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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. 

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. 

Getting Started

Follow these steps to begin taking classes at Delta College.

Step 1:  Meet with your high school counselor

  • All students should meet with their high school counselor (or designated staff member) to discuss dual enrollment.

Step 2:  Apply to Delta

If you have specific questions about Dual Enrollment, please contact the Dual Enrollment Center at 989-686-9428 or email us at

Step 3:  Course placement 

Many Delta courses require students to attain certain placement levels in order to make sure the courses you take are appropriate for you. Most dual enrollment students take the ACCUPLACER assessment for placement determinations. Testing is free and offered on a walk-in basis at our Testing Center in A133 on main campus, or at one of our downtown centers. A valid photo ID is required. You must also have completed an application to Delta and received your student ID number.

Other placement considerations:

  • If you have SAT scores that are less than three years old and met the minimum following SAT scores you will be exempt from taking ACCUPLACER. (SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing: 480 & SAT Math: 500). SAT scores can be requested through College Board (Delta’s SAT school code is 1816).  Those scores may also be emailed to  
  • Some courses have prerequisites that may require your high school transcript in order to be able to take the class. You may request your high school grades through Parchment, email them to

Step 4:  Tuition Authorization Form (Dual Enrollment approval)

Step 5:  Set up your Delta Student Portal

  • Your Delta Portal account gives you access to your Delta email, and Student Self Service where you can register for classes, pay your bill (see Payment Information) and much more!
    • Activate your Delta Student Portal.
      • You will need your Delta Student ID # and last four of your social security number.

Step 6:  Academic advising

Need help planning out your academic future? Our Student Success Advisors can help put you on the right path!

  • Contact the Advising office at 989-686-9330 or by email at to schedule a meeting with your Student Success Advisor.

Advising is not required for dual enrollment students but is highly recommended.

Step 7: Register for classes

  • Log into your Delta Student Portal, click Student Self-Service menu, and then click the Student Planning link.
    • Before logging in, download our Step-by-step registration guide (PDF) to help you along the way.
    • If you are having trouble registering please contact the Advising office at 989-686-9330. 

Step 8:  Get your books

  • All books and supplies are available to purchase or rent through the Delta College Bookstore.
  • The bookstore is located in N015 on main campus.
  • You will need to show your course schedule and a photo ID.


School Sponsored dual enrollment

In many cases your high school will make full payment for you to take classes.  If the amount your school pays does not cover the full cost of classes you will need to pay the difference by the payment deadline.

Self-pay dual enrollment

  • Tuition must be paid by the payment due date or at the time of course registration. Delta offers a variety of payment options:
    • Pay online through your Delta Student Portal (Student Self-Service).
    • In-person at the Cashier’s Office.
    • By phone at 989-686-9394.
    • Signup for a tuition payment plan through your Delta Student Portal (Student Self-Service).

*The college reserves the right to drop you from courses if a payment is not received by the payment due date. A $40 non-refundable fee is charged when you register for classes.

Important dates

Fall 2020 Semester
  • March 12 and 13, 2020 - Special dual enrollment priority registration
    In order to participate in priority registration, completed applications and tuition authorization forms must be received by the Admissions Office no later than February 21.
  • March 23, 2020 - Open registration
  • August 11, 2020 - Fall 2020 payment due date
  • August 29, 2020 - Fall 2020 classes begin
Winter 2021 Semester
  • March 12 and 13, 2020 - Special dual enrollment priority registration
  • In order to participate in priority registration, completed applications and tuition authorization forms must be received by the Admissions Office no later than February 21.
  • March 23, 2020 - Open registration
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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. 

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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