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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.

Articulated Credit

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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FerrisNext Scholarship

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. 

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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.

Concurrent Enrollment

(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.

Dual Enrollment

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.

Student Benefits


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.