DPS strikes articulation agreement with Davenport University, allowing high school students to secure up to 23 college credits upon graduation

Detroit Public Schools has reached an articulation agreement with Davenport University in which students who complete Michigan’s high school graduation requirements will be able to receive up to 23 general education credits toward their Davenport University degree. Students would be able to continue studies with Davenport this fall at any of its campuses, including those in Warren and Livonia, or online.

The articulation agreement applies to 33 high schools and two of DPS’ four career centers. Under the agreement, students who complete Career Technical Education (CTE) courses or Advanced Core Academic Courses have the opportunity to receive the college credits.

Articulated credits can be earned for general high school curriculum and CTE programs.  To receive the credits from Davenport, a student must earn a 3.0 in the class or program and must apply for the credit within 27 months of graduating. There is no fee to receive the credits and students who qualify would save more than $500 per credit hour, ranging up to more than $10,000 for all 23 credits.

“This opportunity is pioneering when it comes to creating a college-going culture for all students,” said Cedric J. Thompson, Director of the DPS Office of College and Career Readiness. “Twenty-three credits upon entering college from high school will definitely encourage persistence to a college degree. I encourage other institutions to follow the lead of Davenport.”

“This agreement will greatly benefit any Detroit student who wishes to pursue a bachelor’s degree, particularly those who wish to do so at a Davenport University campus in Livonia, Warren or online,” said Christopher L. Marx, Director of Transfer Articulation at Davenport University.

About Davenport University
Founded in 1866, Davenport is a private, non-profit university with campuses across Michigan and online courses serving an enrollment of more than 13,000 students. With tuition among the lowest of all private universities in the state, Davenport provides high academic quality, small class sizes, conveniently located campuses, faculty with real-world experience and more than 40 dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs addressing in-demand careers.  More information is available at www.davenport.edu

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