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Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP)

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 a class or classes tuition and fee free.  The CDEP program is dependent on grant funding provided by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on an annual basis.   This page will be updated to notify students when funding is available.   

Students must choose between two different options for SPRING 2022:

Option 1: One eligible course, tuition and service fee free (based upon MA Transfer Pathway Eligibility)
Option 2: Three or four courses that includes a predetermined section of English and Psychology, tuition and service fee free (with some assistance provided for textbooks).

To apply for the CDEP program, students must meet ONE or more of the following criteria:

  • Student is from an underrepresented 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)

Additionally, CDEP Students must attend a participating school and:

  • Be in their junior or senior year of high school or homeschool program
  • Be in good academic and disciplinary standing at school (for high school students)
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher or show steadily improving grades (for high school students)*
  • Place into college-level English
  • Enroll in a zero-credit learning support class (required for students enrolling in Option 2, recommended for students enrolling in Option 1)
  • Commit to participate in a mandatory information session, college transitions workshop, and new student orientation prior to the start of the program
  • Commit to actively participate in student supports and college activities
  • Be able to provide their own computer and internet access

*Exceptions may be made on an individual basis as determined applicable by GCC

Steps to apply:
*Click the links to access the required forms and documents

  1. Attend CDEP information session
  2. Apply to GCC Dual Enrollment online
  3. Submit supplemental forms (MIAA and SOU)
  4. Complete Accuplacer placement testing: Appointment request form.
  5. Complete CDEP application
  6. Submit high school transcript
  7. Complete CDEP Academic Recommendation