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Dual Enrollment Program

An Advanced Academic Program For High School Juniors and Seniors

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 $100 fee per class.

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.

» Download application (pdf)  

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

  1. Be a high school junior or senior
  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 asked for to make a decision.)
  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.

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

For more information, contact your Guidance Counselor or Ashley O’Donnell, Dual Enrollment Coordinator at (508) 531-1237 or a3odonnell@bridgew.edu.

Application Deadline: May 3, 2021 by 5pm.
However if students need an extension due to COVID-19 they should email Ashley O'Donnell, the dual enrollment coordinator, at a3odonnell@bridgew.edu and explain that the application and documents will be coming late as a result of the pandemic. As long as the student submits an email request for an extension prior to the deadline the application will be considered on time. 

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 2021
  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 pre-requisites 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 8am or later in the evening (after 3pm) tend to have the highest availability. It is recommended to not take any courses above the 200 level as students will not meet the pre-requisites 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:

  • ARTH104 – Survey of Global Art 14C- Present
  • ARTS270 – Ceramics I
  • CHEM131/CHEM131L – Survey of Chemistry w/ Lab
  • COMD231 – Sign Language I
  • COMP143/COMP151 – Computer Science I w/ Peer Assistance
  • CRJU202 – Crime Theory
  • 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
  • PHIL111 – Foundations of Logical Reasoning
  • POLI172 – Intro to American Government
  • PSYC100 – Introductory Psychology
  • SCWK270 – Social Work/Issues of Diversity/Oppression
  • SOCI102 – Introduction to Sociology
  • THEA120 – Introduction to Acting

The application should be completed and submitted directly to the Office of Admissions through your high school guidance office. 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 the high school and parental approval.
  2. A copy of your high school transcript (with record of standardized test scores if available and if you wish to provide them).

» Download application (pdf)  

An orientation for Dual Enrollment students will be scheduled in January before the start of the Spring Semester and in August before the start of the Fall Semester. It typically will fall 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 for first time students you will learn about school polices and procedures, how to register for courses, and hear from current students. Orientation will take place through a virtual format due to the pandemic. Registration will move to a live time process and pre-seating will not be offered. Registration will begin the Friday before classes. Please discuss the possibility of not being able to select your top courses in advance with your guidance counselor and parents and be prepared with other course options. New Students that do not attend the orientation will need to follow-up with the coordinator to remain in the program. Returning students will not be required to attend unless they need assistance completing course registrations.

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.

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 before registering for courses the following semester.