The annual FerrisNow Conference is on March 16 at the University Center on the Ferris-Big Rapids campus. The FerrisNow Conference is our annual professional development and partnerships conference. Join us for a day of networking and learning!
Ferris State University’s FerrisNow Program set a new record for fall high school student enrollment with 958 students taking University courses this semester. Read more about fall enrollment.
Ferris State University will host the annual Michigan Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (MiCEP) Conference on October 9 at the University in Big Rapids. The conference will focus on best practices related to concurrent and dual enrollment. Read more and register for the MiCEP conference.
FerrisNow is pleased to welcome 13 new instructors to the program. https://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/colleges/university/transfer/FerrisNow/News/2019/2019_newpartnersinstructors1920.htm
Ferris State University offers the FerrisNow Program that allows high school students to get a jump start on their college education.
High School Students
High Schools and Career Tech
Ferris 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 at all academic levels.
- FerrisNow Handbook
- Guidelines for Ferris Faculty teaching courses in high schools and career tech centers
- Faculty liaison expectations and responsibilities
Ferris college credit opportunities
Students can earn college credit for the work they completed in high school through articulated credit.Articulation agreements outline the requirements for students to earn articulated credit. Articulation agreements allow for the transfer of credit from a high school or career tech center to college. Articulated credit applies to state-approved career and technical education programs.Articulation agreements ensure that Ferris students will not repeat courses that they took in high school. Students are eligible to begin their studies at Ferris beyond entry-level coursework.Ferris partners with the Michigan Department of Education, high schools and career tech centers to provide articulated credit.
Career and Education PlanningFerris offers career and education planning courses to high school and non-traditional students.Students have opportunities to explore college programs, careers, and viable employment.Students learn how educational planning can help them with the career decision-making process.
College ReadinessThe University offers college readiness courses to prepare students for college coursework.Classes include college reading, English, and college study methods.These classes help students improve their academic and college success skills.
Woodbridge Promise College PrepThe purpose of the Ferris Woodbridge Promise College Prep curriculum is to allow eligible students to:
Ferris offers the Woodbridge Promise College Prep curriculum in several formats:
- Establish credit and skills in mathematics, reading and English beyond the developmental level. Students can develop these skills before they begin college, and can start college as true freshmen.
- Enhance their admissions credentials. Students may be able to qualify for admission to a college or university of their choice.
- Enhance their knowledge of core subjects. This can improve their ACT scores for college/university admission and financial aid.
- Complete college credits during high school to get a jump start on their college education. Students can shorten their time to complete a college degree, and reduce their student loan debt.
- Achieve college-ready awareness by the time they graduate from high school.
- eight-week summer sessions
Concurrent Enrollment courses are taught at a high school or career technical center.Concurrent Enrollment courses are Ferris State University courses. Concurrent enrollment courses reflect the same classes taught on any Ferris campus.Highly-qualified high school instructors teach concurrent enrollment classes. Ferris faculty approve concurrent enrollment instructors.Instructors teach concurrent enrollment courses during the normal high school day.Students are registered, assessed, and receive grades on a college transcript in the same manner as students in the same classes on campus.
Dual enrollment courses are are taught by an adjunct or full-time professor. Ferris offers dual enrollment courses at a University location, online, or in a high school setting.Courses can be used for high school and college credit.Students must meet legislated dual enrollment guidelines to enroll for dual enrollment.