High school junior and senior students in Michigan can earn college credits through Davenport University’s dual enrollment program.
“COVID doesn’t mean students need to delay their academic goals, rather they should use this at-home time to pursue advanced learning opportunities maybe not previously available,” said Dr. Richard Pappas, president of Davenport University. “Dual enrollment is an excellent way for students to explore college offerings while concurrently earning their high school degree.”
Students can take up to 10 dual enrollment classes during their high school career. Juniors are allowed two classes per semester, and seniors may take three classes per semester. Davenport is currently waiving its ACT, SAT and PSAT requirements, but students must have a 2.5 or higher GPA to enroll.
Davenport courses will be offered at an 80% savings to all high school juniors and seniors, making the cost for each three-credit, seven-week online course less than $500. If a student’s home school approves them taking a dual enrollment course, the state will reimburse the student for each credit hour.
“Especially in the era of COVID, students are more familiar with online instruction and are building time management skills,” said Colleen Thoman, executive director of Davenport University admissions. “For some, this is an ideal time to get a jump start on their college experience, earn credit hours and get a taste of college life to ensure a smooth transition next fall.”
For more information, students may speak with their high school guidance counselor or visit davenport.edu/dual.