is once again providing an opportunity for selected high school students to get a head-start on completing their college requirements by taking tuition-free undergraduate courses at Framingham State.
A limited number of scholarships are offered for qualified students who select on-campus or on-line courses and receive full university and high school credit upon successful completion. The program is made available through a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Higher Education Dual Enrollment Program grant.
The program, which launched at Framingham State in 2008, has underwritten tuition and fees for more than 165 courses taken by area high school students during the past four years.
Dual Enrollment programs are widely used to introduce high school students to the requirements and responsibilities of study at the university level. Participants get a head start on their university education earning advanced credit, gaining insights as to their academic and career interests, and developing an understanding of the higher education process. While dual enrollment programs offer opportunities for all students, they are particularly beneficial for those who will be the first in their immediate family to obtain a four year college diploma.
Study in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is encouraged but not required. Students selecting STEM courses will be given particular, but not sole consideration.
Fall 2012 Dual Enrollment applications can be submitted as late as Friday, August 24, 2012, but a rolling admission process will allow early
acceptance. Applicants are encouraged to submit documentation as soon as possible so as to insure full consideration for one of the limited number of Dual Enrollment course vouchers that are available.