Take College Classes While In High School For Free At PGCPS

College Class while in HS


Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will host two parent information sessions for enrollment into the Dual Enrollment Program. The Dual Enrollment Program is designed for high school seniors and juniors who wish to enroll in college-level courses. Students accepted into the program will be enrolled simultaneously in high school and in state university or college courses, with tuition paid by PGCPS.

Acceptance is based on the student’s high school grade point average (GPA), with a minimum requirement of 2.5 and approval of the student’s high school principal. All students who enroll in the Dual Enrollment Program must be re-certified each semester by their principal until they have graduated from high school.

During the information sessions, parents will receive an overview of dual enrollment, the process and timeline for Summer and Fall session registration, and application requirements.

Representatives will be on site from PGCC to answer parent questions. To officially apply for entry into the program, students will need to take the SAT, ACT, or Accuplacer.  The Accuplacer is a college placement exam that assesses student knowledge in math, reading and writing. Accuplacer tests will be offered at each high school during the testing window ofMarch 3-21. Each school will determine the date of Accuplacer testing; please check with your school administrator for additional details.

The parent information sessions on the Dual Enrollment Program will be held on:

Tuesday, March 11 • 6-7:30 p.m. 

Largo High School

505 Largo Road • Upper Marlboro, MD


Thursday, March 13 • 6-7:30 p.m. 

Oxon Hill High School

6701 Leyte Drive • Oxon Hill, MD

Please contact your professional school counselor for more information about the Dual Enrollment Program, or email your questions to college.career@pgcps.org.

Parents and applicants should also keep in mind the following important dates for admissions to PGCC:

  • April 22 – Application packet deadline for PGCC Summer and Fall 2014 Enrollment (application packets should be submitted to your school’s professional school counselor)
  • May 12 – New student orientation at PGCC
  • June 2 – Summer Session 1 begins at PGCC
  • July 7 – Summer Session 2 begins at PGCC
  • August 25 – Fall Session begins at PGCC

As the Dual Enrollment Program is available to all rising 11th and 12th grade students who meet admission requirements, students can dually enroll at any Maryland state college or university. In addition to the program being made available at PGCC, please contact surrounding Maryland colleges and universities directly to find out admission deadlines and requirements.

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