To dual-enroll in Baker College classes, you need to:
Then, follow these steps:
That's it! A RunningStart representative will register you for the classes you want to take.
No, if you’re a high school student in the state of Michigan who meets the eligibility criteria, you’re eligible for dual enrollment at Baker College regardless of your high school.
The following schools currently have students in the Baker College dual enrollment program:
New dual enrollment partnerships between Baker College and high schools are added all the time. If you don’t see your school, talk with your counselor, who can contact Kelly Smith at (231) 876-3107 or [email protected] to learn about setting up the program.
You can register for state-approved, accredited courses. Baker College will invoice the tuition to the Michigan Department of Education.
Tuition is free to students, covered by your school district or the state of Michigan. However, this funding process is typically done through the student’s high school. In the event you’re unable to secure funding through your school, you can enroll in courses at the dual enrollment rate.
Dual enrollment classes are held on Baker College campuses or online. (Please note that if you take classes on a Baker College campus, you’ll need to handle your own transportation.)
Yes. You can easily opt to continue your studies at Baker College, or you should be able to transfer the credits you've earned through dual enrollment to another college. Baker College is accredited and its RunningStart program is accredited, so you shouldn't have any trouble. You can check various Michigan schools' requirements at mitransfer.org, just to be sure.
Here is the current list of classes you can take at Baker College through dual enrollment. The classes you choose to take from Baker College must:
As a dual enrollment student, you can take any 1000- or 2000-level courses at Baker College for which you’ve met the prerequisites. The course-limit breakdown depends on what year you begin dual enrollment courses.
|If you begin dual enrollment in...||Here’s how many Baker College classes you can take for credit:|
|9th grade||2 courses in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades; 4 courses in 12th grade|
|10th grade||2 courses in 10th grade; 4 courses in 11th and 12th grades|
|11th grade||6 courses per year|
|12th grade||6 courses|
By taking Baker College classes while you’re still in high school, you can take advantage of:
You’ll already have earned credits. You’ll have a good sense of what Baker College is like. So you may decide to continue on to earn your bachelor’s degree (or higher!) at Baker College.
Graduate high school with an associate degree through this three-year program that starts in 11th grade.
Take Baker College courses at your high school or technical center.
Turn the knowledge you gain in high school into college credit.