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.

How can my high school or career tech center partner with Ferris State to offer concurrent enrollment classes?
Contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships at [email protected] or at 231-591-5980. Our staff will provide you with the information and resources to begin the concurrent enrollment partnership process.

Where can I learn more about concurrent enrollment?
You may visit the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships at or visit the Michigan Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships webpage at

You may also contact the Office of Transfer and Secondary School Partnerships at [email protected] or at 231-591-5980.

*rates are subject to change.