Dual Enrollment at MCC

Experience Middlesex as a Dual Enrollment Student

QUESTIONS? Email us at DualEnrollment@middlesex.edu

Motivated high school and homeschool students who are ready for college-level courses can enroll in college courses while attending their high school or homeschool program. Dual Enrollment allows qualified students to earn college credit while satisfying their high school graduation requirements.

Dual Enrollment courses are well suited for high school and homeschool students who:

  • Want to take the general education courses that are required by most colleges and universities
  • Are seeking enrichment opportunities beyond the classes offered at the high school*.
  • Are seeking to distinguish themselves in the competitive college application process by demonstrating success in college courses and/or by demonstrating interest in their identified field of study.
  • Want to save money on college tuition costs. Middlesex offers Massachusetts dual enrollment students a reduced tuition rate.

*Courses must still count towards high school graduation requirements


  1. Discuss your plans and review the application materials with your guidance counselor or homeschool counselor.

  2. Attend a Dual Enrollment Information Session

  3. Fill out the following documents. You will need signatures from your high school officials
  4. Submit your high school transcript or homeschool approval letter

  5. Submit your materials to DualEnrollment@middlesex.edu or by mailing them to:

    Middlesex Community College
    Enrollment Management Center
    33 Kearney Square
    Lowell, MA 01852

  6. Register for your classes. You will have a meeting with an admissions counselor who can assist you with course selection.

For students enrolling in Dual Enrollment classes at MCC (either online or on-campus, NOT at their high school), students will need to have completed all the steps listed above by the Wednesday before the start of the semester.

This is our priority deadline. The specific priority deadlines for each semester of 2024 are as follows: 

  • Summer (Quickstart, Session 1, and Session 2): Classes start on Tuesday, May 28
    • Priority Deadline: May 22
  • Summer (Session 3): Classes start on Tuesday, July 9
    • Priority Deadline: July 3
  • Fall (Full term and MM1): Classes start on Tuesday, September 3
    • Priority Deadline: August 28
  • Fall (MM2): Classes start on Monday, October 28
    • Priority Deadline: October 23

Questions about the Dual Enrollment admissions process? Email us at DualEnrollment@middlesex.edu

Additional Resources Available to Dual Enrollment Students

Student Access and Support Services - Visit this web page to learn about support services for students and to begin the intake process
Student Engagement - Dual Enrollment students are encouraged to participate in our many clubs and organizations!
Honors Program Opportunities - The Commonwealth Honors Program is a state-wide Honors program that offers students the opportunity to study at a more advanced level.

Last Modified: 5/6/24