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Dual Enrollment is a great opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to get college experience and credit while still in high school. Dual Enrollment is the system by which students can obtain college credit, for the purpose of accelerating degree attainment, for a course(s) taught at the college level at the high school. It is important to note that prior approval must be sought before a student will be awarded college credit.
There are two different ways to take a Dual Enrollment course:
- Take a MassBay course as an approved Dual Enrollment student (Traditional Dual Enrollment) or
- Take a MassBay approved course at your high school (High School Dual Enrollment).
Traditional Dual Enrollment:
The Traditional Dual Enrollment program starts with speaking with an Admissions advisor at MassBay to determine your eligibility for the program. Once you are deemed eligible, applicants fill out a Dual Enrollment Application. After the application has been processed, and the applicant is deemed to have met all the requirements, the applicant may be enrolled in MassBay course(s). Students take the classes like any MassBay student, but at the end of the semester receive get college credit AND high school credit.
More information about Tradition Dual Enrollment, contact: Robyn Ross: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Dual Enrollment:
The High School Dual Enrollment starts with MassBay and a high school coming together to determine that a course curriculum at that high school is aligned with a similar course at MassBay and both the curriculum and instructor receive MassBay approval. The course is then taught at the high school, during the regular school class period. Students who meet the requirements of Dual Enrollment, fill out a Dual Enrollment Agreement form, get approved by a MassBay Admissions advisor and pass the course will be awarded both MassBay and high school credit upon successful completion of the course.
More information about High School Dual Enrollment, contact: David Coleman: email@example.com
In order to receive Dual Enrollment credit, students who qualify must follow Dual Enrollment Agreement guidelines, submit an application, and be approved by MassBay.
Note: Students who do not possess the minimum GPA may be considered eligible based upon demonstration of their potential for academic success through MassBay’s review of other appropriate indicators of success:
- Steadily improving high school grades,
- Achieving a high class rank,
- Demonstrated special interests,
- Strong grades in the field of the course, and strong recommendations.
What are the Requirements for Dual Enrollment?
To qualify for Dual Enrollment, students must first complete the MassBay placement exam and test into college level mathematics and English. High school students, upon successful completion of the course(s) with a C or better, will earn college credit simultaneously with high school credit.
- 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA*
- Be enrolled in a Massachusetts public or private secondary school, including home school
- Meet all course prerequisites per the policies of MassBay
- Be a Massachusetts resident
- May not have earned a GED or high school diploma
Students interested in Traditional Dual Enrollment must place into College Level Math and English on the MassBay Placement test.
For more information on Dual Enrollment click one of the links provided below:
Overview of the Dual Enrollment Process:
Dual Enrollment Process
Checklist for Students Interested in Dual Enrollment:
Dual Enrollment Checklist
Current Dual Enrollment Courses at a High School:
High School Dual Enrollment Programs Currently Approved 2011-2012
How to Initiate a Dual Enrollment Course at a High School:
Steps for initiating Dual Enrollment at the High School
Information on the MassBay placement tests:
MassBay Early Accuplacer
For additional information please contact:
David D. Coleman II, Ph.D.
Dean of Academic Advancement