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

Supplement and enrich your educational experience by pursuing challenging college course work. 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.

Admission Information

Admission Criteria


  • 3.0 or greater GPA posted on high school transcript


  • 3.5 or greater GPA posted on high school transcript

Sophomores and Freshmen: 

  • 3.9 or greater posted GPA on high school transcript
  • Personal interview with Admissions representative to ascertain maturity level and preparedness for college coursework and environment
  • A typed personal statement (up to 500 words) clarifying the student's interest in and commitment to taking college-level course(s) - to be submitted at the time of interview
  • Final approval by Director or Associate Director of Admissions
  • Optional: additional assessment scores if available: i.e. Explore, Plan, ACT, Compass, MME, PSAT, SAT, or Accuplacer

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. Online Non-Degree Application - select "Dual Enrollment"
  2. Course Permission and Calculation Worksheet. Be sure to select alternatives courses.  Must be signed by your high school principal and your parent/guardian.
  3. An official transcript (including test scores, if applicable).
  4. Personal statement (freshmen or sophomores only).


UM-Dearborn is committed to making Dual Enrollment affordable for students. Once admitted, a new scholarship for 50% of tuition and fees will be applied to your account.

Talk to your principal or counselor about additional funding that may be available through your high school.

Great 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, we strongly encourage you to pursue your Michigan degree. Your application will be given priority consideration. You will be granted admission, provided you meet the minimum admission criteria and the credits you earned during dual enrollment will already be on your transcript, saving you time and money!

Online Courses

The University offers some online courses (100 and 200 level) that are appropriate for high school students. Learn more about the online course requirement for high school students.


You must receive a grade of C or higher in your dual enrollment course(s) at UM-Dearborn to be eligible to register for the next semester. Anyone who receives below a C grade will be contacted by the Dual Enrollment Coordinator after grades are posted. You must submit a new application, worksheet, and updated transcript each semester you wish to enroll.

Students planning to register for an English Composition, Mathematics, or an advanced Foreign Language placement course must take the appropriate placement exam prior to registration.

Orientation and Registration

You will be notified of your admission status, information about orientation, and registration will be mailed to you after you are admitted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Admission as a dual enrollee does not guarantee that you will be able to enroll in the class(es) specified on the Course Permission and Calculation Worksheet, but every effort will be made to accommodate your interests. As a dual enrollment student, you may enroll for a maximum of eight credit hours per semester. View the registration page for class lists and additional information.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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