Salem State University is a proud participant in the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership.
Salem State will focus our efforts to enroll qualified individuals with particular emphasis on potential first-generation college and low-income students. Students must be currently enrolled in a designated Massachusetts secondary school, residing home town or home school (public or private) in the following towns: Peabody, Everett, Malden, Chelsea, Winthrop, Revere, Lynn, Salem, Gloucester, Salisbury, Rockport and Haverhill.
Fall 2022 Dual Enrollment applications will be reviewed starting May 1.
Fall 2022 prospective Dual Enrollment students are invited to meet with an advisor to discuss the program as well as course selection. Zoom appointments are available weekly Thursday, May 12 through Thursday, June 30. You may register for an appointment online.
A minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 is required to participate
Approval from the student’s guidance counselor/school official is required (on the application)
An overall college GPA of 2.0 or higher (for Salem State) is required to remain eligible for dual enrollment participation in subsequent semester(s)
*Students who do not meet the above requirements may still enroll in Salem State University courses by registering and paying for costs on their own. View a full listing of classes and tuition and fees.
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 (Fall and Spring Only)
An eligible course must be a 100 or 200 level, 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.
Each semester interested and qualified students must meet with their guidance counselor/school official to obtain the proper documentation. Completed applications will be reviewed by the student’s guidance counselor and if accepted, forwarded, by the counselor, to Salem State for processing to email@example.com. Counselor must also include an up-to-date official high school transcript with the completed Dual Enrollment Application. Notification of a student’s registration for classes will be sent via email to the student and 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.
It is strongly encouraged that completed Fall 2022 Dual Enrollment applications be submitted prior to the end of the high school academic year as written school approval is required.
All applications must be received by Salem State's dual enrollment coordinator no later than one week prior to the first official class meeting of the course in which the student is attempting to register.
Salem State provides accommodations to students with documented disabilities. If you have received accommodations, or wish to while participating in the Dual Enrollment program, please contact Disability Services for more information: