Early Admission for High School Students

Early Admission and Dual Enrollment is available to high school students in grades 9-12 grade. The options include: 

  • High School Sponsored (Dual Enrollment) - This option allows district approved public high school students to earn both high school and college credit for designated coursework. The school district is billed for the authorized amount of tuition and fees (students are responsible for book costs.) Billing is limited to a maximum dollar amount; students must pay any costs above the limit. Approval of courses and billing authorization is required from the high school principal and/or school district office.

  • State Sponsored (Dual Enrollment) - This option allows district approved non-public high school students to earn college credit while still in high school. The State of Michigan is billed for the authorized amount of tuition and fees (students are responsible for book costs). Billing is limited to a maximum dollar amount; students must pay any costs above the limit. Approval of courses and billing authorization is required from the high school principal and/or representative.

  • Self-Pay - This option is open to all students and provides the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school, but the student is responsible for all costs including tuition, fees, and books.

Please Note: Students in grades 9-10 and home-schooled students must attend an Early Admission meeting.  To register, contact the Office of Admissions & Outreach at 586.498.4008 or earlyadmit@macomb.edu.

To Apply:

The following steps must be completed to enroll in courses for the Early Admission/Dual Enrollment program:

  1. Submit a completed Early Admission Application/Update Form to the Enrollment Services office. The student, parent and school signature must be included on the form in order to be processed. Application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions & Outreach, faxed to 586.226.4787 or e-mailed to earlyadmit@macomb.edu.

    *Students applying under the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act (Dual Enrollment) must provide a Dual Enrollment Authorization letter from their school district each semester to Macomb's Financial Services office specifying semester and courses approved for payment under Public Act 160.

  2. The applicant will receive a mailed letter with their Macomb User ID number and their next steps in the process. The student will need to complete New Student Orientation, the COMPASS Placement Test and have their student ID photo taken. Early Admission students are not required to complete course planning with an Academic Advisor or Counselor.

Additional questions and inquiries may be directed to the Manager of Admissions, Outreach & Early Admit Programs at 586.445.7246 or email earlyadmit@macomb.edu.

Early College of Macomb

The Early College of Macomb (ECM) is an exciting countywide program for high school juniors who want to get a jumpstart on their college education and their careers. In this three-year, career-focused program, students participate in an integrated sequence of high school and college courses with no out-of-pocket cost for books, fees and tuition.

Early College of Macomb consists of:

  • Early Entrance – 11th grade students enter a college program while still in high school.
  • Early Exit – Students may complete the program with an associate’s degree in three years (grades 11, 12, and 13) or transfer their credits to a university.
  • Early Success – Students completing the program are poised to move ahead of a traditional schedule toward degrees or technical certificates that match the students’ chosen career pathways.

Student and parent information sessions are held in January. Applications must be submitted in February by application deadline for consideration.

Additional questions and inquiries may be directed to the Director of Admissions & Outreach at 586.445.7640 or visit www.ecmacomb.org.

Advantages of Early Admission

There are many advantages to starting college while still in high school, including:

  • Save $$$ – For those who are paying their own way, Macomb’s tuition is a quarter of the cost compared to that at a public four-year college or university.
  • Save time – Getting a jump-start on college credit means a student will finish their degree sooner!
  • Gain experience – Moving from high school to college is a big step. Easing their way into college by taking classes as a high school student makes the transition much easier.

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