The Eastern Scholars program is concurrent enrollment, which offers college-level courses at high schools. This academic program is customized to meet the needs of both EMU and the high school. It prepares students to receive academic credit upon completion of the course work.

The curriculum is focused on the principles of the associate discipline and will afford students the opportunity to develop skills in a specific area.

Benefits of Eastern Scholars

  • Students can earn transferrable credit which can be used at most colleges and universities.
  • Exposure to college level courses in high schools help make the transition to college easier.
  • Student who enroll in dual/concurrent enrollment courses during high school save money, complete their college degree sooner than others.
  • Students have access to the EMU library, REC/IM, online portal and other resources.

Learn More

  • Recruitment and Registration

    Recruiting is conducted by the high school in accordance with EMU’s requirements; 2.5 GPA or higher and other admissions requirements, and the high school requirements for dual enrollment participation.

    All students selected for participation must apply by filling our the Application for Alternative Secondary School Options and a registration form. Once admitted and registered for their class (es) the student may access EMU online resources such as the library and other benefits as a EMU campus student.

    The program does not constitute admittance to the university and students who wish to attend EMU upon graduation must meet all regular university requirements.

    To apply, please complete the attached forms.

    Eastern Scholar application [PDF]

    Please make sure that you read and complete all the questions on the forms and print clearly.

    If you are unsure about how to answer a question, please ask your EMU representative or high school counselor. Both, you and your parents must sign the application. If you answer "yes" to the disciplinary history questions on page 2 of the application, please remember to submit a full statement of explanation on a separate sheet of paper.

    Registration permission form [PDF]

    This form must be completed in its entirety with course reference numbers (CRN). Please leave the student ID number on registration form blank. This is your EMU student ID number, which I will fill in for you once your application is processed.

    Complete a FERPA waiver form [PDF]

    The Federal law prohibits EMU from discussing information with anyone other than the student, unless authorized in writing by the student.

  • How do I apply?

    Download the Eastern Scholar application [PDF].

    • Please make sure that you read and complete all of the questions on the forms. Please print clearly.
    • On the application, you are applying as an Eastern Scholar, ex. Winter 2018.
    • If you are unsure about how to answer a question, please ask your EMU representative or high school counselor.
    • Both, you and your parents must sign the application.
    • If you answer "yes" to the disciplinary history questions on page 2 of the application, please remember to submit a full statement of explanation on a separate sheet of paper.
    • Please leave the student ID number on registration form blank. This will be your EMU student ID number, which we will fill in for you once your application is processed.
    • Registration permission form [PDF]
    • This form must be completed in its entirety with course reference numbers (CRN). This will be given to you by your EMU representative.
    • Complete a FERPA waiver form [PDF].
    • The Federal law prohibits EMU from discussing information with anyone other than the student, unless authorized in writing by the student.
  • Pricing Models

    Model A

    • $5,000 per university class
    • Taught by high school teacher
    • Must be approved by EMU
    • No minimum student enrollment
    • Maximum Student Enrollment: 30

    Model A: High School teachers must submit a resume, course curriculum and textbook to EMU for department approval.

    Model B

    • $10,000 per university class
    • Taught by EMU faculty/lecturer
    • Minimum Student Enrollment: 20
    • Maximum Student Enrollment: 30
    • A EMU Program Coordinator will visit your classroom throughout the course.

    The Savings Breakdown

    A 3-credit college level course is $1,191.90. With 30 students in a high school teacher taught course, each student is saving approximately 86% off the regular college credit price.

    Contact [email protected] to discuss options

    The HS is responsible for recruitment: 9th to 12th grade students must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and complete the EMU application, registration and FERPA forms.

    • The HS determines if the students receive high school and college credit.
    • The time-line is flexible. The courses can be offered per semester or the entire school year.
    • Students are responsible for purchasing textbooks if required for the course.
    • EMU college visit opportunities   where the class can observe a college-level lecture.
  • EMU Department Role

    Benefits for getting involved

    • Introduce and build interest and engagement in your programs and courses
    • Enrollments count on the Department’s SAF reports
    • Over 44% of Eastern Scholar students attend EMU after graduation

    Model A - High School Instruction

    • Setup the CRN (Course)
    • Approve the high school teacher, curriculum and textbook
    • Ensure course contact hours are being met
    • Must have a course syllabus and objectives on file

    Model B - EMU Instruction

    • Setup the CRN (Course)
    • Approve the curriculum and textbook
    • Hire an EMU lecturer to teach the course
    • This course would be included in their current workload
    • [email protected] will pay lecturer rates and mileage
    • Ensure course contact hours are being met
    • Must have a course syllabus and objectives on file
  • Program Steps

    Step 1: Department Approval

    *Submit a course syllabus and instructor’s resume to the department for approval. Courses will be set up once approved.

    Step 2: Complete the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    EMU will invoice the school directly and administer prerequisite testing (if applicable).

    Step 3: Students complete the forms (application, registration & FERPA) and submit them.

    All forms can be scanned and emailed to [email protected]. Do not mail forms unless you are using overnight express mail. The form submission process is time sensitive. Contact the office before mailing any documents.

    *Students must be registered within the first 2 weeks of the start of the course. After registration deadline, students will NOT be able to add the course.

    NOTE: If a student needs to withdraw or drop the course, it must be done both at the high school and with EMU.

    Step 4: EMU Site Visit with Students (PowerPoint) (est. 30 minutes)

    Step 5: End of the course, complete grade sheets.

    Step 6: Students request transcripts from EMU to receive credits.

  • Partner High Schools

    The following is a list of high schools that have or are using the Eastern Scholars program to benefit their students and bring college credit courses to their campuses. 

    • Advanced Technology Academy
    • Berkley High School
    • Community High School
    • Lapeer High School
    • Milan High School
    • Pinckney Community High School
    • Saline High School
    • Skyline High School
  • Resources

Contact Us

Jaclyn Hassenzahl
[email protected]
734.487.9045

Mail all materials to:

Eastern Michigan University
Attn: Eastern Scholars
203 Boone Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Or email to [email protected].