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Garrett College is hosting two high school dual enrollment information sessions on February 25th and 27th.  On Tuesday, February 25th, representatives from GC will be at Southern Garrett High School, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Media Center.  Thursday, February 27th, the same session will be held at Northern Garrett High School from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Media Center.

Dual enrollment at Garrett College presents an opportunity for high school students 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.

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, GC’s Director of Admissions and Recruitment, at 301-387-3746 or melissa.wass@garrettcollege.edu.