Mount Wachusett Community College offers multiple early college and dual enrollment programs that offer high school/home school juniors and seniors the chance to enroll in college classes prior to their high school graduation.
Dual Enrollment offers a unique true-to-life academic college experience, allowing the student to focus on courses that will be transferable to most two-year and four-year public and private institutions, while simultaneously completing their high school graduation requirements.
Selected students are enrolled in either a part-time or full-time college-level course load depending on their program and course needs. Dual Enrollment students are considered MWCC students and as such will be awarded the same academic support privileges as other MWCC students. Courses are limited and applicants from local high schools are given priority.
- Tuition/registration fee of $30.00
- Additional costs may include books, lab fees and materials
- Students are responsible for their own transportation
NOTE: Due to the selective and competitive nature of the dual enrollment program, not all applicants who apply to the program will be admitted to the College. The average applicant has a 3.2 high school GPA. Minimum cumulative GPA for full-time students is 2.8 and 2.5 for part-time
- Interested students are encouraged to attend an Information Session before applying (parents/guardians are welcome too!)
- Summer Deadline: June 1 (part-time only)
- Fall Deadline: June 30
- Spring Deadline: December 15
- First-time applicants must apply for full semester course load and are ineligible for online or cycle courses
- Applications require both parent/guardian and guidance counselor/home school educator approval
- Students must take the Placement Test (Accuplacer) to determine eligibility (must test into college-level English and math)
- Applicants are required to participate in a personal interview and must sign a student contract prior to receiving an Admissions decision.
- Applicants will be notified of their Admissions decision by mail at the completion of all steps.
If you have a disability and may require accommodations in order to participate fully in the dual enrollment program, please contact the Coordinator for Students with Disabilities at 978-630-9330 prior to testing to determine if MWCC can provide you with the appropriate level of support.
Advising & Registration
- Students will meet with their MWCC advisor to register for their classes and throughout the semester as needed
- Registration priority: We will make sure that high school students meet their high school requirements before placing them into additional courses. (Completion of the applicant’s Education Information by Guidance is vital in establishing course needs and acts as a contract between MWCC and the sending high school.)
- If the student’s GPA falls below a 2.0 during any one semester, they will be ineligible to continue
- A student who does not successfully complete all of their courses within a given semester may be subject to re-evaluation or dismissal
- Advancement from part-time to full-time status is granted after successful completion of current course load (per Admissions and guidance approval)
- Enrollment status and course load for future semesters will be evaluated based on the student’s most recent semester
- Students must comply with all MWCC student policies as outlined in the MWCC Student Catalog
Academic Credit & Transcripts
After successful completion of a semester, students will earn college credits which may be transferable to most two and four-year public and private institutions. In addition, students will receive credit from their high school to meet graduation requirements. Students are responsible for ensuring that MWCC college coursework will be acceptable for secondary school diploma completion through their guidance counselor. All dual enrollment students are responsible for requesting their official MWCC Transcript through the MWCC Records Office by completing the Transcript Request Form at the end of their academic experience with MWCC. MWCC does not send official transcripts to student’s high schools or to other institutions unless the Transcript Request Form is completed. Unofficial copies of transcripts are available to students through their MWCC iConnect accounts.