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Dual Enrollment and Early College Programs

Founders' Scholarship

The four-year scholarship covers full tuition and fees, as well as food and housing for high-achieving first-year students from Massachusetts. Learn more about the Founders' Scholarship at UMass Dartmouth.

UMass Dartmouth is excited to partner with high schools to offer their students the opportunity to enroll in dual enrollment or early college courses. Dual enrollment and early college affords students the opportunity to challenge themselves academically, experience the rigor and format of university coursework, and earn credit that can be applied to their college degree.  Dual enrollment and early college are proven approaches for expanding access to college and has a significant impact on students' higher education outcomes and workforce readiness.  

Commonwealth Collegiate Academy

UMass Dartmouth maintains agreements with partner high schools to provide an early college programming model. The pilot program of the University of Massachusetts will be offered in a mixed modality, with all lectures provided by current University faculty via “live” synchronous remote instruction, and academic support provided by high school instructors. The pilot will focus on students in grades 11 and 12, who will take two classes each semester of the 2022-23 school year. The objective of the CCA is to allow XPS juniors and seniors to acquire at least thirty (30) transferable credits during two academic years and at least one summer session in general education courses or courses connected to college majors that lead to a variety of professional career pathways.

  • Brockton High School
  • Durfee High School
  • New Bedford High School
  • Taunton High School

Inquire at your local high school for application information.

Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership

UMass Dartmouth participates in a special dual enrollment program offered using (CDEP) funding obtained through the Department of Higher Education for participating high schools and is free for those who qualify.  If you attend one of our partner schools the college courses are predetermined in consultation with the High School

Apply: Dual Enrollment Application (PDF)

Dual Enrollment High School Partnership Opportunities

Option 1 - Course will be taught by UMass Dartmouth faculty on campus or remotely and synchronously at a cost of $800 per student, with a minimum of 15 students and no more than 20.

Option 2 - Course will be taught by UMass Dartmouth faculty onsite at the high school at a cost of $800 per student, with a minimum of 15 students and no more than 20.

Option 3 - University vets a qualified high school instructor and uses our curriculum to teach the course onsite at the high school at a cost of $500 per student with a minimum of 15 students.

Interested? Request more information

Traditional Dual Enrollment

UMass Dartmouth allows qualified high school and home school students to enroll in college courses. Participating students may (with permission of local school or district) receive college and high school credits for their course work. As a Dual Enrollment student, one may register for a full-time or part-time schedule.

Traditional Dual Enrollment students will be charged standard tuition and fees. Students are responsible for paying tuition and fees for each semester, and must comply with standard payment policies of the University. Students may have an opportunity to take a free class through their high school per funding availability.  Please inquire with your high school.  Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Apply: Dual Enrollment Application (PDF)

Dual Enrollment students may take any class for which they have met the requirements. Our course listing is generally published a few months in advance of the start of the semester.

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