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Making More of High School

Taking college course while still in high school is a great way to get first-hand experience as to what college work will be like.

But what's really great is that Early College concurrent enrollment and dual enrollment classes may count toward your high school graduation requirements while giving you a jump start on college. The key is to work closely with your high school counselor to make sure you choose the right classes.

Types of Classes

Concurrent enrollment courses, also known as Direct Credit courses, are college classes offered at your high school during the regular school day and taught by high school teachers who have been credentialed as college instructors. Your guidance office can tell you what is available for the upcoming year.

Dual enrollment classes are offered at any LMC or SMC campus, or at your high school if taught by college faculty. You can select any class offered by either college as a dual enrollment class. It is important for you to work with your high school guidance counselor to see how the college classes you are taking may apply towards your high school graduation requirements.

Eligibility

To participate in concurrent enrollment and dual enrollment classes, you must first meet the eligibility requirements of your high school. You must also show that you are ready to handle college level work. Work with your high school guidance counselor to find out if you qualify.

Cost

Concurrent enrollment and dual enrollment classes can save you money. Some area high schools will pay the tuition and fees associated with the college classes you are taking. Other schools don't, but you still come out ahead. If you take concurrent enrollment classes, you and your family pay just 30% of your full tuition and fees.* To find out what your school policy is, check with your guidance counselor or Career and Technical Education Director.

If you take dual enrollment classes, full tuition and fees apply, but remember that community colleges charge way less than four-year schools - as much as half or even one-third of the cost of universities in Michigan.

How to Get Started

Meet with your high school guidance counselor, or Career and Technical Education Director. He or she can help you determine which college classes may count towards your high school graduation requirements, which college classes are available to you, and which classes fit your college and career goal.

*Rates and fees subject to change.

Partner High Schools

Lake Michigan College and Southwestern Michigan College are working with these schools to put high school students on the path of Early College success.

Click on any program listed below to find out what Early College courses and credits are available.

Human Services

Criminal Justice - Berrien Springs High School
Education General - Coloma High School