Consistent with the mission of the Department of Higher Education, Cape Cod Community College seeks to work closely with the high schools in the service area of Cape Cod, the Islands, and parts of southeastern Massachusetts. Programs and courses offered to high school students can help meet the diverse needs of today's student population, ease the transition from high school to college level work, and enhance the relationship between the high schools and the College.

Who can participate in Dual Enrollment?

In order to be eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment program, students must meet these requirements:

  • Be a Massachusetts resident.
  • Be enrolled in grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 in a Massachusetts public secondary school or non-public school, including home school. Students under the age of 16 need CCCC permission from an Academic Dean and must complete an Under-Age Student Appeal for Enrollment form, which is available in the Admissions Office.
  • Meet all course prerequisites per the policies of the participating campus.
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 or demonstrate their potential for academic success through submission of evidence of steadily improving high school grades, high class rank, special talent, strong grades in the field of the CDEP course, strong recommendations, etc.
  • May not have earned a high school diploma or GED/HiSET.

Students who meet eligibility guidelines are not guaranteed participation. Participation is at the discretion of the participating institution of higher education and subject to capacity constraints.

If you are interested in Dual Enrollment, please speak with your high school guidance counselor for application procedures and referral. A completed application and high school transcript must be forwarded to the Admissions Office. For questions, please contact the Admissions Office.

Dual Enrollment Applications

New Student Dual Enrollment ApplicationPDF document
Returning Student Dual Enrollment ApplicationPDF document

All students, new and returning, must complete an application. Please complete the appropriate application and bring it to your high school guidance counselor for the Guidance page to be completed and submitted.

Dual Enrollment Information Sessions

Information Sessions are required for all new Dual Enrollment students. Once your application has been sent to CCCC, please register for an Information Session using the link below.

Information Sessions provide an overview of the program and the college-level expectations that Dual Enrollment students will be required to meet when taking these courses. Other topics include assessment testing, the academic calendar, and college policies such as changing schedules, requesting transcripts, FERPA regulations, and the registration process.

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Information Sessions typically run 60 minutes in length. Guests, parents, and friends are invited to attend:


Wednesday – 3:00pm
  • July 19
  • August 2
  • August 16
Thursday – 3:00pm
  • July 6
  • August 10
  • August 24


All Dual Enrollment Information Sessions will meet in the Admissions Office, 1st floor of the Nickerson Administration Building.

CVTE Linkage/Tech Prep Articulation Agreement

Cape Cod Community College has entered into a number of articulation agreements with regional vocational-technical schools and area comprehensive high schools to grant college credit and advanced placement for students who have completed the Tech Prep 2+2 program.

For more information on the CVTE Linkage/Tech Prep:

CVTE Linkage/Tech Prep
LocationMM Wilkens Hall, Room 233

Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership

The Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) provides opportunities for Massachusetts high school students to take college-level courses at a discounted price and earn credit toward high school completion and their future college degrees.

Learn more: Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership

For questions regarding Dual Enrollment, please contact the Office of Admissions: