Do I have to attend an Information Session?
Students who have never taken a Dual Enrollment course before must attend an Information Session. Returning students (who have attended an Information Session previously) are not required to attend a second Information Session.
Do I need the placement test?
Determination of need for placement testing is done on an individual basis by the Dual Enrollment Counselor. You will not be able to register for courses until you have completed the placement tests. Placement tests are proctored remotely via zoom. Students need a Cape Cod Community College student ID and appointment to test. Student IDs are generated after receipt of a completed application. Students will receive the student ID from the Dual Enrollment Counselor. Immediately following your placement test, meet with the Dual Enrollment Counselor to discuss your scores and register for classes.
Who will pay for the course(s)?
All expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies and transportation will be the responsibility of the student. CCCC has some limited funds from the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) and from the Cape Cod Community College Whitehouse fund that can be used to help eligible students with the cost of one course (maximum). In order to be considered for these grants, you must complete the “Application for Grant Award” questions on the Dual Enrollment Application. There may be additional grant opportunities as we apply for various awards each year.
Where will classes be held?
Due to Covid-19, fall and spring 2020-2021 courses are being delivered through virtual learning. All classes will be remote (classwork happens in an online classroom with meeting times live-stream), online (asynchronous learning with no set meeting times) or hybrid (blend of online and limited time on campus for hands on lab work & projects that allow for social distancing). The format/delivery method for each class is specified in the course catalog.
What time can I take courses?
Dual Enrollment students can enroll in day, evening, or weekend courses, subject to their high school schedule and their school counselor’s recommendations. Classes generally meet three hours per week. Science classes may include a two-hour lab per week. Most classes run on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule. There are online course offerings which do not have specific meeting times.
What is the maximum number of courses I can take?
The number of courses you choose to study must be discussed with your school counselor and parents/guardians. Some high schools have a minimum number of college classes required for Dual Enrollment participation. Your school counselor will indicate the number of courses recommended for each student. Full-time is considered four or five courses. A student should consider other commitments for activities, sports, employment and the right balance with the number of courses you choose to take.
I have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) (or 504 plan) at my high school; will those accommodations be in place if I take Dual Enrollment courses at Cape Cod Community College?
The O'Neill Center for Student Access and Support provides reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. O’Neill Center for Student Access and Support is located in the M.M. Wilkens Hall, Room 222, or call 774-330-4337. Accommodations provided with an Accommodation Plan from the O’Neill
How can I get more information?
Find out more by speaking with your school counselor or by contacting our Admissions Office:
Tara Riley, Senior Special Programs Coordinator, Dual Enrollment