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Dual Enrollment

Traditional Dual Enrollment & Partner
High School Dual Enrollment Program

Priority Deadlines and Dates:

Term Start

Fall 2017
Spring 2018
Summer 2018
Fall 2018


Aug. 1, 2017
Dec. 15, 2017
Apr. 15, 2018
Aug. 1, 2018


late Aug. 2017
early Jan. 2018
late Aug. 2018

Start Date

Sep. 5, 2017
Jan. 16, 2018
May 21, 2018
Sept. 4, 2018

Traditional Dual Enrollment at Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) allows qualified high school and home school students to enroll in college courses. Participating students may (with permission of local school or district) receive college and high school credits for their course work. As a Dual Enrollment student, one may register for a full-time or part-time schedule.


MassBay Dual Enrollment Application

Partner High School Dual Enrollment is a special dual enrollment program offered using Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program (CDEP) funding for participating high schools and is free for those students who qualify and participate. For 2016–2017 the partner schools are Natick High School, Keefe Technical High School, and Framingham High School. If you attend one of these partner schools the college courses are predetermined in consultation with the High School and offered in a cohort delivery method.



  1. Candidate must be a Massachusetts resident.
  2. Candidate must be a currently enrolled in grade 9–12 in a Massachusetts public secondary school or non-public school, including home school.
  3. Candidate must submit the Dual Enrollment Application and Agreement.
  4. Candidate must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4-point scale.
  5. Candidate must take MassBay placement tests and place into college level math and/or English courses (100-level math class and EN 101 or higher for English). May not be required for Partner High School Dual Enrollment — please check with your guidance counselor.
  6. Candidate must enroll in college-level courses.



  1. Complete and submit MassBay dual enrollment application and agreement by the published deadline.
  2. Take placement testing at MassBay (Required for all Traditional Dual Enrollment students)
  3. Make an appointment to meet with Dual Enrollment Coordinator at MassBay
    • Review test scores
    • Select classes (students must meet appropriate course pre-requisites)
    • Register for class(es)
  4. Pay Tuition and Fees (Partner High School Dual Enrollment will be covered by CDEP funding)
  5. Purchase text books
  6. Begin Classes
  7. Submit grades to your high school at the end of the semester.
  8. Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA at MassBay.



Traditional Dual Enrollment students will be charged standard MassBay tuition and fees. Students are responsible for paying tuition and fees in advance of the start of each semester, and must comply with standard payment policies of the College.