Dual Enrollment Guide
Talk to your High School Counselor
The dual enrollment program is a partnership with the high school and we work very closely with the high school counselors to plan a student’s participation with the program. If you are interested in the program, talk to your counselor to see if you would be eligible to participate.
Apply for Admission
Fill out the online dual enrollment application. Once applied you will receive an acceptance letter in approximately three to five days.
Access your MCC Account
Visit https://www.montcalm.edu/login/ and follow the “First Time Password Retrieval” process. Once your password is set you will have access to your MCC account, which provides many important tools vital to your success. Check your MCC email (Office 365) often, or you will miss important information.
For assistance call the IT Help Desk at 989-328-1246
Complete the Online Dual Enrollment Orientation
Visit http://login.montcalm.edu to log into your MCC account. Open the Canvas app and complete course DE 101–Dual Enrollment Orientation. This entire orientation must be completed before registration can be enabled on your account.
SAT Score Report or ACCUPLACER Testing
Most classes at MCC require some form of assessment testing to show the student is performing at the college level for that subject before registering for the class. MCC administers the ACCUPLACER test to gauge students’ abilities in reading, writing, and math. If you need to take this test, contact the Student Success Center on MCC's Sidney campus, or the testing center on MCC's Greenville campus, to schedule an appointment.
Certain scores on the SAT can provide the same assessment, meaning you could skip all or some sections of the ACCUPLACER if you achieve these scores on the SAT. If you have taken the SAT and wish to utilize your scores, please send your official SAT score report document to firstname.lastname@example.org after you apply. The chart below shows the target scores considered to be college level.
TEST SCORE TARGETS:
SAT (sub scores)
Writing & language: 25
Sentence skills: 81
Reading comprehension: 74
Elementary algebra: 69
Quantitative Reasoning: 260
Fill out a Dual Enrollment Authorization Form
The Dual Enrollment Authorization form serves as a contract between the student and parents, the high school and MCC. Please print the Dual Enrollment Authorization form (or obtain one from your high school) and complete it with the classes you are approved to register for. This form must be signed by the student and parent then turned in to the high school to be signed by the counselor or principal. A class must be on the signed authorization form if you wish to register for it.
Register for Classes
Dual enrollment students have the ability to search and register for classes themselves online at my.montcalm.edu. Please keep in mind that you must have your counselor's approval (via the authorization form) to register for a class. If you register for a class that you have not been approved for, and/or is not reflected on your authorization form, you will be dropped from the class by MCC. If for some reason you are unable to register online for a class you have been approved for, contact MCC. We have the ability to register you for those classes.
If you do not wish to self-register online you can provide a completely signed authorization form to the MCC Admission office and we will register you for the outlined classes. You can also meet with an MCC Academic Advisor/Counselor for assistance.
Attend a Dual Enrollment Bookstore Event
Most MCC classes will require a textbook. The MCC Bookstore has all the essentials you need to attend classes. Dates for Dual Enrollment bookstore events will be communicated to students and parents. If a school allows students to utilize their remaining tuition allotment for textbooks, then an individual will be available at these events to assist students in knowing how much money they have available for books and with the charging process. Your remaining funds will only be available on your student ID card. You can obtain an ID card on this day at the recreation desk in the Activities on MCC's Sidney campus.
The student must be present if they wish to utilize funds from their student account.
If you are paying out of pocket for your books, you do not need to attend one of these events, though you are still welcome. When paying out of pocket, you may purchase your books whenever you would like. If you wish to rent textbooks you must have a student ID and a credit card present at the time of purchase. Please ask your counselor if it is okay to use high school funds to rent textbooks. Rented textbooks must be returned to the MCC Bookstore by the rental return date. If your high school pays for your textbooks, they become the property of your high school when you finish the class. You must give your purchased textbooks to the high school at the end of the semester if they paid for them.
Pay Attention to your Student Account
Your high school’s tuition allotment will be added to your account after classes start. After the high school’s tuition allotment has been applied to your account any remaining balance for tuition is the responsibility of the student/parent to pay. A statement outlining the balance due will be sent home week around week six of the semester. The balance must be paid by the designated due date (approximately seven weeks later) or your final semester grades will be withheld from your high school. You can view your student account at my.montcalm.edu under the finances tab.