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DCPS Dual Enrollment-Private Universities

The DCPS Private Universities Dual Enrollment program is open to DCPS students in grades 11 and 12 with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

  • Rising 12th grade students can apply to American University-School of Education, Catholic University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and Howard University.
  • Rising 11th grade students can apply to Howard University.

Students interested in receiving Dual Credit[PDF] can apply to George Washington University and Howard University.

Dual Enrollment courses offered at American University are pre-determined by the School of Education and generally offered after 3:00pm.
 

Application Timeline:

Students will be accepted as part-time, non-degree students for one academic year. The DCPS Private Universities Dual Enrollment application for school year 2022-2023 opens on March 3, 2022 and closes on April 15, 2022.

Admission decisions will be released to applicants on May 22, 2022.
 

How to Apply:

Completing the Dual Enrollment Application is a 3-step process.

1. Student Application:

The online application must be completed in one sitting. You will not have the option to save your application and return to it later. It may be helpful to review the application and complete the essay questions in a word document in advance of starting the online application. This will ensure you have time to proofread your essay before copying and pasting into the online application.

Students must upload the following:

Release of Information Form[PDF] (must be signed by both student and parent if student is under 18)

2. Counselor Rating Form:

To complete your application, your school counselor must submit a separate counselor rating form online. This form asks counselors to rate students in different areas and agree that the student is eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program. Please ensure that you give your counselor enough time to complete this portion of the application.

Counselor Rating Form[PDF]

3. Letter of Recommendation (only one required):

To complete your application, you must include one letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, counselor, college & career coordinator, or NAF staff. Please ensure that you give your recommender enough time to complete this portion of the application AND verify that materials are received by the deadline.

✔ Letter of Recommendation

  • Instruct recommenders to email their completed letter of recommendation to [email protected].

Please contact Emily Huey (DCPS College Prep Programs, Coordinator) at [email protected] for additional information or questions regarding Dual Enrollment Program offerings.