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Evening and Weekend Programs FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who takes courses evenings and weekends?  How long will it take me to earn a degree or certificate?  
Am I eligible for financial aid?  Will these credits transfer to a four-year institution?  
What are the available sessions for the Fall and Spring semesters?  How do I find the course schedule?  
How do I enroll?   

Who takes courses evenings and weekends?

  • Students who work daytime hours and/or have family obligations
  • Students who wish to have credits transferred to another institution
  • High school students as part of our Dual Enrollment Program
  • Home school students who need a lab science course
  • Students who want to work at their own pace
  • Students who are looking to enrich their personal knowledge

How long will it take me to earn a degree or certificate?

  • You can earn an Associate’s Degree in the evening in just three years by taking classes four evenings per week, given that you meet competencies in English and Math.
  • You can earn an Associate’s Degree on weekends in less than two years, given that you meet the competencies in English and Math.
  • You can earn a certificate in Business Information Technology in 8 months.

Am I eligible for financial aid?

Any student enrolled in a degree or certificate program can apply for a loan, grant or scholarship.  Please call (781) 239-2600 or visit the Office of Financial Aid to begin the application process.


Will these credits transfer to a four-year institution?

MassBay students may transfer to public colleges or universities under MassTransfer.  Please contact our Transfer Advising at (781) 239-2783 to obtain more information.  MassBay is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc (NEASC).


What are the available sessions for the Fall and Spring semesters?

  • 15 Week – Full semester courses, 3 credits = one night per week, 4 credits = two nights
  • 8  Week I – Accelerated courses, mostly on Saturdays 8:00am – 4:30pm or online
  • 8 Week II – Accelerated courses, mostly on Saturdays 8:00am – 4:30pm or online
  • Online – Courses meet through Blackboard website and all material is completed online
  • Hybrid – Lecture material is online and labs are face-to-face
  • Please view our Academic Calendar for exact dates.

How do I find the course schedule?

  • From the Academics tab on the main navigation menu, click on “Course Offerings ”
  • Click on Course Schedule
  • Select the appropriate term and filter courses by preference

How do I enroll?

If you are seeking to join a degree or certificate program, please contact the Office of Admissions at (781) 239-2500.  You will need to complete the following steps:

  • Obtain an application - online or through the Office of Admissions
  • Submit the application
  • Self-certify high school graduation or equivalency as part of the application
  • International documents must be translated by certified credentials agency
  • Forward official college degree or college credits from accredited colleges to the Office of the Registrar
  • Receive you letter of acceptance
  • Register for classes

If you are taking one or two classes for enrichment or to transfer to another institution:

MassBay Community College
Office of the Registrar
50 Oakland Street, Wellesley, MA 02481-5307
*Registration forms are only accepted in-person with a picture-identification and must be signed. Registration forms will not be accepted or processed if received in the e-mail or fax.