High School Dual Enrollment Program

The High School Dual Enrollment Program enables a current high school student to enroll in university level courses at UDM while completing high school graduation requirements. Student is expected to continue working toward completing his/her high school graduation requirements. The purpose of this program is to supplement a student’s academic plan by allowing the student to pursue college-level coursework which would not otherwise be available. Students accepted into the Dual Enrollment Program will also benefit from a significantly reduced tuition rate.

Admissions Requirements

  • The student must be either a high school junior or senior.
  • A senior who wishes to take university classes during the senior year of high school must have an academic GPA of 3.25 or higher. A junior who wishes to take university classes during the junior year of high school must have an academic GPA of 3.5 or higher. In instances where the University has made arrangements for the enrollment of specific high school student cohorts, the agreed upon GPA’s will be honored.
  • The student must demonstrate satisfactory completion of any course pre-requisite(s) through processes available to UDM students—e.g., CLEP (College Level Examination Program) Exam; Advanced Placement Exam; International Baccalaureate Credit; or successful completion of a UDM-accepted equivalent course at another college or university.
  • A student may be required to take a UDM placement test to determine his/her preparedness for a UDM course or courses.
  • A completed Dual Enrollment Admission Application.
  • The Assessment Form completed and signed by a high school guidance counselor or other school official.
  • A completed Parental Consent Form.

Admissions Requirements for Home-Schooled Student

The Assessment Form for such student may be completed by a high school guidance counselor or other school official or a signature of a student’s parent can be substituted. If a student’s parent signs the form a copy of the student’s home-schooled transcript must also be included.

Number of Enrolled Courses

If accepted, a student may enroll in a maximum of two (2) courses each semester and may complete eight (8) courses.

Applying for Admission

Print and complete the Dual Enrollment Admission Application (the application fee will be waived), Assessment Form, and a Parental Consent Form. Return the application materials by mail, fax, or email to:

Office of Admissions
University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Road
Detroit, MI 48221-3038
Fax: (313) 993-3326
Email: admissions@udmercy.edu
Office: (800) 635-5020

Application Deadlines

While UDM offers rolling admission, (meaning acceptance at any time) the Office of Admissions recommends that student apply for admission for the fall term by August 1, the winter term by November 15, and the summer term by April 1.

Registering for Classes

Once accepted for admission, a student will work closely with an admissions counselor and, to ensure proper course selection, an academic advisor. For a preview of available classes, a student can refer to the Recommended Course List for dual enrollment or view UDM’s online course catalog. Registration for classes will be coordinated between the student and their academic advisor. Please note that not all UDM courses are necessarily appropriate for dual enrollment.

Eligibility for Continuing Enrollment

A student enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Program must earn a grade of C or higher in the course(s) at UDM to be eligible to register for course(s) in the next semester, unless the student plans to retake the same course(s). Any student that earns a grade of C or lower will be contacted by the Associate Dean or designated representative of the school or college in which the course is taught in order to discuss academic progress.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

During the semester in which a high school student is dual enrolled at UDM, s/he has the same rights and responsibilities as any other enrolled UDM student including, but not limited to, academic standards and progress and academic integrity. Please see UDM’s Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog.

Tuition and Fees

  • The 2014-15 tuition for dual-enrollment is $150 per credit hour. Some courses may have a course fee above tuition.
  • If the student is eligible for tuition and fee support, the state/school district will be billed by the University.
  • If the state/school district is not responsible for the charges, the balance will be billed to the student/parent or guardian (for students under the age of 18).
  • Some colleges/schools within UDM may have limited scholarships available.
  • Dual enrolled students do not qualify for financial aid.
If you have questions during the application or registration process, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-635-5020 or admissions@udmercy.edu.