2013-02-28 / Community

Bay offers dual enrollment

ESCANABA – Bay College is currently offering dual enrollment opportunities for area students.

The Michigan Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act, commonly known as Dual Enrollment, provides high school students with the opportunity to enroll in college courses, when certain criteria are met.

High schools are required by the Michigan legislature to assist students in participating in college level course work and may pay for the college tuition and fees out of the state allotment of money received for each student. College courses eligible for tuition support are academic courses not offered by the local district. Students must take and achieve specific score levels on the PLAN or Michigan Merit Exam to be eligible for tuition support from the state.

Bay College has over 150 high school students dual enrolled this winter.

“Bay College and the high schools work closely to make sure the student is ready for the rigor of a college course,” said Cindy Carter, director of Admissions. “As more families and students realize the cost of higher education, they realize dual enrollment can save their student time and money.”

Students interested in learning more about dual enrollment or spring and summer course options, should contact Cindy Carter at Bay College at (906) 217-4134.

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