Dual Enrollment: Part-Time and Full-Time

Dual Enrollment: Part-Time and Full-Time

The Dual Enrollment program offers juniors and seniors enrolled in a high school or home-school program the chance to enroll in college classes prior to their high school graduation. Admission into this program is a competitive process. The average applicant has a 3.2 high school grade point average (GPA). This program offers a unique true-to-life academic college experience, allowing the high school student to focus on courses that will be transferable to most two-year and four-year public and private institutions, while simultaneously completing their high school graduation requirements. Students are enrolled in either a part-time or full-time college-level course load. Students participating in Dual Enrollment are considered MWCC students and as such will be awarded the same academic support privileges as other MWCC students.

Information Sessions


Students participating in the traditional Dual Enrollment program will pay current tuition and fees. Additional costs may include books, lab fees and materials. Current high school students are ineligible to receive financial aid. Current tuition rates are available on our website at www.mwcc.edu and are subject to change.

Students participating in the Division of Access & Transition’s Dual Enrollment Programs will pay a tuition/registration fee of $30.00. Courses are limited and applicants from local high schools are given priority.


Students are responsible for their own transportation. The MWCC Gardner campus is on the MART bus route, and schedules are available in the Admissions Office.

Application Process

To receive priority, applications are due no later than June 1st for summer enrollment, June 30th for fall enrollment, and December 15th for spring enrollment. All applications require both parent/guardian and
guidance counselor approval. Applicants are also required to participate in a personal interview.

Download an Application for Dual Enrollment

College Placement Testing (Accuplacer)

College Placement Testing is required for all MWCC Dual Enrollment applicants. Students must test into college- level English and math. Students testing into developmental courses will not be accepted into the program. Study materials are available per request.


Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis. All high school students who have a minimum cumulative 2.8 GPA (based on a 4.0 scale) for full-time enrollment, 2.5 GPA for part-time enrollment, meet the placement testing requirements, are recommended by their high school guidance counselor, and complete the interview process will be considered for acceptance to the program.

Adisement/Registration & Participation

Dual Enrollment students will meet with their MWCC advisor to register for their individual classes and throughout the semester as needed. First priority will be to place students in those courses required by their high school for graduation. A student whose GPA falls below a 2.0 during any one semester will be ineligible to continue in the Dual Enrollment program. Students must comply with all MWCC student policies as outlined in the MWCC Student Catalogue.

Academic Credit

After successful completion of a semester, students will earn college credits which may be transferable to most two and four-year public and private institutions. In addition, students will receive credit from their high school to meet graduation requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that MWCC college coursework will be acceptable for secondary school diploma completion through their guidance counselor.

For More Information On Dual Enrollment


For more information about part-time dual enrollment, please contact Veronica Guay, Melissa Bourque-Silva or Natasha Robinson.
Veronica Guay: v_guay@mwcc.mass.edu or 978-630-9533
Melissa Bourque-Silva: m_bourque@mwcc.mass.edu or 978-630-9543
Natasha Robinson:nrobinson7@mwcc.mass.edu or 978-630-9135