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Dual Enrollment

At this time, we are not accepting new Dual Enrollment applications for the Spring 2021 semester. If you have participated in Dual Enrollment during the Fall 2020 semester. You must complete and submit the Intent to Continue Form in order to register for Spring 2021 classes.

This program is 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.

You are able to enroll in available courses that meet your high school graduation requirements. You must begin in a fall semester, as we do not accept new students to begin in the spring semester.

If you have participated in the fall semester, you will receive information from Amanda in regards to your next steps to register for Spring 2021 classes.  If you participated during your junior year, you must reapply to continue in your senior year. If you have additional questions, please contact Amanda Egesi at Aegesi@fitchburgstate.edu or Andrew Goodwin at Agoodwi7@fitchburgstate.edu.

2020 PRIORITY DEADLINES

Fall 2020 Application: CLOSED

We are not accepting new applications for the Spring 2021 semester.

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Eligibility

  • Students must be a junior or senior in high school to participate.
  • Students must be enrolled in a Massachusetts private or public high school
  • New applicants must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (recalculated by the Admissions Office per Massachusetts Department of Higher Education standards*) Note: Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the Dual Enrollment Program.
  • Students must have the full consent of their guidance counselor/school administrator and parent/guardian in order to participate;
  • To remain eligible for continued participation in the Dual Enrollment program for the following semester, current participants must receive an overall minimum GPA of a 3.0 as well as a minimum 3.0 in each course taken at Fitchburg State University.

Please contact Amanda Egesi at Aegesi@fitchburgstate.edu or Andrew Goodwin at Agoodwi7@fitchburgstate.edu for the dual enrollment application.

*The University recalculates the GPA based on all college preparatory courses completed at the time of application and weights Honors and Advanced Placement courses.

Application Process

  • Complete the Fall 2020 Dual Enrollment Application
  • Submit an official high school transcript (submitted by guidance counselor only)
  • Fitchburg State University transcript (for current participants who are reapplying only)
  • Application due date: CLOSED

Completed files will be reviewed by an admissions counselor, and applicants will be notified of the decision by mail and email with next step instructions.

Admission decisions will be sent by the end of July/early August.

Cost of Program

$100 per credit hour.

This amount must be paid in full at the time of registration.

The student is also responsible for providing their own transportation to campus and for the expenses related to instructional materials and textbooks.

For more information please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).