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Dual Enrollment Program

An Advanced Academic Program For High School Juniors and Seniors

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The Dual Enrollment Program allows qualified high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses each Fall and Spring Semester (not summer or winter), and receive both college and high school credit (if approved by the high school). Courses at BSU will be offered to high school students at a reduced rate of $300 per 4 credit course, $200.00 per 3 credit course and $100.00 per 1 credit course. Additional fees may apply for science labs or studio art courses. Online courses have an additional $25 fee per credit.

This tuition may be waived for a finite number of students who are first-generation college attendees or who want to pursue careers in the sciences, math or technology. If we receive additional funds we will contact you directly about a tuition adjustment. If we do not contact then no additional funds have been appropriated and the EBill should be paid in full so a hold is not placed on the student account. Bills should be paid once add/drop has passed and your schedule has been locked in.

To qualify for BSU's Dual Enrollment Program, you must:

  1. Be a high school junior or senior (anticipated graduation in 2024 or 2025).
  2. *Have maintained a 3.0 Grade Point average or better in high school. (*Students with a recalculated GPA of 2.50-2.99 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Letter of recommendation from guidance counselor required for those students with a GPA between a 2.5-2.7. Additional information may be requested upon review.)
  3. Be recommended by high school principal, teacher or guidance counselor.
  4. Have written approval from parent or guardian.
  5. Students who have done poorly in a previous Dual Enrollment semester may not be eligible to participate and will need to meet with the coordinator.

Please note: For students who are home schooled, please submit your high school approval plan from the Superintendent of your school district. We will still need a transcript for home schooled students.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at 5 p.m.

NOTE: Students currently enrolled in a course must reapply every semester.

Please consult our course search to access up to date course availability online:

  1. For Term, select Fall 2023
  2. For Credit Type, select Undergraduate
  3. For Campus, select Main Campus

You will then be able to search for classes based on subject.

Dual Enrollment students will continue to take in-person and online formats for their classes. Online classes will continue to have an additional fee and in-person is the recommended format for dual enrollment. First-year seminars and honors program classes are not permitted nor are classes below the 100 level. Placement testing may be required for certain foreign language classes. You must meet prerequisites for courses that are of higher levels; this can include AP exams. All students are required to complete Math & English placement testing.

Please note: Course selection does not guarantee course availability

Dual Enrollment students register for classes after all other matriculating students attending Bridgewater State University. Please note that courses that are fully online (CO designation) carry the additional web fee cost. Please consider traditional numbers and the CS designated sections.

Courses at 8 a.m. or later in the evening (after 3 p.m.) tend to have the highest availability. It is recommended to not take any courses above the 200 level as students will not meet the prerequisites for those classes. 100 level is considered freshmen level and 200 level sophomore level.

Examples of courses taken by Dual Enrollment students last semester include but are not limited to the following courses:

  • ARTS270 – Ceramics I
  • CHEM131/CHEM131L – Survey of Chemistry w/ Lab
  • COMD231 – Sign Language I
  • COMP143/COMP151 – Computer Science I w/ Peer Assistance
  • CRIT111 – Foundations of Logical Reasoning
  • CRJU271 – Crime Victim Political Process 
  • ENGL101/102 – Writing Rhetorically/ Writing Rhetorically w/Sources
  • HIST221/222 – US History/Const to 1865/ US History/Cons since 1865
  • MATH130 – Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH261 – Multivariable Calculus
  • MGMT200 – Marketing Principles
  • POLI172 – Intro to American Government
  • PSYC100 – Introductory Psychology

The application should be completed and submitted directly to the Office of Admissions through your high school guidance office (emailed directly to the coordinator is fine considering the current pandemic). Your application will not be considered complete until we receive the following:

  1. A completed application form (course selection(s) must be filled in); this includes high school and parental approval.

  2. A copy of your high school transcript.

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An orientation for Dual Enrollment students will be scheduled in January for the spring semester and August for the fall semester. It is required for new students and optional for returning students. It typically will fall on the Thursday or Friday before the start of the term, however, selected students will be notified by email/mail of the orientation details.

During this required orientation you will learn about school policies and procedures, hear from a student panel, and be able to ask questions about the registration process. Please discuss this possibility in advance with your guidance counselor and parents and be prepared with other course options if your preferred courses are full come the opening of registration. All students will live register for their courses the Friday before the term begins. Pre-seating through the registrar will not be available.

Payment is now done by an EBill. Information on how to access and pay the EBill will be given to students at orientation. Classes cannot be prepaid.

Since this program is designed for students who need an academic challenge, those who reapply to the program should be maintaining a 2.5 or better GPA in their college level classes and receive no grade lower than a C- as that is the lowest possible grade to receive transfer credit for. These standards are higher than our degree seeking students due to the advanced nature of the program. 

Those students who do not keep a 2.5 or better or have received a D+ or lower in a course, will need to schedule a meeting with the Dual Enrollment Coordinator about their status in the program and crafting a plan for the next semester before registering for courses the following semester. This may include repeating a course with a D+ or lower grade or reviewing the resources available at the AAC for additional support. 

The minimum standards for BSU for a degree-seeking or non-degree student to maintain good academic standing at Bridgewater State University, their cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) must remain above 2.0. Students should review the chart below to determine if their GPA will result in an academic warning, probation, or separation from the university:

Earned Credit Hours Academic Warning Academic Probation Academic Separation
0-16 2.0-2.19 Below 2.0 1.0
17-31 2.0-2.19 Below 2.0 1.50
32-46 2.0-2.19 Below 2.0 1.65
47-61 2.0-2.19 Below 2.0 1.75


BSU Dual Enrollment Program Timeline

BSU Dual Enrollment Program-related dates/deadlines change every year. For your convenience, below is a general timeline for the program.

  • Spring orientation is usually held the week before Dual Enrollment students register for classes
  • Undergraduate non-degree students can register for spring courses the week before classes begin
  • Spring classes begin
  • Spring courses add/drop deadline (may be in February, depending on when classes start)
  • Fall courses are usually available to view online at the end of the month
  • Spring course withdrawal deadline
  • Fall admission applications are available for Dual Enrollment
  • Spring classes end
  • Fall semester deadline for Dual Enrollment applications
  • Spring final exams
  • Fall semester admission decision letters/emails are sent out to applicants
  • Fall placement testing available
  • Fall placement testing available
  • Fall orientation is usually held the week before Dual Enrollment students register for classes (may fall in September, depending on when classes begin)
  • Undergraduate non-degree students can register for fall courses the week before classes begin
  • Fall classes begin
  • Fall courses add/drop deadline
  • Spring courses are usually available to view online at the end of the month
  • Spring admission applications are available for Dual Enrollment
  • Fall course withdrawal deadline
  • Spring semester deadline for Dual Enrollment applications
  • Fall classes end
  • Spring semester admission decision letters/emails are sent out to applicants
  • Fall final exams

Students participating in the Dual Enrollment Program should be prepared to follow all important dates and deadlines on the BSU Academic Calendar, including tuition due dates.