Dual Enrollment Programs

High School Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment provides an opportunity for high school students with demonstrated academic potential to enroll in selected UM-Dearborn courses while completing their high school graduation requirements.

The purpose of the program is to supplement and enrich the educational experience by allowing students to pursue course work which otherwise would not be available. Admission as a dual enrolled student is a special non-degree status. Students are expected to complete all graduation requirements mandated by his/her high school. Although students are admitted with a special status, they are granted full privileges of UM-Dearborn students, including use of the library and recreational facilities and the opportunity to purchase student tickets to cultural and athletic events at the University of Michigan. After graduation, admission to a degree program at the University will be granted provided they meet the minimum admission criteria. Dual enrollment students may enroll for a maximum of eight credit hours per semester.

Admission Criteria

Current Class Standing Criteria
Seniors
  • 3.0+ posted GPA on HS Transcript
Juniors
  • 3.5+ posted GPA on HS Transcript
Sophomores and Freshmen1
  • 3.75+ posted GPA on HS Transcript
  • Personal Interview with Admissions Representative to measure maturity level and preparedness for college coursework.
  • Optional: provide any additional assessment scores if available (i.e. Explore, Plan, ACT, Compass, MME, PSAT, SAT, or Accuplacer)
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Upon admission, high school freshmen and sophomores must sign a contract with the Office of Student Success which will connect them with additional support services.

To Apply for Admission

Apply as early as possible. The deadline for all documents is June 15 for the fall semester and November 1 for the winter semester. No application will be processed until all of the following have been completed and received:

  1. The Dual Enrollment application.
  2. Course election worksheet (back of the application). Be sure to select alternatives.
  3. Calculation sheet (back of the application) signed by your high school principal.
  4. An official transcript (including test scores, if applicable).

Note: Students must submit a new application for each semester they wish to enroll.

Orientation and Registration

Students will be notified of their admission status by the Office of Admissions and Orientation. Admission to dual enrollment status does not guarantee the ability to enroll in the class(es) specified on the application form, but every effort will be made to accommodate the student’s request. Information about orientation and registration will be mailed upon admission.

IGNITE Dual Enrollment

IGNITE, is an acronym for Inspiring Gifted and Nurturing Individuals Through Enrichment. The objective of the IGNITE program is to provide an opportunity for home schooled high school students with demonstrated academic potential to enroll in selected UM-Dearborn courses while completing their high school graduation requirements.

The purpose of the program is to supplement and enrich the educational experience by allowing students to pursue course work which otherwise would not be available. Admission as an IGNITE dual enrolled student is a special non-degree status. Students are expected to complete all graduation requirements mandated by his/her high school. Although students are admitted with a special status, they are granted full privileges of UM-Dearborn students, including use of the library and recreational facilities and the opportunity to purchase student tickets to cultural and athletic events at the University of Michigan. After graduation, admission to a degree program at the University will be granted provided they meet the minimum admission criteria. IGNITE dual enrollment students may enroll for a maximum of eight credit hours per semester.

Students are not permitted to enroll in both programs simultaneously; a student will either be an IGNITE applicant or a dual enrollment applicant. If you have questions about the IGNITE program, call the Office of Admissions and Orientation, 313-593-5100.

Admission Criteria

IGNITE applicants must be home schooled, U.S. citizens or permanent resident aliens, and meet the following criteria.

Current Class Standing Criteria
Seniors
  • 3.0+ posted GPA on HS Transcript
Juniors
  • 3.5+ posted GPA on HS Transcript
Sophomores and Freshmen1
  • 3.75+ posted GPA on HS Transcript
  • Personal Interview with Admissions Representative to measure maturity level and preparedness for college coursework.
  • Optional: provide any additional assessment scores if available (i.e. Explore, Plan, ACT, Compass, MME, PSAT, SAT, or Accuplacer)
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Upon admission, high school freshmen and sophomores must sign a contract with the Office of Student Success which will connect them with additional support services.

Scholarships

The IGNITE Scholarship pays half tuition and fees up to a maximum of eight credit hours per term for the fall and winter semesters only. Students do not have to complete a separate scholarship application; their tuition will automatically be adjusted.

Students may take classes during the summer semester, but are responsible for full tuition and fees; no scholarships are awarded for summer semester.

To Apply for Admission

Apply as early as possible. The deadline for all documents is June 15 for the fall semester and November 1 for the winter semester. No application will be processed until all of the following have been completed and received:

  1. The IGNITE application.
  2. Course election worksheet (back of the application). Be sure to select alternatives.
  3. An official transcript (including test scores, if applicable).

Note: Students must submit a new application for each semester they wish to enroll.

Orientation and Registration

Students will be notified of their admission status by the Office of Admissions and Orientation. Admission to IGNITE dual enrollment status does not guarantee the ability to enroll in the class(es) specified on the application form, but every effort will be made to accommodate the student’s request. Information about orientation and registration will be mailed upon admission.

All dual enrollment applications can be found online at umdearborn.edu/otheradmission/.