Oxon Hill, MD 20745
In keeping with our goals to ensure that every child is college and career-ready, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) high school juniors and seniors have the opportunity to earn college credit, while still in high school through the Dual Enrollment Program.
Dual Enrollment Program Background: The College Readiness and Completion Act of 2013, Senate Bill 740 establishes a number of requirements designed at increasing college readiness and degree completion in the State. The bill includes a number of specific higher education initiatives from across the nation that streamline into this legislative act. The Bill’s targeted initiatives include dual enrollment, which provides eligible high school students the opportunity to take college courses while still in high school.
PGCPS will pay tuition for all students dually enrolled in qualified courses at any Maryland public college or university. Additionally, fees and textbooks are paid for students who receive free and reduced meals.
PGCPS currently has formal agreements, Memorandum of Understandings, with Prince George's Community College and Bowie State University. As a benefit of the agreement, students are able to receive dual credit (credit that appears on both a student’s college and high school transcript). Additionally, the college shares student grades directly with PGCPS. If students are participating in Dual Enrollment at an institution where PGCPS does not have a formal agreement, grades must be submitted to the student’s high school to be added to their high school transcript.