Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollment program offers eligible public high school students and students from state-approved nonpublic high schools the opportunity to earn college credit while attending high school.

When all criteria identified by the state are met, the student’s tuition, applicable fees, and textbooks may be paid by the school through the district’s state foundation grant.

Apply for Dual Enrollment

Claudia Pahls
Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Am I eligible?

According to the State of Michigan Public Act 131 of 2012, qualifying students in grades 9-12 may attend college as a dual enrolled student at a postsecondary institution. Homeschooled students may participate if they are taking at least one course at a public high school (in order for a high school to pay for courses).Eligible students are those who are enrolled in at least one high school course and have taken the MME in all subject areas—Math, Science, Reading, Writing, and Social Studies.

If the student has not achieved endorsements in all areas, he/she is eligible to take courses limited to the areas in which the student has received endorsements.

Students are eligible to take courses within subject areas in which there are no endorsements, such as foreign language or computer science, or courses not offered by the district as long as students have taken all parts of the MME.

Course Limits

If the school district covers the costs of tuition and applicable fees, students are eligible to enroll in a maximum of 10 courses throughout their high school career. This is different than students in the Early Middle College program who obtain more credits. This limit does not apply if the student covers costs or if there is a written agreement between the high school and the college.

For Entering 9th grade students:

  • 9th grade-2 course limit
  • 10th grade-2 course limit
  • 11th grade-2 course limit
  • 12th grade-4 course limit

For Entering 10th grade students:

  • 10th Grade-2 course limit
  • 11th Grade-4 course limit
  • 12th Grade-4 course limit


Course Limits are for the academic year.

For Entering 11th or 12th grade students:

  • No more than 6 courses during either of those academic years

Course Locations

In addition to courses at Glen Oaks, college classes are offered at several area high schools and online. Offerings vary by semester.

Parent Information

Information for the parents of high school students who are dual enrolling at Glen Oaks Community College during the 22-23 academic year. The statements below pertain to the responsibilities and guidelines of my son/daughter by taking advantage of this program.

  • I do not have access to my son/daughter’s records unless they authorize me to do so by filling out a FERPA form, handled through the college.
  • That by participating in the Glen Oaks NOW! Program, my son/daughter will begin/continue their college academic record. All grades earned will be part of their Glen Oaks Community College transcript.
  • That course selection is important. My son/daughter will need to seek out information from other institutions if they have a desire to attend an alternate college after high school graduation. I also understand that transferability is dependent on the receiving institution and program requirements, and my son/daughter must have a 2.0 or better.
  • That my son/daughter will be held responsible for paying all tuition and fees not covered by their high school. In the instance that they fail a course or drop after the refund period, they may also be responsible for reimbursing the high school.
  • Course dates, times, and delivery methods vary by course/semester and it is my son/daughter’s responsibility to know when classes begin, where they are held, and transportation to get there. Also, that these classes may run on a schedule different than their high school and they will follow the calendar of the location of the class.
  • College courses may expose my son/daughter to topics or conversations that include adult-themed material.
  • My son/daughter will have their own Glen Oaks email address and a student ID number, used to login to the Student portal (myGOCC) where they can access their schedule, grades and other important student information.
  • My son/daughter needs to inform their counselor if they want to add or drop a course from their schedule and that a Change of Schedule Form must be completed in Etrieve in order to do so.
  • My son/daughter will need to abide by the Glen Oaks policies and procedures while enrolled.
  • My son/daughter will need to seek out the helpful videos/tutorials available to them on the High School Options page of the GOCC website, should they need more clarification on a process or procedure.
  • By participating in this program, my son/daughter has allowed for the release of any records from their high school, if required by the college, and the sharing of their college academic progress, attendance, and grades with the high school.

Placement Testing

Students must take the Accuplacer, OR have qualifying ACT/SAT scores OR submit a high school transcript to be evaluated in order to take most classes with Glen Oaks. There are some courses that do not require qualifying test scores.

Students interested in taking a math course, may take the ALEKS test to determine placement.


Please see “What do my scores mean?” in the Links section of the sidebar on this page.

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools participate in Dual Enrollment?

The following is a list of all the schools currently participating in the Dual Enrollment program with Glen Oaks Community College:

Branch Area Career Center
Bronson High School
Burr Oak High School
Calhoun Area Career Center
Centreville High School
Colon High School
Constantine High School
Factoryville Christian High School
Gull Lake High School
Howardsville Christian High School
Mendon High School
Quincy High School
Schoolcraft High School
Sturgis High School
Three Rivers High School
White Pigeon High School
Union City High School

Will I ever have to pay for a course?

It depends. If the course(s) you want exceed the dollar amount that the high school is willing to pay, then you would owe a balance (this would be submitted to your high school, not Glen Oaks).

More importantly, if you FAIL a course or DROP it after Glen Oaks’ refund period, you could be responsible for reimbursing your high school.

Some students choose to self-pay for courses, you will still complete most steps listed below, and you do not necessarily need your high school’s permission for this.

Do these credits transfer?

Yes! Students have transferred their credits to many institutions across the state and beyond! We always advise students that if they have a school in mind, to contact them and make sure the classes they are taking make sense for the degree/certificate they will be studying in the future.

What do I need to do to get started?

Application and Registration
Process for Dual Enrollment Students

  1. Talk to your high school counselor about eligibility. If you are home-schooled, please make an appointment with the Director of Admissions.
  2. Take Placement Test or submit your SAT/ACT scores or a high school transcript to Glen Oaks’ Director of Admissions. These will help us determine your skill level.
  3. Go to Etrieve and fill out an application. This allows us to see that you are interested and give you a Glen Oaks ID#.
    • Log in with your high school email/Google/Facebook/Outlook account.
    • Click on “forms” find High School Students section, then click ‘Application CTE-DE-HS Form’.
    • Complete and Submit
  4. Students will also complete the Student Agreement, located in Etrieve, as well as watch the orientation video on the High School Options webpage.
  5. Students will meet with Glen Oaks staff at their high school or on campus to get help with choosing courses for the upcoming semester.
  6. Selection of courses will be filled out electronically via Etrieve (using the student’s new GOCC login) then submitted to the high school for approval.
  7. Once the high school has approved, the student will be registered for classes and can use their GOCC login to view their schedule on the myGOCC portal.
  8. Any changes or errors must be brought to the attention of the counselor or GOCC Dual Enrollment staff.

Dual Enrollment students have access to helpful online tutorials to help them navigate college resources. They can also attend GEAR UP sessions to become more prepared for the semester. These are similar to an orientation. Due to COVID-19, the college will be following CDC guidelines, which may affect certain processes.