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Dual Credit

NOTE: Policy updates implemented in SY22-23 allow students to request Dual Credit upon course completion within the timeframes specified below. This change is not retroactive and cannot be requested for courses previously completed before the Fall 2022 term.

Students interested in earning both college and high school credits for their Dual Enrollment course can request Dual Credit by using this form. 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.

When taking a college course for Dual Credit, students and families understand that grades earned will be reported on the official DCPS high school transcript regardless of the grade earned (A through F, including withdrawals) and that DCPS credit will only be awarded for approved courses which are completed and passed with a grade of C or better. This grade will be calculated with the weight of an AP course as a part of each student’s GPA.

To request dual credit, a student must receive signature approval from their parent/legal guardian, school counselor, principal, and DCPS Central Office Dual Enrollment Coordinator via completion of the Dual Credit Request Form before the deadlines specified below:

  • Deadline to request Dual Credit for a Summer 2023 Dual Enrollment course: November 2, 2023
  • Deadline to request Dual Credit for a Fall 2023 Dual Enrollment course: January 26, 2024
  • Deadline to request Dual Credit for a Spring 2024 Dual Enrollment course: June 18, 2024

A select group of courses at George Washington University, Howard University, Marymount University, UDC-Flagship, UDC-CC, Trinity Washington University, and Bard College have been pre-approved for Dual Credit (courses listed in pages 3-6 of the Dual Credit Request Form).

If a course the student is interested in taking is NOT on the pre-approved list, students must complete page 2 of the Dual Credit Request Form and provide the course syllabus. The completed form and course syllabus must be submitted to the Dual Enrollment Coordinator (Emily Huey, [email protected]) in order to complete the request. If the course syllabus is not provided, the Dual Enrollment course cannot be reviewed for Dual Credit approval.

Should a student choose to withdraw their Dual Credit request, they must complete the Dual Credit Request Withdrawal Form (located on pages 7 & 8 of the request form), with signed approval from the parent/legal guardian, school counselor, principal, and DCPS Central Office Dual Enrollment Coordinator within the specified deadlines (see page 7 of the Dual Credit Request Form).

Please contact Emily Huey (DCPS College Prep Programs, Coordinator) at [email protected] for additional information or questions regarding the DCPS Dual Credit request policy.