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Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment

Earn College Credit or a College Degree While In High School
What's New?

Fall 2024 Info for Early College and Virtual Middle College:  Early College aplication now closed.

Current 8th grade MCPS students: Learn about Virtual Middle College options starting in 9th grade.

Jumpstart to College (individual courses):

Winter/Spring Enrollment:

  • Winter registration began October 9th (Classes start on December 18th)
  • Spring Registration began October 30th (Classes start on January 22nd)
  • Follow the steps new windowto request a winter or spring class

Dual Enrollment allows qualified students to be fully admitted and enrolled at Montgomery College while completing high school.  

Students will earn a college degree through our early college or middle college programs or earn individual college credits through a Jumpstart to College pathway, all while still completing their high school diploma requirements.  

Students are registered for standard college courses taught by Montgomery College professors on our campuses, online or at select high school sites. 

See Frequently Asked Questions and other resources below.

Spanish/Espanol:  Aprenda sobre las oportunidades ofrecidas por el programa de matrícula simultánea (Dual Enrollment) para los estudiantes de escuela secundaria en MCPS. La oficina de iniciativas académicas de Montgomerry College en colaboración con MCPS, ha producido un video informativo en españolnew window sobre el programa de matrícula simultánea. En el video participa una de las coordinadoras del programa Universidad temprana (Early College). 

Amharic/አማርኛ:  የሞንትጎመሪ ኮሌጅ አካዳሚክ ኢንሺዬቲቭ ቢሮ ከኮሚኒቲ ኢንጌጅመንት ጋር በመተባበር ስለዱዋል ኢንሮልመንት ገለጻ የሚሰጥ አማርኛ ቪድዮ አውጥትዋል፤
ቪድዮውን ለመመልከት  ሊንኩን   ይጫኑnew window 

Jumpstart to College

Jumpstart to College enables students to be admitted and enrolled in college courses at MC, earning college credit while still in high school. Qualifying MCPS, private, out-of-county and homeschooled students may take one course or a pathway of courses that allows them to continue at MC or transfer credits after HS graduation.

Early College

The Early College program provides MCPS students an opportunity to  earn a college degree, attend college courses on MC's campus, experiencing college life in 11th and 12th grade  while completing  their HS diploma requirements.  College tuition and textbooks are also covered.

Middle College

The Middle College Program provides MCPS students an opportunity to earn a college degree while still attending their home high school.  Students may participate in MC2 at Northwest or Northwood HS, P-TECH at Clarksburg HS or the Virtual Middle College at any MCPS high school including the MCPS Virtual Academy.  Students will simultaneously earn a college degree and HS diploma by the end of their 12th grade year.

Are you a...

MCPS Student?

Options for MCPS Students: As a MCPS student, there are many dual enrollment options available to you.  Students from 9th to 12th grade may enroll at MC and take just one course, or enough to earn a college degree while still in high school.

Noncredit options for MCPS Students: MC's Workforce Development and Continuing Education, in partnership with MCPS, offers qualified HS junior and seniors the opportunity to enroll AT NO COST in select noncredit courses to enhance students’ work skills and provide industry related job certifications.

Private School Student?

Options for private school students: As a private school student there are many dual enrollment options available to you.  Students from 9th to 12th grade may enroll at MC and take just one course or enough to earn significant credit towards a college degree while still in high school.

Home Schooled Student?

Options for home schooled students: MC requires that any home schooled high school student provide verification from their local school system that they are receiving home school instruction. 


Frequently Asked Questions: Topics include general information, college course options, getting registered, and tuition, fees and financial assistance.

Tuition and Financial Assistance: Tuition is free for all MCPS students.  Private and Homeschool student costs vary.

Academic Support: Whether you need to do a research paper or need tutoring and guidance, our academic support offices and resources are here to support and assist you.

Parents' Corner (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader - Link opens in new window) : We look forward to working with parents to support your student as they learn and grow in college. Parents' Corner information will assist you in understanding and empowering them to take control of their academic life, while enjoying the experience. 

Program Highlights: News and highlights.

Experiential Learning

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What People are Saying
My son took several classes at Montgomery College in his senior year of high school. Not only did he earn nine credits which transferred to a four-year university, but also he developed an understanding of the rigors and expectations of college-level coursework. And he enjoyed his professors, too.
MCPS Parent Jill F.