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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.

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 www.udc.edu/honors or you can contact Alex Howe at ahowe@udc.edu to learn more about the program and receive an application.

Dual Enrollment Program (UDC-Community College C.A.R.E. Program)

To apply: 

  • Students complete an application for admission as a special/non-degree seeking student, and once admitted, can take courses at the Community College campus.
  • *Special/non-degree seeking students must complete a new application for each semester they wish to enroll in the Dual Enrollment Program.
  • Contact the Office of College Readiness at the UDC-Community College, 202.274.5830 or 202.274.6720 to obtain an application.
  • Completed applications submitted to the Office of College Readiness by the semester deadline will be considered.

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 robyn.attebury@udc.edu or 202.274.5123.

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 pbrittingham@udc.edu or 202.274.6593.

Additional Resources

Honors Program
Urban Scholars Program
Gerontology Program

UDC Office of Recruitment and Admissions

4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

UDC-admissions@udc.edu

Phone 202.274.6110