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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. 


Getting Started

Follow these steps to begin taking classes at Delta College.

Step #1:  Talk to Your School Counselor

All students should meet with their high school counselor or designated high school official to discuss eligibility and dual enrollment opportunities.

Step # 2:  Apply to Delta

Create an account (use personal email) and submit a new application based on your student type. This is important so you are billed the in-district tuition rate for dual enrolled students and receive the correct communications from the college on the enrollment process.

Choosing the correct student type:

  • Select “I will be attending Delta College while still in High School. (Dual Enroll/Middle College)”
  • If you are currently a dual enrollment student who is graduating high school and wants to continue taking classes at Delta, select "This is my first time attending any college. (New Student or Dual Enroll who is graduating)"



Step #3: Guided Self-Placement Survey

This quick survey allows you more flexibility to select the math and English courses that best align with your academic pathway, experience and comfort level. After you submit your application:

  1. Log back into your application account
  2. Under Action, click the word View
  3. Click on Admissions Steps
  4. Click Start next to GSP survey
Step #4:  Account Activation and Multifactor Authentication (MFA)

About four hours after receiving your acceptance email, you'll receive an email from with instructions on setting up your Delta account.

This account will give you access to your Delta email, Student Self-Service and much more. The activation process is most easily done on a device other than your cell phone.

Need help setting up your MFA? Call 989-686-9575.


Step #5:  Submit Your Tuition Authorization Form (TAF)

The Tuition Authorization Form is a very important step in the process. This form must be signed by you, your parent/guardian and high school guidance counselor then submitted to prior to registration.

Information on the TAF must match what classes you register for or you will likely be dropped from your class for nonpayment and/or will not be able to purchase textbooks. 


Step #6: Plan and Register Your Classes

Once your high school counselor has approved classes for you to take (on the TAF), go to, select the tools drop down in the top right corner, and select Student Self-Service. 

Once you like the way your plan looks, use our step-by-step registration guide to register for those classes. Be sure to accept the financial agreement prior to registering.

For questions on planned, enrolled, and waitlisted classes please contact the Dual Enrollment office.


Step #7: Get Your Textbooks

Check with your school before purchasing your books, some schools pay for them.

All books and supplies are available to purchase through the Delta College Bookstore.

  • The bookstore is located in the lower level of main campus in N015
  • You can also order your books online
  • Books are available approximately three weeks prior to the start of the semester


Step #8: Explore Campus

Want to know more about campus and the available resources? Schedule a tour and explore everything Delta has to offer.




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 you will need to pay the difference by the payment deadline. 

Self-Pay Dual Enrollment

Self-pay dual enrolled students must pay tuition and fees by the payment due date or at the time of course registration.

Delta payment options:

  • Pay online through your Student Self-Service
  • Contact Cashier’s office by phone at 989-686-9394

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

Spring 2022 Semester
  • Registration - open now!
  • First payment due date - April 5, 2022
  • Classes begin - May 9, 2022
Fall 2022 Semester
  • Priority registration for Dual Enrollment students - March 10 - 11, 2022
  • Open registration - March 18, 2022
  • First payment due date - July 26, 2022
  • Classes begin - August 27, 2022
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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