April 16, 2019
GC to host high school dual enrollment session on April 23rd
Information session open to all students and parents
Garrett College is hosting a high school dual enrollment information session on Tuesday, April 23rd from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. The session will be held on the College’s McHenry campus in Room 205 of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) building. This session is for Garrett County students and parents from Northern High School, Southern High School, and homeschool students and parents.
Dual enrollment at Garrett College presents an opportunity for high school students over the age of 16 to earn college credits while in high school. Students are able to begin taking college courses as early as their freshman year, although most courses are typically taken during junior and senior year.
Course offerings include a variety of first year courses that are required at most colleges, in addition to specialized courses designed to provide an introduction to a given field such as biology, cybersecurity or business.
Studies have shown that dual enrollment provides many benefits, including saving money on college tuition and being more prepared for college – both academically and socially. Enrolling in college classes while a student is still in high school also increases the likelihood for a student to attend and complete college.
"The dual enrollment program in Garrett County represents great collaboration between the public schools, the commissioners and the college, providing students a great start on their post high-school education," said Mike Tumbarello, director of enrollment management at GC.
"The dual enrollment program has grown significantly due to the fact that it represents a great opportunity for our students to obtain a Garrett College degree in less time at an extremely low cost. Additionally, county students are able to explore fields they may wish to pursue in the future," Tumbarello noted.
Dual enrolled students living within the state of Maryland are eligible for a 50 percent tuition waiver. This includes Northern and Southern Garrett High School, and Garrett County homeschool students.
The remaining 50% of tuition is currently covered by the Garrett County Scholarship Program. Students are responsible for the $25 registration fee for each semester enrolled in a college course and the cost of textbooks.
Garrett College offers plenty of options for taking college courses that meet the curriculum requirements of approved high school courses. Courses are offered online, at the Garrett College campus, and in person at Southern Garrett or Northern Garrett High School (courses are taught by Garrett College instructors and Garrett County Public School instructors).
As Garrett College is an accredited institution, most credits will transfer to other colleges and/or universities that the student plans to attend.
For more information on the upcoming information session or dual enrollment opportunities at Garrett College, contact Melissa Wass, coordinator of admissions, at 301-387-3746 or firstname.lastname@example.org.