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FallMay 15Apr 15
SpringOct 15Sep 15
SummerApr 15Mar 15
No Graduate admissions for Summer term.*
 *The Homeland Security Graduate Program (MS) will offer summer admissions.

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Special Admissions Programs

The University offers a number of programs for prospective students and community members that provide special benefits to participants and that have distinct admissions requirements.

Honors Program

UDC Honors students are ambitious, talented, and motivated. The Honors Program offers students the following primary benefits:

  • Depending upon availability of funds and student qualifications, a scholarship equivalent to one full year of resident or metro area tuition
  • Challenging courses taken with a unique peer-group of high achievers
  • Opportunities for experiential learning and co-curricular activities within the District, community service, and campus leadership
  • Relationships with faculty, mentors, and peers that provide the support and friendship students need to transition successfully to college life

Prospective students are eligible for the Honors program if they meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants to the Flagship for the fall semester 
  • Traditional first time in college students
  • Cumulative H.S. GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • District residency preferred but not required

For more information, please visit or you can contact Alex Howe at to learn more about the program and receive an application.

CARE Dual Enrollment Program

At UDC Community College, the College Access and Readiness for Everyone (or CARE) Dual Enrollment Program is a special undergraduate program that offers high school students and GED program students the opportunity to experience college, earn college credits on the UDC-CC campus, and save time and money toward college graduation. Eligible students must apply, take the ACCUPLACENT exam (UDC-CC’s placement tool) and place into a college-level course, and submit their DCPS or DCPCS transcript. Students that attend DC public or DC public charter schools are eligible to apply.

To apply: 

  • Students complete an application for admission as a special/non-degree seeking student. Students must follow CARE Program application instructions and apply during our open application period. Contact the CARE Program for the next open application period and more details.
  • *Special/non-degree seeking students must complete a new application for each semester they wish to enroll in the CARE Dual Enrollment Program.
  • Contact the CARE Program Office at UDC Community College, 202.274.5123 or 202.274.7088 for application details.
  • Late applications will not be considered.

To take a dual enrollment course in the summer, the application deadline is April 15th.
To take a dual enrollment course in the fall, the application deadline is June 15th.
To take a dual enrollment course in the spring, the application deadline is October 15th.  

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a DCPS school or DC public charter school that partners with UDC-CC CARE*, AND must be in grades 9-12 or in a GED program.
  • Placed into college-level courses on the ACCUPLACER college placement exam

*The UDC-CC CARE Program partners with DCPS and 14 additional DC public charter schools.


  • Earn credits toward college graduation
  • Avoid developmental courses in college
  • Collaborate with college peers
  • Communicate effectively with college faculty
  • Plan for college and career
  • Access UDC students services and CARE Program transition support services

If you are a student, parent/guardian, or school interested in learning more, please contact us at

CARE Program Staff:

Nicole Savage, Program Coordinator for College Readiness, Partnerships, and Volunteers (, 202.274.7088)
Robyn Ellis, Director of College Readiness and Community Outreach (, 202.274.5123).


Eligible students are:

  • D.C. residents
  • Enrolled in a D.C. high school or a D.C. GED program

The UDC-Community College Dual Enrollment Program offers students the following benefits: 

  • Students gain early exposure to a college campus, college level work, and a motivated peer group that can encourage them to commit to higher education
  • Students become more confident about their academic skills and savvier in navigating the waters of college life, which will help them to succeed in both high school and higher education 
  • Students can earn college credit that they can use towards a degree at UDC-CC, UDC, or other universities, saving valuable time and money toward college graduation
  • Students who are D.C. residents and attending a participating D.C. high school or participating D.C. GED program can often participate at no cost.

If you are a student or parent interested in learning more about and applying for dual enrollment at UDC Community College campus, or a school interested in discussing a potential partnership with UDC, please contact Robyn Attebury at the Community College’s Office of College Readiness, Academic Affairs at or 202.274.5123.


Urban Scholars' Academy

UDC's Urban Scholars' Academy is a summer bridge program that helps new students prepare for campus life and the rigors of college academics. Through the program, new students have the unique opportunity to sharpen their academic skills, develop their social networks, and connect to campus resources—all before the start of the Fall semester! In keeping with the University's tradition of excellence, Urban Scholars complete challenging coursework, participate in exciting field trips and co-curricular learning activities, and receive individualized support and mentoring. In this fun, collaborative learning environment, students gain the tools needed to succeed in their first semester at UDC, and throughout their undergraduate careers.

For 2012, Urban Scholars' Academy will offer two program schedules.

Option 1: Day Program

The Day Program is designed for entering college students who can commit to the program schedule on a full-time basis.

  • Program activities will run Monday-Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the Van Ness campus
  • Anticipated Program Start Date: Monday, June 25, 2012
  • Anticipated Program End Date: Friday, August 3, 2012.
  • The six-week program will consist of 29 weekdays (Wednesday, July 4 is observed as a holiday)
  • Summer Housing is available for students applying by April 30, 2012. An additional housing application and deposit will be required.

Option 2: Adult Learners Evening Program

This flexible part-time program is designed for adult learners who work full-time or full-time caregivers.

  • Participants will attend two evening sessions per week, and at least 1 full-day Saturday session (9:00 am – 5:00 pm, exact dates TBD)
  • Anticipated Program Start Date: Monday, June 25, 2012
  • Anticipated Program End Date: Friday, August 3, 2012.
  • Program will incorporate distance learning via online modules, workbook assignments, online tutoring, and virtual academic advising.

Eligibility Requirements

Students are eligible for the Urban Scholars' Academy if they meet the following criteria:

  • Have applied to a 4-year degree program at UDC for admission for the fall semester
    • All new Freshmen and Transfer students are eligible
    • Readmitted students may be eligible on a case by case basis
  • Will be enrolled as a full-time student for the  fall semester (at least 12 credits)
  • Have completed the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 FASFA, at
  • Have submitted an Urban Scholars' Academy application online.

Space is limited! Apply online today:  or call 202-274-6899 for more information.  


Gerontology Program

As part of UDC's land-grant mission and commitment to the District community, UDC enables adults who are District residents and ages 65 and older to take classes at UDC free of charge. Students apply and pay their application fee online as non-degree seeking students. Students who plan on matriculating at the university and earning college credit must also submit their transcripts; students who are only interested in auditing courses need only submit their application and application fee. 
Interested students should contact Patricia Brittingham at or 202-274-6593.