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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.

PGCPS currently has formal agreements, Memorandum of Understandings, with Prince George's Community College and Bowie State University. As part of the agreement, the list of courses that receive both high school and college credit have been identified. Additionally, the college shares student grades directly with PGCPS. If students are participating in Dual Enrollment at an institution where PGCPS does not have a formal agreement, grades must be submitted to the Department of College and Career Readiness and Innovative Programs, to be added to the high school transcript.  

Key registration dates to remember for Spring 2017 registration:

  • November 15: Application deadline for Prince George's Community College Spring enrollment, application must be submitted to Professional School Counselor.  
  • 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: 

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 month of February 2017. 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, October 5th and for Thursday, October 13th, please click here.
  
Session One
Oxon Hill High School
Auditorium
6701 Leyte Drive
Oxon Hill, MD 2045
Date: Wednesday, October 5th
Time: 6:30-8:00 PM
 
Session Two
Northwestern High School
Auditorium
7000 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Date: Thursday, October 13th
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM


  



 
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