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1.888.INFO.MJI  Academic Departments  High School  Program Description
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For  details please call the office at (248) 414-6900 extension #106.

MJI is a 4-year college committed to sharing the history, language and culture of the Jewish people with students of all ages. Toward this end, MJI offers a very unique program to high school juniors and seniors providing an opportunity to take select classes at MJI that may count as both high school and college credit. This exciting program was developed to ensure that any student who desires classes not offered by their current school, have the accessibility and the eligibility to learn about the topics of their choice.

High school juniors and seniors may qualify under the Michigan Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act for substantial amounts of the MJI Dual Enrollment tuition to be paid by their local public school district. Scholarships toward the cost of MJI tuition are also available from MJI for students who will not receive dual enrollment funding from their public school district. Also, MJI may provisionally accept a high school student as early as the 10th grade if the course is determined to be an appropriate option by the student’s home school and MJI. A student’s eligibility under the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act is not required by MJI.

The Michigan Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act 160 (Dual Enrollment Act):

  • requires payment from a school district’s state aid foundation grant for enrollment of certain eligible high school students in postsecondary courses of education

  • does not restrict a private or public school from supporting students in postsecondary enrollment at any grade

  • mandates that all eligible* students (grades 11 and 12) wishing to dual enroll MUST be allowed the postsecondary opportunity

  • limits college course enrollment to courses that are either not offered by the student's high school or are unavailable due to a scheduling conflict beyond the student's control

  • places no restrictions on the number of courses, the time courses can be taken or a minimum GPA

*An eligible student is one who has successfully taken and obtained a minimum qualifying score or one or more of the following assessments tests: PSAT, PLAN, ACT and MME.

For minimum qualifying scores, refer to the Michigan Department of Education’s website,

At MJI, high school students pay a tuition rate lower than the traditional college student. MJI offers 3-credit courses to high school students for $675. If the student receives a scholarship or dual enrollment funding, the cost will be reduced accordingly. If a high school will not pay for dual enrollment, students may still register as a “guest high school student”. In this case, the student’s family will be responsible for payment and may apply for a scholarship. 

MJI’s classes are run on a semester basis, similar to most of the public high schools in Oakland County. Our breaks and holiday recesses also follow the public school calendar. Registration for our fall semester usually runs from late August until classes begin in September. Winter registration is typically from early January until about mid-January. Registrations will not be accepted two weeks into the semester.

Once a student completes an MJI Dual Enrollment class, MJI will send a transcript of that class to the student’s home high school at the end of the MJI semester. When a student begins applying to colleges and/or universities they need to request that their MJI transcript be sent to that institution. Transferred college credits are determined by the “destination” school and are not controlled by MJI. However, college admissions officers do note when students participate and contribute to academic pursuits beyond the traditional high school curriculum.


For more details please email Miriam Buckwold or call the Dual Enrollment office at (248) 414-6900 ext.106.


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