Dual Enrollment Students

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Dual enrollment allows you to take classes at CSM for college credit, while satisfying your high school graduation requirements. Talk to your high school counselor about some classes at CSM that can help fulfill your high school graduation requirements. For more information, call 301-934-2251 or contact the Call Center.

You must complete an application, complete college level placement options and submit a signed form by the following dates: July 15 for the fall semester; December 15 for the spring semester; and May 15 for the summer semesters.

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.

Want to learn more about Dual Enrollment?  Sign up to attend an upcoming virtual Dual Enrollment information session by clicking below:

Calvert County - March 2, 2021 at 6:00pm

Charles County - March 3, 2021 at 6:00pm

St. Mary's County - March 4, 2021 at 6:00pm

You can also view the Dual Enrollment Night presentation by clicking on your county below:

Steps to Enroll

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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.

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2. Complete the Dual Enrollment Form (Read carefully to select which option applies for your class)

Option 1: For CSM Campus based classes ONLY

  • 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.

 Dual Enrollment Form for taking classes on CSM's Campus

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:

Option 2: For Dual In-School classes ONLY

  • Complete the electronic Dual Enrollment form, which requires the student's signature and the parent's signature, and email it to  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 email 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 watching the email address they included on their application.  Also, please be sure to use a personal email address and not a school email address when applying.

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3: Demonstrate College Level Placement (for CSM Campus based classes ONLY)

Option #1: High School Transcript

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.

St. Mary’s County: Latasha Baker,
Calvert County: Lee Desmarais,
Charles County: Mary Prather,

*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.

Option #2 - SAT/ACT Scores

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 still take the Math portion of the CSM placement test.


Registration Session

4. Meet with an Enrollment Coordinator (for CSM Campus based classes ONLY)

Make an appointment with an Enrollment Coordinator to meet, register for classes, and make payment. All documentation must have be received before the appointment.

Schedule an appointment in your high school’s county: 

  • Charles County: Mary Prather, or 301-934-7862
  • St. Mary's County: Latasha Baker, or 240-725-5456
  • Calvert County: Lee Desmarais, or 443-550-6007

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