Mount Wachusett Community College offers multiple concurrent enrollment programs. These programs offer juniors and seniors enrolled in a high school or home school program the chance to apply to enroll in college classes prior to their high school graduation. Dual Enrollment 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. Selected students are enrolled in either a part-time or full-time college-level course load depending on their enrollment program and on course needs. Students participating in Dual Enrollment are considered MWCC students and as such will be awarded the same academic support privileges as other MWCC students.
Students participating in the Part- or Full-Time 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 are responsible for their own transportation.
Student participating in the Division of Access & Transition’s Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program will pay a tuition/registration fee of $30.00. Courses are limited and applicants from local high schools are given priority.
Traditional part- and full-time: Admission into this program is a competitive process. The average applicant has a 3.2 high school grade point average (GPA). Applications are due no later than June 1st for summer enrollment (part-time only), June 30th for fall enrollment, and December 15th for spring enrollment. All first time applicants must be applying for full semester course work and are ineligible for online or cycle course work. All applications require both parent/guardian and guidance counselor/home school educator approval. All students must take the College Placement Test (Accuplacer) to determine eligibility. Applicants are required to participate in a personal interview and must sign a student contract prior to receiving an Admissions decision. Applicants will be notified of their Admissions decision by mail at the completion of all steps.
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.
If you have a disability and may require accommodations in order to participate fully in the dual enrollment program, please contact the Coordinator for Students with Disabilities at 978-630-9120 prior to testing to determine if MWCC can provide you with the appropriate level of support. More information is available at mwcc.edu/support/disability/.
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. Due to the selective and competitive nature of the dual enrollment program, not all applicants who apply to the program will be admitted to the College.
Advisement/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. Guidance completion of an applicant’s Education Information is vital in establishing course needs and acts as a contract between MWCC and the sending high school. A student whose GPA falls below a 2.0 during any one semester will be ineligible to continue in the Dual Enrollment program. A student who does not successfully complete all courses enrolled in within their given semester may be subject to re-evaluation or dismissal. Students may only advance from part-time to full-time status, per Admissions and guidance approval, after successful completion of current course load. Each student’s enrollment status and course load for future semesters will be evaluated based on his or her most recent semester. Students must comply with all MWCC student policies as outlined in the MWCC Student Catalogue.
Academic Credit & Transcripts
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. All dual enrollment students are responsible for requesting their official MWCC Transcript through the Records Office by completing the Transcript Request Form at the end of their academic experience with MWCC. MWCC does not send official transcripts to student’s high schools or to other institutions unless the Transcript Request Form is completed. Unofficial copies of transcripts are available to students through their MWCC iConnect accounts.
Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend an information session prior to submitting their dual enrollment application. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend. Monthly info session schedules can be viewed on our website at mwcc.edu.
Dual Enrollment is offered by the Office of Admissions and the Division of Access and Transition at Mount Wachusett Community College. For more information, please visit www.mwcc.edu/access/. For all inquiries, please contact the Office of Admissions at 978-630-9110.
Mount Wachusett Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution.