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Dual Enrollment

In 1996, Public Act 160 created the Post secondary Enrollment Options Act commonly referred to as dual enrollment.  This law directs school districts to assist students In paying tuition and fees for college at Michigan public or private colleges or universities, if all of the following conditions are met:

  1. Students are in grades 9-12.
  2. Students can qualify for dual enrollment by taking one of the following assessments:  EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT, COMPASS, MME, PSAT, PSAT NMSQT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER.  The following table shows the complete list of scores that qualify students for dual enrollment.
  3. Additionally, according to P.A. 160, the acts do not prohibit a district from supporting any pupil regardless of eligibility under these acts.  A district may elect to support college-level courses or career-preparation courses for any pupil if it is in the best interest of the pupil. 

  4. Students must be enrolled in both the school district and post-secondary institution during the local school district's regular academic year and must be enrolled in at least one high school class.

  5. The college courses cannot be a hobby, craft, or recreation course, or in the subject areas of physical education, theology, divinity or religious education.
  6. School districts are required to pay an amount equal to the prorated percentage of the statewide pupil-weighted average foundation allowance, based on the proportion of the school year that the eligible students attends the eligible post-secondary institution.  Eligible charges include tuition and mandatory course fees, material fees, and registration required by an eligible institution for enrollment in the course.  Eligible charges do not include transportation, parking costs or activity fees.

Students and parents, please review this information.  If you believe you are eligible for dual enrollment, qualify for tuition and fees support, and wish to participate, contact an Assistant Principal for additional information.

Minimum Dual Enrollment Qualifying Scores

ASSESSMENT Test section content area min. score
EXPLORE Mathematics Mathematics 17
EXPLORE Reading Reading 15
EXPLORE Science Science 20
EXPLORE English English

13

ASSESSMENT Test section content area min. score
EXPLORE Mathematics Mathematics 19
EXPLORE Reading Reading 17
EXPLORE Science Science 21
EXPLORE English English

15

ASSESSMENT Test section content area min. score
ACT Mathematics Mathematics 22
ACT Reading Reading 22
ACT Science Science 23
ACT English English

18

ASSESSMENT Test section content area min. score
COMPASS Mathematics Mathematics 52
COMPASS Reading Reading 88
COMPASS English English

72

ASSESSMENT Test section content area min. score
MME* Mathematics Mathematics 2100
MME* Reading Reading 2100
MME* Science Science 2100
MME* ELA ELA

2100

ASSESSMENT Test section content area min. score
PSAT 8/9 Critical Reading Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 460
PSAT 8/9 Mathematics Mathematics 510
ASSESSMENT Test section content area min. score
PSAT 10 Critical Reading Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 460
PSAT 10 Mathematics Mathematics 510
ASSESSMENT Test section content area min. score
PSAT/NMSQT 11 Critical Reading Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 460
PSAT/NMSQT 11 Mathematics Mathematics 510
ASSESSMENT Test section content area min. score
SAT Critical Reading Evidence-Based Reading & Writing 480
SAT Mathematics Mathematics 530
ASSESSMENT Test section content area min. score
ACCUPLACER** Reading Comprehension Reading Check with IHE
ACCUPLACER** Sentence Skills Writing Check with IHE
ACCUPLACER** Mathematics Mathematics Check with IHE

 

*MME scores are based on the Spring administration or the MSTEP exams.

**There are not state approved scores for Accuplacer.  Accuplacer qualifying score are typically specific to a Institution of Higher Education (IHE).  In cases where Accuplacer score will be used, it is best to contact the IHE to see what scores they accept.