Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment


Effective April 1, 1996, Public Act 160 and Public Act 258 of 2000 created the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act, commonly referred to as dual enrollment.  This law directs school districts to assist students in paying tuition and fees for courses at Michigan public or private colleges or universities.  The following are some of the eligibility guidelines/standards:


Eligibility:

  1. Recommended 2.5 GPA or higher. Colleges may impose their own GPA requirements

  2. Obtain a qualifying composite score on one of the following assessments:

    1. PSAT reading 460/math 510

    2. SAT reading 480/math 530

  3. Good attendance/passing all WOHS classes


Course Selection:

  1. Students in grades 9-12 may take up to ten college courses throughout high school.

  2. The number of classes allowed depends on the year the student dually enrolls.

  3. Students should check online course catalogs of the college(s). Most common colleges for dual enrollment are:

    1. Grand Rapids Community College

    2. Grand Valley State University

    3. Hope College

  4. Courses selected cannot be a religious, hobby, craft or physical education course

  5. Courses will most likely be 100 level courses unless the one selected is approved by WOHS and the college

  6. Courses must be a minimum of 2 credits

  7. Review prerequisites


Considerations:

  1. Meet with your counselor or Mrs. Higgs to discuss options

  2. Review course equivalencies to determine if/how the course(s) will transfer to the college you plan to attend after high school

  3. Dual enrollment classes are on a 4 point scale (if taken for high school credit)

  4. You have to decide whether you are taking the dual enrollment course for:

    1. High School Credit (calculated into the GPA), 

    2. On the transcript as credit only (not calculated into the GPA), or 

    3. For college credit only

  5. Dual enrollment classes begin your college GPA.  This can positively or negatively impact your future depending on your effort and the outcome of this course

  6. Transportation is the responsibility of the student/family

  7. Colleges have various academic calendars and students must attend courses regardless of the differences

  8. WOHS will pay a per course dollar amount toward tuition and mandatory fees. Any outstanding balance with the college is the responsibility of the student/family and between the college and the student/family.


Final Steps:

  1. Complete the appropriate dual enrollment form(s) for the college you plan to attend (available online) before the last day of school for the upcoming fall semester or the first Friday in November for second semester participation

  2. Complete the WOHS Dual Enrollment Request Form before the last day of school for the upcoming fall semester or the first Friday in November for second semester participation. You will need the following information from the college course guide to complete the WOHS Dual Enrollment Request Form:

    1. Course name

    2. Course number

    3. Number of credits

    4. Days and times the class(es) meet


Dual Enrollment Presentation


Dual Enrollment Request Form

WOHS Dual Enrollment Request Form