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Dual Enrollment & Early College Program

Ready to get ahead? Awesome. 

When you take dual enrollment classes you get college credits while you're in high school. You can't go wrong! 

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Why choose Delta?
  • You'll have a feel for how college works, what's expected and how to navigate the process before you're a college freshmen.
  • Delta's credits transfer easily. We've intentionally set it up that way so you get the most out of your hard work. 
  • Save a ton of money! Your high school often pays for your classes. Sometimes even books and fees as well. 

Dual Enrollment & Early College

What are the benefits?
  • It’s a two-for-one deal. Dual enrollment classes can count toward high school graduation and college credit. 
  • Dual enrollment gives you a feel for what college instructors expect and how college is different from high school. When you get to college, you’ll have a heads up and be ready for what’s to come. 
  • Dual enrollment classes are usually paid for by your high school. You’ll have the potential to finish college early and pay less overall. 
  • You can take classes that aren’t available at your high school. 
  • College courses broaden your horizon, challenge you and help you dream big. 
Important dates

Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 Semester

  • March 14 and 15 - Special dual enrollment priority registration
    In order to participate in priority registration, completed applications must be received by the Admissions Office no later than February 22.
  • March 21 - Open registration
  • July 23 - Fall 2019 payment due date
  • August 24 - Fall 2019 classes begin
  • December 3 - Winter 2020 payment due date
  • January 8, 2020 - Winter 2020 classes begin

Getting Started

Meet with your counselor

All dual enrollment students should meet with their high school counselor, or the Delta Admissions Office, to discuss course options that are in line with their academic goals.

Complete the online application

Dual Enrollment students will only need to submit the online application once during their high school career. After graduating from high school, students will be able to apply to Delta as a full-time student.

Apply online

Complete the Dual Enrollment Approval and Tuition Authorization Form

Sign and submit the Dual Enrollment Approval and Tuition Authorization Form to the Delta College Admissions Office. After this form is processed you will receive an email confirmation and an acceptance packet by mail. This form must be submitted prior to each Academic Year (Fall and Winter semester) of taking Dual Enrollment courses.

If a student is not being sponsored by a school, then only the student and parent/guardian signature is required.

Set up your Portal account

You will use the Portal to register for classes, view your grades, access your Delta email and find many other helpful tools. To activate your account, go to the Portal, click “Reset Password”, and then follow the prompts. You will need your Delta College Student ID number (included with your acceptance letter) and your Social Security number in order to complete this step.


Course placement

Delta wants our students to be as successful as possible. We require that new students meet course placement and pre-requisite standards This can be done by: taking the ACCUPLACER assessment exam, having high enough ACT or SAT scores, or a high enough high school GPA. The assessment exam identifies current skill levels in Math, English, and Reading and takes place in the Testing Center (A133) on campus on a walk-in basis. You will receive your results upon completion of the exam. Photo ID is required.

Learn More about Course Placement

Register for classes

Except for some specific situations, Dual Enrollment students will register themselves for their classes. Registration can be done online through your Portal account. Simply log in to the Portal, click “Student Self-Service” and then click the “Student Planning” link. Course registration opens at different times of the year depending on which semester you are starting. Please see the important dates section above.

Before logging in, download our step-by-step registration guide (PDF) to help you along the way

Go to the Portal

Get your books and supplies

All of your books and supplies are available through the Delta College Bookstore. The Delta Bookstore is located in room N015 on main campus. Bring your class schedule with you, and the staff at the bookstore can help you find everything you’ll need.

Visit the Bookstore

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    Plan your schedule

    We know you are busy and have certain classes that you need. Delta offers flexible course options, including online, blended, day, afternoon and evening classes. We also have satellite campuses in Bay City, Midland and Saginaw. Plan ahead by using our class search so you can get the classes you need, when you need them. 

    Search for classes

SUCCESS TIP:  Be choosy about what classes you take

If you aren't sure where you're going to go to college when you graduate, take generic-type college classes in high school so your credits will transfer. Your high school counselor and the Academic Advising staff at Delta will help! 

900+ high school students were dual enrolled last year.

900+ high school students were dual enrolled last year. 

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Dual enrollment classes are usually paid for by your high school.

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 95% of Delta grads said they were happy with how their credits transferred.

"All my credits transferred. I’ll be considered a sophomore my first year. Now I’m not so stressed about going to college. I know what I’m doing."

Eriana Dekalita-Mull
Delta College dual enrollment student
Kingston High School
Attends Central Michigan University