The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is committed to providing high-quality dual enrollment opportunities for students in both public and public charter schools and has supported these efforts across the District through scholarships, policy guidance and working groups comprised of local education agency (LEA) staff. Dual enrollment allows high school students to experience the academic rigor of college courses and understand what is required for success in college.
DC Dual Enrollment Consortium Program
In 2018, OSSE, in partnership with LEAs and IHEs in the greater Washington, DC area, developed the Dual Enrollment Consortium Program to promote increased equity and access to dual enrollment opportunities for District of Columbia public and public charter school students.
The DC Dual Enrollment Consortium Program allows participating high school students to enroll in approved college courses at a postsecondary institution and potentially earn college and/or high school credit. Please review the information below for additional details about participation and timelines.
Benefits of Dual Enrollment
Dual enrollment allows high school students to experience the academic rigor of college courses and better understand what is required of them to succeed in college by enabling the students to enroll in approved college courses, taken at a postsecondary institution, and earn college and/or high school credit.
In addition, dual enrollment:
- Provides students with a head start on the college experience;
- Offers a diverse array of courses for students;
- Students may be able to transfer credits earned to a two-year or four-year institution;
- Dual enrollment is a cost-effective way to earn college credit; and
- Students can explore various careers and majors before enrolling in college full time.
Dual Enrollment Consortium Program Student Eligibility Requirements:
- Students must be enrolled in an eligible District of Columbia public or public charter school and pursuing a secondary credential such as a high school diploma or GED.
- Click here to view each IHE's minimum grade point average (GPA) requirements.
DC Dual Enrollment Consortium Program Cost:
- There is NO COST to students, parents or guardians if a student is selected for the DC Dual Enrollment Consortium Program.
- OSSE will fund the cost of tuition and books for up to two (3-credit) courses per semester. The number of courses in which a student may enroll is at the discretion of the institution of higher education (IHE) and local education agency (LEA) depending on the student’s academic performance to date.
For additional information, please contact:
Kalecia Baity, Program Manager
College and Career Readiness
Postsecondary & Career Education
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
Email: [email protected]