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Dual Enrollment MCPS and MC Partnership

DUAL ENROLLMENT:  MCPS AND MONTGOMERY COLLEGE (MC) PARTNERSHIP

Introduction and Overview

MCPS and MC have partnered to provide Dual Enrollment opportunities to college ready students at all high schools as well as Middle and Early College options.

Dual Enrollment opportunities allow MCPS college ready high school students to take college courses during the academic school year.  High school students who enroll and take a college course at any Maryland public college or university are able to do so at a reduced cost.


If students select to take courses at MC, and meet qualifications for and separately apply for the MC High School Grant, they may be able to take college courses at no tuition cost.  Students are able to take college courses offered on the high school campus (at select high schools), on a college campus, or online during the fall, winter and spring college terms of their junior and/or senior year.  All college courses taken and successfully completed will receive dual credit by counting toward college and high school credit.  The courses will appear on the high school transcript unless requested that it not during the enrollment process.

Frequently Asked Questions


Early College

Early College School

Early College SchoolIn the fall of 2018, MC and MCPS will partner to create an Early College program.

This too is a dual enrollment program, but will be housed on the Rockville college campus. Unlike the middle college programs on the high school campuses described below, students from cluster high schools will be able to apply to this program at the end of grade 10 and complete their junior and senior year of high school while simultaneously completing their freshman and sophomore year of college thereby earning an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree in Secondary Mathematics.

The application and selection process will be developed during the first semester of the 2017-2018 school year. Students will be able to apply for this program in early 2018.


Middle College Programs

Middle College Programs

Middle College ProgramsThe Montgomery College Middle College (MC2) program at Clarksburg, Northwest, and Northwood High Schools is a dual enrollment program that prepare students to earn a High School Diploma and college credits towards an Associate’s degree.

The college credits are earned through a combination of courses including Advanced Placement courses and corresponding test scores, CLEP exams, and/or MC courses. Students are supported through a progressive transition from a traditional high school experience to a college-like experience on the high school campus, and finally to full college coursework and experience on the college campus.

During this transition, students are provided with dedicated college preparation including preparation for the college placement and admission assessments. Students will matriculate through a pathway towards the Associate’s degree beginning in grade 9. The Class of 2018 will consist of the first MC2 graduates. The associate’s degree earn from each program are listed below along with the link to the schools contact or webpage for additional information:


Assessment Information

Assessment Information

Content Old SAT New SAT ACT ACCUPLACER
Reading: 500 480 21 Reading Comprehension: 79
Writing: Not Required 21 Sentence Skills: 90  Reading 
Mathematics: 500 530 21 Elementary Algebra 62 AND
College Level Math 45

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Dually enrolled students must follow the student academic and behavior policies of both MCPS and MC:

College Transcript Request

College Transcript Request

When applying to colleges and universities, dually enrolled students should submit the college transcript with all other required documents.

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Dual Enrollment

Financial Assistance through MC Dual Enrollment

Financial Assistance through MC Dual Enrollment

Tuition and fees vary, depending on the number of credit hours you take. Students attending MCPS are eligible for a reduced rate during the fall, winter and spring terms. MC Financial Assistance (in the form of a High School Grant) is also available for all Maryland residents with demonstrated need. This assistance may cover the cost of tuition, fees and required textbooks depending on financial status, secondary school status and availability of funds. Students MUST apply through MC in order to obtain the High School Grant.

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Dual Enrollment Procedures

Dual Enrollment Procedures

Procedures for participating in DE options vary by high school and by college or university. It is advisable for students to contact the DEPA at their high school to initiate the process. Click here for a list of DEPAs and school deadlines.

Students applying for this opportunity at MC, should begin by accessing the Montgomery College Office of Academic Initiatives’ DE webpage for more specific information, procedures, and forms to begin the process. The timeline is noted here.

Courses Offered

What courses are offered through the Dual Enrollment Program?

Students in the DE Program can enroll in any approved college-level course for which they meet the requirements.

The courses offered through the DE program are typical courses of first year college students. They include courses which are first in a professional series, general education courses, and foundation courses.

To review the transferability of college courses between Maryland colleges and universities, visit the Articulation System for Maryland Colleges and Universities website.

For specific information related to college course options at your local high school, contact the high school counselor or click here for a list of DEPAs and school deadlines.

College Courses and Montgomery College 

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