Frequently Asked Questions - EAC - Benjamin Franklin Institute Of Technology

Frequently Asked Questions - EAC

Early Access to College FAQs

Is Early Access to College Right for You?

Check out some frequently asked questions for more information. If your question wasn't addressed here, or you'd like to speak with someone about this program, please contact the admissions department at

Are all college courses available through dual enrollment?

Most of our courses are available for dual enrollment. However, there some restrictions on choice of courses:

  • Courses may or may not count toward high school graduation
  • Second year curriculum is only available to EAC students with special consideration

Is dual enrollment right for everyone?

EAC is an opportunity to accelerate a students’ pursuit of higher education by taking challenging courses. Students who successfully complete dual enrollment courses will save time toward their college degree and save money with free tuition and textbooks. 

EAC offers both remedial courses as well as college-level courses. Students should understand that the amount of work necessary to succeed may require more complex time management. 

What about textbooks?

EAC students will have instructional materials provided free of charge. Materials are to be returned at the end of each semester.

When and where will dual enrollment courses be taken?

These courses may be taken on-site at a partner high school, during or after school and during the summer

Who is eligible for dual enrollment courses?

Early Access to College (EAC) students must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a student at a Boston high school or another partner high school
  • Complete appropriate section of the college assessment.
  • Meet any additional criteria set by Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (ex: attendance)

Who pays for the college tuition for dual enrollment courses?

EAC students are exempt from registration, matriculation or laboratory fees

Will dual enrollment credits transfer to other colleges and universities?

Dual enrollment college credit will transfer to most public colleges or universities. However, it is up to the receiving institutions to the final decision to grant credit. Courses taken through Early Access to College will appear on a Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology transcript