FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What are the benefits of a high school student enrolling in MJI’s Dual Enrollment Program?
A: Benefits include:
- Interesting and relevant Judaic courses not usually offered at your home school.
- Enhancing your academic portfolio for the college application process by demonstrating your willingness to take on a more rigorous academic schedule.
- College credit - many of our students have successfully transferred their MJI credits to other colleges and universities.
- Earning academic credit from your home school upon approval.
- Stimulating and relevant classroom discussions from a Jewish perspective.
- The on-line learning component of MJI’s dual enrollment courses is highly valued by both the State of Michigan as well as most universities & colleges.
- Economic savings - MJI Dual Enrollment credits are more reasonably priced compared to other local four year colleges or universities.
- Smaller classes provide more time for assistance and guidance from your MJI instructor.
- Meeting new and interesting people; Making new lifetime friends and sharing similar interests.
Q: What is Dual Enrollment?
A: The Post Secondary Enrollment Options Act 160 of 1996 states that public high schools may provide full or partial payment for a course offered at an accredited institution that is not offered at the home high school (the amount paid is based on the school’s state aid foundation grant).
Important Information to Know
In order for a dual enrollment course to be eligible for dual enrollment funding, the class must not be offered at the home school.
In order for a student to earn possible high school credit, the MJI dual enrollment course must be approved by the student’s home school.
Dual enrollment funds are only available to public high school students and typically limited to Junior and Seniors.
In order for a student to obtain payment assistance from their home school for a dual enrollment course, the student must not be carrying a full schedule (# credits) with the home school. To be eligible for financial aid, the student would have to drop a class at their home school and replace it with an MJI Dual Enrollment course.
Students must have successfully taken and obtained a minimum qualifying score* on one or more of the of the following assessment tests: PSAT, PLAN, ACT and/or MME.
The student will be responsible for obtaining a payment voucher form from the home school, completing the form and submitting it to MJI.
The student must complete all steps outlined in the MJI Application Check-List.
Typically the home school does not cover 100% of the dual enrollment course cost. Please note, the student is responsible to MJI for the balance in the amount owed.
Q: What if my school will not pay for dual enrollment?
A: The student may still register as a Guest Student. Most of the same procedures/paperwork used for Dual Enrollment will still need to be completed, including obtaining a counselor’s permission to enroll.
The students will be responsible for paying full tuition or applying for an MJI scholarship to reduce the cost of the course. To apply for an MJI scholarship, follow the application process as stated. Once the application process is completed, call the MJI Registrar’s office and ask for a Dual Enrollment scholarship form.
Q: Why would I want to take a course at MJI if my school will not provide dual enrollment funding?
A: You would still receive many of the benefits of enrolling in an MJI course (see above) including: enhancing your academic portfolio for the college application process, earning college credit while still enrolled in high school and having the opportunity to further develop a Judaic education.
Q: Where do classes meet and on what days?
A: Classes are currently scheduled to meet at The Shul building on MJI’s campus in West Bloomfield. Occasionally, additional class sections are scheduled at other learning sites. Classes are usually held early evenings: Sunday, Wednesday & Thursday. Class times are determined each semester.
Q: How much do MJI classes cost?
A: High school students pay a lower tuition rate at MJI than the traditional college student. We are offering our 3 credit courses to high school students for $675.00. MJI partial scholarships are offered. To apply for an MJI scholarship, follow the application process as stated. Once the application process is completed, call the MJI Registrar’s office and ask for a Dual Enrollment scholarship form.
Q: Are students from private schools also able to enroll at MJI?
A: All high school students are eligible to enroll at MJI. However, only public school students are eligible for dual enrollment funding. Any high school student who enrolls without the assistance of the state’s dual enrollment funding is eligible to apply for a partial MJI scholarship.
To apply for an MJI scholarship, follow the application process as stated. Once the application process is completed, call the MJI Registrar’s office and ask for a Dual Enrollment scholarship form.
Q: I am enrolled at the Frankel Jewish Academy and was wondering if there would be any courses available for me to take?
A: Yes, we have many excellent choices available to enhance your high school learning experience while earning college credits. Please feel free to review our course catalog and/or contact one of our advisors.
Q: How do I transfer credits to the college I will attend?
A: Upon being accepted to your college or university, you will need to have your MJI transcript forwarded to the institution for credit evaluation. The school may also request a copy of the official course description (found in the MJI Course Catalog). If you received high school credit for the course, you may also need a letter from your high school counselor explaining whether or not the class was taken as an elective or a required course. If you are transferring a Hebrew class, you may be asked to take the college or university’s language placement test prior to any formal decision regarding language placement/course credit.
Q: How do I apply for classes?
A: First you need to meet with your high school counselor/school before enrolling in an MJI course. Then,
- Complete and submit the MJI Dual Enrollment & Guest Student Application Form.
- Complete and submit the MJI Course Registration Form.
- Have your high school complete and submit the MJI High School Authorization Form A or B.
- If planning to dual enroll, obtain & complete your high school's paperwork needed for Dual Enrollment funding, (only if necessary).
- Follow-up with the MJI Registrar’s office to make sure all paperwork is received for course registration.
- At the conclusion of the MJI course, make sure the home high school has received all the appropriate paperwork & grades.
For more details, see the MJI Application Check-List.