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Dual Enrollment

7711 Livingston Road
Suite E
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
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Fax No.
301-567-8606
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Contact Information

Olivia Pearson
Supervisor

About the Program

In keeping with our goals to ensure that every child is college and career-ready, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to earn college credit, while still in high school through the Dual Enrollment Program.

Dual Enrollment Program Background: The College Readiness and Completion Act of 2013, Senate Bill 740 establishes a number of requirements designed at increasing college readiness and degree completion in the State. The bill includes a number of specific higher education initiatives from across the nation that streamline into this legislative act. The Bill’s targeted initiatives include dual enrollment, which provides eligible high school students the opportunity to take college courses while still in high school.

PGCPS will pay tuition for all students dually enrolled in qualified courses at any Maryland public college or university. Additionally, fees and textbooks are paid for students who receive free and reduced meals.

PGCPS currently has formal agreements, Memorandum of Understandings, with Prince George's Community College and Bowie State University. As a benefit of the agreement, students are able to receive dual credit (credit that appears on both a student’s college and high school transcript). Additionally, the college shares student grades directly with PGCPS. If students are participating in Dual Enrollment at an institution where PGCPS does not have a formal agreement, grades must be submitted to the student’s high school to be added to their high school transcript. 

More About the Program

Requirements to Participate

The PGCPS Dual Enrollment Program application for the Spring 2023 semester will be this November. Students interested in attending Prince George’s Community College or  Bowie State University can apply once the applications open. Additionally, students interested in applying to other public Maryland institutions should submit an Intent to Enroll form by the universal deadline date for the interested semester. 

Universal Application Deadline Date Spring 2023 Semester: November 22,2022

Intent to Enroll Form - Should be submitted by students interested in applying to any public Maryland college/university (students interested in attending Prince George’s Community College or Bowie State University do not need to complete this form)

REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE

PGCPS students must meet the following criteria to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program:

  • Be enrolled in a Prince George’s County Public School by the PGCPS universal application deadline (Private and Homeschool students are not eligible for this particular program but may be eligible for Concurrent Enrollment Programs. See desired institution for more information)
  • Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative high school grade point average with prior qualifying test scores (ACCUPLACER, SAT, or ACT) for desired institution (Minimum admissions test score requirements vary at each college)               
    OR                              
  • Have a minimum 3.0 unweighted cumulative high school grade point average
  • Be enrolled in 11th or 12th grade  (this includes the summer before a student’s junior year)

Students who qualify for the program will be contacted by PGCPS. If a student is not contacted and believes he/she qualifies for the program, they should email dual.enrollment@pgcps.org or contact their professional school counselor. 

Please Note:  Although seniors are able to participate in the program they are not able to earn dual credit (courses that receive both high school and college credit) for courses taken during the spring semester of their senior year.

To be admitted into the Dual Enrollment Program this summer and/or fall students must:

Meet minimum test score or prerequisite high school course requirements for desired college/university (where applicable)

Be approved for interested college-level courses by their professional school counselor 

Submit a PGCPS approved Dual Enrollment application with the desired institution and an Intent to Enroll (where applicable)

UPDATE:
Students who have a cumulative weighted grade point average of 2.5 or above will receive (by mail and/or email) a letter informing them of the dual enrollment opportunity with PGCPS and inviting them to take the Accuplacer test during the testing window at their high school.

Dual Enrollment Invitation Letter (Sample)
 

More Information

Dual Enrollment Virtual Information Sessions

Learn all about the PGCPS Dual Enrollment program by attending one of our dual enrollment information sessions. Register at the links below: 

Dual Enrollment Information Session: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 5:30 pm

Register Here

Dual Enrollment Question and Answer Session: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:30 pm

Register Here

Help at Your School

If a student is interested in the Dual Enrollment Program, they should reach out to their high school counselor. High school counselors are available to assist students and parents with navigating the application process, directing students to needed supports like COAST, and approving desired courses. 

Help from PGCC

In an effort to boost statewide college-readiness initiatives, Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) has partnered with PGCPS to place COAST Coordinators in most of the high schools. These Coordinators work to support the counseling department at the high schools and are available to assist students and parents in maneuvering the dual enrollment process. Students and parents can access more information about the program and the contact information for the COAST Coordinator at https://www.pgcc.edu/coast/

Help from Bowie State University

Jerry Isaac
Director of Continuing Education and External Programs
Office of Continuing Education and External Programs
1128 Thurgood Marshall
301-860-3991

Key Dates to Remember

  • Dual Enrollment Information Session: Tuesday, October 4, 2022 5:30 pm. Register Here
  • Dual Enrollment Question and Answer Session: Wednesday, November 16, 2022 5:30 pm. Register Here
  • Prince George’s County Public School Universal Intent to Enroll due date for Spring 2023 semester November 22, 2022
  • Bowie State University Spring 2023 semester application due date –November 22, 2022
  • Prince George's Community College Spring 2023 semester application due date November 22, 2022

 

Student Resources

RESOURCES FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT STUDENTS

Academic Tips for Success: Learn how to thrive academically while in the Dual Enrollment Program by reviewing the presentation below.

 Academic Tips for Success While in the Dual Enrollment Program 

Students with Disabilities: Learn more about how to get assistance with requesting accommodations while enrolled in college by reviewing the presentation below. 

You're Not Just In High School Anymore!

PGCPS Support: Learn more about getting assistance from someone at the Office of College Readiness by reviewing the presentation below.

Your Enrollment Liaison 

Frequently Asked Questions 

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Testimonials

Check out what students have to say about their personal experience in the program