2018-02-11 / News

Legislations expand dual enrollment opportunities

LANSING — Michigan students can now receive high school or postsecondary credits through dual enrollment opportunites in border states under legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder.

“Dual enrollment is a smart, financially efficient way for students to receive high school and college credit,” Snyder said. “This bill helps reduce barriers to receiving these credits by allowing students to dual enroll in out-of-state institutions, expanding their ability to take classes in a location that’s more convenient for them while reducing the overall cost of their education.”

House Bill 4735, sponsored by state Rep. Aaron Miller, allows students to attend out-of-state community colleges, universities and independent nonprofit degree-granting institutions, under certain conditions. The institutions must be within 20 miles of the Michigan border and eligible students must be enrolled in either a Michigan school district that shares a border with the college’s home state; a public school academy in a border-sharing district; or a state-approved nonpublic school located in a border-sharing district. It is now Public Act 11.

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