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Students may enroll in a variety of courses at the college, provided they meet the Dual Enrollment criteria. The credits earned may be applied to a degree program at Montgomery College or may potentially be transferred to another institution.

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For standard admission into Dual Enrollment, students who are at least 16 years old will:

1. Have completed their sophomore year prior to their participation in the program.

2. Have an articulated plan for high school and college attendance during their junior and/or senior years which will include all courses required for high school graduation with time remaining in the schedule to include college courses.

3. Have an overall 2.75 (unweighted on a 4 point scale) cumulative grade point average at the end of their sophomore year or an overall 2.50 (unweighted on a 4 point scale) cumulative grade point average at the end of their junior year (verified by an official copy of their most recent high school transcript).

4. Have met the prerequisite requirement(s) and assessment level(s) for each credit-bearing course they enroll in. Dual Enrollment students may not enroll in developmental courses or courses that combine developmental and college level work. DE students must test at 53+ ACCUReading to be eligible to take any college courses.

5. Have the approval of a parent (or guardian), high school counselor, and if necessary, the principal*. 

              *Principal signature is required for all Maryland public school students seeking college courses through the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013

6. Have submitted verification from their county's home school program office indicating that they are registered with the local school system. (HOME SCHOOLED STUDENT ONLY)

Exceptions (under extraordinary circumstances):

1. DE Students who are at least 16 years old and enrolled in a public or private school, or equivalent, and who do not meet the requirements above, but whose achievement in a certain field of study is clearly exceptional may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. This achievement may be documented through testing or other means deemed necessary by the appropriate dean, department chair or faculty, and it must surpass the level of courses offered by the school attended. 

2. DE Students under age 16 (including those who are home schooled) by  the first day of class of their initial entry term and any subsequent terms, must meet the prerequisite requirements and assessment level(s) for each credit-bearing course in which they enroll. Underage DE students (along with their parents/guardians) must be interviewed by the appropriate College official to obtain an exception to the age requirement and review program  and College expectations. The student will be referred by the DE office to be interviewed by the appropriate College official at the appropriate time in the process.


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