Dual Enrollment Program for High School Students

High School students can take classes at Lake Superior State University through our High School Dual Enrollment Program.

Here are some advantages to becoming a dual enrolled student at LSSU:

  • Get a head start on your college degree.
  • Graduate sooner and enter the job market earlier than your peers (depending on the academic program).
  • Save on tuition!
  • Lighten your course load in college.

Please note that Canadian high school students are not eligible for the dual enrollment program. Students with dual citizenship are eligible for concurrent enrollment, which requires the student to pay for all costs associated with coursework.

How to Apply

To apply for High School Dual Enrollment status, the parent or guardian of a student who is attending high school and wishes to take a course(s) at Lake Superior State University must complete the Dual Enrollment Request Form. This form is also available from your high school guidance office.  The completed form should then be sent to the Concurrent Enrollment Coordinator at LSSU.

To ensure that a students’ experience at Lake Superior State University will enhance his/her high school performance, we ask that students work with their high school guidance counselor or principal to avoid any conflict with regular schoolwork while attending classes at LSSU.

Attendance as a High School Dual Enrolled student does not constitute admission to a four-year degree program. We welcome students to apply early in their senior year for a major of their choice.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible, students must be enrolled in at least one high school class in a school district, public school academy, or state-approved nonpublic school in Michigan.

A student must receive a qualifying score in each subject area as determined by the Michigan Department of Education in order to take any eligible course; otherwise, he/she can only take courses in the area for which a qualifying score was achieved. If no qualifying score was achieved, the student is limited to a course in computer science, or foreign language, or a course in fine arts as permitted by the school district. Students must also meet any course prerequisite requirements. Students must be in Good Standing (cumulative gpa of 2.000 or higher) at LSSU to be eligible for continued enrollment. Students on probation are limited to course repeats, if available.

Eligible Courses

Eligible LSSU courses are those courses that are offered for post-secondary credit. These courses are not offered by an eligible student’s high school and are academic in nature. Excluded courses include activity, hobby, craft or recreational courses.

Course Limits

Eligible students are limited to no more than ten (10) courses overall if the school district covers the cost; this limit does not apply if the student is covering costs.

For a student that first dual enrolls in:
• 9th grade – not more than two courses per year in 9th – 11th grade, and not more than four courses in grade 12
• 10th grade – not more than two courses in 10th grade, and not more than four courses in 11th and 12th grade
• 11th or 12th grade – not more than six courses per year