Career and Postsecondary Partnerships → Dual Enrollment
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 on approved list that are 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.
MC hosted a Dual Enrollment information sessions in March 2020. This information session provided details and instructions for participation in all Dual Enrollment opportunities in our partnership with MC. More information about Dual Enrollment and a video of the March 2020 presentation can be found on MC's Dual Enrollment webpage here.
For a one page detailed overview of all the MC/MCPS Collegiate Options click here.
For additional information on Dual Enrollment opportunities and programs, please visit the Career Postsecondary Office information webpage here.
Dual Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions
Translated information on dual enrollment collegiate options in Amharic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
MCPS is hosting a free virtual event March 25, 2021 to give ESOL students and their families the opportunity to hear from experts on early college options for MCPS students through the partnership with Montgomery College’s Dual Enrollment. The event will feature a dialogue with speakers that include students, secondary and college leaders.
“Due to changes in the availability of assessment testing at MCPS and MC, temporary changes have been put in place to the required assessment testing to qualify for dual enrollment. Please see the statement from MC “NO ASSESSMENT TESTING REQUIRED” on MC’s Dual Enrollment Admission and Registration page HERE.
Prior to these temporary changes, the assessment requirements for dual enrollment are below.”
Students who wish to take a college course should meet the minimum scores noted below on the SAT, ACT, and ACCUPLACER respectively, in addition to having an unweighted grade point average of 2.5 for seniors or 2.75 for juniors. If students do not meet the test requirements they may be eligible to take a college course if they have a B or higher in the final semester of the following approved courses to determine college readiness in English and mathematics:
English: AP Language and Composition; Honors English 12; Modern World History; Honors Modern World History; AP World History
Mathematics: All levels of Algebra 2
Critical Reading/English/Language Arts Mathematics
SAT : Reading subtest 26 or higher or Evidence-based Reading/Writing 480 or higher
ACT : 21 or higher
*Classic ACCUPLACER : Reading 79 or above AND Sentence Skills 90 or above
Next Generation ACCUPLACER : Reading 263 or above AND Writing 263 or above
SAT : 530 or higher
*Classic ACCUPLACER : Elementary Algebra 62 or above AND College Level Mathematics 45 or above
Next Generation ACCUPLACER : Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics 263 or above
* If taken before July 1, 2019.
Dually enrolled students must follow the student academic and behavior policies of both MCPS and MC:
When applying to colleges and universities, dually enrolled students should submit the college transcript with all other required documents.
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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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Montgomery College enrollment and registration procedures are followed by all school DEPAs. Click here for a list of DEPAs and school deadlines. To initiate the process, students applying for this opportunity at MC should begin by visiting the Montgomery College Office of Academic Initiatives’ DE webpage for more specific information, procedures, and forms to begin the process prior to seeing their DEPA.
Students in the DE Program can enroll in any approved college-level course from list 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. Courses on the pre-approved
list receive high school credit, courses not listed will need to be reviewed
for consideration and approval if needed or requested for high school credit.
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.
Montgomery College Courses approved for MCPS students
As of the fall of 2013, all college courses taken by Montgomery County Public Schools students will count toward graduation credit and appear on the high school transcript unless requested at the time of enrollment in the college course that it does not by completing the Dual Credit Refusal Form (MCPS Form 280-93) and returning it the school counselor.
For more details regarding Dual Enrollment at Montgomery College, go to https://www.montgomerycollege.edu/high-school-students/dual-enrollment/.
For more Career and Postsecondary Partnership Office information, go here.