High School Dual Enrollment Program

The High School Dual Enrollment Program enables a current high school student to enroll in university-level courses at University of Detroit Mercy while completing high school graduation requirements. Students are expected to continue working toward completing their high school graduation requirements. The purpose of this program is to supplement a student’s academic plan by allowing the student to pursue college-level coursework that would not otherwise be available. Students accepted into the Dual Enrollment Program will also benefit from a significantly reduced tuition rate.

Learn More


    Admission Requirements

    • The student must be a high school junior or senior.
    • A senior who wishes to take University classes during the senior year of high school must have an academic GPA of 3.25 or higher. A junior who wishes to take University classes during the junior year of high school must have an academic GPA of 3.5 or higher. In instances where the University has made arrangements for the enrollment of specific high school student cohorts, the agreed upon GPAs will be honored.
    • The student must demonstrate satisfactory completion of any course pre-requisite(s) through processes available to Detroit Mercy students—e.g., CLEP (College Level Examination Program) Exam; Advanced Placement Exam; International Baccalaureate Credit; or successful completion of a Detroit Mercy-accepted equivalent course at another college or university.
    • A student may be required to take a Detroit Mercy placement test to determine his or her preparedness for a Detroit Mercy course or courses.
    • A completed Dual Enrollment Admission Application.
    • The Assessment Form completed and signed by a high school guidance counselor or other school official.   
    • A completed Parental Consent Form.   

    Admission Requirements for Home-Schooled Student

    The Assessment Form for such students may be completed by a high school guidance counselor or other school official or a signature of a student’s parent can be substituted. If a student’s parent signs the form, a copy of the student’s home-school transcript must also be included.


    Number of Enrolled Courses

    If accepted, a student may enroll in a maximum of two (2) courses each semester, and may complete a total of eight (8) courses.

    Applying for Admission

    Submit an online application for dual enrollment.  Once the application has been submitted, the High School Assessment Form will be sent directly to the high school and the Parental Consent Form will be sent directly to the parent.  Both forms must be on file to be considered for admission.  


    Application Deadlines

    While Detroit Mercy offers rolling admission (meaning acceptance at any time), the Office of Admissions recommends that students apply for Fall term admission by August 1, Winter term by November 15, and the Summer term by April 1.

    Registering for Classes

    Once accepted for admission, a student will work closely with an admissions counselor, and, to ensure proper course selection, an academic advisor. For a preview of available classes, a student can refer to the Recommended Course List for dual enrollment or view Detroit Mercy’s online course catalog. Registration for classes will be coordinated between the student and their academic advisor. Please note that not all courses are necessarily appropriate for dual enrollment.

    Eligibility for Continuing Enrollment

    A student enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Program must earn a grade of C or higher in the course(s) at Detroit Mercy to be eligible to register for course(s) in the next semester, unless the student plans to retake the same course(s). Any student who earns a grade of C or lower will be contacted by the associate dean or designated representative of the school or college in which the course is taught in order to discuss academic progress.

    Student Rights and Responsibilities

    During the semester in which a high school student is dual enrolled at Detroit Mercy, he or she has the same rights and responsibilities as any other enrolled Detroit Mercy student including, but not limited to, academic standards and progress and academic integrity. Please see the Student Handbook and Undergraduate Catalog.

    Tuition and Fees

    • The tuition for dual-enrollment is $150 per credit hour. Some courses may have a course fee above tuition.
    • If the student is eligible for state/school district funding, the University will bill all charges to the state/school district.    
    • If the state/school district is not responsible for the charges or if the charges exceed the state limit, the balance will be billed to the student or parent or guardian (for students under the age of 18).
    • Some colleges/schools within Detroit Mercy may have limited scholarships available.
    • Dual enrolled students do not qualify for financial aid.
    If you have questions during the application or registration process, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-635-5020 or admissions@udmercy.edu.

    Recommended Course List

    School of Architecture

    • ARCH 1110 Visual Communications I
    • ARCH 1210 Visual Communications II
    • ARCH 1190 Introduction to Architecture I
    • ARCH 1290 Introduction to Architecture II
    • ARCH 2130 Principles of Structural Behavior
    • ARCH 2120 Arch. History and Theory I
    • ARCH 2220 Arch. History and Theory II

    College of Business Administration

    • ACC 2010 Principles of Accounting I
    • ACC 2020 Principles of Accounting II
    • BUS 1500 Introduction to Business
    • BUS 2310 Business Law I
    • BUS 2350 Law and Popular Culture
    • BUS 2900 Personal Finance
    • BUS 3110 Organizational Design & Structure
    • BUS 3180 Leadership and Teamwork with Diverse Peoples

    College of Engineering & Science

    • CSSE 1710 Intro to Programming I (in C++) and CSSE 1711 Lab
    • CSSE 1711 Introduction to Programming I Lab (Fall Term Only)
    • CSSE 1720 Intro to Programming II (in C++) and CSSE 1721 Lab
    • CSSE 1721 Introduction to Programming II Lab (Winter Term Only)*
    • MTH 1410 Calculus I *
    • MTH 1420 Calculus II*
    • MTH 2410 Calculus III*
    • MTH 3720 Differential Equations*
    • SCIE 1030 Environmental Science

    College of Health Professions

    • HIM 2050 Medical Terminology

    College of Liberal Arts and Education

    • ADS 1000 Introduction to Substance Abuse
    • CIS 1000 Introduction to Computers
    • CIS 1020 Computers and Research
    • CIS 1030 Web Productivity Tools
    • CIS 1060 Health Care Informatics
    • CJS 1310 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    • CST 1110 Fundamentals of Speech
    • CST 2100 Video Production
    • CST 2110 Audio Production
    • ECN 1000 Introduction to Economics
    • ECN 2950 Microeconomics
    • ECN 2960 Macroeconomics
    • ENL 1300 College Writing *
    • ENL 1310 Academic Writing *
    • ENL 2040 Business Writing*
    • ENL 2050 Introduction to Creative Writing *
    • ENL 2350 Study of Fiction *
    • ENL 2360 Diverse Voices in Fiction *
    • ENL 2450 Study of Poetry *
    • ENL 2650 Study of Drama*
    • ENL 2850 African American Literature*
    • FA 2000 Introduction to the Arts
    • HIS 1500 Introduction to History
    • HIS 2500 The United States to 1877
    • HIS 2510 The United States Since 1877
    • Languages: 1100, 1110, 1120 & 2100
      Chinese, German, Korean, Russian, and Spanish
    • MUS 2020 Musical Heritage
    • PHL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
    • PHL 1500 Introduction to Logic
    • PHL 2500 Symbolic Logic
    • POL 1000 Introduction to Political Science
    • POL 2010 Introduction to Law
    • POL 2020 Criminal Law and Procedure
    • POL 2100 American Politics
    • POL 2510 International Relations
    • POL 2600 Comparative Politics
    • PYC 1000 Introduction to Psychology
    • PYC 2600 Social Psychology
    • PYC 2620 Exploring Leadership: Yourself, Your Profession, Your Community
    • PYC 2650 Psychology of Environment
    • RELS 2001 The Study of Religions
    • RELS 2020 Asian Religions
    • RELS 2030 Western Religions
    • RELS 2050 Introduction to Islam
    • RELS 2120 Introduction to Judaism
    • RELS 2150 The Rise of Christianity
    • RELS 2170 Religion in the United States of America
    • RELS 2180 Black Religion in America
    • RELS 2245 Introduction to the New Testament
    • RELS 2290 The Bible as Religious Literature
    • RELS 2300 Catholic Theology Today
    • RELS 2500 The Quest for GOD Today
    • RELS 2510 Theology and Literature
    • RELS 2560 God and the Human Condition
    • SOC 1000 Introduction to Sociology
    • TRE 1310 Introduction to Theatre
    • TRE 1610 Fundamentals of Acting

    Institute for Leadership and Service

    • LEAD 2000 Exploring Leadership: Yourself, Your Profession, Your Community

    *Placement test or pre-requisite or co-requisite course required