Goodwin University

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Goodwin University


Goodwin University Magnet School scholars at the Connecticut River Academy (CTRA) may participate in the Goodwin University program beginning their junior year. During the first year of the program, students take up to four dually enrolled courses, cohorted with other CTRA scholars and taught by a CTRA educator. The scholars are also required to participate in a college study block. If the scholars earn a B or better in the first year of the program, they move onto the second year. The scholars in year 2 of the program, students take up to six courses of their choosing with other Goodwin University students directly on the university campus. These courses are not dually enrolled but recorded only on the Goodwin University transcript.  

The Advanced Manufacturing Pathway gives scholars the opportunity to obtain industry ready credentials and to earn credits toward a Goodwin University manufacturing degree or certificate. All courses coded BMM are dually enrolled. Scholars may enter this program in the second semester of their sophomore year. Early College Manufacturing Pathway (ECAMP) is offered as a half-day program to students in the Sheff Magnet Region. Students enrolled in this program earn the same 21 credits offered through Connecticut River Academy. Goodwin University also offers dual enrollment courses in Advanced Manufacturing for students in other districts. Presently, students are enrolled from East Haddam, Clinton, Meriden, South Windsor, and Wallingford.  

Programming and Partnerships 

Dual enrollment courses include: English 101, English 102, English 240, Communications 101: Public Speaking, Calculus, Philosophy 103, Business 101: Intro to Management, Business 150: Small Business and Entrepreneurship, BMM (Business, Management, Manufacturing) BMM 100: Intro to Manufacturing, BMM 140: Principles in Manufacturing Math, BMM 222: Technical Drawings and Specifications, BMM 175: CNC Machining, BMM 224: Metrology and Calibration, BMM 210: Lean Manufacturing Principles , BMM 240: Cam I. 

College courses (not dual enrollment) include: Psychology 112, Psychology 212: Lifespan Development, Sociology 101, Business 121: Personal Finance and Insurance, Biology 120: Human Biology, Humanities 101, History 101: American History since 1877, History 112: Tracing the African American Experience, History 120: Modern World History. 

Goodwin University offers dual enrollment courses in Advanced Manufacturing for students in other districts. Presently, students are enrolled from East Haddam, Clinton, Meriden, South Windsor, and Wallingford. In Fall 2023, Madison, Manchester, and North Haven will be joining this opportunity. 

Student Eligibility 

Scholars take a prerequisite course in each area of interest/pathway, and must earn a B or better or have the recommendation of the teacher to enroll in dual credit courses. 

For Connecticut River Academy Schools and Early College Manufacturing Pathway students, as part of the Goodwin University Magnet School System, there is a parent/guardians and scholar orientation at the college where scholars and families are walked through the process. Parents/guardians sign permission for participation in the early college dually enrolled program. At the high school, scholars are guided through completing an online application. When completed, scholars are enrolled as Goodwin University students. For students participating in dual enrollment from other districts, university personnel coordinate with the district liaison to offer enrollment assistance and support. 

Goodwin University credits transfer to most public and private institutions in the state and nationally. For example, Goodwin University courses that transfer to the University of Connecticut include: English 101, 102, 240; Communications 101; Calculus; Business 101; Philosophy 103. Other college courses (not dual enrollment) that transfer include: Biology 120; Psychology 112 and 212; Business 121; History 101, 110, 120; Humanities 101; and Sociology 101. 

Instructor Credentials for Concurrent Enrollment Courses 

Instructors have a master’s degree in the content area and attend monthly department meetings at the University. Class observations are conducted by the head of the department. 

Registration and Fees 

For dual credit courses taught by CTRA staff, the cost is $150 dollars per class, paid by the school.  

Dually enrolled courses taught by Goodwin professors (e.g. Calculus, English 240) are $1500 with fees.  

Courses for college credit (not dual enrollment) are $1500 with fees.   

The cost for dual enrollment courses for students from other districts is $150 dollars per class. 

There are no fee waivers available.  

Supports for Multilingual Families  

All paperwork is translated into Spanish. A translator is present at the orientation. Any verbal communication is done in home language. 

Contact Information 

Danni Millett, M.Ed. 
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs 
Goodwin University 

Dual Credit Programs