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Dual Enrollment

While you are looking for the college you’ll attend after high school, take some time to learn about how you can jumpstart your college education while still in high school.

The High School Dual Enrollment program offers a wide range of on-campus and online courses and even if you aren’t planning on attending SAU, the credits you earn with the High School Dual Enrollment program will likely transfer to the school of your choice. SAU’s regional accreditation by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools facilitates transfer of credits to colleges and universities nationwide.

Spring Arbor University Dual Enrollment program costs have been aligned with the State of Michigan Dual Enrollment Calculation Worksheet available on the Michigan Department of Education website to limit out of pocket expense to students.  If the school you attend is approved for funding from the State, you may receive no out of pocket expense (except for book costs or course fees).  For students who are attending a non-approved school for State funding, the cost is a discounted “per credit hour” charge.  Dual enrolling students are permitted to take up to 9 credit hours per semester at the dual enrollment rate.  Any credits taken over this limit with be charged at the regular enrolled student rate.  The cost of dual enrollment tuition is subject to change each year based on the State of Michigan’s Dual Enrollment Budget amounts.  High School Dual Enrollment is a great way to get a taste of college-level courses before enrolling in college. Because the courses are rigorous and challenging, some high school students might not be ready to take on this level of education. For those that are well-equipped and college-bound, they will prove to be quite advantageous.

Admissions Requirements

To enroll in the High School Dual Enrollment program, the student must:

  • Be a high school junior or senior
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.2, an ACT score of at least 21 or an SAT score of at least 1060
  • Designate a school official or parent as a mentor
  • An early-enrolled student may only take a course if space is available after Spring Arbor University students have registered.
  • The applicant must submit:
    • The dual enrollment application form to be accepted into the program and to enroll for classes (acceptance into the high school dual enrollment program does not guarantee acceptance to SAU post-graduation.)
    • A high school transcript (we will accept a faxed copy in order to get you started as we wait for your official copy.) If it is a student’s first dual enrollment course, they must submit the enrollment application along with their official high school transcript. If they have taken a dual enrollment course before (and received at least a C or better) they just fill out the enrollment application.
    • ACT or SAT score (if available)

Once you are enrolled:

  • Student must earn a grade of “C” or better in order to remain in the dual enrollment program

Please send your materials to:

SAU Admissions Dual Enrollment
106 E. Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283, or
Fax to: 517.750.6620

More information

To find out more about high school dual enrollment, and to learn more about what courses are available, call 1.800.968.0011 and ask to speak to Heather Foster.