• About the Program

    Through a groundbreaking partnership, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) and University of Maryland Global Campus are offering an affordable pathway to a bachelor’s degree for students in Prince George’s County, beginning with dual enrollment in high school.

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    ******* UPDATE *******

    Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis, the 3D Scholars Program eligibility requirements have changed for the 2020-21 application cycleThe application process will open in October. Additional information is forthcoming regarding our adjusted process and procedures. Please check our website periodically for changes as we prepare for this year's 3D Scholars application cycle. PGCPS’s Office of College Readiness will continue to work with our community partners and higher education institutions to provide current and updated information. 

    3D SCHOLARS PROGRAM

    The Prince George's 3D Scholars program is a specialized program through which students earn credits towards an associate's degree while in high school, then immediately transition to Prince George's Community College (PGCC)  to complete their associate's degree, and are then awarded a scholarship to University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to earn their bachelor's degree. Available courses of study: Business Administration, Criminal Justice, and Computer Networks and Cybersecurity. The name "3D" stands for the three degrees earned in the program; high school diploma (PGCPS), associate's degree (PGCPS), bachelor's degree (UMUC). Only 50 seats are available for incoming 9th graders. Qualifying applicants will be screened by the strength of the application packet and final selections via lottery. (The 3D Scholars program is located at Charles H. Flowers High School.

    *Potential 3D Scholars must: be PGCPS 9th grader by September 2021; have a 3.0 cumulative GPA; completed the 3D Scholars application form; and demonstrate characteristics that help predict future success with college-level work. 

    Students Application Requirements for the 2021-2022 School Year

    There are a few requirements for students applying for entrance during the 2021-22 School Year. Students must complete the application process by acquiring the following:

    1) Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 determined as below
         Grade 8 (English, Math, Science, Social Studies grades each quarter of Grade 7 and first quarter Grade 8)
         Grade 9 (English, Math, Science, Social Studies grades each quarter of Grade 8 and first quarter Grade 9)
         
    2) Student must complete the 3D Scholar application (google form)

    3) Applicants must obtain one teacher recommendation.  Please have teacher name and professional email address available ( (ex.john.doe@pgcps.org). 
    Teachers will be prompted in a separate correspondence to complete an online recommendation
       
    *Deadline to apply is December 18, 2020.  Along with this application,  teacher recommendations, and grades are needed to complete the program application.
    Final decisions will be made based upon the strength of the application and lottery.  All acceptance decisions will be communicated by March 2021.

     

    *Please Note:  Please make sure that your address in School Max is up-to-date as all communication will be sent to the address on file.

     

    **Please have all available information ready before starting the online application.  The application must be submitted once it is started, there is NOT an option to save and return at a later date.  

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