Dual Enrollment

Credit Courses for High School Students

Summer Studios 2012

Dual enrollment allows high school students who qualify to take credit-bearing classes at higher education institutions. Credit is accepted both by the high school towards graduation requirements, as well as by the college.

Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Funds (CDEP) are available to support the cost of tuition. If applying to receive funding for the course, registration must include the signed statement from the high school's guidance counselor confirming that the student will receive their school's credit for this college-level course.

Students can enroll in selected Continuing Education courses which are offered during the evenings and on weekends. Students must submit a letter with their registration from a parent or guardian confirming that they have permission to attend evening and weekend classes.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • be enrolled in a Massachusetts public secondary school or nonpublic school, including home school;
  • meet all course prerequisites per the policies of the participating campus;
  • be a Massachusetts resident;
  • may not have earned a GED or high school diploma; and
  • have a minimum cumulative 3.0 high school GPA.*

*Students who do not possess the minimum cumulative GPA may be considered eligible based upon demonstration of their potential for academic success through the participating campus' review of other appropriate indicators of success, such as steadily improving high school grades, a high class rank, special talent, strong grades in the field of the course, strong recommendations, etc.

Students who meet eligibility guidelines are not guaranteed participation. Participation is at the discretion of the participating institution of higher education and subject to capacity constraints.

For more information, email Liz Rudnick or call 617-879-7174.