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Participate in Dual Enrollment

SY23-24 Dual Enrollment Application Guide

Eligible DCPS high school students have the opportunity to participate in dual enrollment offerings. Through Dual Enrollment, DCPS students can take challenging college courses that are not offered at their home high school, while earning college credit that can be transferred to many postsecondary institutions. Tuition is waived for DCPS students who participate in any of the programs below.

Each participating university sets its own admissions criteria and selection process for dual enrollment students. DCPS serves as the intermediary to facilitate the application process and to provide student support while DCPS students are enrolled in the program.

After graduating from high school, participants are under no obligation to continue their academic studies at any participating university. 

DCPS Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Listed below are the DCPS Dual Enrollment opportunities available to students. Please click each program to learn more about application requirements and deadlines.

  • DCPS Private Universities Dual Enrollment - Apply by April 5, 2024!
    • Accepting applications from DCPS students in grades *10 & 11 with a minimum 3.0 GPA
      • Current 10th grade students (rising 11th graders) can only apply to Howard University
    • Participating Universities: American University – School of Education, American University – Data Science Program, Catholic University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, & Howard University 
  • OSSE Consortium Dual Enrollment - Apply by May 3, 2024! 
    • Accepting applications from DCPS students in grades 9-12
    • View GPA and grade-level eligibility requirement by college/university
    • Participating Universities: American University - School of Education, Bard College, Bay Atlantic University, Bowie State University, George Mason University, Marymount University, Montgomery College, NOVA Community College, Prince George’s Community College, Trinity Washington University, University of the District of Columbia, & Virginia State University
  • UDC-CARE Dual Enrollment
    • The UDC-CARE Dual Enrollment program has merged with the OSSE Consortium Dual Enrollment program. 
    • Students interested in applying to the University of the District of Columbia must apply through the OSSE Consortium Dual Enrollment Program.

Dual Credit Opportunities

Students interested in earning both college and high school credits for their Dual Enrollment course can request Dual Credit. Dual Credit is a component of Dual Enrollment that allows students to earn both high school and college credits. A Dual Enrollment course not taken for Dual Credit does not affect the student’s high school GPA, and students will only earn college credit upon successful course completion.

To learn more about the Dual Credit Request Policy, including deadlines and the pre-approved course list, visit


DCPS Dual Enrollment Coordinator, Emily Huey, [email protected]