Dual Enrollment

Jump start your future while you are still a high school or home school student! Dual enrollment is a great way for motivated students to earn college credit before graduating from high school. We offer a variety of ways to get started.

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GCC’s dual enrollment program allows motivated high school or home school students to earn college credit before completing their K-12 educational requirements.  Interested students should work with the GCC Office of Admission as well as with their high school guidance office or home school official to determine if dual enrollment is right for them.

Any qualified student may take classes at Greenfield Community College as long as they meet the specific class requirements—which may mean passing a placement test, prior completion of specific college-level courses, or performance on AP exams.

If you are interested in Dual Enrollment the first step is to attend a mandatory dual enrollment information session. Dates can be found on the GCC Events Calendar.

Steps to Enroll as a Dual Enrollment Student:

    1. Attend an information session. Dates can be found on the GCC Events Calendar.
    2. Complete the Dual Enrollment Application. If you need help completing the online application  contact .
    3. Make an appointment to take placement tests.  You can request an appointment online (www.gcc.mass.edu/testing/register) or by contacting the Testing Center at (413) 775-1821. Most students will take the English Accuplacer and students interested in taking Math or Science Courses will take both the English and the Math Accuplacer. Contact for assistance determining which exams to schedule.
    4. Attend a Group Advising Session. Register online.
    5. Email to schedule an individual advising and registration appointment with your Dual Enrollment Advisor.
    6. Attend a mandatory New Student Orientation.

The cost of classes at GCC is the same for dual enrollment students as it is for all of other regularly enrolled students. Federal financial aid is not available to anyone who does not have a high school diploma or its equivalent (e.g., GED, HiSET). At times there are funding opportunities for students to apply for – just ask the Office of Admission or your Dual Enrollment Advisor.

The Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) program at Greenfield Community College provides the opportunity for students attending a participating high school or homeschool program within Massachusetts to enroll in an eligible class tuition and fee free.

To be eligible students must meet ONE or more of the following criteria:

  • Student is from an underserved racial or ethnic group
  • Student qualifies for free or reduced lunch within the school district
  • Student is a first-generation college student (neither parent/guardian has a Bachelor’s degree or higher)
  • Student is underserved in higher education based on gender identity and/or disability
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No. Information sessions take place either at the student's high school, on the GCC campus, or virtually to provide students and families with an overview of the Dual Enrollment Program. Students will have the chance to tour the main campus during their New Student Orientation.

If you want to complete a degree or certificate program at GCC or apply for federal financial assistance, you must have a high school diploma or its equivalent or a GED. You may still be able to take classes at GCC without this credential but you cannot receive financial aid nor can you enroll in a degree or certificate program. Students who do not have a high school diploma because they are still enrolled in high school or home school can apply to GCC as dual enrollment students.

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ETP is a special program available only to Greenfield High School and Turners Falls High School. Students must meet certain eligibility requirements. Please contact Tamatha Gaumnitz at for more information.

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Students of all ages are welcome to take courses at Greenfield Community College. There are a small number of courses with minimum age restrictions. These restrictions are outlined clearly in the course descriptions found in GCC's course catalog.

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Dual enrollment students are billed at the same rate as all other students. In addition, dual enrollment students are not eligible for federal financial aid. At times there are funding opportunities for students to apply for - just ask the Office of Admission or your Dual Enrollment Advisor.

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GCC wants you to be successful in your academic pursuits. Class selection is determined through a conversation with the student, his or her parent or legal guardian, and the high school guidance counselor or home school official. GCC does require every student to have the prerequisite course work or test scores needed for the individual course he or she wishes to take. These prerequisites are outline in the course descriptions in GCC's course catalog and will be discussed with your Dual Enrollment Advisor.

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GCC's dual enrollment program allows motivated high school or home school students to earn college credit before graduating from high school. Interested students should work with the GCC Office of Admission as well as with their high school guidance office or homeschool official to determine if dual enrollment is right for them.

Any qualified student may take classes at Greenfield Community College as long as they meet the specific class requirements—which may be mean passing a placement test, prior completion of specific college-level courses, or performance on AP exams.

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Possibly. This decision is always made by the appropriate official at your high school or home school.