Dual Enrollment Student Orientation Guide

Review the following procedures and services pertaining to dual enrollment at Ferris State.  

New dual enrollment students are encouraged to attend one of the on-campus summer dual enrollment orientation sessions.

  • Admission and Application Process

    Admission to the Dual Enrollment program is valid on a semester-by-semester basis.

    For each enrollment period, students need to complete the Course Payment and Authorization form which includes your course(s) selection, alternate course(s) choice, financial payment information, and signature approval from the student's parent/guardian and high school counselor/principal.

    Students are not required to submit an application each subsequent semester they are enrolled. However, if dual enrollment courses are not taken in subsequent semesters, a student must submit a new online FerrisNow Application.

    Read more about the dual enrollment student application process.


    Dual enrollment students are registered by the FerrisNow Program.

    Students will not be admitted or registered for dual enrollment courses after the semester's drop/add period.


    Read about Ferris' grading system.

    Drop and Withdrawal

    Students  may not drop or withdraw from a course unless they  receive approval from their  high school counselor/principal. Students should not stop attending a class-they  must be officially dropped from the course by completing the official drop form. The deadlines for dropping a course with  a “W” grade vary and courses dropped after that date will result in an “F” or “WF, which will affect the student’s grade point average. The high school counselor or principal will contact the FerrisNow Program to authorize a student’s drop or withdrawal from a course.

    Read about drops and withdrawals.


    Dual enrollment course grades will be placed on your official Ferris State University transcript. If you plan to attend another college or university, you must request to have your transcripts sent to the other post-secondary institution.

    Transcript requests are processed by the University Registrar.

  • Students should consult with their high school counselor/principal and parent/guardian when selecting courses to ensure that their academic needs and career interests are being met, and that their courses fulfill high school graduation requirements.
  • Student Identification Number

    Ferris student identification numbers are included in the dual enrollment acceptance letters.


    Student ID Cards

    ID CardStudent ID cards are required when using the Ferris State Library and computer labs. Student ID cards can be obtained at the Timme Center for Student Services, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Timme Center for Student Services
    1201 S. State Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    Phone: 231-591-5247

    To activate your ID card for the library, call (231) 591-3636.

  • MyFSU is the student portal to campus information, FSU email account, and electronic transcript.

    Current Ferris State Students may use their student ID number to look up their Ferris computing IDs and obtain their MyFSU log-in information. 

  • Overview

    The Department of Public Safety's purpose is to serve and protect the students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Ferris State University.


    Parking permits may be obtained from the Department of Public Safety. All automobiles must be registered with the Office of Public Safety. Identify yourself as a Dual Enrollment student to acquire a temporary parking permit. You will pay a fee for each semester you have a temporary parking permit. Visit the Parking Rules and Regulations website.

  • FerrisNow recommends that students review the University's online learning guide before starting an online course.

  • Students should consult with their high school regarding course textbooks.

    Textbooks and supplies for Ferris courses can be acquired at the Ferris Bookstore located in the University Center.

    Ferris University Center
    805 Campus Drive
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

     Textbooks may be purchased online through the Ferris Bookstore.