UMGC/St. Mary’s Dual Enrollment Program


The dual enrollment program jointly developed by St. Mary School Online Academy (hereinafter referred to as SMOA) and the University of Maryland Global Campus (hereinafter referred to as UMGC) is a credit program at the U.S. university level, including U.S. university general courses and elective courses, mainly for high school students who intend to study in the United States for undergraduate studies, freshmen and sophomores studying in the United States . The textbooks use the official textbooks of U.S. universities, and the professors are well-known experts in their field(s) of study, from the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). All courses adopt the U.S. higher-education model, allowing students to earn real university credits whilst at the Secondary School level. These credits are recognized by many well-known universities in North America and around the world, including the University of Maryland, College Park, ranked #59 in the latest "U.S. News and World Report," National Comprehensive University Rankings in 2022.

Outstanding Ranking

  • Founded in 1947, outstanding academic achievements and has always been a leader in teaching.
  • The largest public university in the United States.
  • Recognized by Middle States Commission On Higher Education, a world-renowned university certification body.
  • Known as the undergraduate degree with the highest input-output ratio.

STEM Strengths

First place in UMGC Cyber Security Challenge.

#47-61 List of the best public universities among comprehensive universities in the northern region.



High school students, Grades 11 and 12, with higher levels of English proficiency, who are self-motivated and seek a more cost-effective option to study abroad. These students furthermore hope to challenge themselves in experiencing the academic rigors of U.S. universities while still in high school, by taking university-level courses and credits in advance. They may then transfer these credits to U.S. universities to gain admission or even graduate early to save time and money.


Students who have achieved unsatisfactory results in the Chinese high school and university entrance examinations and are eager for another chance at academic success. Through flexible academic programming, students can take university-level courses on a schedule that best suits them.

adapt to different needs

University credit courses
  • G11-12 students: strong academic strength, hope to get university credits
AP courses
High school students: upper-middle academic strength, choose AP courses on campus
Regular course
  • High school students: consolidate weak subjects, improve GPA, and strengthen comprehensive academic competitiveness
  • Middle school students: strong academic strength, experience the original American curriculum, and improve academic English and subject strength at the same time
Special Programs
Middle/High school students: Exploring interests and expertise through a wider range of subject areas, improving students' comprehensive skills, and assisting in US high school/ university applications

Three Schools, 47 Top Majors

American Undergraduate Courses

American Undergraduate Professional Courses

Computer Science
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Intermediate Programming
  • Computer Architecture
  • Building Secure Python Applications
  • Data Structure and Analysis
  • High-level Programming Language
  • Computer Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • Introduction to Problem Solving and Algorithm Design
Data Science
  • Calculus I
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Data Science Fundamentals
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Machine Learning Fundamentals
  • Artificial Intelligence Solutions
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Investment
  • Risk Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Security Analysis and Pricing
  • International Finance
  • Money and Banking
  • Principles of Accounting I
  • Principles of Accounting II
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Cost Accounting
  • Accounting Information System
  • Auditing Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Accounting

American Undergraduate General Courses

  • Academic Writing I
  • Academic Writing II
  • World History I
  • World History II
  • United States History (before 1865)
  • United States History (1865-present)
  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Economics in the Information Age
  • Introduction to Business and Management
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • College Algebra
  • Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Physical Science
  • Biological Concept
  • Modern Chemistry
  • Introduction to Law
  • Introduction to Painting
It just lists a few of the most popular American Undergraduate Professional and General Courses above. The courses will be different each semester. For more information, please contact your Courses Specialist.



100% customized syllabus by UMGC professors; high standards, strict requirements, high value, and approved by well-known U.S. colleges.
Dual-purpose credits: the university credits for study are awarded by UMGC and can be transferred to the campus of the University of Maryland system; the high school credits obtained at the same time are awarded by SMOA
Increasing the application rate of universities can help improve your background
Eliminating the need for AP examinations
Text Box UMGC professor personally provides online support, which can greatly increase the pass rate for participating students
Courses synchronous with Asian time zones; each student is supported by a designated learning tutor
Better, faster and more economically, increase university graduation rate

Abundant courses and
activities, have the opportunity
to learn from famous teachers,
experience rich educational
projects, and open up your
contacts in the United States

Taught by famous teachers from U.S. universities, the teaching quality is guaranteed

Dr. Steven Killings - Humanities and Philosophy, Project Director

"Cultural sensitivity and thirst for knowledge are the cornerstones of UMGC's learning and experience in humanities and philosophy. In my class, I strive to cultivate students' creativity, independence of thought, and criticism of the status quo. I like to encourage students to think outside the box to analyze philosophical issues and develop a critical understanding of real-world cross-cultural issues. These are the same wisdom and skills that employers look for in future leaders, executives and managers."

Dr. S. Bhaskar -Computer Information Systems and Technology, Vice President

"UMGC's cyber security project adopts an interdisciplinary approach-taught by on-the-job professionals with senior positions and security certificates in the government and industry-which will create opportunities for students in information assurance, system security management, and various other aspects, and in the field of the rapid development of network security, grow up to be competent for the future and leaders to be prepared for a career."

Double-Teacher Learning Coach Model


University Professor
  • Design asynchronous courses
  • Assign study plans for students
  • Interaction with students (forums, Emails, Q&A time)
  • Assignment & quiz grading


Gold Foreign Teacher
  • 3 periods (45 min/period) per week, small class size (4-6 students)
  • Real-time teaching: arranging knowledge points + solving problems
  • Q&A session: 1 to 1 answering questions
  • Supervise the progress and quality of students’ work


Learning Coach
  • Assist students in enrollment and course registration
  • Course management platform training
  • Assist in communication with UMGC professors


SMOA Learning Coach
  • Assist students to communicate with SMOA foreign teachers
  • Supervise students' academic progress
  • Assist in home-school communication

Self-directed Learning Model

Before the course

  • Learn to use the learning platform
  • Know the right expectations

During the term

Asynchronous learning
  • Independent and flexible scheduling (about 12 hours/week)
  • Complete the phased learning task before the deadline
  • Read and comprehend the study material
  • Actively participate in forum discussions
  • Complete independent/group projects
  • Complete quizzes & tests

During the term

Simultaneous teaching by foreign teachers
  • 8:00-8:45pm from Monday to Thursday
  • 4 to 6 students in small class
  • Systemically teach the essentials of knowledge and clear the barriers to understanding
  • Analyze the key points and difficulties of homework to improve the learning effect
  • Focus on solving regular questions and take advantage of group learning strengths
  • Assist to master the learning progress, avoid backwardness and omissions

During the term

1 to 1 instruction after class
  • Make an arrangement for the Q&A session
  • Make an appointment to guide homework problems

Top Teaching Platform

Humanized Model Assessment Mode

Application Method

High school students who have already studied in SMOA, Cambridge and KL can apply directly without taking an exam or interview

Only need to provide teacher recommendation and relevant transcripts

Any other students in China, South Korea, Vietnam and other countries can apply

Provide personal information, teacher recommendations, complete registration, application and entrance exams to enjoy the high-quality online dual enrollment program education services of the UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND GLOBAL CAMPUS-St. Mary Online Academy


Spring Semester

Course Start Date: Jan 11 to Mar 7, 2023
Registration Deadline: One month before the start of the course
Our courses starting from $3000/course.

Summer Session 1

Course Start Date: May 17 to Jul 11, 2023
Registration Deadline: Apr 17
Our courses starting from $3000/course.

Summer Session 2

Course Start Date: Jun 14 to Aug 8, 2023
Registration Deadline: May 15
Our courses starting from $3000/course.

* The courses offered in each period are slightly different, please confirm with the consultant in advance