MassBay offers free college courses to high school students – Framingham SOURCE

FRAMINGHAM – MassBay Community College offers eligible high school students from our partner high schools the opportunity to take a free college course through the publicly funded Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP).

MassBay works with Framingham High School, Keefe Technical High School, Natick High School, Bellingham High School and Hopkinton High School to offer free classes.

This is the seventh year that MassBay has offered free dual enrollment classes for qualified high school students thanks to the CDEP grant.

These entirely remote college courses will be taught by faculty at MassBay Community College and will be available to eligible high school juniors and seniors. The courses will allow students to earn high school and college credits, which are transferable to other college and university programs.

Students can take one of the following general education courses:

  • Contemporary nutrition
  • Marketing principles
  • Script
  • Drugs and society
  • Medical terminology

“I am delighted that MassBay has once again been awarded the CDEP grant,” said Lisa Slavin, Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management at MassBay. “The CDEP allows high school students to participate in a college-level course while still in high school, exposing them to new topics, teachers and rigor. Once they have successfully completed the course, these students take a further step towards obtaining a diploma or certificate, saving them time and money, as well as ‘to their family.

Virtual briefings will be held this week for the CDEP program of partner high schools December 14 and 15 at 4 p.m. and Thursday December 16 at 7 p.m.

For more information on MassBay’s free college courses offered to eligible high school students this spring, please contact Elaine Rosenburg at [email protected], or visit

Registrations are now open for the 2022 spring semester at MassBay.

Classes are online and on campus, starting January 18, 2022.

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