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UPDATE: The last possible day to register for dual enrollment courses for the Spring 2021 semester is Tuesday, January 26th, by 5 p.m. All application material (see below for details) MUST be submitted before registration can take place.

Consider taking courses at Calvin University. We welcome high school juniors and seniors to experience for themselves what college-level courses at Calvin are like. Through our dual-enrollment program, you’ll get a head start on your college career.

Expand your knowledge and deepen your understanding.
Earn college credit and advance in your areas of interest.

Start early. Start with Calvin. We hope to see you here!

Admission requirements

  • Must be a high school junior or senior.
  • Must complete an application and submit all application materials to admissions@calvin.edu.
  • Materials must be submitted one week before the first day of classes. Incomplete applications will not be considered after classes have begun. Students must maintain at least a C letter grade in dual-enrollment coursework.

Further details

Required admissions materials

In order to be admitted as a dually enrolled high school student at Calvin, please complete the below items and have them sent to the Calvin Admissions office via email (admissions@calvin.edu).

Because dually enrolled students may not join classes after they begin, all dual-enrollment application files must be completed at least one week before the first day of classes. Incomplete application files will not be considered after the deadline has passed. The sooner a student completes their application file and is accepted, the greater the likelihood that they will be placed into their preferred course. Please view Calvin’s Academic Calendar for course start dates.

New dual-enrolled students (within the State of Michigan)
  • Dual Enrollment Application (You will indicate your preferred course here).
  • Copy of your high school transcript (sent from your guidance counselor).
  • Confirmation letter, signed by your principal and sent from your guidance counselor. A new confirmation letter is required each semester you are dually enrolled at Calvin. Students who do not attend a school with a UIC* (most homeschooled students) are not required to submit a confirmation letter.
New Dual-Enrolled Students (outside the State of Michigan)
  • Dual Enrollment Application (you will indicate your preferred online course here).
  • Copy of your high school transcript (sent from your guidance counselor).
  • Please note that out-of-state students may only enroll in classes that are specifically offered online. Our in-person classes are not designed for total online learning and only in very rare situations does Calvin allow students to take an in-person class remotely for a full semester.
Returning dual-enrolled students
  • Students within the State of Michigan who are a part of a traditional school district (that has a UIC*) who wish to continue dual-enrollment coursework without a break between semesters must submit a new confirmation letter (above) each semester.
  • Students within the State of Michigan whose school does not have a UIC* or students outside the State of Michigan who wish to continue dual-enrollment coursework without a break between semesters must notify Calvin Admissions (admissions@calvin.edu) of their desire to continue coursework.
Acceptance and registration process

After your application file has been completed, you will be:

  • Notified by admissions of your acceptance in dual enrollment and notified by financial services of the billing and payment process via email.
  • Instructed to contact the registrar’s office, identifying your dual-enrollment status.
  • Advised in choosing classes and registering for your dual-enrollment course(s) by the registrar’s office.
Course Information
Recommended Courses and Modality

This list includes courses recommended for dually enrolling students, although students are able to enroll in courses beyond this list should they choose. Please note that out-of-state students may only enroll in classes that are specifically offered online. Our in-person classes are not designed for total online learning and only in very rare situations does Calvin allow students to take an in-person class remotely for a full semester.

Best Course Availability

The sooner a student completes their application file and is accepted, the greater the likelihood that they will be placed into their preferred course. Because dually enrolled students may not join classes after they begin, all dual-enrollment application files must be completed at least one week before the first day of classes. Incomplete application files will not be considered after the deadline has passed. Please view Calvin’s Academic Calendar for course start dates.

Summer Courses

High school students are welcome to dually enroll in Calvin’s summer courses. The required application materials remain the same (see “Required Admissions Materials”), and students can explore available summer courses by visiting the Summer Term web page.

The summer course tuition rate is $542 per semester hour.

Students within the State of Michigan (and attend a school with a UIC*) who register for dual-enrollment summer courses at Calvin may be eligible for four “no-cost” dual-enrollment credits. The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act states that “if 50% of the university class/term falls with the local district’s regular academic year (calendar), pupils must be allowed to enroll and receive tuition/fee support.” If 50% of a Calvin course meets during your school district’s regularly scheduled school year, the first four credits will be reimbursed by the State of Michigan.

Other

When directed by admissions, admitted dual-enrollment students will contact the registrar and receive course advising as needed. Upper-level courses (300 and above) are not suitable for most dual-enrolled students, but may be allowed after consultation with the registrar. Senior capstone courses, or any course labeled 395, are not open to dually enrolled students.

Students may not enroll in a classroom section of a course if they are not able to register for a corresponding lab section (if required). Calvin University suggests that dual-enrollment applicants speak with the registrar or their prospective professor if they are unsure if they are capable of success in a specific course.

Calvin University does allow dually enrolled students to register for honors-level courses, with advice from the registrar or a professor.

A transcript is sent directly to your high school once grades are posted. Students may also print a personal copy or request an official transcript.

Tuition Rates/Billing Information
Tuition Rates
  • $452/credit hour for the first 1-8 credits per semester
  • $1,407/credit hour for credits 9 and above
  • All students who are not a part of a traditional school district (that has a UIC*) within the State of Michigan will be charged at the rates above.
  • All students who are a part of a traditional public or private school district (that has a UIC*) in the State of Michigan and are dually enrolled in a Fall or Spring semester course may be eligible for tuition reimbursement and will be billed as follows:
    • Calvin University will accept payment from the State of Michigan or from the dually enrolled student’s high school (with a UIC*) as payment in full for the student’s first class per semester (up to four credit hours). The course must meet the standards outlined in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act. If the student does not complete the course, they will not be eligible for reimbursement. In the case of a withdrawal, the student will be responsible for the costs associated with the coursework taken.
    • After the first four credit hours, the State of Michigan will reimburse a predetermined amount per additional dual-enrolled class the student takes at Calvin. The dual-enrolled student will be billed for the difference between the cost covered by the State of Michigan and the remaining balance of the class (billed at the cost per credit hour rates noted above).
  • Students enrolled in the summer term (online or on-campus) will be billed at the summer term rate and are not eligible for the State of Michigan reimbursement (with one exception—see “Summer Courses” under “Course Information.”
  • Questions about dual-enrollment tuition should be directed to the Financial Services Office at 616.526.6127 or at finserv@calvin.edu.
Billing Process
  • Students dually enrolled on campus during the fall or spring semester, or students within the State of Michigan (who attend a school with a UIC*) taking an online course:
    • If the preferred course meets the requirements under the State of Michigan’s dual-enrollment reimbursement program, you will not receive a bill. Students who enroll in over four credits, or whose course does not meet State dual-enrollment reimbursement requirements, will be billed at the beginning of the semester at Calvin University’s published dual-enrollment tuition rates (above).
    • If the student is enrolled at a public school, the school must verify that they will pay Calvin University at an amount no less than the State of Michigan reimbursement amount. Calvin University will bill the school that amount, which should be reimbursed by the State of Michigan via established reimbursement channels. This is noted in the confirmation letter sent from schools as part of a student’s admissions materials.
  • Dually enrolled students outside of the State of Michigan or students within the State of Michigan who attend a school without a UIC*
    • You will receive a bill at the beginning of the semester that will include terms of payment
  • Questions regarding billing should be directed to the Financial Services Office at 616.526.6127 or at finserv@calvin.edu.

Questions?

Emily Annett

Emily Annett

Assistant Director of Admissions and Dual Enrollment
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Each student enrolled in Michigan’s public or private schools is assigned a unique identification code (UIC*) in the Michigan Student Data System (MSDS).
Note: Dually-enrolled students are not eligible for academic, medical or counseling services from Calvin University. It is expected that students will avail themselves of any such needed services through their home school.