High School Dual Enrollment

High School Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment provides an opportunity for high school students with demonstrated academic potential to enroll in selected UM-Dearborn courses while completing their high school graduation requirements.

The purpose of the program is to supplement and enrich your educational experience by allowing you to pursue course work which otherwise would not be available to you. Admission as a dual enrolled student is a special non-degree status. You are expected to complete all graduation requirements mandated by your high school.

NOTE: If you attend a private or parochial school, or are home-schooled, please see the IGNITE program information below.

For students who attend PUBLIC or CHARTER schools

Admission Criteria

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.

Current Class Standing

Criteria

Seniors

3.0 or greater GPA posted on high school transcript

Juniors

3.5 or greater GPA posted on high school transcript

Sophomores and Freshmen*

 

  • 3.75 or greater posted GPA on high school transcript
  • Personal interview with Admissions representative to ascertain maturity level and preparedness for college coursework and environment
  • Final approval by Director of Admissions and Orientation or Associate Director of Admissions
  • Optional: additional assessment scores if available: i.e. Explore, Plan, ACT, Compass, MME, PSAT, SAT, or Accuplacer

 

*High school Sophomores and Freshmen, upon admission, will be asked to sign a contract with the Student Success Center which will provide them with additional support options to help ensure a successful collegiate experience.

To Apply for Admission
Apply as early as possible. No application will be processed until all of the following have been completed and received:

  1. The Dual Enrollment application.
  2. Course election worksheet (back of the application). Be sure to select alternatives.
  3. Calculation sheet (back of the application) signed by your high school counselor or principal.
  4. An official transcript (including test scores, if applicable).

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: June 15
  • Winter Semester: November 1 

 


IGNITE - For students who attend PRIVATE or PAROCHIAL schools or are HOME-SCHOOLED

IGNITE (Inspiring Gifted and Nurturing Individuals Through Enrichment) is a program which has been developed through the combined efforts of local secondary school counselors and principals and UM-Dearborn. The objective of the IGNITE program is to provide an opportunity for high school students with demonstrated academic potential to enroll in selected UM-Dearborn courses while completing their high school graduation requirements.

Because of revised policies for the IGNITE and dual enrollment programs, students may no longer enroll in both programs simultaneously; a student will either be an IGNITE applicant or a dual enrollment applicant.  If you have questions, please call the Office of Admissions and Orientation at 313-593-5100.

Admission Criteria

  • Applicants must be attending a non-public high school; in addition they must be U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens.

Current Class Standing

Criteria

Seniors

3.0 or greater GPA posted on high school transcript

Juniors

3.5 or greater posted GPA on high school transcript

Sophomores and Freshmen*

 

  • 3.75 or greater GPA posted on high school transcript
  • Personal interview with Admissions representative to ascertain maturity level and preparedness for college coursework and environment
  • Final approval by Director of Admissions and Orientation or Associate Director of Admissions
  • Optional: additional assessment scores if available: i.e. Explore, Plan, ACT, Compass, MME, PSAT, SAT, or Accuplacer

 

*High school Sophomores and Freshmen, upon admission, will be asked to sign a contract with the Student Success Center which will provide them with additional support options to help ensure a successful collegiate experience.

To Apply for Admission
Apply as early as possible. No application will be processed until all of the following have been completed and received:

  1. The IGNITE application (no application fee required).
  2. Course election worksheet (back of the application). Be sure to select alternatives.
  3. An official transcript

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: June 15
  • Winter Semester: November 1

Scholarships
For Michigan residents, the IGNITE Scholarship pays half of your tuition and fees up to a maximum of eight credit hours per term for the fall and winter semesters only. You do not have to complete a separate scholarship application; their tuition will automatically be adjusted.  NOTE: You may take classes during the summer semester, but you will be responsible for full tuition and fees; no scholarships are awarded for summer semester.


Information for all Dual Enrolled Students:

Benefits
As a dual-enrollee, you are granted full privileges of UM-Dearborn students, including use of the library and recreational facilities and the opportunity to purchase student tickets to cultural and athletic events. After graduation, admission to a degree program at the University will be granted provided you meet the minimum admission criteria.  As a dual enrollment student, you may enroll for a maximum of eight credit hours per semester.

Orientation and Registration
You and your counselor will be notified of your admission status by the Office of Admissions and Orientation. Admission as a dual enrollee does not guarantee that you will be able to enroll in the class(es) specified on the application form, but every effort will be made to accommodate your needs. Information about orientation and registration will be mailed to you after you are admitted.

Online Courses
The University offers some online courses (100 and 200 level) that are appropriate for high school students. For more information about the "online course" requirement for high school graduates, visit: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Online10.06_final_175750_7.pdf

Early College Credit
As a Michigan student and dual enrollee, you may experience college while you’re in high school. In fact, you could earn high school credit, college credit, or both.
Learn more: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Early_College_Credit_09.08_249739_7.pdf

Continuing Eligibility
You must receive a C or higher grade in your course(s) at UM-Dearborn to be eligible to register for the next semester course(s), unless you plan to retake the same course(s).  Anyone who receives below a C grade will be contacted by the Dual Enrollment Coordinator after semester grades are posted.  You MUST submit a new application, course election worksheet, calculation sheet (if you are a public/charter school student), and updated transcript each semester you wish to enroll.