Dual Enrollment - State Profile

Dual Enrollment - State Profile - Massachusetts

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This information was collected from state statutes, rules and regulations, and state education agency Web sites. A profile was sent to each state for review and modification, as needed.

Last updated: December 2013

Data compiled by Jennifer Dounay Zinth: 303.299.3689 or jdounay@ecs.org.

Program Basics
Statewide policy in place Yes
Definition or title of program No title. A student may enroll in coursework for high school and secondary credit.
Where courses provided Not specified
Postsecondary and/or secondary credit earned Both
Students may take developmental/remedial courses through dual enrollment program Not set in state policy
CTE component Not set in state policy
Unique characteristics Nonpublic school students may also participate. However, the crediting of such attendance for receipt of a high school diploma is at the discretion of the nonpublic school.
Offering mandatory or voluntary Not specified
College partners can be 2-year/4-year/both Both
Student eligibility requirements
  • Not specified
Cap on number of credits students may earn No — student may enroll as part- or full-time student.
Students/parents must be notified of dual enrollment opportunities No
Counseling/advising is made available to students Not set in state policy
Who is primarily responsible for paying tuition Not set in state policy
How state funds participating high schools Equal
How state funds participating postsecondary institutions Equal
Ensuring Program Quality
Instructor qualifications component Not set in state policy
Program reporting requirement Not set in state policy
Program evaluation component Not set in state policy
Public postsecondary institutions required to accept credits Unclear

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