GC Offers Reduced Fees for Current High School Students

Garrett County high school students can get a jump on their college education with the fall semester at Garrett College, which begins on September 5. Garrett and other community colleges in Maryland offer high school students a 50 percent tuition reduction, and Garrett College also discounts the combined fee for high school students.

Maryland residents 16 years and older who are enrolled in a high school or home school program of study at the high school level are eligible to enroll. Most courses require a placement test or minimum ACT or SAT score. Students may take the Accuplacer Test at Garrett College on Friday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Wednesday, August 29, at 12 noon. The Accuplacer tests students’ readiness for college English and math and other subjects.

“Our high school students have been very successful at Garrett College”, said Rachelle Davis, director of admissions at GC. “We don’t want to interfere with the regular school day, but many county students have a modified schedule, which means a shorter school day. Late afternoon and evening college classes also are available in many subjects”, Davis added.

High school students can take up to eight credit hours per semester at Garrett. And while the college courses don’t satisfy high school graduation requirements, they help students prepare for full-time college enrollment, and the credits are transferrable. Garrett College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

For more information about high school student enrollment at Garrett College, please contact Rachelle Davis at 301-387-3739 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .