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Dual Enrollment Guide

The Dual Enrollment program allows high school juniors and seniors to participate in college courses while still in high school. Your high school pays for tuition and fees and you are responsible for purchasing books and supplies for the class(es).

The Getting Started as a Dual Enrolled Student Guide outlines requirements for participation.

Step One: Read the Dual Enrolled Handbook

The Dual Enrollment Handbook contains information you need to know about becoming a dual enrollment student. It defines your responsibilities and provides helpful information.

Step Two: Apply for Admission

Apply Online. You will receive an acceptance letter within 10 days. Included in that letter will be instructions for activating your MCC student e-mail – you must activate your e-mail prior to selecting classes.

To activate your e-mail, you must first obtain a password at MCC Student Password, then log into MyMontcalm using your student ID as your user name, and your newly obtained password.

Step Three: Complete Dual Enrollment Authorization Form

Please print the Dual Enrollment Authorization Form and complete it with your parent/guardian signature and the signature of your high school counselor. A copy of this form must be turned in to both your high school counselor and to Montcalm Community College.

Step Four: Assessment Testing

Most classes require some form of assessment testing. MCC administers the COMPASS test to gauge students’ abilities in reading, math, and writing. Go to COMPASS Facts and Testing for more information.

Step Five: Complete New Student Orientation

You must participate in orientation prior to registration at Montcalm Community College. You may complete orientation either in-person by registering for an upcoming session.

Step Six: Meet with your High School Counselor

To sign up for Montcalm Community College classes, you must have completed testing and be an admitted student. You may register with your High School Counselor’s assistance or you may register online.

Step Seven: Purchase Textbooks

Dual enrolled student must purchase textbooks for any class in which they enroll. The MCC Bookstore has all the essentials you need to attend classes at MCC. To expedite the book selection process, please bring a copy of your MCC course schedule with you when you visit the bookstore.

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