College Credit for High Schoolers

WHAT IS DUAL ENROLLMENT?

Dual enrollment is an opportunity for students to get started on their college coursework before graduating high school, which saves them time and money.

Some high school students may be eligible for enrollment in Grand Valley courses while completing high school graduation requirements. Admission will be based upon:

  • Completed non-degree seeking application.
  • High school transcript indicating cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  • Written permission from high school counselor or principal.
  • Dual enrollment participation form, if applicable.

Students are limited to enrollment in two classes per semester while in high school, and must meet with an admissions counselor prior to enrolling in Grand Valley classes each semester.

Dual Enrollment registration will open beginning October 1st for Winter 2021.

MAKE A VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT

Call us at (800) 748-0246 or email admissions@gvsu.edu to make a virtual appointment.


ELIGIBILITY

You must be a high school junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. You may sign up for a maximum of two classes, or eight credit hours, per semester. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in each dual enrollment class if they wish to continue taking dual enrollment courses at GVSU.


HOW TO APPLY

You must meet with an admissions counselor each semester prior to enrolling in courses. Call (616) 331-2025 or (800) 748-0246, or email us to make an appointment. You must have a copy of your high school transcript and a completed copy of the dual enrollment form and dual enrollment non-degree application with you.

You must discuss appropriate classes with your high school counselor before your appointment. We suggest that you do not overburden yourself with a level of work that will interfere with your high school experience. Dual enrollment is intended to supplement (not replace) high school.

If a student has earned college credit or a post-secondary award prior to the student graduating high school or at the same time as high school graduation, then the student would be considered a First Year student in the fall. This would include Dual Enrollment students and Early/Middle College students.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

To find the cost of a class, multiply the tuition rate by the number of credits. The Admissions Office can tell you the current tuition rate. You will also be responsible for all registration and course fees. 


HOW LONG DOES A CLASS LAST?

Fall and winter semesters last for 15 weeks. The fall semester runs from late August to mid-December. The winter semester runs from early January to late April. There is also a 12-week spring/summer semester that runs from mid-May to early August. Some classes will be more intensive six-week courses. Please visit the academic calendar for more information.


WHAT IF I DECIDE TO ATTEND GVSU AS A FRESHMAN?

You must follow regular admission application procedures. This includes sending in the degree-seeking application, application fee, official transcripts, and ACT or SAT scores. You are also required to attend orientation to register for freshman classes and meet all other freshman deadlines.


EARN YOUR COLLEGE DEGREE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
EARN YOUR COLLEGE DEGREE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE
ATTEND CLASSES ONLINE
ATTEND CLASSES ONLINE

WHY TAKE COLLEGE CLASSES AT GRAND VALLEY?

  • To complete your college degree sooner.

  • To challenge yourself beyond the high school level.

  • To expand your interests through a variety of classes.

  • To be taught online by Grand Valley's exceptional faculty members.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

For more information, contact our Admissions Office by phone (616) 331-2025 or toll free at (800) 748-0246. You can also email us at admissions@gvsu.edu to set up a virtual appointment.