Ferris State University is proud to partner with high schools, career and technical education centers, and early/middle colleges in Michigan to provide college-credit opportunities to high school students through the FerrisNow Program.
All secondary school partnerships are managed by the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships.
1. Contact us.
- We will work with you to find the courses that best suits the needs of your students.
- We will discuss the FerrisNow Program. instructor standards, partner expectations and Ferris State’s responsibilities.
2. Meet with your building’s instructors.
- Determine their interest in teaching Ferris courses.
- Instructors must meet Ferris guidelines and Higher Learning Commission instructor criteria to teach a college course.
- Applications are reviewed by the Ferris State Academic Department and faculty to determine an instructor's eligibility to teach Ferris courses.
3. Approved instructors must meet with their faculty liaison.
- The meeting must occur prior to teaching the course and on an annual basis.
- Curriculum, learning outcomes, and assessments will be discussed.
4. Submit the course offerings form.
- This indicates your intent to offer a Ferris class(es).
- Forms should be submitted at least three months prior to the start date.
5. Identify eligible students.
6. Collect and submit student application materials by the appropriate deadlines.
- Students are registered by the FerrisNow Program staff.
- Review the student application process.
7. Start class.
8. Adhere to Ferris expectations, due dates, policies, and procedures.
- Review the FerrisNow Programs Handbook.
9. Maintain your partnership with Ferris.