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Supported in the College & Career Readiness Act of 2013

Open Campus

High school students complete a college course on the college campus or through the college's on-line program. The course may be during or outside of the school day. Courses are taught by Frederick Community College.

College Credit

High school students earn transcripted college credit upon successful completion of the college course(s).

Dual Credit

High school students may earn both high school and transcripted college credit for a college course that meets the curriculum requirements of the approved high school course.

Open Campus Application

Students participating in the open campus dual enrollment program are asked to complete the FCC application before coming to campus to take the placement test in The Testing Center.

In three to five days after submitting their application, students will receive their admissions letter that contains their unique FCC ID number. Students will need to have this number as well as a photo ID when they come to campus to test.

Available Courses

For a student who is considered college through their placement test scores or by receiving an exemption based on their SAT or ACT scores, students may take a wide variety of courses offered on campus. It is strongly recommended that students speak to their high school counselor about their choices.

Forms

Students wishing to participate in the dual enrollment program must carefully read and complete all necessary forms. Any questions that may arise should be directed to a student's high school counselor.

Policies

Students who take open campus dual enrollment courses must follow the student academic and behavior policies of FCC.

Student Tuition & Fees Chart for 2015-2016

The chart below shows the cost for open campus courses for the 2015-2016. The cost for textbooks is not included.

Credits Tuition Fees Student Pays
1 $80.33 $25.12 $105.45
2 $160.65 $50.24 $210.89
3 $240.98 $75.36 $316.34
4 $321.30 $100.48 $421.78
•Tuition is waived for students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Meals
•All students must pay fees

Resources

FCC has created resource guides to help students as they study and prepare assignments for their various courses. The guides provide concrete suggestions through text and/ or video clips to maximize a student's opportunity for success.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between Open Campus and High School Based Dual Enrollment?

2. What is the difference between college credit and dual credit?

3. How does a student qualify for Dual Enrollment?

4. How does a student enroll in college courses while in high school?

5. Will parents/guardians be informed of a student's enrollment in a college course?

6. What steps are involved in the Open Campus Enrollment process?

7. What are a student's payment options?

8. What steps are involved in the High School Based Dual Enrollment process?

9. What resources can a student access at the college if they are dually enrolled?

10. Are there financial obligations with Dual Enrollment?

11. What happens if a student does not pay for the course by the payment due date?

12. Can a parent/guardian monitor their student�s progress in the college course?

13. Is transportation provided for Open Campus courses?

14. What is the difference between an Advanced Placement (AP) course and a college course?

15. Will the grades earned in Dual Enrollment courses affect a student’s academic standing and /or financial aid at Frederick Community College?

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Supported in the College & Career Readiness Act of 2013

High School Based

Frederick Community College, in partnership with Frederick County Public Schools, provides students with opportunities to enroll in FCC courses taught at their high school. *made possible by an FCC/FCPS partnership

College Credit

High school students earn transcripted college credit upon successful completion of the college course(s).

Dual Credit

High school students may earn both high school and transcripted college credit for a college course that meets the curriculum requirements of the approved high school course.

High School Based Application

Students participating in the high school based dual enrollment program are asked to complete the online FCC application after successfully taking the placement test at their school. Students should await instructions from school staff about when to apply.

Available Courses

The high school based course offerings vary from one high school to another. Students should speak with their high school counselor about the dual enrollment courses offered in their building.

Forms

Students wishing to participate in the dual enrollment program must carefully read and complete all necessary forms. Any questions that may arise should be directed to a student's high school counselor.

Policies

Students who take high school based dual enrollment courses must follow the student academic and behavior policies of both FCPS and FCC.

Student Tuition & Fees Chart for 2015-2016

Tuition is 75% of $116 a credit hour, students pay 90% of that 75% rate.

Credits Tuition
1 $51.17
2 $102.34
3 $153.51
4 $204.68
•Tuition is waived for students who are eligible for Free and Reduced Meals

Resources

FCC has created resource guides to help students as they study and prepare assignments for their various courses. The guides provide concrete suggestions through text and/ or video clips to maximize a student's opportunity for success.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the difference between Open Campus and High School Based Dual Enrollment?

2. What is the difference between college credit and dual credit?

3. How does a student qualify for Dual Enrollment?

4. How does a student enroll in college courses while in high school?

5. Will parents/guardians be informed of a student's enrollment in a college course?

6. What steps are involved in the Open Campus Enrollment process?

7. What are a student's payment options?

8. What steps are involved in the High School Based Dual Enrollment process?

9. What resources can a student access at the college if they are dually enrolled?

10. Are there financial obligations with Dual Enrollment?

11. What happens if a student does not pay for the course by the payment due date?

12. Can a parent/guardian monitor their student's progress in the college course?

13. Is transportation provided for Open Campus courses?

14. What is the difference between an Advanced Placement (AP) course and a college course?

15. Will the grades earned in Dual Enrollment courses affect a student’s academic standing and /or financial aid at Frederick Community College?