Dual Enrollment

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Dual enrollment allows you to take classes at CSM for college credit, while satisfying your high school graduation requirements.

Dual Enrollment students receive a 50% discount off the tuition and will pay 100% of the combined fees when they register for a college class on campus or within their high school. Students who participate have full access to all college services including clubs, free tutoring, learning support workshops, library resources, and workout rooms. Home school students may participate as well. They will receive 50% discount on tuition if they report to the Board of Education or an MSDE approved umbrella organization.

Steps to Enroll If you're taking classes on a CSM campus

1. Apply

Apply Online

Be sure to indicate on your application that you are interested in participating in the Dual Enrollment program. We encourage you to apply several weeks prior to the enrollment deadline so you have plenty of time to complete all steps.
 

2. Complete the Dual Enrollment Form

Speak with your high school counselor about taking dual classes on the CSM campus to ensure that you are eligible to participate in the program and to review graduation requirements. Home school students will also use this Dual Enrollment Form. Complete the appropriate form:

Please be sure to allow plenty of time for processing.

Click on the link below to access a list of approved courses for your county:


3. Demonstrate College Level Placement

Option #1: High School Transcript Option #2: SAT/ACT Scores

Attach a PDF copy of your high school transcript while completing the online Dual Enrollment Form, or send a PDF copy via email to your CSM Enrollment Coordinator (see below). Students can access this record in their high school account. If using option #1, you must have a cumulative unweighted 2.75 high school GPA or higher.

*Out-of-County Students: Students in Prince George’s County should contact Mary Prather, and students in Anne Arundel County should contact Lee Desmarais.

Home-schooled and private school students should contact the CSM Enrollment Coordinator in their county to discuss placement options and requirements.

If you have taken either exam, attach a PDF of your official score report while completing the online Dual Enrollment Form, or email a PDF score report of your SAT or ACT scores to your CSM Enrollment Coordinator. Students can access these reports in their College Board or ACT accounts. If using option #2, you must have a cumulative 2.5 high school GPA or higher.

  • Submit SAT Score of 530 or higher in Math (for placement into MTH-1010 and MTH-1015)
  • Submit SAT Score of 570 or higher in Math (for placement into MTH-1115, MTH-1120, MTH-1130, or MTH-1150)
  • Submit SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing Test Score of 480 or higher
  • Submit ACT Score of 21 or higher in English and Reading
  • Submit ACT Score of 21-23 in Math (for placement into MTH-1010 and MTH-1015)
  • Submit ACT Score of 24 or higher in Math (for placement into MTH-1115, MTH-1120, MTH-1130, or MTH-1150)

Please note that if you wish to take a higher level Math course than your SAT/ACT scores demonstrate, you should take the Aleks math placement test.



4. Meet with an Enrollment Coordinator

Make an appointment with an Enrollment Coordinator to discuss educational goals, register for classes, complete college orientation, and make payment arrangements. All documentation must be received before the appointment.

Schedule an appointment in your high school’s county: 

Dual Enrollment students cannot register on their own and must work with an Enrollment Coordinator.

 

Steps to Enroll If you're taking classes at your high school

Dual classes are offered in the high schools through an exciting partnership with the school or school district. The student will not need to come to the college campus for these classes. All instruction will take place in their high school classroom. Examples of these dual courses are Honors Composition and Rhetoric, Pre-Calculus, and Algebra III. This opportunity is not the same as the College Board's AP program.

1. Apply

Apply Online

Be sure to indicate on your application that you are interested in participating in the Dual Enrollment program. We encourage you to apply several weeks prior to the enrollment deadline so you have plenty of time to complete all steps. Deadlines for these class registrations are typically at the end of January.
 

2. Complete the Dual Enrollment Form

  • Complete the electronic Dual Enrollment form provided to you, which requires the student's signature and the parent's signature, and e-mail it to aod@csmd.edu.  Forms are available from the high school teacher of the subject in which the student will be earning college credits.
  • Once this form is received, CSM will send it to the high school teacher for signature.  CSM will then register the student for the college credits once the form is received from the teacher.
  • The student will receive a registration confirmation via the e-mail address provided on the student's CSM application with instructions on how to pay and request a transcript.  The student needs to have applied and provided their social security number on their application in order for their registration to be processed.

Please make sure that the student is monitoring the e-mail address they included on their application.  Also, please be sure to use a personal e-mail address and not a school e-mail address when applying and e-mailing forms.

 

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