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Dual Enrollment

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 students to begin in the spring semester. In order to be considered for admission into the Fall 2020 Dual Enrollment program, applications must be completed no later than July 17th, 2020.

If you have participated in the fall semester, you must reapply to be reconsidered to participate in the spring semester. 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 or Andrew Goodwin at


Students interested in participating in Dual Enrollment for the Fall 2020 semester must submit their application and supporting materials by July 15th

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  • 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 or Andrew Goodwin at 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

  • Dual Enrollment Application: will be live by mid-June
  • Official High School Transcript
  • Fitchburg State University transcript (for current participants only)
  • Application due date: July 15th, 2020

Completed files will be reviewed, and applicants will be notified of the decision by mail.

Accepted students will be asked to attend a registration day in late August that will serve as orientation. On that day, students will go through an orientation process, register and pay for courses, obtain a OneCard, and more.

Application 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).