DUAL ENROLLMENT OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES (for MDC employees only)
- List of dual enrollment courses - MDC & M-DCPS have established a list of eligible dual enrollment courses which meet the high school graduation requirements, in addition to the statewide approved Dual Enrollment Course Equivalency List. This list is available on www.facts.org.
- Course offering - Dual Enrollment courses may be offered during, after school, and during, the summer. They may be offered at the college or at the high school site, upon request. For more information, see the list of MDC - M-DCPS Dual Enrollment Courses List.
- A Memorandum of Understanding will be signed by the High School principal and the College Campus President when there is a request by the school to have a college faculty member to teach the dual enrollment course at the high school site.
The school (M-DCPS School Board) will be responsible for reimbursing the college for cost of instruction and administration.
See template of Memorandum of Understanding.
- Enrollment - High School students (in 10th, 11th or 12th grade) participating in the dual enrollment program will be allowed to take 2 college credit courses per semester, excluding labs. Seniors will not be allowed to take dual enrollment courses during the summer "A" term due to the fact that the school year ends prior to the college academic term. The dual enrollment course is to be used toward high school graduation.
- Textbooks are provided to M-DCPS public high school students at no cost. Students will be issued a school voucher by their high school guidance counselor to submit to the College Bookstore in order to receive the textbooks. At the end of the term, the books should be returned to the high school designated person, who will account for it. M-DCPS has established a textbook procedure).
The cost for textbooks for Charter School students must be paid for directly by the Charter School.
Private high school students and home school students must pay for their own books. Students attending charter schools should contact their institutions concerning payment of their textbooks.
- Transcripts - It is the responsibility of both institutions to keep all appropriate student records. Transcripts of dual enrollment courses are transmitted electronically to M-DCPS, and are available at the High School at the end of each term.
- Class attendance - the college expects dual enrollment students to adhere to the College calendar and to attend classes regularly and on time.
- Withdrawal - Dual Enrollment students are responsible for completing the appropriate paperwork during the designated time (drop period). They should notify their high school guidance counselor if they are withdrawing from a course. The consequences of not withdrawing form a college course "officially" may be detrimental to the student, as they receive a failing grade that will affect their GPA and future as it will be reflected on the College Transcript.
- Transportation - Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to the college campus.