What is the Links Program?

Links is a program for adults with a high school diploma or high school equivalency credential who are interested in enrolling in college but would benefit from extra support while transitioning into the college setting. The program offers small, cohort classes and individualized academic and career guidance. Links is a unique opportunity for adult students to acclimate to the academic setting while earning free college credits.

What does Links offer?

Links Program participants are Middlesex Community College students who benefit from the program's support.  

Links provides:

  • college tuition and fees for Links classes
  • textbooks for Links classes
  • supplies needed for Links classes (i.e. binders, paper, folders, calculators, etc.)
  • academic and career advising from the Program Coordinator
  • small, cohort classes with supportive faculty

Who can apply?

Motivated students who have a high school credential (diploma, HiSET, or GED) and are available to commit to daytime classes are welcome to apply. Priority is given to students who previously attended the Adult Learning Center at Middlesex Community College or other Adult Basic Education Programs but other students are highly encouraged to apply. Applicants must take the Accuplacer (College Placement Test) and meet with the Program Coordinator to determine if they qualify for Links.

When and where are classes held?

Links classes are typically held during the day on Tuesdays and Thursdays and are run during the Fall Semester (Sept.-Dec.) and the Spring Semester (Jan.-May.
Classes and advising appointments are held on the Bedford Campus and the Lowell Campus of Middlesex Community College. 

Directions to the Bedford Campus
Bedford Campus Map

Directions to the Lowell Campus
Lowell Campus Map

What courses are offered?

Course offerings are subject to change each year. Recently offered courses include:

  • General Education - First Year Experience
  • General Education - Career Exploration
  • Reading, Writing, and Reasoning
  • Writing Skills Seminar
  • English Composition I
  • Preparation for College Math

How do I apply?

Interested applicants must

  • have earned their High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Credential 
  • take the Accuplacer (the College Placement Test)
  • complete the Middlesex Community College Application
  • interview with the Program Coordinator.

For more information or to apply, please contact:
Karen Spengler, Program Coordinator

Links is supported by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education.

Last Modified: 9/18/19