Dual Enrollment FAQs

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How do I apply for dual enrollment?

First, talk with your guidance counselor to determine if this program is right for you. As a domestic dual-enrollment student, you will need to complete our free online application and have your high school counselor submit your official transcript along with a letter stating your eligibility to participate in dual enrollment to the Admissions Office at Michigan Tech. The letter must list the information (course name and time) for the course(s) you plan to take and the portion of the tuition bill the high school will cover. Learn more about the application process online.

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Are there any additional fees?

As a dual-enrolled student, you will see the Experience Tech fee on your bill. This $90 fee gives students unlimited access to our ski hill, golf course, and on-campus performances. If you are taking online courses and do not live in the immediate area, you will not be charged the Experience Tech fee.

Additional fees to consider include books and supplies, course and lab fees, parking, and transportation costs.

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Are there online courses available?

Yes, a limited number of courses are offered online through Michigan Tech. Visit online courses for a full listing by semester. Online courses are offered through a browser-based platform in a real-time setting. To succeed in an online course, you must regularly attend class on the days and times offered. On-demand courses are not available at this time.

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Do I need to take a placement test?

If you plan to take a math course or a modern language course through dual enrollment, you are required to take a placement assessment prior to registering for the course. You’ll need to apply for dual enrollment following the procedure listed on the application process page. Once your application is complete, we will email you details about taking the assessment.

If you plan to take a math course, there is a non-refundable fee of $25 plus tax ($26.50 total) to take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment, paid directly to ALEKS. Students must receive a qualifying score in order to enroll in a math course through dual enrollment. Learn more about the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment.

If you plan to continue your modern language studies, you must take the French, German, or Spanish placement test prior to registering for the course. The assessment is free and can be completed online. You must receive a qualifying score in order to enroll in a modern language course through dual enrollment. Learn more about the Modern Language Placement Test.

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How do I register for courses?

Once your application is complete, we will schedule your course(s) for you. A copy of your schedule and your student bill will be mailed to you.

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How much does dual enrollment cost?

Tuition for dual enrollment is based on a per-credit basis; additional required fees may be charged in addition to tuition. See our current rates online.

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Is financial aid available for dual enrollment?

Dual-enrolled students are not eligible for financial aid. High school students who are Michigan residents planning to take an online math course for dual enrollment may qualify for a partial scholarship. Contact the Student Financial Services Center for details.

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Is there a minimum high school GPA required?

Michigan Tech requires dual enrollment students to have a cumulative high school GPA of a 3.00 or higher.

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My parent/guardian works at Michigan Tech. Do I qualify for TRIP benefits?

Yes. The Tuition Reduction Incentive Plan (TRIP) will pay no more than half of the tuition charges. This benefit does not cover books, supplies, or fees. Your parent/guardian will need to complete the TRIP benefit form and submit it to the Benefits Office. Financial Services and Operations will adjust your bill after the form is processed. TRIP forms must be submitted by the dates listed below.

Entry Term Deadline
Spring 2018 December 1, 2017
Fall 2018 July 1, 2018
Spring 2019 December 1, 2018

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What if I decide to apply as a full-time student after high school graduation?

If you are considering enrolling at Michigan Tech as a full-time student after you graduate from high school, complete our free online application for admission as an undergraduate degree- seeking student. You will need to have your high school submit an updated transcript showing your grades through your junior year as well as official SAT and/or ACT scores.

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What is the deadline to register for dual enrollment?

If you plan to dual enroll at Michigan Tech, make sure to have your application materials submitted to the Admissions Office by the dates listed below.

Entry Term Deadline
Spring 2018 December 1, 2017
Fall 2018 June 1, 2018
Spring 2019 December 1, 2018

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Where do I park on campus and what is the cost?

If you’ll be commuting to campus, you must register your vehicle with the University before classes begin. Dual-enrolled students are eligible for a discounted price. Dual-enrolled students can purchase a commuter parking permit for $70 a year ($35 for spring semester only). Commuter lots are located by the Rozsa Center or between campus and the Student Development Complex.