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 College Readiness and Completion Act

In keeping with our goals to insure 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 into a streamlines legislative act. The Bill’s targeted initiatives include dual enrollment (providing eligible high school students the opportunity to take college courses). You may be eligible for participation.

PGCPS will pay tuition for all students dually enrolled in qualified courses at any Maryland public college or university. Fees and textbooks will be paid for students who receive free and reduced meals.

Key registration dates to remember for Summer and Fall 2016 registration:

  • April 21: Application deadline for Prince George's Community College Spring enrollment, application must be submitted to Professional School Counselor.
  • May 15 (Summer) and July 15 (Fall): Registration deadline for College of Southern Maryland  
  • May 1 (Summer) and August 1 (Fall): Spring registration deadline for University of Maryland  
  • Ongoing registration until classes are filled, Bowie State University and Anne Arundel Community College  

For more information please speak with your professional school counselor, or email us at: dual.enrollment@pgcps.org.

Accuplacer Testing: Spring 2016:

High school juniors and seniors, with a 2.5 minimum GPA, have an opportunity to take the Accuplacer test, at their high school, free of charge. The Accuplacer is a college placement exam that is administered online. Detailed information about the test is found here, using this web link - http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/accuplacer-tests. Students should check with their high school for the scheduled test date, during the weeks of Feb 1 - 23. Students are only permitted to take the exam once during this time. Sample Accuplacer test questions and study guide app are located at - http://bit.ly/1St1PD7. Students who have previously taken the exam, and are satisfied with their scores, are not required to retake it. 

Parent Information Sessions:
To view the presentation from the Parent Information Sessions held on Wednesday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 15, please click here.
  
Session One 
Date:        Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time:        6:30 p.m.
Location:  Northwestern High School
                  7000 Adelphi Road
                  Hyattsville, MD 20782
 
Session Two
Date:         Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Time:         6:30 p.m.
Location:   Oxon Hill High School
                  6701 Leyte Drive
                  Oxon Hill, MD 20745