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3D Scholars

3D Scholars aims to make college education affordable & accessible for local high school students.

Prince George's County Public Schools, Prince George's Community College, and University of Maryland Global Campus are offering an affordable, definitive pathway to a bachelor’s degree for students in Prince George’s County, beginning with dual enrollment in high school.

Through the county's specialized 3D Scholars Program, Prince George's County public high school students can earn a bachelor's degree at UMGC for a total cost of less than $10,000.


To apply for the 3D Scholars program, you must:

  1. Be enrolled in the 10th grade at a Prince George's County public high school
  2. Hold a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  3. Meet the program's score requirements for at least one college preparatory exam (Accuplacer, SAT®1, or ACT)
  4. Complete the application form, including a 500-word essay, and provide two teacher recommendations to your counselor by the application deadline

The program accepts 25 students per year.

About the Program

If you are accepted into the 3D Scholars program, you’ll begin taking courses at PGCC while still in high school, earning credits toward an associate’s degree. After you graduate from high school, you will immediately transition to PGCC to complete your associate’s degree. Upon completion, you’ll be awarded a scholarship to UMGC to earn your bachelor's degree for a total cost of less than $10,000.

At UMGC, you can select one of three bachelor's degrees:

An advisor at each institution will work with you to provide individual guidance through the program to ensure a seamless transition from high school to PGCC, and from PGCC to UMGC.

Apply & Get Started

Visit the PGCPS website to apply to the 3D Scholars Program and get more information. Applications are accepted from October through December.

Get More Information

Call 855-267-8682 for 3D Scholars Program-specific academic advising at UMGC or e-mail to contact PGCPS.

FAQs: Additional Program Details

Get more information about the program application process and more.

1 SAT® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, UMGC.

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