Lake Michigan College
Read about the overall Dual Enrollment process, requirements and limitations.
Lake Michigan College Details
- Spring registration is currently open, partnership deadline 12/23
- Spring classes begin Jan. 17
- Open to students in grades 9-12
LMC Dual Enrollment Process
New LMC students (first time dual enrollment)
All students enrolling for the first time in early college classes (direct credit or dual enrollment) will be asked to complete the LMC application
Current or former dual enrollment students
Lake Michigan College Registration Form - form instructions: Open the doc, go to Tools, then “Fill & Sign”, and fill it out completely – including the course CRN, credit hours, billing (contact) hours and all signatures and dates.
The application and registration process is easy:
- Determine your location: Napier, Bertrand (Niles), or South Haven
- Meet with an advisor:
- Take the college's placement test (Accuplacer) which determines the student's overall reading and math proficiency. In order to take the Accuplacer test, you MUST have a student ID, state picture ID, driver's license or a parent must bring a picture of the student with the student to be notarized on-site at the college. If you already have ACT or SAT scores, those may be submitted for consideration in place of taking the Accuplacer test.
- Once the advisor has your scores and approves your choices, you can register and choose your classes all on the same form.
- Fill out all sections except those reserved for High School use, including the names and section numbers of all classes and parent and student signatures.
- Send to Sharon Haynes by scan for signature. We will send it back to LMC for processing and let you know when registration is complete.
State Reimbursement Rules
Due to state reimbursement rules for college classes:
- If 1 dual enrollment class is taken, the student can and must take at least 1 regular partnership class, but can take up to 3 regular classes (including online).
- If 2 dual enrollment classes are taken, the student must take 1 regular partnership class, and cannot take more.
Dual enrollment students can take any class except for religion, craft/hobby, phys ed or remedial. Dual enrollment courses can be core subjects as long as they are taken for college credit only, non-core subjects can be taken for both high school and college credit.
Note: High contact hour/billing hour classes may cost more than our allowance per class. Any amount or books over the allowance is the responsibility of the family. The exact amount may not be known until after the class has begun. Classes such as high level math, science, art, photography, etc. tend to have labs and high contact hours (5 or 6), depending on the school.
Important Registration Info
To get the college classes you need, you may register before partnership registration opens. One other Partnership class is required (community or virtual) in order to take any dual enrollment class. If one dual enrollment class is taken, the student must take one but may take up to 3 community or virtual classes. If the student is taking 2 dual enrollment classes, the student must take one and can only take that one community or virtual class.
How to buy books
LMC has a voucher system and will notify Sharon when books are ready to be picked up. That information will be sent to students as soon as it is received. The student MUST return all RENTAL books promptly to the bookstore during the return period. If the bookstore does not accept purchase buy-backs or if the supplies were consumable, the student may keep the purchase. If the student does not return rentals in time, the family will be responsible for either the purchase price or the late return fees.
August 25th, 2022 - Niles bookstore will be open 9:30am to 3pm for the following high schools to pick up:
- Berrien Springs
- Berrien Springs Homeschool Partnership (If vouchers cover full amount. If amount is due, please pick up at Benton Harbor campus - check with Sharon)
Withdrawal and failing policy
If a student enrolls in a college class and withdraws from that class after the college's refund/transfer window, or receives a failing ending grade, he or she will not be eligible to take future dual enrollment classes through the Partnership. Parents have the option of reimbursing BSPS for all tuition and fees incurred in order to maintain their dual enrollment eligibility status. If the student fails to reimburse the school, the student may not participate in the partnership in the future.