High school students can earn high school and college credits simultaneously while gaining familiarity with the college experience through Bay State College's Dual Enrollment program.
Why participate in Dual Enrollment?
- Explore potential majors and learn more about the college experience
- Obtain college credit towards your Bay State College degree
- Take a course that is not offered in high school
- Gain confidence in the ability to succeed in college
Students can take classes at Bay State College and attend the course(s) during the regular school day, after school in the evening, or online. Each class, taught by college Professors with real-world experience, is eight to sixteen weeks long while AP (Advanced Placement) classes at high schools can take up the whole year. Earn credits that apply to a degree program at Bay State College.
Who can participate?
Dual Enrollment is open to high school juniors and seniors at partnering high schools and high schools seniors that have applied to Bay State College. All students must be in good academic standing and meet the Dual Enrollment requirements:
High School Dual Enrollment Program Eligibility Requirements
- Must be a junior or senior enrolled at an accredited U.S. high school or in an accredited home school program.
- Must be a junior or senior enrolled at a dual enrollment partnering high school or a high school senior that has applied to Bay State College.
- Complete the Online Non-Degree High School Dual Enrollment Application
- Submit a current Official High School transcript indicating a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 (on a 4.0 scale). Applicants whose cumulative GPA is below 2.50 may be considered by the HSDEP committee; in which case additional supporting materials would be required for consideration.
- Complete the required English & Math Wonderlic admissions placement tests.
- All applicants to HSDEP must complete the English placement assessment.
- The Math placement test is required to be taken when applicable to the above listed course(s).
- To be eligible to participate in the HSDEP, students MUST place into English 101 or higher on the Wonderlic English placement test.
- When the Math placement is required, students MUST place into Math 104 or higher on the placement test
- Submit the HSDEP disclosure that includes student, high school designee and parent/guardian signatures.
- Approval of Bay State College HSDEP committee to participate in the program.
How do I enroll?
Partnering high schools will distribute Dual Enrollment information, including how to apply, testing requirements, and registration information. Students should ask their high school counselors for more information.
High school seniors who have already applied to Bay State College should contact their admissions representative for testing requirements, and registration information.
What is the cost of tuition?
There are no upfront tuition costs associated with Dual Enrollment. Students that complete courses through Dual Enrollment and matriculate to a degree seeking student (and graduate from a Bay State College program) will receive the credit at no cost. If students decide to transfer from Bay State before completing a degree, credits can be transferred to another institution for $199/credit. Students seeking to transfer credits earned at Bay State College to another college or university should contact the other institution to which they seek admission to inquire into that institution’s policies on transfer credit acceptance.
*Payment for books and course materials is required.