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Frequently Asked Questions
*Do I have to attend an Information Session?
Students who have never taken a Dual Enrollment course before must attend an Information Session. Returning
students (who have attended an Information Session previously) are not required to attend a second Information
*Do I need the placement test?
All new students are required to complete a computerized ACCUPLACER® skills assessment. You will not be able
to register for courses until you have completed the placement tests. If you were a Dual Enrolment student
before and took the placement tests within the last three years, your results are still valid.
In order to sign up for a placement test, you must attend an Information Session (see previous page) and your
Dual Enrollment application must be on file. Immediately following your placement test, you will meet with the
Dual Enrollment Counselor or an Admissions counselor to discuss your scores and register for classes.
*Who will pay for the course(s)?
All expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies and transportation will be the responsibility of the student.
CCCC may have limited funds from the Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Partnership (CDEP) and from the Cape
Cod Community College Whitehouse fund that can be used to help eligible students with the cost of one course.
If you would like to be considered for these grants, you must complete the “Application for Grant Award”
questions on the bottom of Page 1 of the Dual Enrollment Application.
*Where will classes be held?
Most courses will be offered at CCCC’s main campus in West Barnstable. Some courses may have alternative
locations. Dual Enrollment students are not typically permitted to take online courses.
*What time can I take courses?
Dual Enrollment students can enroll in day, evening, or weekend courses, subject to their high school schedule
and their guidance counselor’s recommendations. Classes generally meet three hours per week. Science classes
will also include a two-hour lab per week. Some classes will meet 3 times per week for 50 minutes each meeting;
others may meet two times per week for 75 minutes per class, or they may meet once per week for three hours.
*What is the maximum number of courses I can take?
Students will not be allowed to enroll in more courses than is recommended by their guidance counselor on the
Dual Enrollment application. CCCC courses are intended to compliment your high school schedule. The number of
courses you choose to study must be discussed with your guidance counselor and parents/guardians. Full-time is
considered four or five courses. The maximum number of courses is five. You should consider your other
commitments for co-curricular activities, after-school employment and the right balance with the number of
courses you choose to take.
*I have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) (or 504 plan) at my high school; will those accommodations be in place if
I take Dual Enrollment courses at Cape Cod Community College?
If you have a documented disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the O’Neill Center for Disability
Services, located in the M.M. Wilkens Hall, Room 222, or call 508-362-2131, ext. 5433. Accommodations will not
be provided without an Accommodation Plan from the O’Neill Center for Disability Services. It is the responsibility
of the student to deliver the Accommodation Plan to the instructor.
*How can I get more information?
Find out more by speaking with your guidance counselor or by contacting our Admissions Office:
Sharon Boonstra, Admissions/Dual Enrollment Counselor
Telephone: 774-330-4992 Fax: 508-375-4089