High School Students

  • Current High School Students

    Students who are still in high school are sometimes eligible to take college courses as follows:

     Dual Enrollment—Prince George’s County Public School Students

    The Dual Enrollment Program allows qualifying Prince George’s County Public Schools juniors and seniors to take college courses at PGCC while also satisfying high school requirements.  The program was expanded in response to Senate Bill 740, The College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013. 

    In order to qualify, students must be rising or current juniors or seniors, have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, score proficient in at least one section of a college admissions test (Accuplacer, SAT, or SAT), and be in good standing at PGCC.  PGCPS will pay tuition for all students dually enrolled in qualifying courses, as well as fees and books for students receiving free and reduced meals at school.  Students not receiving free and reduced meals are responsible for paying for their fees and books. 

    Please meet with your high school guidance counselor to ensure eligibility for the program and begin the process of enrolling. 

    For more information, please see the dual enrollment documents on this page.  

    Additionally, for more information, please contact the Dual Enrollment Coordinator in the Office of Recruitment at (301) 546-0864. 

     Concurrent Enrollment—Private and Home School Students

    The Concurrent Enrollment Program allows qualifying Prince George’s County private and home school juniors and seniors to take college courses at PGCC while also satisfying high school requirements. 

    In order to qualify, students must be rising or current juniors or seniors, have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, score proficient in at least one section of a college admissions test (Accuplacer, SAT, ACT, or CLEP), and be in good standing at PGCC.  Concurrent enrollment students will receive a 50% tuition discount as part of the program.  Each private and home school will determine if and how to award dual credit for courses completed at PGCC.

    The concurrent enrollment steps are as follows:

    1. Complete the online application at www.pgcc.edu and select “Concurrent Enrollment” for program 
    2. Take a college placement test and receive college-level scores 
    3. Complete the concurrent enrollment form with your private or home school 
    4. Complete SOAR online 
    5. Meet with the PGCC Dual Enrollment Coordinator for approval of your application packet 
    6. Register for classes 
    7. View and pay your bill 
    8. Obtain PGCC student ID and purchase textbooks 
    9. If you wish to register during the final week before classes begin, contact the PGCC Dual Enrollment Coordinator 
    10. Attend orientation 

     The concurrent enrollment form and a more detailed process outline are available on this page. 

    For more information, please contact the Dual Enrollment Coordinator in the Office of Recruitment at (301) 546-0864.

     Early Admission

    The Early Admission Program is for Prince George’s County high school students who wish to complete their high school graduation requirements by attending the college as full-time students during their senior year. Since students must first meet all high school requirements for participation in this program, each student should contact a high school counselor to determine his or her eligibility before contacting the college. Call the Admissions and Records Office, 301-546-0802, for more information regarding the entrance requirements for this program. If admitted, students must identify themselves as Early Admission under Program of Study. The application deadline for early admission consideration is June 30.

     Underage Students—Talented and Gifted Program

    The Talented and Gifted program (TAG) is for students under 16 years of age who do not yet have a high school diploma or GED and who cannot meet the grade-level or age requirements for concurrent enrollment. Such students must meet one or more of the following criteria:

    1. Identification by the student’s public school Board of Education or private school governing board as talented and gifted according to their published criteria. 
    2. Completion of at least the seventh grade and a standardized test score of 1200 on the SAT (with no less than 500 in either the verbal or math portion) or 22 on the ACT. Designation as a PSAT/NMSQT finalist or semifinalist also will suffice. 
    3. Admission to a recognized TAG program in the state of Maryland or identification by local professionally qualified individuals or entities as having outstanding abilities in a particular field that would qualify them for advanced study in that area. The college reserves the right to determine whether or not it will recognize a program or professional entity as meeting this criterion prior to accepting the recommendation. 
    4.  Students who are home schooled may, in lieu of the first two criteria listed, be assessed by a psychometrist or other professional qualified to administer and interpret the results of one of the following tests: Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills, Test of Cognitive Skills, or WISC-III. The student must score in the 95th percentile or higher by age.

    In addition to the preceding, any student who wishes to enroll under this program must: 

    1.  Submit the application for admission indicating the TAG program in Program of Study. 
    2. Pay the nonrefundable $25.00 application fee. 
    3. Take the college’s placement test battery and achieve scores indicative of readiness for college-level work in all three areas—reading, English and mathematics. 
    4.  Attend an interview with the director of Admissions and Records to review program requirements. One or both parents also must be present. 
    5.   Enroll in no more than two daytime courses per semester with continuance dependent upon satisfactory performance in all previous semesters. 

     For necessary forms and more information on this special admission program, contact the Admissions and Records Office, 301-546-0801.