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What is Dual Enrollment ?

  • A program for college ready high school students who want to earn college credit while working towards high school graduation requirements

Who qualifies for Dual Enrollment?

  • High school or home school students in good standing
  • Students who can demonstrate eligibility for college level English
  • Students that have the approval of their guidance counselors or home school advisors
  • Students who have a minimum 2.0 grade point average

What courses can dual enrollment students take?

  • Students may take college level courses that will meet a high school graduation requirement and are approved by their guidance counselor. Students must also meet all prerequisites for any course. 

What does it Cost?

  • Dual Enrollment students pay reduced tuition costs
  • Currently, Massachusetts dual enrollment students pay $92 per credit
  • Limited funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts may be available to state residents to cover the cost of courses that are 3 or more credits, however this funding is not guaranteed

Can dual enrollment students apply for financial aid?

  • Dual Enrollment students are not eligible for financial aid but are eligible for the MCC payment plan.

How many courses do students take each semester?

  • Most dual enrollment students take one or two classes a semester. Students, along with a parent, work with their guidance counselor and an MCC advisor to determine how many classes they will take.

What is a typical schedule?

  • There is no typical schedule as students may take classes days, nights, weekends, and online

What responsibilities does a dual enrollment student have?

  • Dual enrollment students are responsible for their academic success. This includes, but is not limited to, attending and being on time for class, participating in class discussions, completing assigned reading and submitting assignments on time. Dual enrollment students should plan on spending 2.5 hours outside of class for every hour spent in class. So a student can plan to devote about 10 hours a week for each 3 credit class.

What services does the college offer dual enrollment student?

MCC is committed to your success and offers:

  • Specialized advising
  • Tutoring
  • Small class sizes
  • Disability support services

Can dual enrollment students participate in campus events?

  • Dual enrollment students are encouraged to be involved in campus activities, such as student clubs and events.

Next Steps

  • Attend a Dual Enrollment Required Information Session to learn how to apply
  • Submit a Dual Enrollment Application 
  • Submit your high school transcript or homeschool approval letter
  • Review the Multiple Measures form to verify course placement requirements and gain the appropriate signatures 


Last Modified: 12/21/21