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Inside High School Programs: 3D Scholars

Inside High School Programs: 3D Scholars

  • Inside PGCPS |
  • For Parents |
  • October 19, 2018

Now in its second year, the 3D Scholars Program at Charles H. Flowers High School is an innovative partnership between PGCPS, Prince George's Community College (PGCC) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) — the first to offer students an affordable and direct pathway to a bachelor’s degree, beginning with dual enrollment in high school.

Students who are accepted into the program begin taking courses at PGCC while still in high school, earning credits toward an associate's degree. Upon graduation from high school, students transition to PGCC to complete their associate's degree. Finally, they are awarded a scholarship to UMUC to earn their bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Cyber Security or Criminal Justice for a total cost of less than $10,000.

PGCPS students currently in eighth, ninth and tenth grades are encouraged to apply!


Learn more about 3D Scholars or apply now for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be accepted from October 11 to November 16.


3D Scholars: Key Facts

PGCPS pays tuition for dual enrollment students, including all fees and textbook expenses for free and reduced-price meals (FARMS) eligible students.


After high school graduation, students pay discounted tuition at PGCC plus  fees and textbooks. (For PELL eligible students, tuition, fees, and textbooks are covered by a PELL grant; in some cases the grant will cover all costs.)


When a student transfers to UMUC they will receive a waiver for all tuition and fees with the exception of any technical or lab fees related to specific courses. (Most courses at UMUC do not require textbooks.)


Students enrolled in the program receive an advisor at each institution to provide individual
guidance through the program to ensure a seamless transition from high school, to community college and from community college to the university.


Transportation to Charles H. Flowers High School and PGCC is provided.