I am currently enrolled in high school in Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, or Talbot County as a junior or senior and I wish to take courses at Chesapeake for college credit and possibly transfer them back to my home high school.
Why Consider Dual Enrollment?
- Experience college work while still in high school.
- Earn college credits that will appear on a Chesapeake College transcript and may transfer back to the high school.
- Earn college credit that may transfer to many in- and out-of-state colleges.
- Save money, since Dual Enrollment students pay only 75% of the regular tuition.
- Explore different fields of study.
Who Can Participate?
To participate in Dual Enrollment through the high school and Chesapeake College, a high school student:
- Must be a high school junior or senior and
- Must be at least 16 years old and
- Must possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater and
- Must receive approval from the high school guidance counselor or authorizer to participate and parent/guardian approval and
- Be enrolled in one of the public school systems in the college's service region (must be a resident of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, or Talbot County) 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.
NOTE: Many home-schooled students may be eligible to participate in this program. Please contact the Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-822-5400 ext. 2240 or 2287 for more information.
How Can I Participate?
See if you're eligible to participate: You must be at least 16 years old, have completed your sophomore year of high school with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, and be enrolled in an eligible high school in our service region. Please see above section for details.
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 and Grant Form with all of the required signatures.
Submit your college application to the Office of Admissions. You can apply online here.
Work with our Admissions Office if you have questions regarding the Dual Enrollment Grant opportunities.
Payment of Tuition, Fees & Financial Assistance
- Chesapeake College charges Dual Enrollment students tuition at a 25% discount plus applicable college fees for credit courses. Tuition is further discounted for public school students by 10% (paid by the local Board of Education) for the first four Dual Enrollment courses taken by a student. Local Boards of Education pay 100% of the tuition (but not the fees) for free/reduced lunch-eligible students for the first four Dual Enrollment courses. If you have questions regarding courses, tuition or fees, please contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com or 410-822-5400 ext. 2240 or2287. Students who drop a course after classes have begun are subject to any drop fees or tuition due as stated in the refund schedule established by the Business Office.
Notes: High school students may enroll in summer session courses, but Dual Enrollment tuition discounts do not apply. High school students pay full tuition and fees for any developmental/noncredit course taken.
- Grant Guidelines for All Applicants: Submit a Dual Enrollment Certification and Grant form application each semester to be considered for funding. For priority consideration, apply by May 15th for fall semester and December 10th for spring semester. Awards are based on available funds. Students demonstrating financial need are given first priority. Students must be registered for college courses for grant consideration, wait listed courses are not eligible. All grants may be awarded for up to four semesters, pending availability of funds. Dual Enrollment students must receive a final grade of A, B, or C in all college classes for future grant consideration. Individual Grant details and requirements provided on the Dual Enrollment Certification and Grant form.
Note: Federal financial aid is not available to (high school) dual enrollment students. Seniors may apply for FAFSA beginning October 1st of their senior year.
For more information, students should contact Chesapeake College's Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-822-5400 ext. 2240 or 2287. Fax: 410-827-5878.