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Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment courses are college courses that are taught by an adjunct or full-time professor at Kendall College of Art and Design or in a high school setting. Courses can be used for both high school and college credit. Students must meet legislated dual enrollment guidelines to enroll for dual enrollment. Some dual enrollment courses may be offered at a high school location.


It's a great way for highly motivated high school students who are strong in art and design to get a jump on college. You may even be eligible to receive tuition support through the State of Michigan - State School Aid Act. Speak to your school counselor for eligibility requirements and more information.

Application Process

KCAD is accepting applications for the Spring 2021 semester. Please connect with us using the Student Inquiry or Teacher Inquiry form below so we can advise you on the process.

DE Application Deadline

Off-Campus Dual Enrollment application materials are due to KCAD by November 15, 2020 and are coordinated through the location high school. Late applicants may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

On-Campus Dual Enrollment application materials must be received by Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:00pm to allow for adequate processing time. The Spring 2021 semester begins on Monday, January 11, 2021.

Please note: Students will not be admitted or registered for dual enrollment courses after the KCAD semester begins.

High School Dual Enrollment Locations

KCAD offers High School Dual Enrollment courses on KCAD's downtown Grand Rapids campus and at select high schools and art centers within the state of Michigan. Below is a list of expected off-campus locations for the Fall 2020 semester.

  • Allendale High School
  • Byron Center High School
  • Coopersville High School
  • Davison High School
  • East Lansing High School
  • Grand Blanc High School
  • Grand Ledge High School
  • Northview High School
  • Saugatuck High School
  • Waterford-Kettering High School