Dual Enrollment

The dual enrollment program allows exceptional high school juniors and seniors to get a head start on the college academic experience, earning college credits while in high school. The program is designed to help students become familiar with academic work at the college level and have the opportunity to interact with College faculty. Depending on their high school schedule, students typically take 1-3 classes per semester. A maximum of 18 credits may be earned through the program. Dual enrollment students may not exceed 11 credits in any given semester. Enrollment is on a space available basis.

Students may enroll in the fall, spring or summer semesters and have the opportunity to discuss academic goals and post-secondary options with a Hood College academic adviser. Most classes at the 100- and 200-level are open to dual enrollment students; they may enroll in 300-level courses when the prerequisites have been met or with permission of the instructor. Dual enrollment students pay a reduced tuition rate of $175 per credit and are responsible for additional fees (lab, music practice rooms, parking permit), required course material and books.

Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements:

  • Currently enrolled as a high school junior or senior.
  • Have a cumulative unweighted grade point average of 3.50 or greater in a college preparatory, honors, Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate curriculum.

Dual Enrollment applicants will be required to:

  • Complete a dual enrollment application form.
  • Submit an official high school transcript.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from high school counselor or principal.
  • Submit a letter of approval to participate from parent or guardian. 

Students interested in the dual enrollment program must apply through the admission office; for information contact 301-696-3400, admission@hood.edu.

Complete and submit the application by: fall semester – August 1; spring semester – December 15