses may be paired with a college faculty liaison who serves as a resource for the instructor.
    • Dual Enrollment is an umbrella term that includes all opportunities for a high school student to earn college credit as well as a term that refers to opportunities for high school students to enroll in college classes taught by college faculty. These classes may be taught at a college location, in a high school or career and technical education center, fully online, or through distance learning. Courses can be used for high school and college credit.
      • Early Middle College provides high school students with an opportunity to participate in a five-year program of study that may begin as early as 9th grade. These programs are designed to allow students to earn a high school diploma while also earning up to 60 college credits or an Associate’s Degree. Students may also earn professional certification, the Michigan Early Middle College Association (MEMCA) technical certificate or have the ability to participate in a registered apprenticeship.
    • Dual Enrollment/Concurrent Enrollment (Dual Credit/Direct Credit) teachers in Michigan may locate college or university contacts at https://www.mitransfer.org/colleges-universities. Click on the Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit link under Campus Resources on the college or university webpage.  


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