Secondary School Partnerships
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.
Students must have a 2.5 high school GPA to be admitted to the FerrisNow Program.
In addition, some courses and programs may have specific GPA or SAT score requirements
that must be met. Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions.
High School Dual Enrollment Application
Students interested in taking a college course with Ferris while they are in high
school must complete the Dual Enrollment Student Application. The Dual Enrollment Application Directions and link to the application, can be found by clicking here - Student Resources. When the page opens, click on Dual Enrollment Application Directions and read through the steps necessary to complete the application. The link to the
Application for Admission (High School Student Only) is on the last page of the directions.
Please email [email protected] with any questions.
Secondary articulation provides high school students with an opportunity to earn college
credit for work completed in their high school or career technical education programs.
Students use articulation agreements to ensure that the courses they earn through
their high school CTE program will not have to be repeated at Ferris.
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You may be eligible for a $1,000 Ferris Next Scholarship if you earned at least three
college credits with a "C" or higher through Ferris while you were in high school.
Learn More About the FerrisNext Scholarship
Career and Education Planning and College Study Skills
Ferris’ Career and Education Planning courses provide students with opportunities
to explore college programs, careers, and employment viability. Students learn how
planning can help them with the career decision-making process.
College Study Skills assists students in the development and use of effective study
strategies. Students learn about goal-setting, self-monitoring, learning styles, test
preparation, test taking, academic note taking, time management, and concentration.
(General Education Courses, AP Courses, CTE Programs/Courses)
Concurrent Enrollment courses are Ferris courses taught during the regular high school
day by a high school instructor that meets Ferris faculty credential requirements.
Courses offered in this format may include general education, AP or CTE courses. High
school instructors who teach Ferris courses are paired with a Ferris Faculty Liaison
who serves as a resource for the instructor. Concurrent enrollment creates opportunities
for high school students to take college-level courses at their high school.
The term dual enrollment serves two purposes. First, it is the umbrella term that
includes all opportunities for a high school student to earn college credit. Second,
direct (formerly dual) enrollment classes are college courses taught by a Ferris faculty
at a Ferris location, in a high school or career and technical education center, fully
online, or in Virtual Reality. Courses can be used for high school and college credit.
High school students have access to direct enrollment courses that will allow them
to meet all of the lower- level general education requirements as well as the Michigan
Transfer Agreement (MTA) or that are program specific such as a course in hospitality
or game design.
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Early Middle College
Ferris partners with high schools and career and technical education centers to offer
Early Middle College partnerships. Early Middle College programs provide students
with an opportunity to earn academic program certificates and up to an Associate degree.
Early Middle College programs may include courses offered through concurrent enrollment
as well as dual enrollment.
The MathForward Program at Ferris provides students with an opportunity to complete
MATH 110 or MATH 115 in a condensed format during the summer. Students who successfully
complete the program are able to enter college prepared for their college level math
course or having completed their college level math course.
Woodbridge Promise College Prep Program
The Woodbridge Promise College Prep program can be offered in a full-year or summer format. The program meets students where
they are and helps them to begin their college transcript. Students not only enroll
in and complete college level courses but are provided with additional support and
resources designed to help them achieve success as dual enrolled students.
More Ways to Earn College Credit with Ferris
Credit by Exam
Students planning to attend Ferris State University can earn college credit through the Credit-by-Examination program.