Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment (DE) is a unique opportunity for high achieving secondary school
students enrolled in a public or private Massachusetts high school. It allows
students seeking more rigorous coursework to earn academic credit at both their
high school and at Fitchburg State University simultaneously.

We are pleased to offer a Dual Enrollment Program during our fall and spring
semesters only. Students must begin in the fall semester, as we do not accept
new students to begin in the spring semester.

Our Dual Enrollment program has a limited number of spots each year.
Therefore, students are encouraged to apply well before the application

Accepted DE students will be placed into the program on a first come, first
served basis once we have received their confirmation through the "Plan to
Participate Form"
. At that point in the admissions process, accepted DE
students will be notified by the program coordinator of a guaranteed place in
the program.

Dual Enrollment Admissions Requirements

  • If you have previously participated in Dual Enrollment at Fitchburg State, you must reapply to be considered for the next semester.
  • Must be a junior or senior who attends a local high school.
  • Homeschooled applicants are eligible to apply.
  • Students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher in order to be accepted into the program.

Dual Enrollment Quick Facts

  • Dual enrollment students can take up to 4 courses here at Fitchburg State to fulfill their high school graduation requirements. DE students cannot take the following course: graduate, evening, any course that requires a prerequisite.
  • Courses are offered at a highly discounted rate of $100 per credit which totals to $300 per course.
  • As a reminder, accepted DE students are not guaranteed direct placement into the program or specific courses. This is due to the high number of applications, limited spots in the program, and limited course selection.
  • If a student does not get into all of their desired courses, they must consult with their high school guidance counselor about completing their fall school term back at their appropriate high school.
  • DE students must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in all college courses in order to continue in the program for spring semester.

Fall 2021 Application Announcement

  • The Fall 2021 Dual Enrollment Application is officially CLOSED.
  • Students must begin in the fall semester, as we do not accept new students to begin in the spring semester. We only offer our DE Program during fall and spring semesters only.

Dual Enrollment Required Application Materials Checklist

  • Completed online application
  • Official high school transcript sent by your guidance counselor
  • Signed parent/guardian signature authorization
  • Signed guidance counselor signature authorization (also where your counselor will suggest courses for you to register for)

Fall 2021 Dual Enrollment Admissions Deadlines

  • Friday July 2, 2021: Required application materials (Submitted online application, official high school transcript, two signature authorization forms) are all due. Once the deadline passes, the application is closed.
  • Week of July 12: All admissions decisions will be emailed.
  • Thursday August 19, 2021: Mandatory Registration & Orientation Day. This serves as an orientation and will be the only day to register for fall courses.

Dual Enrollment Application Process

Step 1: Complete and submit online dual enrollment application.

Step 2: After submitting your application, two digital signature authorizations will
be emailed directly to your parent/guardian and your high school guidance

Step 3: Please meet with your high school guidance counselor to review which
courses you can register for in the fall. This will serve as a verbal agreement
between the student, guidance counselor, and parent. Your counselor must sign
and submit the Guidance Counselor authorization form with listed courses and
an attached official high school transcript with all current grades.

Step 4: After discussing with your parent/guardian that you are applying to
Fitchburg State’s Dual Enrollment program, they must also sign and submit the
parent authorization form.

Step 5: Submit all application materials (submitted online application, official high
school transcript, two signature authorization forms). You will be notified via
email when your application is complete. Admissions decision to follow via

Still have questions? Let us know!

If you have additional questions, please contact either of the following via email.