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******* UPDATE *******

Due to ongoing challenges related to COVID-19, the ACCUPLACER will not be offered this spring. PGCPS and colleges will use a combination of a student’s cumulative grade point average and prior test scores on a college entrance exam to determine summer and fall 2021 semester eligibility.

Bowie State University Dual Enrollment Program

Bowie State University (BSU) and Prince George's County Public School (PGCPS) have entered into an agreement to allow qualifying juniors and seniors to take courses at the university, which will serve to meet high school graduation requirements and to accumulate college credits. This program which began in fall 2015 is a great example of colleges and communities working together to enrich the lives of young people. Not only will students be able to take colleges courses but also they will be able to experience college life as they began to make plans for their future.

Bowie State University with over 150 years of providing continuous educational experiences to students throughout this region and within the State of Maryland is proud to be able to reach out to the high school level and provide young people with new and exciting educational experiences. This partnership with PGCPS serves to begin a continued effort on the part of the BSU to reach into the community to provide a variety of different services, interactions, and partnerships, which will be mutually beneficial.

Potential and continuing Dual Enrollment students must submit an online PGCPS application and a BSU online application. The PGCPS application must be processed before the BSU application is submitted.  The PGCPS application is used in part to obtain information and approval from the student's Counselor and Principal approving their participation and courses.  Once the PGCPS application is submitted for counselor course approvals at the schools, BSU is informed about the eligibility of the student to participate in the program and courses the student is allowed to take. 

To be eligible for participation in the program, students must:

  1. Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade on the first day of the semester in which the course is offered. This will apply to rising 11th (second semester 10th graders) and 12th graders (second semester 11th graders) during the summer session.
  2. Demonstrate, via placement test, college readiness in math English and /or Reading. Results of Accuplacer, ACT and SAT may be used to determine readiness for college-level work. Minimum scores for college readiness are listed in Appendix of the BSU/PGCPS handbook.
  3. Maintain a 2.5 high school cumulative GPA. Alternatively, a 3.0 unweighted GPA can be used if placement scores are not available.

Students who are interested in taking either English or mathematics must complete either Accuplacer, the SAT or the ACT. The results from either of these tests will allow the University to place you into the appropriate math class. Bowie State University will use the scores submitted with the application to identify the appropriate math or English course. A copy of the current high school transcript must also be submitted with the application forms.

Applying for Summer and Fall 2021

Students who are interested in participating in the program should read the BSU/PGCPS Dual Enrollment Handbook (pdf) to learn more about the details of the program. Application for Summer and Fall 2021 requires the completion of 2 separate applications. One application is from PGCPS and the other application is from BSU.

  • Students must first complete the Prince George's County Public School's/ Bowie State University Dual Enrollment Application.  APPLY HERE 
  • Students must then complete the BSU/PGCPS Dual Enrollment Application form online. The form has two (2) parts. There will be a link to the second part after you finish the first part.
  • Submit your high school transcript
  • Submit any placement scores (Accuplacer, SAT or ACT) for use in place into classes.

Students should complete the form to have available as they work with their School Counselors to identify classes, which will benefit them. Send a copy of your transcript and scores from either the SAT, ACT or Accuplacer to These scores are crucial for placement into specific courses. Contact the Continuing Education Office at Bowie State University to discuss the courses offered in the upcoming semester or session.

Schedule an appointment with the Director of Continuing Education to complete the admissions and registration process. Go to the Continuing Education Website on BSUs website and use the link to schedule an appointment. This is also the link: Appointment Scheduler for Dual Enrollment

New students in the Dual Enrollment program should take a minute to review the Orientation Presentation (pdf).

Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at Bowie State University if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance in this process. Our phone number is 301-860-3991 and our email address is


Contact Information:

Jerry Isaac
Director of Continuing Education and External Programs
Office of Continuing Education and External Programs
1128 Thurgood Marshall