FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (December 6, 2023) — Local high school students are eligible to take a free class at MassBay Community College through the state-funded Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP). This is the ninth year MassBay has offered free dual enrollment courses for qualified high school students, and this year MassBay, is collaborating with Bellingham High School, Framingham High School, Keefe Technical High School, Natick High School, Hopkinton High School, and Needham High School to offer the free classes to eligible juniors and seniors.
These college-level courses will be taught by MassBay Community College faculty and are credit bearing for both high school and college. MassBay credits are transferable to college and university associate and bachelor degree programs.
Classes will be offered online and in person, with two classes on the new MassBay Framingham campus located at 490 Franklin Street. Students can take one of the following general education courses:
- Contemporary Nutrition
- Principles of Marketing
- Health Careers Exploration
- Critical Thinking
- Introduction to Communication
“I’m delighted MassBay is once again offering the CDEP dual enrollment classes this spring,” said MassBay Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Lisa Slavin. “CDEP enables high school students to participate in a college-level class while still in high school, exposing them to new topics, professors, and rigor. Once they successfully complete the course, these students are one step closer to completing a degree or certificate, saving time and money for them and their families.”
Virtual Information Sessions will be held for the Partner High School CDEP program on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 7PM and Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 4PM. For more information about MassBay’s free dual enrollment college courses being offered to eligible high school students this spring, or to register for the virtual information session, please contact Elaine Rosenburg at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit https://www.massbay.edu/cdep-dual-enrollment.
Registration is now open for the spring 2024 semester at MassBay. Classes are online and on campus, starting January 22, 2024.
MassBay Community College is located in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, as well as online. This is a photo of the Wellesley Hills campus gatehouse on Rt9, Wellesley Hills, MA, October 20220 (Photo/MassBay Community College).
MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations RegisteredNursing.org, and PracticalNursing.org. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.