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Are you a high school or homeschool student who thinks it is a good IDEA to:

  • Earn college credit while still enrolled in high school
  • Potentially have those college credits satisfy requirements necessary to earn your high school diploma
  • Save money on tuition costs to reduce the financial impact of paying for college later
  • Prove to colleges and universities, and yourself, that you are capable of success in college level courses

Individual Dual Enrollment Access offers Massachusetts high school and homeschool students dual enrollment classes as an affordable way to earn college credits, and gain a head start on earning their college degree.  The program provides students the opportunity to develop college-level academic skills while still in high school, as well as an accelerated college pathway that reduces time to graduation. There are two ways to save money on tuition and increase future earning potential while taking general education requirements or electives and exploring potential majors—the Massasoit Dual Enrollment Program (MDEP) and the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership program (CDEP).  Students under the age of 16 are required to meet criteria for Massasoit’s Youth Learner Policy.  Homeschool students must adhere to the Homeschool Policy.

The Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP)

The Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) is a state funded grant that offers a free class to qualified high school students. Priority is given to first-generation college students, minority students, students who receive free or reduced lunch, and students interested in STEM fields.  In this program students are eligible for one free class.

Admission Criteria for CDEP

  • Student must be currently enrolled in Massachusetts public or non-public schools, including home schools, and be a Massachusetts resident
  • Student must be recommended by a high school counselor or other school official
  • Student must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and be in good academic standing
  • Student must have approval by a parent or guardian
  • Student must place out of all of Massasoit’s development courses by using Multiple Measures
  • Students must meet all course prerequisites

Student accepted into CDEP may take courses that meet at any time of the day and must earn both college and high school credit.

The Massasoit Dual Enrollment Program (MDEP)

Massasoit Community College offers a reduced tuition rate of $50 per credit for qualified high school students.  Participating students can enroll in courses any that are offered after 4:00pm Monday through Friday, Online, or courses that are offered on Saturdays and Sundays.    Students are responsible for any laboratory or special course fees.  Students are limited to two reduced tuition rate courses per semester and must be approved by the Dual Enrollment Coordinator.

Admission Criteria for MDEP

  • Student must be currently enrolled in Massachusetts public or non-public schools, including home schools, and be a Massachusetts resident
  • Student must be recommended by a high school counselor or other school official
  • Student must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and be in good academic standing
  • Student must have approval by a parent or guardian
  • Student must place out of all of Massasoit’s development courses by using Multiple Measures

To be considered for IDEA eligibility all testing must be completed at least 60 days prior to the start of the term in which the student plans to enroll. All completed documentation (application, registration, district approval letter – applicable to high school students only) must be submitted to the Dual Enrollment Coordinator no later than 30 days prior to the start of the term in which the student plans to enroll.

Note: Students under the age of 16 may also be required to meet criteria as stated in the Youth Learner Policy.  Homeschool students must adhere to the Homeschool Policy.