Concurrent Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

How do concurrent enrollment partnerships benefit the student, instructors, and high school?

  • Partnerships provide rigorous postsecondary academic challenges to high school students in their own supportive high school environments
  • Courses focus student learning on critical thinking and writing skills
  • Students are evaluated with multiple and varied assessments
  • A broad range of students are provided with college access by placing actual college courses within high schools and career tech centers
  • High school instructors are provided with ongoing professional development led by university faculty and staff
  • Partnerships foster strong local networks among secondary and postsecondary educators
  • College admissions officers now look for evidence of rigorous course work on students' high school transcripts
  • Students earning concurrent enrollment credit may enjoy greater flexibility as full time college students by pursuing a second major or taking advantage of study abroad and/or internship opportunities
  • Students are able to reduce their cost of a college education since concurrent enrollment tuition may be covered by the high school or career tech center

Where are the courses taught?
Concurrent enrollment courses are taught at a high school or career technical center.

Who teaches the class?
Classes are taught by high school instructors who are approved by Ferris State faculty.

Where can I learn more about concurrent enrollment?
You may visit the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships at www.nacep.org.

 For more information about Concurrent Enrollment, contact the Transfer Services Center at transfercenter@ferris.edu.

*rates are subject to change.