Dual Enrollment

The Dual Enrollment program allows you to earn credit toward a high school/homeschool diploma and college degree simultaneously, saving you time and money toward your college degree.

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.

You can find more information about this program at the opens in a new windowDepartment of Higher Education website.

Early College

First created in 2018, Early College programs combine traditional high school courses with the opportunity to earn college credit, making college more accessible and affordable to low-income and first-generation students. These partnerships between colleges and high schools are aimed at giving Massachusetts students an opportunity to see themselves in a college environment and get a better understanding of the overall college experience.

The following community colleges have Early College partnerships with local high schools: Bunker Hill Community College; Holyoke Community College; Massasoit Community College; MassBay Community College; Middlesex Community College; Mount Wachusett Community; Northern Essex Community College; North Shore Community College; and Quinsigamond Community College.

Learn more about this program at the opens in a new windowDepartment of Higher Education website.

STEM Starter Academy

STEM Starter Academy is a statewide initiative of the 15 Massachusetts Community Colleges intended to promote  Science, Technology,  Engineering, and Mathematics programs and careers.

The Academy provides outreach to prospective community college students to explore innovative STEM careers, gain college classroom experience and prepare them for success in STEM majors.

For more information or to connect directly with a program at one of the 15 campuses opens in a new windowclick here.

Technical High School Transfer Agreements

The 15 Massachusetts Community Colleges and Chapter 74 approved Secondary Career/Vocational Technical High Schools have established 14 transfer agreements. Learn more here.