Work toward two educational goals at the same time.
High school students participate in dual enrollment by attending at least one high school course and simultaneously attending a degree-granting postsecondary institution. Courses which students are eligible for must not be offered at the high school and must lead toward accreditation, certification, and/or trade licensing. When the high school student is on the college campus, they will attend college-level classes taught by Baker College faculty and attended by Baker College students. The high school student will be responsible for providing his/her own transportation to and from class, and will be held to the same academic rigor and expectations as that of his/her classmates.
Dual Enrollment students may take any 1000 or 2000 level courses at Baker College for which they have met the pre-requisites. The course limit breakdown depends on what year a student begins dual enrollment courses and is as follows:
Freshman/Grade 9 = no more than 2 courses per year for freshman, sophomore, and junior years; max 4 courses in senior year.
Sophomore/Grade 10 = max 2 courses sophomore year; 4 courses per year for junior year and senior years.
Junior/Grade 11 or Senior/Grade 12 = max 6 courses per year.
Payment for Dual Enrollment is calculated by using a per credit hour amount for public schools. Payment for private/parochial schools is determined by using the Dual Enrollment Tuition Worksheet.
Student Application Process
Any student who is dual enrolling in a class must first receive approval from the high school administration or counselor. Upon approval, the student must complete the steps listed below to apply for the Baker College Running Start Program.
Fill out the Dual Enrollment Registration and Payment Form (for Public School or Home School students) or the Non-Public Dual Enrollment Registration and Payment Form (for Non-Public School students). This form serves as a registration form and as the agreement with the high school and principal approval (signature) as required by the MDE. Students must have approval from their high school if they expect to receive both high school and college credit and if they expect the school to pay for the course.
If the school will not pay for the course; however, approves the student to take college classes for college credit, then the student may enroll and will be charged the dual enrollment rate ($122 per credit for the 2019-2020 school year).
For non-public schools partnerships, a student who is dual enrolling may only be registered for non-essential courses and Baker College will invoice tuition to the Michigan Department of Education.
Students should submit a copy of their high school transcript (or SAT/ACT scores), FERPA Form and Dual Enrollment Registration and Payment Form to [email protected]. Once the required paperwork is submitted and the student has passed the online Student Welcome Experience class, a Running Start representative will register the student for the requested classes.
What is Dual Credit International (DCI)?
The dual credit international program allows for high school students to earn college credits by completing coursework at a Baker College campus. Students are not simultaneously enrolled in a high school; however, will be awarded high school credit for courses offered at the college.
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