If you are a high school or homeschool student who wants to earn college credit while still in school, our Dual Enrollment programs will be of interest to you.  These college-credit bearing courses satisfy high school graduation requirements as well as give you credit that can be used at Great Bay and colleges/universities nationwide.  All of these programs offer substantial tuition discounts which can save you thousands of dollars while giving you a head start on your college education.

Running Start

Running Start courses are college courses, taught by high school professors, on YOUR high school campus. College faculty work directly with high school faculty to ensure that the courses taught in participating schools maintain standards identical to those of sections taught on the college campus. Successful completion earns you both high school and college credit. Check with your guidance counselor to see which Running Start courses are offered at your location and when registration begins.

Cost per course: $150.00

Contact:  Stephanie Riotto 
Running Start Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

Early College

Early College is a dual enrollment program at Great Bay where New Hampshire high school students can take college courses for both college and high school credit. Early College courses are college courses, taught by GBCC professors, on the GBCC campus or online.  The earned college credits not only satisfy your high school requirements for graduation but may be applied towards a degree at Great Bay or possibly transferred to another college or university.

Fall 2023 Registration Deadlines:

  • Classes starting August 28th – deadline is Friday, August 18th
  • Classes starting September 25th – deadline is Friday, September 15th.

Early College Fact Sheet (PDF)

Early College Enrollment Form (Minor) (PDF)

Early College Enrollment Form (Adult) (PDF)

Contact:  Stephanie Riotto
Running Start Coordinator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 603-427-7635


eStart is a 100% online, dual credit program offered through the Community College System of NH, to include Great Bay. Online classes are taught by college professors.

Visit www.ccsnh.edu/academics/estart to enroll. Be sure to consult with your guidance counselor.

Cost per course: $150.00