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The CARE Dual Enrollment Program at UDC-Community College

The UDC-Community College CARE Dual Enrollment Program is a special program that provides pre-college students with the opportunity to earn college credits early, at no cost to students. Our students prepare for college by experiencing it firsthand!


  • Earn credits toward college graduation
  • Avoid developmental courses in college
  • Collaborate with college peers
  • Communicate effectively with college faculty
  • Use this experience to plan for college and career


  • Must be in high school (9th-12th grade) or a GED program
  • Must be enrolled in a DC public or DC public charter school
  • Must place into college-level courses on the ACCUPLACER college placement exam

To Apply: 

  • Sign up for more information and to take the ACCUPLACER college placement exam at www.collegereadydc.org. The ACCUPLACER Exam is offered at some school sites and several times each semester. Students should contact their counselor or the CARE Program office for more information. Students must take the ACCUPLACER exam by the application deadline to be considered for the Program. The ACCUPLACER exam is a key indicator of pre-college students’ readiness to take college-level credit-bearing courses in the Program and at the UDC Community College.
  • Submit a completed application package, including:
    1. UDC-CC CARE Dual Enrollment Program Application
    2. Official transcript from a DCPS or DC public charter school, with the student address listed on the transcript
  • To obtain the UDC-CC CARE Dual Enrollment Program Application online, visit www.collegereadydc.org or contact the CARE Dual Enrollment Program Office in the UDC-CC Office of Academic Affairs at 202.274.5830.

Students who submit a complete application package by the deadline, qualify to take a college-level course via the ACCUPLACER exam, and are accepted to the CARE Dual Enrollment Program can take college courses at the UDC Community College campus, at no cost.  Completed applications submitted to the CARE Dual Enrollment Program Office in the Office of Academic Affairs (UDC-CC) by the semester deadline will be considered.

To Learn More: 

If you are a student or parent/guardian interested in learning more, or a school interested in discussing a potential partnership with UDC-CC CARE, please contact:  Info@collegereadydc.org.  

Our CARE Program Staff Include:   
Robyn Ellis, Director of College Readiness and Community Outreach, Robyn.ellis@udc.edu or 202.274.5123
Nicole Savage, Program Coordinator for College Readiness, Partnerships, and Volunteers, Nicole.savage@udc.edu or 202.274.7088



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Admission Deadlines

Fall - May 15
Spring - October 15
Summer - April 15

International Applicant Deadlines

Fall - April 15
Spring - September 15
Summer - March 15

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