Cleary University

Enhanced Dual Enrollment™

Earn free college credit from an accredited private business university.

This pathway allows students to save thousands of dollars by taking free college classes during high school. Students who begin in 9th grade can earn an associate of business administration (aba) in business management by the time they graduate from high school.

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30 college credits.
no debt.

The average cost of a year of college in 2019-2020 was $30,500, and Americans now carry an average of $37,172 in student debt per person.

The Cleary Enhanced Dual Enrollment Pathway is a chance for Michigan International Prep School students to radically accelerate their education, and to save thousands of dollars in tuition and fees by earning college credit in high school. Your student could graduate from high school with up to 30 college credits - with zero debt.

Quick facts

what makes this pathway so great?

The average cost of a college credit is $594. The Cleary University Enhanced Dual Enrollment pathway allows students to accrue as many as 30 free college credits, saving them thousands of dollars in tuition and fees.

When students start the pathway as a 9th grader, they can earn both their high school diploma AND their associate's degree at the same time when they graduate as a senior. Students who start after their 9th-grade year will be well on their way to earning an associate's degree at no cost to them.

What does it cost?

This pathway is free! MIPS will even buy your books.

As a bonus, any Cleary University Enhanced Dual Enrollment student who enrolls at Cleary University to complete a bachelor's degree within six months of completing the Enhanced Dual Enrollment program will receive a tuition grant of up to a 50% total discount combined with other institutional aid, which will be spread over 4 semesters.

what grade levels can participate?

9th-12th grade

Are cleary classes online, or will i need to travel?

All classes are available online. Students who live near a Cleary location will have the option of attending on-campus versions of courses.

Who qualifies for this pathway?

There are a handful of eligibility criteria:

• Must be a MIPS high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior
• Must have a 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA or higher
• PSAT requirements: 460 in Reading, 510 in Math (For the 2020-2021 school year, this requirement is waived)
• Must receive high school counselor/school administrator recommendation and approval

will my student need any special equipment?

No! MIPS and Cleary will work with you to get the appropriate textbooks for the Cleary courses that you will need. We want this to be accessible to as many of our students as possible.

how long during the year will this program last?

The short answer is that it lasts the entire school year.

While MIPS classes are still in the sequential track, Cleary classes are based on the semester format. In the first year, a student will have one Cleary class in the first semester and two Cleary classes in the second semester. Each year moving forward, the student will more Cleary classes per semester.

will my student have access to a certified teacher?

All dual enrollment classes are taught by certified Cleary University professors with advanced degrees. In addition, students will still have access to their MIPS mentor who will guide them through their dual enrollment experience.