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Admission and Registration Procedures (MCPS)

For MCPS (and other Maryland public school) Students 


Step One:
EDUCATION PLAN:  Meet with your  MCPS Dual Enrollment Program Assistant (DEPA) or high school counselorto discuss your overall education plan to include your high school program of study and the college course(s) you wish to take.
Step Two:

ADMISSIONS APPLICATION: (NEW STUDENTS ONLY) Submit an MC credit Admissions applicationthrough the college’s online application system. MC will notify you with admissions verification and next steps.  Youwill be admitted to MC, but must meet the Dual Enrollment requirements in orderto be eligible to enroll in college courses as a high school student.

Step Three:

DE APPROVAL FORM:  Obtain the written approvalof your requested collegecourses on the completed Dual Enrollment Approval Form 2017-18 from a parent (or guardian), high school counselor, and principal. A new form is required every semester.  

Step Four:

DOCUMENTS:  Contact theMCPS DEPA/counselor at your high school to request your most recent official HS transcript. DEPA will submit to MC along with DE Approval Form.

Step Five:

ASSESSMENT TESTING:  (NEW STUDENTS ONLY) Students with qualifying SAT or ACT scores may submit directly to MC. Allothers must take the College Board’s ACCUPLACER/ESL Assessment test through MC.  DEPA will provide info.

Step Six:

ACADEMIC ORIENTATION:  (NEW STUDENTS ONLY) AFTER you have completed your assessment testing, you will need to complete the Academic Orientation (MAP, E-MAP, I-MAP) via online or at acampus session. Submit proof of completion to the MCPS DEPA/counselor at yourschool.  Click HERE to complete an E-MAP online or for info on the MAP or I-MAP in-person sessions.

Step Seven:

COURSE PLACEMENT:  MC Academic Coordinator will provide DualEnrollment program status to student and MCPS DEPA including placement resultsand registration options.  MC Counselors are also available to helpstudents select courses that will lead towards a degree and/or transfer to afour-year institution.

Step Eight:
REGISTRATION:  Submit a 2017-18 Dual Enrollment CreditRegistration/Schedule Change Form to your MCPS DEPA.  Academic Coordinator will register asappropriate and mail student their schedule and bill. 
Step Nine:

PAYMENT: Pay all required MC and MCPS fees, inaccordance with the college’s payment deadlines. 



Dual Enrollment Portfolio

All required documents must be received in the Dual Enrollment Program office PRIOR to the start of the semester in order for a student to be approved to take a college course. A completed Dual Enrollment portfolio will include:



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