Dual Enrollment – Part Time
The Division of Access and Transition offers Part-Time Dual Enrollment for students who wish to maintain regular attendance at their high schools, while taking on the additional challenge of a college course after the regular school day.
The Part-Time Dual Enrollment Program offers students who have placed into college-level work, based on their Accuplacer results, the opportunity to enroll in one 3 or 4 credit college course per semester outside of the regular school day. Although there is no GPA requirement for the student, signatures are required from not only the student, but also the parent and guidance counselor. The students take their classes either one or two evenings a week. Course offerings and locations vary each semester. During the school year, only college-level courses are available; in the summer there are developmental/ foundational level dual enrollment opportunities for those students who place below college-level coursework. This program is available to any high school student who lives in Massachusetts. There are limited course offerings for each semester. The college-level classes are in the Mass Transfer Block, meaning that they will be transferable to most MA State Schools and Universities; private schools may accept credit, but this is decided on a school by school basis.
This is a grant funded program; therefore, students participating in the Part-time Dual Enrollment pay a discounted rate determined each year by the funding available. This fee includes the class itself and the application fee. Students are loaned the books on the first day of class, but must return them at the conclusion of the class. Some of our courses fall under the CDEP Funding Source (Please refer to the link below for more detailed information)
Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program (CDEP)
What are the benefits of CDEP?
CDEP allows students the opportunity to enter their college careers already having earned college credit. This helps with the transition to college, allows student to get a head start on their college degrees, saving them time and money, and provides meaningful and challenging academic experiences.
If you apply for admission at one of the state’s public colleges or universities, grades received in courses as part of CDEP receive additional weight in your high school GPA. The additional weight will be the same as that given for grades earned in Advanced Placement courses for the purpose of calculating the high school GPA. See the Department of Higher Education’s Admissions Standards Guidebook (.PDF) for more information on calculating the high school GPA.
Students who participate in CDEP are required to receive high school and college credit for the courses they successfully complete. For additional information on CDEP, please see the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program’s website.
For more information about part-time dual enrollment, please contact Veronica Guay or Melissa Bourque-Silva.
Veronica Guay: firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-630-9533
Melissa Bourque-Silva: email@example.com or 978-630-9543