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Bowie State University/Prince Georges County Public Schools

Bowie State University (BSU) and Prince Georges County Public School (PGCPS) have entered into a Dual Enrollment Agreement to allow qualifying juniors and seniors to take courses at the university which will serve to meet high school graduation requirements and to accumulate college credits.  This program which began in Fall 2015 is a great example of colleges and communities working together to enrich the lives of young people. Not only will students be able to take colleges courses but they will be able to experience college life as they began to make plans for their future.

Bowie State University with over 150 years of providing continuous educational experiences to students throughout this region and within the State of Maryland is proud to be able to reach out to the high school level and provide young people with new and exciting educational experiences. This partnership with PGCPS serves to begin a continued effort on the part of the BSU to reach into the community to provide a variety of different services, interactions, and partnerships which will be mutually beneficial.

To be eligible for participation in the program, students must:

  1. Be enrolled in the 11th or 12th grade on the first day of the semester in which the course is offered.  This will apply to rising 11th and 12th graders during the summer session.
  2. Demonstrate, via placement test, college readiness in math English and /or Reading. Results of Accuplacer, ACT and SAT may be used to determine readiness for college-level work.  Minimum scores for college readiness are listed in Appendix of the handbook.
  3. Maintain a 2.5 high school cumulative GPA.

Students who are interested in participating in the program should read the BSU/PGCPS Dual Enrollment Handbook to learn more about the details of the program.  Students should please use these links for the Partnership Application form and the Supplemental Application form in order to work with their School Counselors to identify classes which will benefit them.  The application form requires the approval of both their Counselor and the Principal of their high school.

These are the steps that will allow you to enter the dual enrollment program.

Students who are interested in taking either English or mathematics must complete either Accuplacer, the SAT or the ACT. The results from either of these tests will allow the University to place you into the appropriate math class. We will use the scores submitted with the application to identify the appropriate math or English course. A copy of the current high school transcript must also be submitted with the application forms.

New students in the Dual Enrollment program should take a minute to review the 2016 Orientation PowerPoint Presentation

We look forward to working with the students in PGCPS as they begin taking courses at Bowie State University. The experience will be very rewarding and beneficial for both the high school students in starting on the path to a higher education degree and for BSU in assisting the community.

Please contact the Office of Continuing Education if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance in this process. Our phone number is 301-860-3991 and our email address is jisaac@bowiestate.edu.