Cape Cod Community College works closely with our local high schools across the Cape, Islands, and southeastern Massachusetts to develop "dual enrollment" opportunities. These partnerships allow high school students to enroll in college classes at 4Cs while still enrolled at their local high school.
That allows you to get a fast track on your degree or certificate before even walking the stage to earn your high school diploma.
Some of the many benefits include:
Dual Enrollment aims to ease your transition from high school to college. In addition to getting a head start on your college career, you will have meaningful and challenging academic experiences.
In order to be eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment program, you must meet these requirements:
You are not guaranteed participation even if you meet general eligibility guidelines. Participation is at the discretion of CCCC administration and subject to capacity constraints.
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.
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.
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.
For the 2021–2022 academic year we are offering several methods of course delivery:
The format/delivery method for each class is specified in the course catalog.
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.
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.
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 Center for Student Access & Support.