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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.

The CARE Dual Enrollment Program
(at UDC-Community College)

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

Benefits: 

  • 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

Eligibility:

  • 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.
  • Submit a completed application package, including:
    • UDC-CC CARE Dual Enrollment Program Application
    • 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 and qualify to take a college-level course via the ACCUPLACER exam 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 by the semester deadline will be considered.

If you are a student or parent/guardian interested in learning more, or a school interested in discussing a potential partnership with UDC-C CARE, please contact Robyn Ellis, Director of College Readiness and Community Outreach, at the CARE Dual Enrollment Program Office in the UDC-CC Office of Academic Affairs at robyn.ellis@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