College Institute

What is College Institute?

The Gaithersburg HS College Institute Dual Enrollment program provides an opportunity for academically eligible juniors and seniors to earn college credits while completing high school. To enroll, a student's reading, English and math skills are assessed, unless otherwise exempted. Students complete college placement assessments such as SAT, ACT or Accuplacer assessment, a computer-based measure of the student's proficiency. The results are not only used to determine the student's enrollment status, but also the students choice of classes based on eligibility.

College Institute Early College Program allows students to attend Montgomery College full time, completing their junior and senior years of high school while simultaneously completing their first two years of college and earning an associate's degree that is transferrable to four-year colleges and universtities

Can I use my SAT/ACT scores instead of the Accuplacer?

Yes, we will accept SAT and ACT scores if you have not taken the Accuplacer, or if you feel your SAT/ACT scores are a better reflection of your proficiency. To be eligible for College Institute, your SAT score must reflect at least a 500 in both math and reading/writing. For ACT scores, you must have received at least a 21 in English and in math.

How do I get started?

The steps to enrolling in College Institute are ones that can only be completed towards the end of junior year (for two semesters) or early during senior year (for one semester). First, you must set up an appointment with Dr. Hussain, the College Institute organizer and supervisor to go over your eligibility and Accuplacer score. For following steps, check the "Enrollment" tab.

What MC courses are offered in College Institute?

For the courses we offer for 2019 spring semester, check the "2018-19 courses" tab. Check the calendar for what times and dates they are held.

I have a question

Please contact:

Dr. Farooq Hussain,

Coordinatior, College Institute

Gaithersburg High School


phone: 301.284 .577