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Participate in Dual Enrollment

DCPS high school students have the opportunity to participate in one of three dual enrollment programs. 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 one 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 graduation from high school, participants are under no obligation to continue academic studies at any cooperating university. For more information about Dual Enrollment, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. DCPS will begin accepting applications for SY 2021-2022 on March 8, 2021. See below for a timeline of the DCPS Private Universities Dual Enrollment Fall 2021 Timeline.

DCPS Dual Enrollment Opportunities


DCPS Private Universities Dual Enrollment Fall 2021 Timeline​

Milestone Month Day

Info Sessions for Students & Families (record sessions to send out after)


Dual Enrollment Application Opens

March 8

Dual Enrollment Student Application Closes

April 30

Students receive Dual Enrollment decisions

June 14

Deadline for students to confirm participation

June 18

Waitlist invitations

June 25

Mandatory Student Orientation (Online) w/DCPS Central Office Representative

July 7

Students attend university-specific orientation




D’Shaun Vance, d’[email protected], (202) 770-5215