Dual Enrollment

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Earn College Credit or Work Towards a Degree While in High School

The Dual Enrollment Program provides the opportunity for a high school scholar to get an early start and earn credits towards a bachelor’s degree while still enrolled in high school. Participating in dual enrollment program at Coppin State University provides an opportunity for high school scholars to demonstrate readiness for university-level course work and completing university-level coursework that are accepted as credit towards a degree at Coppin State University. Our Dual Enrollment Program allows scholars the unique opportunity to take challenging university courses while completing high school graduation requirements. Courses identified for dual enrollment opportunities align with Maryland high school graduation requirements.

Admission Process & Requirements

How to Apply

Scholars who qualified to participate in the dual enrollment program must:

  1. Complete an application for dual enrollment at the high school to verify that they meet the qualifications/criteria for dual enrollment each semester.
  2. Secure the approval of the counselor to allow them to register for courses to be considered for dual credit.
  3. Complete the application indicating non-degree seeking status on application.
  4. Submit the application to Coppin State University Dual Enrollment Liaison.
  5. Register for Coppin State University courses once counselor provides approval.

It is important to note that a senior who is taking a dual credit course in the spring of senior year will not have the course grade applied to the calculation of valedictorian or salutatorian status at the high school.

To enroll in a university-level course at Coppin State, a high school student must

  • Be a 10th, 11th, or 12th grader on the first day of the semester in which the course is offered.
  • Have an articulated plan for high school and university attendance which will include all courses required for high school graduation with time remaining in the schedule to include university courses.
  • Maintain a 2.5 high school cumulative grade point average. And/or recommendation by school counselor/administration if scholar has extenuating circumstances.
  • Be enrolled in a Maryland public or private high school.
  • Have the full consent of guidance counselor/school administrator to register for university courses.
  • Have the full consent of parent/guardian to participate.
  • Receive a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in each course attempted to remain eligible for dual enrollment participation for the following semester.
  • It is highly recommended that scholars consider taking one of the first following eight classes: COSC 199, ECON 103, IDIS 103, PHIL 103, SOCI 201, HEED 101, HEED 105, SPCH105, THEA 211

Exceptions (under special circumstances):

  • Dual Enrollment scholars who are enrolled in a public or private school, or equivalent, and who do not meet the requirements above, but whose academic achievements have been clearly exceptional during their last three term(s), with a term grade point average of a 2.5, may be admitted on a case-by-case basis. These academic achievements may be documented through assessment testing, administration recommendation letter or other means deemed necessary by the appropriate Dual Enrollment Liaison.

Program Regulations

  1. Dual Enrollment (DE) scholars are subject to all Policies and Procedures as well as Academic Regulations and Standards of Coppin State University.
  2. Coppin State University reserves the right to make the final decision on admission. Final decisions will rest with the university in accordance with the policy, guidelines, and procedures for admissions.
  3. Dual Enrollment scholars generally enroll in one (1) to two (2) courses each term, during fall and spring semesters and up to two (2) courses during each summer session. The university makes the final decision on enrollment.
  4. Scholars seeking to take more courses per term may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
  5. Scholars from Baltimore City Public Schools and Coppin Academy High School may enroll in dual enrollment courses at no cost to the student, parent, or school. Books are paid by Baltimore city public schools for Baltimore city public schools scholars only. Scholars are responsible for purchasing any required textbooks, materials and supplies associated with their registered course(s).
  6. All Dual Enrollment scholars seeking any accommodations for assessment testing, or a university course must be registered through Student Accessibility Programs and Services regardless of their status at the high school level. Accommodations at the university level may vary from those provided through the K-12 schools. Documentation should be submitted at least six (6) weeks prior to testing and/or the start of the semester to ensure timely services.
  7. Earned university credit may be used to fulfill the credit requirement for the HS diploma, as outlined by the Maryland Department of Education (COMAR 13A.03.02).
  8. Continued eligibility to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program is contingent upon successful completion with a minimum grade of "C" or better in previous university course(s). Scholars who withdraw with a “W” on their transcript may also be ineligible for future participation.
  9. Scholars must continue to meet the Dual Enrollment standards and follow the same procedures for enrollment. Scholars must also satisfy any outstanding financial obligations prior to enrollment.
  10. All appropriate approvals and supporting documents must be received and verified prior to a student obtaining permission to enroll.
  11. High school scholars cannot register themselves and must be registered through the dual enrollment office.

Important Dates for Scholars

Spring 2024

Deadline Date
Priority Open Registration Spring 2024 September 1 through October 29, 2023
Last Day To Apply For Spring 2024 December 1, 2023
Last Day To Register January 2, 2024

Summer 2024

Deadline Date
Priority Open Registration Summer 2024 February 1 through March 1, 2024
Last Day To Apply For Summer 2024 May 31, 2024
Last Day To Register April 26, 2024

Fall 2024

Deadline Date
Priority Open Registration Fall 2024 March 1 through April 21, 2024
Last Day To Apply For Fall 2024 June 19, 2024
Last Day To Register July 28, 2024


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Accepted scholars and family are expected to attend Dual Enrollment Registration and Orientation Day, which takes place at least two weeks before the end of each academic semester. Dual Enrollment Registration and Orientation Day will occur on site at each participating high school, and is a mandatory day when scholars register for dual enrollment courses. Scholars and school counselors will meet with the Coppin State University Dual Enrollment Liaison for advisement on course selection.

  • Some courses may be offered on site at high school at a time that the building level administration deems convenient and appropriate to the scholars’ existing schedule and will be offered during the regular school day with the approval from the Provost Office of Academic Affairs.
  • Other courses will be offered at Coppin State University campus and the building level administration is responsible for the coordination of evaluating and determining transportation time to campus at the time designated for the course. Registration is an electronic process.
  • Initial release from school will not affect the scheduling of courses and scholars are expected to participate in class if the class is scheduled in the afternoon.

Dual Enrollment scholars are not eligible for the following:

  • Enrollment in more than two classes per semester
  • Evening courses
  • Graduate courses
  • Any course that requires a pre-requisite that has not been met.

Returning Scholars

Scholars who wish to continue as a dual enrollment scholar will not need to reapply. However, to be considered for the following semester, each scholar must have received a minimum grade of 2.0 in each dual enrollment course completed. For scholars who do not maintain enrollment for consecutive semesters, the High School Counselor will develop a readmit list of scholars for submission to the Coppin State University Dual Enrollment Liaison on site before the Orientation activity. The Coppin State University Dual Enrollment Liaison leading the Orientation will submit the reactivation list with names of scholars to be reactivated in PeopleSoft to the Office of Records and Registration at Coppin State University.

Enrolling at Coppin

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Required Documents

  1. Completed Coppin State University’s Online Admissions Application.
    • Indicate Concurrent Enrollment for Application Type.
    • Scholars will receive a confirmation email.
  2. Completed Concurrent Enrollment Form
    • Signed by Scholar, Parent, Counselor and Principal
    • Include COURSE, SECTION NUMBER, and SYNONYM NUMBER (Example: HEED-101)
    • Indicate an alternate section in case the first section is full.
  3. High School Transcript
  4. Completed New Scholar/Parent Orientation either onsite at the high school or a virtual session.

  1. Apply for admission at https://www.coppin.edu/apply. Select “Non Degree Seeking” for Application Type
  2. Satisfy one of the admission requirements
    • Have a 2.5 cumulative, unweighted high school GPA (Recommendation by school counselor and/or administration, or a 11th/12th grade student with three semester term GPA of a 2.5 or better can be recommendation by school counselor/administration), or
    • Take CSU’s math placement test (if taking university level math course)
  3. Complete New Scholar Orientation either at high school or a virtual session.
  4. Schedule mid-semester appointment with the Dual Enrollment Liaison for advisement on degree and/or certificate requirements, if needed.
  5. Complete the Concurrent Enrollment Form
    • Traditional, face-to-face in 5-to-15-week formats
    • Remote, which meets at scheduled times.
    • Hybrid, which combines face-to-face and online, in 5-to-15-week formats.
    • Online, after a scholar has successfully earned six credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at CSU
    • Scholars may not take developmental courses.
  6. Submit required documents to the Dual Enrollment Program Liaison to receive registration approval.
  7. Registration for approved courses is done through the Dual Enrollment Program Liaison.
  8. All final registered scholars verification list will be sent to the Bursar Office by the Dual Enrollment Program Liaison.
  9. The Dual Enrollment Program Liaison will obtain Coppin State University scholar ID for schools and order textbooks (if needed). Textbook information is available at campus bookstores or http://www.coppinstatebookstore.com.

  • Submit completed Concurrent Enrollment Form to the Dual Enrollment Liaison via email or in-person.
  • Register for approved courses.

Tuition, Fees, & Financial Assistance

Baltimore City Public Schools Scholars

Beginning the 2022-23 academic year, university courses will be at NO COST to the scholar. All university tuition, fees, textbooks, and instructional supplies will be covered by Baltimore City Public Schools for the fall and spring terms.

Financial Assistance

Dual Enrollment scholars are not eligible for federal financial aid (i.e., FAFSA) or the Maryland Promise Scholarship. Summer university courses are not covered.

Career Pathways

Each Career Pathway is a broad grouping of careers that share similar characteristics and whose employment requirements call for many common interests, strengths, and competencies. A chosen Pathway focuses on a scholar’s elective courses and offers Post-Secondary Preparation for all 16 Career Clusters.

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
  • Architecture & Construction
  • Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
  • Business Management & Administration
  • Education & Training
  • Finance
  • Government & Public Administration
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

  • To help focus on a career area that matches interests in high school.
  • To help set goals and discover classes necessary to achieve those goals.
  • To create career awareness and encourage planning for post-secondary education and opportunities.
  • To provide knowledge that relates your high school education to the world after graduation.

  • The Dual Enrollment Program Liaison and scholar will research various career fields.
  • Academic advisors, Dual Enrollment Program Liaison, school counselor, parents, and teachers will assist with this process.
  • You can complete the self-assessment in through your respective high school.
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