Dual Enrollment Programs

High school students from Greater Boston area schools can earn high school and college credits simultaneously while gaining familiarity with the college experience through BHCC’s dual enrollment programs. 

Why participate in the Dual Enrollment Program?

  • Obtain college credit that can be transferred to many colleges and universities
  • Take a course that is not offered in high school
  • Explore potential majors and learn more about the college experience
  • Improve high school transcript
  • Enrich college applications
  • Gain confidence in the ability to succeed in college

Steps you need to take to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program

During your Junior or Senior year of high school:

  1. Talk to your guidance counselor about taking a class at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) next semester. You can also contact the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at 617-228-3319 and 617-228-3216, or dualenroll@bhcc.mass.edu.
  2. Apply to the Dual Enrollment Program.
  3. Take the Accuplacer College Placement Test at the College’s Assessment Center.
  4. Register for a course by making an appointment with BHCC Dual Enrollment Staff.
  5. Attend a mandatory orientation session before classes begin.

Types of Dual Enrollment programs

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent Enrollment programs allow high school students at our partner high schools to take college-level courses at their high school along with their peers. Examples of concurrent enrollment partners include: Students at Cambridge Rindge & Latin can enroll in Bunker Hill’s English 111 and English 112, students in Medford can take a BHCC Emergency Medical Responder course at Medford High School, and Malden High School students can take an advanced BHCC Computer Science class.

Dual Enrollment

Through our dual enrollment program, students take college courses at BHCC while they are still in high school. Dual enrollment partners include Malden High School, Chelsea High School and thirty-five other area high schools.

Early College

Students in Early College programs participate in an accelerated pathway program from high school to college, allowing them to graduate high school with up to 30 college credits. Early College high school partners include Chelsea High School, Malden High School and Charlestown High School’s C-Town Tech and C-Town Business programs.

Articulation Agreements and Curricular Alignment

BHCC shares articulation agreements with many local high schools, awarding college credit for certain advanced courses taught at high schools.

BHCC faculty in Mathematics and English are working with their colleagues in several area high schools to align high school and college curriculum, ensuring students arrive at college ready to take college-level courses.