Dual Enrollment at WCC offers academically qualified high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to take courses at WCC while still attending their home high school or homeschooling. Students must be enrolled in at least one high school class and have college academic levels to be able to register for classes at WCC.
All of the information on how to become a dual enrolled student at WCC can be found in our downloadable packet. This packet contains all the requirements, paperwork, and enrollment steps in order to be accepted into the dual enrollment program.
Dual Enrollment At-a-Glance
- With careful planning with the high school counselor, students can earn an associate degree along with their high school diploma!
- Flexible class schedule and delivery (day, afternoon, evening, hybrid, and online course options) at multiple campus locations.
- Students pursue both transfer, and career and technical education programs.
- Students are engaged in organizations and participate in campus activities
Did you know?
If you take just one WCC class each fall and winter semester while you're in high school, you could earn 18 credits! That's more than a full semester's worth of credits, giving you a great head start on college!
Frequently Asked Questions
Students save time and money by gaining an early start to attaining their educational and career goals. Dual enrollment classes help ease the transition between high school and college, since students are considered college students and have access to all available WCC student resources! Depending on the classes taken and grade achieved, students may transfer credits to most four-year institutions, not to mention, students have the support of their high school and WCC counselors.
Dedicated High School Students (9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Grade) We say dedicated because this is an official "start" towards their post-high school academic record. . All credits earned through dual enrollment will be part of your official WCC transcript. Browse our entire course offerings.
- Classes move at a faster pace than high school; a year-long high school course is condensed into 7 ½ - 15 week terms (depending on the class and time of the year).
- WCC has a different break schedule than high school. Students are responsible for planning their schedules accordingly.
- Parent/guardian access to student records is limited. The College must abide by strict privacy rules. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student educational records without student written permission. We will provide students an opportunity to complete a Release of Information form if they want their parents to have access to some of their personal account information and communications.
- College is an adult learning environment. Courses may cover controversial issues. Learn more about how college is different from high school.
- For in-person or blended, students must arrange their own transportation to and from campus; parking is free.
While we are remote, students are able to take online or virtual classroom courses through WCC. However, when we are operating normally there are many options available.
- Online/Virtual Classroom
- In-Person Classes at WCC in Ann Arbor
- At the Student's High School* (*if the high school decides to offer a class on their campus)
There are opportunities for students to meet with an enrollment specialist to have one-on-one discussions. It’s recommended that students connect even when they are considering Dual Enrollment to get answers to their questions.
We recommend meeting with your high school counselor to discuss which WCC courses are best for you.
Homeschool students must complete the steps listed in the packet before registering for classes. For the Counselor/Principal form, parents or the leader of the program should fill out the form. For information on who pays for tuition and fees as a homeschooled student, please review the MDE Dual Enrollment FAQs.
Please note homeschooled students do not need to submit the FERPA Release Form.
- Proof of Age or Grade
- Signature of Principal/Counselor
- Signature of Parent/Guardian
- FERPA Release Form (Not for homeschooled students)
All of these are included in the packet, and, once completed, can be emailed to [email protected] or dropped off in person to the Welcome Center.