Dual Enrollment Program
Students enrolled in a dual enrollment program simultaneously take high school courses and accredited college courses through the College of Southern Maryland. The dual enrollment programs allow high school students to receive credits for high school graduation and college credit. Students accepted into one of the dual enrollment programs will also benefit from receiving their tuition and fees paid.
A student is considered enrolled in the Dual In-School Program if he or she is taking the course for both high school and college credit while remaining on the high school campus. Tuition and fees for enrollment in this program are paid by CCPS. Students who choose this option will take the course at one of CCPS’s high schools, register in a CSM section of the course when the CSM enrollment advisor visits, and receive CSM credits as if they were taking the course at one of their campuses. Students who take advantage of this opportunity do not have to attend classes on a CSM campus. They receive all of their instruction within their high school.
A student is considered enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Program if he or she is taking the course for both high school credit and community college credit while taking the course at the College of Southern Maryland. CCPS pays tuition and fees for students enrolled in this program. Students will find the College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick campus, the most accessible and convenient campus, but they may choose to take classes from any of the four campuses of the College of Southern Maryland. While the college tries to schedule classes that appeal to students in the afternoon, students may take approved classes at any time that fits their schedule. Requirements for dual enrollment can be found in the High School Educational Planning Guide.
A student is considered enrolled in the Concurrent College Enrollment Program if he or she is earning community college credit for a course taken at CSM, which is not offered through CCPS, and simultaneously earning high school credit for courses taken at his or her high school. These college courses do not satisfy high school graduation requirements. Importantly, CCPS does NOT pay tuition and fees for students enrolled in this program.
Open to rising seniors, this tuition-free program is an opportunity to experience being a full-time college student, save money, and earn a full year’s worth of college credits. Students will take college classes on the CSM Prince Frederick Campus their senior year, while simultaneously fulfilling their high school graduation requirements. Students will earn their high school diploma while also earning a General Studies Transfer Certificate at CSM. Aligning with the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, this program for the 2023-2024 academic year is open to rising seniors from CCPS high schools.
Meet with your high school counselor to determine if the dual enrollment program is a good option for your student.