Student and InstructorFerris State University offers several programs that allow high school students to get a jump start on their college education.

Ferris State offers several Center for College Readiness programs in addition to the Pre-College programs listed below.

Pre-College Programs

  • Articulated Credit is for students enrolled in high schools and secondary career technical centers in the state of Michigan. The articulation agreement outlines specific guidelines for a seamless transfer from one institution to the other. Students use articulation agreements to assure that the courses they complete in high school will not have to be repeated at Ferris State University.

    Through articulated agreements between Ferris and the high schools and career centers, students are able to apply for college credit after completing approved career technical education programs. As a result, students are eligible to begin their studies at Ferris State beyond entry-level coursework.

    Instructions for students who wish to apply for articulated credit are located on the Articulated Credit webpage.

  • Concurrent Enrollment courses provide high school students with the opportunity to take college-level courses in high schools. Concurrent enrollment courses mirror the same classes taught on any Ferris State campus. These classes are taught by high school instructors who are approved by FSU faculty. The classes are taught during the normal high school day. Grades from concurrent enrollment classes are included on the student's official college transcript.

  • Dual Enrollment allows secondary students to take college classes while still in high school. Dual enrollment classes are college courses taught by an adjunct or full-time professor at one of the Ferris State locations, online, or in a high school setting. Courses can be used for high school and college credit. Students must meet legislated dual enrollment guidelines and assessment requirements for the courses they want to take. Parents/guardians and/or the student's high school have to accept responsibility for paying for the college course since there is no financial aid available for direct credit or dual enrollment.
  • Students planning to attend Ferris State can also earn college credit through the Credit-by-Examination program.