High School Dual Enrollment

The High School Dual Enrollment program is designed for high school students who want to take courses at TU for college credit. Students must be at a junior standing or higher in order to participate in dual enrollment.

Students in the program enroll in regular college-level courses at Towson University during the summer, fall, or spring terms and attend class alongside other college students.  College credit is earned for any courses completed, and will be posted to a Towson University transcript. Students may take any TU course, provided the prerequisites have been met and if there is available space in the class.

Please note that admission to the Dual Enrollment program does not guarantee later admission to TU as a degree-seeking student. 

Apply for the High School Dual Enrollment Program 

  1. Learn our admission requirements.
    To participate in the High School Dual Enrollment program, students must have a cumulative average GPA of a B or higher. Test scores are optional through Fall 2022. Home-schooled students must submit the most recent evaluation from the supervising organization.
  2. Know the deadlines.
    Applications are accepted up to the beginning of the term or summer session. Consult Towson University’s academic calendar for details.
  3. Submit your application, fee and supporting documentation.
    Complete the online undergraduate Non-Degree Application and non-refundable $45 application fee. Note: If you will be participating in dual enrollment with a group of students from your high school, please choose "special dual enrollment” in the application. If not, choose "regular dual enrollment."
  4. Request your official transcript and recommendation form.

    Please have your school counselor submit your official high school transcript electronically (e.g., Naviance, Parchment, ACT, Scoir, Scribonline, etc.) or via email to . If your school cannot send electronically, transcripts can be mailed to: University Admissions, 8000 York Road, Towson, Maryland 21252.

Tuition and Fees

Students participating in the High School Dual Enrollment program are responsible for paying the standard tuition and fee rates with the exception of students attending from any Maryland public high school.  Fees are the responsibility of the student, not the school system.  For those in a Baltimore County Public School, Towson University directly bills the school system for tuition only.  Current rates are available from the Bursar's Office.