Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment with Quincy College

A cost efficient way for high school students to earn college credits. Participation in Dual Enrollment eases the transition from high school to college and strengthens a student's college application.

Get started today! Contact Meghan Cassidy at mcassidy@quincycollege.edu or 617-405-5990

What is dual enrollment?

Dual enrollment provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit from Quincy College while they are still in high school. Students are introduced to the academic expectations and rigor of a college course, while still receiving the support of high school instructors and counselors. Students save both time and money by participating in dual enrollment courses at their high school. Quincy College works with the high schools to ensure that the dual enrollment courses align with the curriculum, learning outcomes, and cover the same content as the Quincy College course.

Additionally, Quincy College faculty and staff support the dual enrollment high school instructors by offering feedback and resources to help guarantee that we are providing dual enrollment students with the best possible academic experience that reflects a Quincy College education. Interested students should work with their high school guidance/school counselor to determine if dual enrollment is right for them.

Hear from dual enrollment students>>

Benefits of Dual Enrollment:

  Cost Saving icon Cost Savings

On average, students save over $500 per three-credit course when they enroll in a dual enrollment course with Quincy College. Students can also enroll in more than one dual enrollment course in a single academic year, which allows them to earn even more credits and enjoy additional savings on college tuition.

  academic credentials icon Academic Credits

The credits that students earn through dual enrollment are the same as any other academic credit that is earned in college. To that end, dual enrollment students will receive a Quincy College transcript upon completion of their dual enrollment course(s). So long as the student earns a final grade of a “C” or better, then they will receive Quincy College credits for their dual enrollment course(s). Also, most dual enrollment courses are the equivalent of a three-credit college course.

transferability icon Transferability

By earning college credit through dual enrollment courses, students can transfer this credit to many four-year colleges and universities. In addition, some high schools offer dual enrollment courses to both high school juniors and seniors, which gives students the opportunity to earn a substantial amount of college credits before graduating from high school. While the transferability of college credit is evaluated by the school that the student is transferring to, Quincy College has several articulation agreements with four-year schools that accept Quincy College credit.

Additionally, Quincy College’s Academic Advisors are available to assist dual enrollment students with any questions that they have regarding credit transferability. We of course also encourage dual enrollment students to continue earning Quincy College credits after high school by enrolling at Quincy College to pursue their degree. With dual enrollment credits, students can jumpstart their education towards their Associates Degree at Quincy College, while receiving the holistic academic and professional support they need to continue their education or enter a specific job industry.

Have Questions?

If you have questions about dual enrollment process, contact your high school guidance counselor or contact Meghan Cassidy at mcassidy@quincycollege.edu or
by calling 617-405-5990 with any questions regarding Quincy College’s Dual Enrollment program.

How to get started

If your high school is considering a dual enrollment partnership with Quincy College,
we encourage you to take the following steps:

  1. Begin to consider which courses your high school may be interested in offering as dual enrollment courses. These are often introductory, honors-level courses that students typically need to take during their first year of college.
    For example, Precalculus, Anatomy & Physiology, and General Psychology are some of our more common offerings.
  2. Consider the stakeholders within the high school community. Who should be a part of this conversation?
    Who will be involved in this initiative?
  3. Think about the instructors who will teach these courses at the high school.
    Dual enrollment instructors must meet the same credentials as any Quincy College instructors.
  4. Contact Meghan Cassidy at mcassidy@quincycollege.edu or
    by calling 617-405-5990 to discuss details surrounding instructors, course alignment, and partnership planning.

FAQS: Please feel free to contact Meghan Cassidy directly with any questions regarding Quincy College’s Dual Enrollment program.

How do students register and pay for the dual enrollment course(s)?

Students will be provided with the link to the online dual enrollment application and registration form. Quincy College often works with the Guidance and/or School Counseling Department at the high school to facilitate the marketing and registration process for students interested in dual enrollment. Students are also able to pay the $200/three-credit course registration fee when they complete the online application. Is there a registration deadline?
Although most high school dual enrollment courses run for the full length of the academic year, there are some dual enrollment courses that run for a half year.
That being said, we anticipate the following registration deadlines for the 2020-2021 academic year:

November 1, 2020: High school courses running Fall 2020 only
March 31, 2021: High school courses running for the full academic year or Spring 2021 only

Is there application criteria that a student must meet in order to participate in dual enrollment?

Yes, in order to ensure that high school students are prepared for the college-level work and rigor of a dual enrollment course, students must meet the following criteria in order to register for a dual enrollment course:

  1. Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0, or the high school’s equivalent, or
  2. Meeting the high school’s requirement entrance for honors or Advanced Placement (AP) classes, or
  3. In exceptional cases, the recommendation of a guidance/high school counselor explaining why the student with a GPA below a 3.0 is likely to perform well in college-level work in the particular course at hand.

Do high school students have to attend class at the Quincy College campus?

No, all dual enrollment courses take place at the student’s high school, whether in-person or online. The high school curriculum is aligned with the Quincy College course to ensure that students are still meeting the same learning outcomes and covering the same content as they would if they were taking the course directly with Quincy College.

Do dual enrollment students need to apply to Quincy College after they graduate from high school?

While Quincy College hopes that students consider QC as a viable option during their college search, it is not a requirement in order for the student to participate in dual enrollment. However, our dual enrollment students do often receive additional savings and opportunities if they attend Quincy College after participating in the dual enrollment program.

What opportunities are available for high school parents and families to learn more about the dual enrollment program?

Quincy College often attends high school events intended for parents and families. The College shares information about the dual enrollment program and is available to answer questions from parents and families. Additionally, the College will work with the high school to ensure that updates and information about dual enrollment are regularly shared with parents and families of high school students. In the past, the Quincy College has also hosted programs for parents and families to visit campus and learn more about dual enrollment and other opportunities available to high school students.

We look forward to serving you and your students through our dual enrollment program.
Please contact Meghan Cassidy at mcassidy@quincycollege.edu or by calling 617-405-5990 with any questions.

Hear from Dual Enrollment Students

Taylor  B., Class of 2020

A class I took part in this year was 2D/3D studies. While enrolled in this program, I believe the most significant experience I gained was independent work. Besides a brief explanation in the beginning of class, we were set out to spend our class time however we deemed fit. Our final project, such as a finished clay piece, was to be graded by the end of the term.

Some students simply spent this time on their phone, but I knew that every second mattered. The fruits of my continuous labor, without too much pushing done by the teacher, proved to me that I didn’t need to rely on someone else to get work done. After all, in college, professors will not walk everything out step by step.

I greatly enjoyed this class, as well as the underlying lessons it taught me.

Proposing a New Dual Enrollment Course or Partnership with Quincy College

Quincy College looks forward to expanding its dual enrollment partnerships and course offerings with the high school communities.

Current high school partners who are interested in proposing a new dual enrollment course(s) should complete the New Dual Enrollment Course Form to have their new course(s) reviewed.

New high school partners should complete the New Dual Enrollment Partnership Form to submit a partnership proposal to offer dual enrollment courses between their high school and Quincy College.

Questions

Please direct any questions to:

Meghan Cassidy, Director of First Year Seminar & Retention Strategies
mcassidy@quincycollege.edu

or

Kate Lopci, Associate Vice President for Workforce Development & Community Engagement 
klopci@quincycollege.edu

Archbishop Williams High School

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2020-2021 Dual Enrollment Course Offerings

College Title High School Title
  • BIO 131: Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology, Honors
  • CHE 103: Introduction to Forensic Science w/Lab
  • Forensic Science, Honors
  • ENG 211: American Literature I
  • English III – Honors, S1
  • ENG 212: American Literature II
  • English III – Honors, S2
  • MAT 201: Calculus
  • Calculus, Honors
  • CJS 101: Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Law & Justice
  • ECO 201: Microeconomics
  • AP Economics
  • GOV 201: America Government
  • AP US Government

Greater Lowell High School

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2020-2021 Dual Enrollment Course Offerings

College Title High School Title
  • CHE 121: General Chemistry I & Lab
  • General Chemistry I with Lab

Hanover High School

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2020-2021 Dual Enrollment Course Offerings

College Title High School Title
  • ACC 101: Accounting I
  • Accounting 1
  • ACC 102: Accounting II
  • Accounting 2
  • BIO 131: Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
  • Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
  • BIO 160: Marine Ecology
  • Marine Biology
  • MAT 103: College Algebra
  • Algebra III
  • MAT 113: Precalculus
  • Honors Precalculus
  • MAT 201: Calculus
  • Honors Calculus

Whitman Hanson High School

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2020-2021 Dual Enrollment Course Offerings

College Title High School Title
  • SOC 101: General Sociology
  • Sociology
  • MAT 113: Precalculus
  • Precalculus

Bais Yaakov of Boston High School

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2020-2021 Dual Enrollment Course Offerings

College Title High School Title
  • ACC 101: Accounting I
  • Accounting I
  • BIO 131: Anatomy & Physiology & Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology & Lab
  • CSA 228: Graphics Application
  • Graphics Application
  • HIS 111: History of Western Civilization I
  • History of Western Civilization I
  • HIS 112: History of Western Civilization II
  • History of Western Civilization II

North Quincy High School

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2020-2021 Dual Enrollment Course Offerings

College Title High School Title
  • ACC 101: Accounting I
  • Accounting 1
  • ART 103: Line, Color & Design
  • Design & Visual Communications 1
  • BIO 131: Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • CHE 121: General Chemistry I & Lab
  • Chemistry
  • CSA 228: Graphics Application
  • Design & Visual Communications 2
  • CSI 101: Introduction to Computers
  • Microsoft Office
  • CSI 101: Introduction to Computers
  • IT 1
  • EDU 101: Intro to Early Childhood Education
  • EEC 1
  • ENG 111: Speech Communications
  • Public Speaking
  • MAT 107: Statistics
  • Statistics
  • MAT 113: Precalculus
  • Precalculus
  • MKT 202: Principles of Marketing
  • Marketing
  • PHY 111: Physics I and Lab
  • Physics
  • PSY 101: General Psychology
  • Psychology
  • PSY 103: Child Development
  • EEC 1

Quincy High School

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2020-2021 Dual Enrollment Course Offerings

College Title High School Title
  • ACC 101: Accounting I
  • Accounting 1
  • ACC 102: Accounting II
  • Accounting 2
  • ART 101: Basic Drawing
  • Art 3
  • ART 103: Line, Color, & Design
  • Design & Visual Communications 1
  • ART 230: Art & Society
  • 2D/3D Studies
  • BIO 131: Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • CHE 121: General Chemistry I & Lab
  • Chemistry
  • CJS 101: Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Legal & Protective Services 1
  • CJS 121: Criminal Procedure
  • Legal & Protective Services 1
  • CSA 228: Graphics Application
  • Design & Visual Communications 2
  • CSI 101: Introduction to Computers
  • IT 1
  • EDU 101: Intro to Early Childhood Education
  • EEC 1
  • PSY 103: Child Development
  • EEC 1
  • ENG 111: Speech Communications
  • Public Speaking
  • FRN 101: French II
  • French III
  • ITA 101: Italian II
  • Italian III
  • MAT 113: Precalculus
  • Precalculus
  • PHY 111: Physics I and Lab
  • Physics
  • PSY 101: General Psychology
  • Psychology

Dual Enrollment at a Glance

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