Students may enroll in a variety of courses at the college, provided they meet the Dual Enrollment criteria. The credits earned may be applied to a degree program at Montgomery College or may potentially be transferred to another institution.
For standard admission into Dual Enrollment, students who are at least 16 years old will:
- Have completed their sophomore year prior to their participation in the program.
- Have an articulated plan for high school and college attendance during their junior and/or senior years which will include all courses required for high school graduation with time remaining in the schedule to include college courses.
- Have an overall 2.75 (unweighted on a 4 point scale) cumulative grade point average at the end of their sophomore year or an overall 2.50 (unweighted on a 4 point scale) cumulative grade point average at the end of their junior year (verified by an official copy of their most recent high school transcript).
- Have met the prerequisite requirement(s) and assessment level(s) for each credit-bearing course they enroll in. Dual Enrollment students may not enroll in developmental courses or courses that combine developmental and college level work. DE students must test at 53+ ACCU Reading to be eligible to take any college courses.
- Have the approval of a parent (or guardian), high school counselor, and if necessary, the principal. Principal approval is required for all Maryland public school students seeking college courses through the College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013.
- Have submitted verification from their county's home school program office indicating that they are registered with the local school system. (HOME SCHOOLED STUDENT ONLY)
Exceptions (under extraordinary circumstances):
- DE Students who are at least 16 years old and enrolled in a public or private school, or equivalent, and who do not meet the requirements above, but whose achievement in a certain field of study is clearly exceptional may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. This achievement may be documented through testing or other means deemed necessary by the appropriate dean, department chair or faculty, and it must surpass the level of courses offered by the school attended.
- DE Students under age 16 (including those who are home schooled) by the first day of class of their initial entry term and any subsequent terms, must meet the prerequisite requirements and assessment level(s) for each credit-bearing course in which they enroll. Underage DE students (along with their parents/guardians) must be interviewed by the appropriate College official to obtain an exception to the age requirement and review program and College expectations. The student will be referred by the DE office to be interviewed by the appropriate College official at the appropriate time in the process.
Students without a high school diploma or GED and under the age of 16 years old by the first day of their initial entry term are considered Underage Students. Underage students are not eligible for standard admission into the College. Under extraordinary circumstances an exception may be made to allow underage students to participate at the College through Dual Enrollment as follows:
- Students under age 16 (including those who are home-schooled) must meet the standard requirements for admission to the College and Dual Enrollment program. Student must also meet the prerequisite requirements and assessment level(s) for each credit-bearing course in which they enroll.
- Underage students (along with their parents/guardians) must be interviewed by the Dual Enrollment Manager (Associate Director of Academic Initiatives) to obtain an exception to the age requirement. A referral to meet with the Associate Director will be provided to the student through the Dual Enrollment Office at the appropriate time in the process. Students should follow the regular Dual Enrollment admissions process.
- Dual Enrollment (DE) students are subject to all Policies and Procedures as well as Academic Regulations and Standards of Montgomery College.
- The College reserves the right to make the final decision on admission. Final decisions will rest with the College in accordance with the policy, guidelines, and procedures for admissions.
- Dual Enrollment students may enroll in two (2) courses or up to seven (7) credits each term, during fall, winter and spring semesters and up to two (2) courses during each summer session.
- Students are responsible for paying all required tuition & fees and purchasing any required textbooks, materials and supplies associated with their registered course(s).
- All Dual Enrollment students seeking any accommodations for assessment testing or a college course must be registered through MC’s Disability Support Services. Documentation should be submitted at least six (6) weeks prior to testing and/or the start of the semester in order to ensure timely services.
- Earned college credit may be used to fulfill the credit requirement for the HS diploma, as outlined by the Maryland Department of Education (COMAR 13A.03.02.05). HS Principal’s approval must be obtained prior to the start of each semester.
- Continued eligibility to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program is contingent upon successful completion with a minimum grade of "C" or better in previous college course(s). Students who withdraw with a “W” on their transcript may also be ineligible for future participation. Students must continue to meet the Dual Enrollment standards and follow the same procedures for enrollment. Student must also satisfy all financial obligations to MC prior to enrollment.
- Student MUST submit all appropriate documents including their most recent transcript, a Dual Enrollment Approval Form and DE registration/schedule change form with appropriate signatures for each semester they intend to take college courses. Students may be required to submit forms electronically via an online system.