What is Dual Enrollment
Dual Enrollment (DE) courses allow you to earn your high school diploma and college credits simultaneously at a fraction of the normal cost. Frederick Community College (FCC) offers a variety of dual enrollment options in partnership with Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS). Your goals determine which option is best for you. Contact your school counselor for more information on each program or to enroll. Private and homeschool students are eligible to participate in the Open Campus program.
Dual Enrollment Advising
Dual enrollment students may meet with FCC advisors for assistance with scheduling classes, choosing a major or career path, and connecting to college resources.
Steps for Dual Enrollment Students:
- Complete an FCPS Open Campus Dual Enrollment Student Packet provided by your high school and ensure all paperwork is signed by student, parent, and school staff.
- Complete the online application for the College. Once the FCC student identification number is received, determine the need for placement testing: .
- If exempt from placement testing, submit proof of the exemption to FCC.
- If not exempt, sit for the ACCUPLACER to determine college readiness.
- Complete advising:
- Speak with your high school guidance counselor.
- If needed, meet with an FCC academic advisor to select the college course(s).
- Complete registration for the college course(s). This can be completed online or at Registration & Records at FCC.
- Your Dual Enrollment discount will automatically be applied to your account within a week of registering for your class(es).
- Pay for your course(s) by the appropriate Drop Zone deadline.
- Purchase textbooks.
- Attend course(s).
If you are a student under the age of 16, you must follow the steps for Students Under 16 Years of Age Advising.
Under 16 Advising