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Post-Secondary Opportunities for High School Students

Macomb Community College provides a number of ways for high school students to participate in post-secondary opportunities through Early Admission/Dual Enrollment, the Scholars & Leaders Program, and the Early College of Macomb.

  • Early Admission/Dual Enrollment

    The Early Admission program, including Dual Enrollment, allows high school students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to discover the college experience on one of Macomb's campuses or online.

    1. Students may qualify for one of the following sponsorships:

      1. High School Sponsored (Dual Enrollment)

        This option allows district approved public high school students to earn college credit, as well as potentially earn high school credit, for designated coursework during the fall and winter semesters. The school authorizes Macomb Community College to bill the school district for charges (including tuition, fees and if approved, books) incurred by the student until maximum funding is reached. Billing is limited to a maximum dollar amount; students must pay any costs above the limit. Courses approved to be taken at Macomb must be listed on the Payment & School Authorization Form. Students must complete a new Payment & School Authorization Form for each semester that they attend Macomb. View the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act for further information (effective July 2012).

      2. State Sponsored (Dual Enrollment)

        This option allows district approved non-public high school students to earn college credit, as well as potentially earn high school credit, for designated coursework during the fall and winter semesters. The school authorizes Macomb Community College to bill the State of Michigan for charges (including tuition, fees and books) incurred by the student until maximum funding is reached. Billing is limited to a maximum dollar amount; students must pay any costs above the limit. Courses approved to be taken at Macomb must be listed on the Payment & School Authorization Form. Students must complete a new Payment & School Authorization Form for each semester that they attend Macomb.

      3. Self-Sponsored

        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.

    2. The following steps must be completed to enroll as an Early Admission/Dual Enrollment student:

      1. Apply

      2. Submit a completed Payment & School Authorization Form to the Office of Admissions & Outreach. The student, parent, and school signatures must be included on the form in order to be processed.  A new Payment & School Authorization Form must be submitted for each semester that the student intends to enroll.

      3. Before registering for the first semester, the applicant must complete his/her admission steps. These include, participating in New Student Orientation; attending a Starting at Macomb Session with an academic advisor; obtaining a Macomb OneCard; and taking the Placement Test. Early Admission students are not required to complete course planning.

    3. Additional questions and inquiries may be directed to the Office of Admissions & Outreach at 586.445.7999 or earlyadmit@macomb.edu.

  • Scholars & Leaders Program

    Each summer Macomb Community College offers the Scholars & Leaders program during the Spring/Summer semester.  The program seeks to provide opportunities to Macomb county students at both public and private high schools, for a positive college experience. High school counselors are asked to give special consideration when nominating those students with financial need and/or first generation students. Students are nominated during their junior year and attend Macomb during the Spring/Summer semester prior to their senior year. There are two types of awards:

    1. There are two types of awards:

      1. Scholastic Award – Covers tuition and fees for one course during the Spring/Summer semester.

      2. Leadership Award - Allows student to take one course during the Spring/Summer semester for $50.

    2. Students are responsible for any enrollment requirements of a course, including placement testing, orientation, prerequisites, registration and the cost of books, supplies, tutoring, private lessons, etc.

    3. Additional questions and inquiries may be directed to the Office of Admissions & Outreach at 586.445.7999 or earlyadmit@macomb.edu.

  • Early College of Macomb

    The Early College of Macomb prepares high school students for the next level of their education by offering courses that will allow them to be a step ahead in college. This program provides students with a jumpstart to their future through a three-year career-focused program. Eligible students participate in an integrated sequence of high school and college courses during grades 11–13 with no out-of-pocket cost for books, fees, or tuition. Advantages of the Early College of Macomb program include:

    Early Entrance – 11th grade students enter a college program while still in high school and are able to earn a high school diploma and attend a 13th year of school after graduation to earn an associate degree at no cost to themselves for tuition, fees or books.

    Early Exit – The Early College of Macomb program is completed in three years through grades 11–13 and is facilitated by high school and college instructors who will move the student ahead of a traditional schedule.

    Early Success – Upon successful completion of the Early College of Macomb program, students are poised for immediate success. They can earn up to the 62 college credits required for an associate degree or technical certificate. Credits can be transferred to a four-year university or the student can begin work right away, putting them well ahead of their peers.

    Student and parent information sessions are held in January. Students first apply through the Macomb Intermediate School District in January of their 10th grade year.  For more information, visit http://www.ecmacomb.org or contact the Office of Admissions & Outreach at  586.445.7999.

Implemented September 1987
Revised August 2018