Dual Enrollment provides a fun opportunity for qualified high school students to earn college credit while working towards their high school diploma. Dual enrollment lets students receive educational advancement in areas where the student’s interest is displayed (especially in courses and academic areas not available in the student's high school), and for those interested in earning college credit while still in high school.
Parents and students alike love the affordability of Dual Enrollment classes, due to the fact that many high school districts pay for a portion to all of the classes the student takes. Check with your high school’s counselor for more information. As it is at the participating student’s high school’s discretion to grant high school credit for classes done at LCC, it is highly recommended to work with your school counselor when picking out your classes at LCC.
College courses earned at LCC are eligible to transfer to many other colleges and institutions. Though some colleges/universities may not accept college credit for college courses used to meet high school graduation requirements, the courses that a student takes at LCC will help them achieve their long term educational goals. Transfer Equivalencies and Michigan Transfer Agreement
Due to limited access to campus and mailing services caused by campus closing, please request that your issuing institutions send transcripts electronically via Clearinghouse Electronic Exchange, Parchment, eSCRIP or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the foreseeable future.
As only the student can register themselves in a class (neither the high school or college can), LCC offers walk-throughs over the phone and assistance in person to help the student learn how to add and drop classes. Students are also encouraged to work with their high school counselors when registering for classes. As students are responsible for dropping unwanted classes and being aware of the refund dates, it is strongly recommended to speak with your high school counselor before dropping a course.
Do not depend on being dropped for non-payment or non-attendance to avoid outstanding balances or failing grades.
For more information, please download our High School Dual Enrollment Processes & Tips guide.
Eligibility Requirements for High School Dual Enrollment
- Be working toward high school graduation requirements
- Have completed the 8th grade by the first day of the semester attending classes at LCC
Priority Dual Enrollment Document Submit Date By Semester
- Fall, May 31
- Spring, December 1
- Summer, April 30
Steps for Success
Apply to LCC
Apply online or meet with your high school counselor to receive in-person assistance with the application.
Dual enrolled students will apply as "High School Student (Age 14+)"
What you will need:
- Your Permanent Address
- Contact Information (i.e. phone number, email)
- Education History
- Intended Program of Study
- Social Security Number (Note: This is required for Financial Aid after you graduate high school)
Activate Your Account
Now that you're in, activate your LCC account to get access to your email and important information from the College.
To activate your account, you will need the LCC Student ID number you received after you applied. This number will be emailed to the email you provided on your application within 24 hours of your application being processed.
Fill Out and Submit Your Dual Enrollment Approval Form
High school and home schooled students are required to complete and submit the High School Dual Enrollment Approval Form. A completed approval form must be submitted for each semester of enrollment prior to registering for classes. The approval form must be filled out completely, for all sections that apply to the student.
If a student's high school is paying for the classes, billing information and what classes the school is covering must be included on the form at the time of submission. Note: This form does not register a student for classes.
Students must submit the Approval Form to the LCC Registrar's Office prior to registering for class(es). The form may be submitted by email, U.S. mail or in person at the StarZone in the Gannon Building (addresses are provided on the form). Allow a minimum of 3 business days for processing. Incomplete or incorrectly completed forms may take longer.
Note: You will need the username of X00 number from Step 2 on this form in order to submit it for processing.
Placement levels (and sometimes, prerequisite courses) are required in order to register for classes. There are a few ways you can establish levels:
- 1. Upload your SAT/ACT scores and/or high school transcripts and email them to LCC-HSDualenrollment@lcc.edu. or email@example.com. LCC also accepts PSAT scores. Note: High school transcripts can only be accepted for high school seniors during their second semester or third trimester of their senior year.
- 2. If you are not able to access any of the above documents, you can take our placement tests. Please visit testing services for more information.
Effective Fall 2020, all brand new traditional dual enrolled students will be encouraged to go to a specially designed orientation just for them to help bridge the gap between high school and college.
Check back for dates and times to sign up for!
Register for Classes
Complete a Release of Information Form (Optional)
The Release of Information form is located at the Registrar's Forms page. This form is completed entirely online. To ensure a higher level of security for our student's, the Release of Information form is requiring students to provide their designees':
- Full Name (first, middle initial, and last)
- Relationship to the Student (Mom, Dad, Parent, Sibling, etc.)
- Date of Birth
- A student selected 5 number/letter PIN (This number should be the same for each designee)
This information will be required and verified (including the PIN) when their designee calls on the student's behalf.
Under 18 High School Graduate
If you will be under the age of 18 when you graduate high school, you will have different steps to complete:
- 1. Complete a Lansing Community College admission application (first semester of attendance only).
- 2. Complete a High School Graduate Under Age 18 Approval Form if you will not have reached 18 by the first day of the semester you will begin attending LCC. This approval form is required only for the first semester of attendance after high school graduation and is applied to all semesters the student is not yet 18 at the start.
- 3. Submit the Approval Form to the LCC Registrar's Office prior to registering for classes. The form may be submitted by email, U.S. mail or in person at the StarZone in the Gannon Building (addresses are provided on the form). Allow a minimum of 3 business days for processing. Incomplete or incorrectly completed forms may take longer.
- 4. If you would like to release information to an outside party, you can complete the
Release of Information form, which is located at the Registrar's Forms page and select the Release of Information form. This form is completed entirely
online. To ensure a higher level of security for our students, the Release of Information
form is requiring students to provide their designees':
- Full Name (first, middle initial, and last)
- Relationship to the Student
- Date of Birth
- A student selected 5 number/letter Pin - should be the same for each designee
- 5. Establish Reading, Writing and Math levels. Visit testing services for more information about options for establishing placement levels.
- 6. Complete Orientation. Visit the Orientation webpage for more information or to sign up for an orientation session.
- 7. Register online for classes. Contact the LCC Registrar's Office or StarZone for assistance with registration.
On our main campus, visit the one-stop center for admissions, enrollment, registration, academic advising, and counseling.
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Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.