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Bowie State University Dual Enrollment Program

Bowie State University (BSU) and Prince George's County Public School (PGCPS) have entered into an agreement to allow qualifying juniors and seniors to take courses at the university, which will serve to meet high school graduation requirements and to accumulate college credits. This program which began in fall 2015 is a great example of colleges and communities working together to enrich the lives of young people. Not only will students be able to take college courses but also they will be able to experience college life as they begin to make plans for their future.

Bowie State University with over 150 years of providing continuous educational experiences to students throughout this region and within the State of Maryland is proud to be able to reach out to the high school level and provide young people with new and exciting educational experiences. This partnership with PGCPS serves to begin a continued effort on the part of the BSU to reach into the community to provide a variety of different services, interactions, and partnerships, which will be mutually beneficial.

Potential and continuing Dual Enrollment students must submit an online PGCPS application and a BSU online application. The PGCPS application must be processed before the BSU application is submitted.  The PGCPS application is used in part to obtain information and approval from the student's Counselor and Principal approving their participation and courses.  Once the PGCPS application is submitted for counselor course approvals at the schools, BSU is informed about the eligibility of the student to participate in the program and courses the student is allowed to take. 

To be eligible for participation in the program, students must:

  1. Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade on the first day of the semester in which the course is offered. This will apply to rising 11th (second-semester 10th graders) and 12th graders (second-semester 11th graders) during the summer session.
  2. Demonstrate, via placement test, college readiness in math English and /or Reading. Results of Accuplacer, ACT, and SAT may be used to determine readiness for college-level work. Minimum scores for college readiness are listed in the Appendix of the BSU/PGCPS handbook.
  3. Maintain a 2.5 high school cumulative GPA. Alternatively, a 3.0 unweighted GPA can be used if placement scores are not available.

Students who are interested in taking either English or mathematics must complete either Accuplacer, the SAT, or the ACT. The results from either of these tests will allow the University to place you into the appropriate math class. Bowie State University will use the scores submitted with the application to identify the appropriate math or English course. A copy of the current high school transcript must also be submitted with the application forms.

Applying for Summer/Fall 2023

Students who are interested in participating in the program should read the BSU/PGCPS Dual Enrollment Handbook (pdf) to learn more about the details of the program. Application for Summer/Fall 2023 requires the completion of 2 separate applications. One application is from PGCPS and the other application is a BSU admissions application.

  • Students must first complete the Prince George's County Public School's/ Bowie State University Dual Enrollment Application due by April 27, 2023.  CLICK HERE on or after April 1, 2023 for Summer/ and or Fall 2023 application
  • Students must then complete a Bowie State University Admissions application 
  • Students must submit to BSU your high school transcript
  • Students must submit to BSU any placement scores (Accuplacer, SAT, or ACT) for use during BSU course placement advising
  • Documents should be submitted to
  • After completing both applications students should schedule an appointment with the Director of Continuing Education for advising and registration.  Go to the Continuing Education Website on BSUs website and use the link to schedule an appointment.  Schedule Here:  Appointment Scheduler for Dual Enrollment

New students in the Dual Enrollment program should take a minute to review the Orientation Presentation (pdf).

Contact the Continuing Education Office at Bowie State University to discuss the courses offered in the upcoming semester or session.

Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at Bowie State University if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance in this process. Our phone number is 301-860-3991 and our email address is


Contact Information:

Jerry Isaac
Director of Continuing Education and External Programs
Office of Continuing Education and External Programs
1128 Thurgood Marshall