Dual Enrollment

We will begin accepting summer session I (May-June) 2017 Commonwealth Dual Enrollment registrations on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Registrations for summer II (July-August) are not permitted. 

Fall 2017 registrations may also be submitted beginning Tuesday, April 18, 2017, however they will not be processed until early August.

Salem State University is a proud participant in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership. The Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership is a state-funded program managed and supported by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education in which Massachusetts high school students are able to enroll in college courses and simultaneously earn high school and college credit. For more detailed information regarding this program, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education website.

Student Eligibility

  • Students must be currently enrolled in a Massachusetts secondary school (private or public)
  • A minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 is required to participate
  • Approval of the student’s guidance counselor/school official is required
  • An overall college GPA of 2.0 or higher (for Salem State) is required to remain eligible for dual enrollment participation for following semester(s)


Students who are accepted in the dual enrollment program at Salem State will have their tuition and fees waived by the university for a maximum of one class per semester. Students will be responsible for textbooks, transportation and instructional materials. It will be the responsibility of the student to pay for any additional classes.

Course Offerings

An eligible course must be a credit-bearing college-level course that counts for no less than three credit hours. The Department of Higher Education has also placed an emphasis on courses that are "easily transferable" and qualify under the MassTransfer Block, or is within the disciplines of computer science, technology or engineering. Certain courses such as remedial and physical activity courses are not allowed for participation in this program.

The disciplines included in the MassTransfer block are behavioral and social sciences, humanities and fine arts, natural or physical science, English composition/writing, and mathematics/quantitative reasoning. More information about MassTransfer can be found at mass.edu/masstransfer.


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Each semester, interested students must meet with their guidance counselor/school official to obtain the proper documentation. Completed files will be reviewed by the student's guidance counselor and if accepted, forwarded, by the counselor, to Salem State for processing. Notification of a student's registration for classes will be sent to the student's home address, as listed on the dual enrollment registration form, and to the student's guidance counselor. Placement into the dual enrollment program, or into any specific courses, is not guaranteed.

At the end of the semester, an official Salem State transcript will be sent directly to the guidance counselor for appropriate action.

Application Requirements

Completed dual enrollment packets must be submitted to:

Enrollment Management
Dual Enrollment Program
Salem State University
352 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970

For more information, contact:

Sam Ohannesian
Director of Enrollment Services and Veterans' Affairs
Phone: 978.542.6085  TTY: 978.542.7146
Email: dualenrollment@salemstate.edu


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