Dual Enrollment Program
Dual Enrollment is a program that allows high school juniors and seniors 16 years of age and older who have a cumulative high school grade-point average of at least 2.5 to earn college credit while still in high school. Chesapeake College's program, which offers a reduced tuition to participants, is available to high school students in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, and Talbot counties. The college credit earned by Dual Enrollment students can often be applied toward high school graduation requirements. In all cases, the credits earned at Chesapeake will be part of the student's permanent college record.
Dual Enrollment Program Eligibility Requirements
To participate in Dual Enrollment through the high school and Chesapeake College, a high school student must:
- be a high school junior or senior;
- be at least 16 years of age;
- possess a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above
- be enrolled in one of the public school systems in the College's service region or in a non-profit institution offering instruction at the secondary level that is either operating with a Certificate of Approval issued by the Maryland State Department of Education or registered with the Department as a Church exempt school, and
- be certified by an official of the high school as meeting all of the eligibility requirements outlined above.
General Admission Procedures for Dual Enrollment Students
- Complete your sophomore year of high school.
- Meet with your guidance counselor or other high school official to discuss your interest in the program. With the assistance of the high school official, complete the Dual Enrollment Certification Form with all of the required signatures.
- Complete and submit a college application to the Office of Admissions.
- Complete the Academic Skills Assessment (ASA), if you plan to enroll in a general education course or if you plan to take seven or more credits in a given semester. (Dual Enrollment students may qualify for a placement test exemption depending on the SAT or ACT scores.)
- Meet with a college advisor to review placement test scores and to register for classes.
NOTE: In order to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program, a student must submit a Dual Enrollment Certification Form at the time of registration each semester. Dual Enrollment students are permitted to take fall, winterim, spring, and/or summer courses. Some home-schooled students may be eligible to participate in this program.
For more information, students should contact Chesapeake College's Office of Admissions or their high school guidance counselor.
If there is inaccurate information on this page, please send corrections or comments to Kathy Petrichenko.