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 25% discounted 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 become 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 the online College Admissions Application.
- Qualify for an Accuplacer exemption by meeting one or more of the following criteria:
- High school CUM GPA of 3.0 or higher – English exemption
- High school CUM GPA of 3.0 or higher and a grade of “C” or better in Algebra II – Math exemption
- Score of 500 or higher on the Reading section of the SAT – English exemption
- Score of 500 or higher on the Math section of the SAT – Math exemption
- Composite score of 21 or higher on the ACT – English and Math exemptions
- A final score of 3 or higher on both English and Math Advanced Placement (AP) courses.(Student must provide the advisor with documentation of each AP course with a score of 3, 4 or 5.
Documentation must contain the student’s first and last name. Students who don’t meet one or more of these criteria will need to complete the Accuplacer Assessment.
- Meet with a college advisor to review Accuplacer Assessment 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 for each semester. Dual Enrollment students are permitted to take fall and spring courses. Some home-schooled students may be eligible to participate in this program.
For more information, students should contact the Office of Admissions.
Career & Technology Articulation of High School Credit
Chesapeake College has Career & Technology Articulation agreements with each public school system in its service region (Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Talbot and Queen Anne’s counties). This program provides a seamless transition from high school to college, allowing students to earn free college credits for high school courses through the articulation process. To be eligible, a student must complete a Career & Technology eligible program of study in high school that articulates to a designated program of study at Chesapeake. Example: A student who completed an Early Childhood Program in high school could earn free college credit by pursuing a degree or certificate in Early Childhood Development at Chesapeake.
To earn free college credits, the student must:
- Receive a grade of “B” or better in the designated high school Career & Technology courses.
- Enroll at Chesapeake within 20 months of high school graduation (or with permission of the college’s Dean for Career & Professional Studies).
- Complete a Chesapeake College admissions application and check the “Career & Technology Articulation” box on the application.
- Select an articulated degree or certificate program as designated through an articulation agreement between Chesapeake and the student’s home county. (For details, see the articulation agreements summary for your county on the college website under Admissions.)
- Print out and complete the Evaluation of Career & Technology Articulation Credits form available on the college website, obtaining all required signatures (including high school counselor) and taking it with you when you go to register for your first semester of Chesapeake College classes.
- Request that an official high school transcript be sent to the Chesapeake College Office of Registration after high school graduation.
- Complete the next required college articulated “gateway” course in the program sequence at Chesapeake College with a grade of “C” or higher.
Procedure for determining the award of articulated credits: Once the appropriate college course(s) has been taken, the registrar verifies course grade and eligibility for award of credit. The registrar then posts appropriate credits to the student’s college transcript.
For more information, students should contact Chesapeake College’s Office of Admissions at 410-822-5400, ext. 2240 or 2287.