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Jump Start to College

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The Montgomery College and Montgomery County Public Schools partnership is offering an opportunity for students to invest in their future and get a jump start on their college degree and career!  The Jump Start to College Pathway is available to all MCPS students, and enables students to earn college credit while still in high school.  Following a traditional high school curriculum initially, students progress and enroll in Montgomery College coursework during their junior and senior years of high school.  Students can progress at their own pace, working with Dual Enrollment Program Assistants (DEPA) to determine their ideal schedule and balance between high school and college coursework. 


To participate in the Jump Start to College Pathway, students should be able to satisfy the admission requirements and regulations for the general Dual Enrollment Program.  


The Jump Start to College Pathway is available to all qualified MCPS high school students.  Students should reach out to their MCPS DEPAnew window, who will assist in admission and registration each semester.  Students should also begin planning their Jump Start by reviewing this sample pathway (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) .  The attached sample shows how a student can earn 30 college credits before graduating high school.  


After reviewing their Jump Start to College Pathway, students should follow the MCPS admission and registration procedures for the general Dual Enrollment program.  Admission to the program requires applying to MC, creating specific Dual Enrollment student accounts, having appropriate assessment scores/placement in place and reviewing available coursework.  

Contact Us

Additional information can be found on the Montgomery County Public Schools Dual Enrollment webpagenew window.  If you have additional questions about the Jumpstart to College Pathway, please email dualenrollment@montgomerycollege.edunew window for more information.