High School Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual enrollment happens when a high school student also enrolls in college courses. Those courses may be counted toward meeting high school requirements at the administrator's discretion.

Students may start dual enrollment in the summer after their sophomore year of high school.

You can take just one class, complete a semester or year of college, or even earn an associate's degree. With the large tuition discount, you can save time and money.

Complete your first year of college online. Talk to your admissions advisor and view the first year classes for your desired major. 

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Biblical. Flexible. Engaging. Maranatha seeks to provide courses that fit these three components. Throughout all of our classes, we incorporate a biblical worldview. Even when secular textbooks are used, the faculty members utilize them to inform students of other views and develop an apologetic for a Christian worldview. Our classes are flexible; however, that does not mean they are self-paced. Students will work together with their faculty member in a weekly schedule. You may participate at any time of the day that suits you, as long as you meet the deadlines set forth in the schedule. Professors and policies are in place to ensure that the content and teaching methods are engaging. Class sizes are kept at 18 or below for almost every course, to ensure maximum attention from the faculty member. Interaction is built in through discussion forums and short, focused tutorial recordings for students to learn and test their understanding.

The freshman year of every major at MBU has five courses in common:

BIBI 111 - Old Testament Survey

BIBI 112 - New Testament Survey

HUEN 121 - English Composition 1

HUEN 122 - English Composition 2

HUHI 130 - The Modern World.

Beyond those, requirements will vary. You may consult the first-year coursework plans to see the options available.

If you're a current student looking for help with how to register, find your textbook, etc., explore our tutorials page!


If you’re a dual enrollment student, you will pay only $175 per credit in tuition after automatically receiving a discount of more than 50% off the tuition for college courses you take online. Compare your savings of dual enrollment online over attending on the residential campus:

 One SemesterOne YearTwo Years / Associate's Degree
Room & Board$0$0$0
Total Cost$2,975$5,985$11,970

Note: Estimated savings based off 2017-2018 rates at 16 credits per semester. Does not include textbooks/materials.


In addition to the tuition, there is a $35 per course fee, and students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks and materials. Student bills may be paid through the Finances tab of MyMaranatha (only accessible after admission). 

Federal financial aid is not available to students who have not yet graduated high school, and the 50% tuition discount is the only university financial assistance available to dual enrollment students. Any other external funding is, however, accepted by MBU.

Payment and refund policies are as follows:

  • Tuition and fees are due in full at least 7 days prior to the beginning of each course.
  • The Comprehensive Fee is non-refundable.
  • Students who withdraw after a course has started will be charged a $15 Add/Drop Fee.
  • Students who withdraw from a course will have tuition refunded based on the following schedule:
    • Drop prior to start date: 100%
    • Week 1: 75%
    • Week 2: 50%
    • Week 3: 25%
    • Week 4+: 0%
  • Exceptions to the refund policy are made for distance classes as required by statute for students completing coursework in certain states.

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