Michigan Tech's dual enrollment program is designed for academically talented high school students who want to accelerate their college careers. It provides eligible high school students the opportunity to simultaneously enroll in college courses at Michigan Tech. The credits earned can be used toward both a high school diploma and a college degree or certificate.
To be eligible for dual enrollment you must be a high school student who:
- has approval from your high school to participate in the Michigan Dual Enrollment Program at Michigan Tech and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, or
- would like to take classes for self-enrichment. This option applies if you are not eligible to participate in the Michigan Dual Enrollment Program and have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
If you're currently participating in a dual enrollment/PSEO program, learn more and find out how to apply to Michigan Tech as an incoming first-year student.
Michigan Dual Enrollment Process
If you're a high school student in Michigan, you'll need to follow these steps to participate in the Michigan Dual Enrollment program at Michigan Tech:
- Meet with your school counselor to see if you qualify for the dual enrollment program through your high school.
- Receive approval from your counselor to participate in the dual enrollment option.
- Review the Michigan Tech course offerings to see which courses best fit your schedule. If you are looking for online classes only, select MTU Online under the Campus field.
- Provide your school counselor with the course name, number, days, and times of the course (or courses) you plan to take.
- Complete an application for admission as a dual enrollment student.
- Have your high school submit your official transcript.
- Ask your high school to submit a letter on official letterhead to the Admissions Office at Michigan Tech stating your eligibility to participate in dual enrollment. 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.
- A bill showing the balance you owe will be mailed to your address and emailed to your Michigan Tech email account. You are responsible for paying the balance of your tuition bill by the due date.
Dual Enrollment for Self-Enrichment
If you're a high school student planning to take college courses for self-enrichment, follow these steps:
- Meet with your school counselor to determine if taking a college level course is right for you.
- Review Michigan Tech course offerings to see which classes best fit your schedule. If you are looking for online classes only, select MTU Online under the Campus field.
- Complete an application for admission as a domestic dual enrollment student. Have your high school submit your official transcript.
- Ask your high school to submit a letter on official letterhead to the Admissions Office stating your eligibility to take the course(s) at Michigan Tech. The letter must list the information (course name and time) for the course(s) you plan to take.
- A tuition bill will be mailed to your address and emailed to your Michigan Tech email account. As a dual enrollment for self-enrichment student, you are responsible for paying your full bill by the due date.
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||Registration Deadline|
|Fall 2020||June 1, 2020|
|Spring 2021||December 1, 2020|
|Fall 2021||June 1, 2021|
If you plan to take a math course through dual enrollment, and have not yet taken the SAT or ACT, you may need to take the ALEKS Math Placement Assessment. Apply for dual enrollment following the procedure listed above. Once your application is complete, we will email you details about taking the assessment.
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.
Many dual-enrolled students go on to attend Michigan Tech as full-time, degree-seeking students. If you're heading down this path, you'll need to complete our free online application for admission as a first-year degree-seeking student. You will need to have your high school submit an official transcript showing your grades through your junior year. Test scores are optional for applicants for 2021 who have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale). Homeschool students, and those with below a 3.0 GPA must submit official test scores. Test scores are required from all students who wish to be considered for merit-based scholarships.
If you're planning to attend a different college or university after high school, contact the Registrar's Office to have your transcripts forwarded. To find out if a course you took at Michigan Tech will transfer to a different university, contact the university you are interested in attending to determine transfer eligibility.
It's important to realize the grades you earn in any courses you complete at Michigan Tech will be a permanent part of your college academic record and will be calculated in your Michigan Tech cumulative GPA.
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 $80 a year ($40 for spring semester only). Commuter lots are located by the Rozsa Center or between campus and the Student Development Complex.
Student Development Complex (Athletic Facility)
Depending on the number of credits you take as a dual-enrolled student, you may be eligible to use the Student Development Complex. With your student ID, you will be also be eligible to attend athletic events free of charge.
Experience Tech Fee
As a Michigan Tech student, you will see the Experience Tech fee on your bill. This $96-per-semester fee provides unlimited free access to Mont Ripley Ski Hill, intramural sports, Gates Tennis Center, Visual and Performing Arts events, hockey games, and Portage Lake Golf Course. If you are taking online courses and do not live in the immediate area, you will not be charged the Experience Tech Fee.
For additional information about dual enrollment at Michigan Tech, contact the Admissions Office at 888-688-1885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.