What is dual enrollment? A program that gives high school students the opportunity to take college courses while in high school. Students may choose to attend BCC after high school graduation, or transfer them (minimum grades required) to another college/university.
What are the advantages of dual enrollment? Primarily, taking college courses during high school will give you a head start in your college credit completion. Most importantly, taking a college course during your high school experience helps to broaden your interests and will strengthen skills necessary for independent learning. You also receive recognition on your high school transcript including the name of the course, credits, and grade. Courses taken at BCC will not affect your high school grade point average.
What are the eligibility requirements for dual enrollment admission? Students must have a high school grade point average of at minimum 2.0 and must maintain a minimum gpa of 2.5 at BCC to continue taking courses.
What costs are associated with dual enrollment? Students are able to take one free course a year. The cost of books/materials for the course is the responsibility of the student. Additional courses above the one free are at the cost of the student. Currently, tuition at BCC is $24/credit and fees $193/credit so plan to budget roughly $700 per 3 credit course.
How many dual enrollment courses can be taken at once? BCC does not have a limit, but typically college students take 4-5 courses per semester. As a high school student, one class will balance the workload of your other high school classes.
Which classes can I take and how do I find descriptions? Any course that is 3 or 4 credits, paying mind to prerequisites as required. Your counselor will help you pick a class if you aren’t sure where to start. On BCC’s main page bristolcc.edu under “Find a Course” the available courses are listed per semester and location. For descriptions of each course, please visit https://catalog.bristolcc.edu/classes
When and where are classes held? Courses follow traditional college fall/spring/summer semesters, and the schedules may vary. Classes are held either virtually or in person. As a high school student, it is important to choose classes that meet after the high school day.
Do I have to take a test to participate in Dual Enrollment? Yes, the Accuplacer helps to assess your skills in both English and math. If you are considering Dual Enrollment, please register for the Accuplacer as soon as possible. For more information and to schedule a test, visit: http://www.bristolcc.edu/getstartedatbristol/testingcenter/accuplacerplacementtest/
Which colleges accept dual enrollment? Transfer of course and credit is dependent on the receiving college/university. The Massachusetts state colleges and universities have an agreement with BCC to make transfer easier. For assistance regarding transfer, please contact the school you wish to transfer credit to as well as a BCC Advisor and visit https://www.mass.edu/masstransfer/equivalencies/Main.asp
Do all dual enrollment courses transfer to 4-year colleges/universities? There are a few factors which determine whether the course you are seeking to transfer is acceptable to the receiving institution. For assistance regarding transfer, please contact a BCC advisor at 774-357-4058 and visit https://www.mass.edu/masstransfer/equivalencies/Main.asp
How can I get more information about dual enrollment? See your guidance counselor and visit: http://www.bristolcc.edu/learnatbristol/prepareforcollege/beforecollege/collegeaccess/dualenrollment