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Dual Enrollment

Florida Welcomes Dual Enrollment Students!

Dual enrollment is a program that allows secondary students, including home education and private school students to take postsecondary coursework and simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma, a career certificate, an associate or baccalaureate degree at a Florida public or eligible private institution.

Dual Enrollment Eligibility

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria per s. 1007.271(3), Florida Statutes (F.S.):

  • Be enrolled as a student in a Florida public or nonpublic secondary school (grades 6-12), or in a home education program;
  • Have a 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) to enroll in college credits, or a 2.0 unweighted high school GPA to enroll in career dual enrollment courses;
  • For college credits, demonstrate college readiness outlined in Rule 6A-10.0315, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) pursuant to Rule 6A-14.064, F.A.C.;
  • Meet any additional eligibility criteria specified by the postsecondary institution in the Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement; and
  • Not be scheduled to graduate from high school prior to the completion of the dual enrollment course.

Public High School Students

According to s. 1007.271(21), F.S., each district school superintendent and Florida College System institution president shall develop a comprehensive dual enrollment articulation for the respective school district and Florida College System institution.

If a student is enrolled at a Florida public high school, we recommend:

  • The student meets with a high school guidance counselor to determine eligibility for dual enrollment.
  • A parent or guardian contacts the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at the desired Florida College System institution to ensure successful enrollment.

Private (Non-Public) School Students

According to s. 1007.271(24), F.S., each postsecondary institution eligible to participate in the dual enrollment program pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(i) must enter into a private school articulation agreement with each eligible private school in its geographic service area seeking to offer dual enrollment courses to its students, including, but not limited to, students with disabilities.

For students enrolled at a Florida private high school, we recommend:

  • A parent or guardian confirms the private school has entered into a private school articulation agreement with an eligible postsecondary institution
  • A parent or guardian contacts the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at the desired FCS institution to ensure successful enrollment

Home Education Students

Pursuant to s. 1007.271(13), F.S., each postsecondary institution eligible to participate in the dual enrollment program pursuant to s. 1011.62(1)(i) must enter into a home education articulation agreement with each home education student seeking enrollment in a dual enrollment course and the student’s parent.

If a home education student is eligible for dual enrollment, we recommend:

  • A parent or guardian contacts the respective school district office to complete the Homeschool Affidavit
  • Once the Affidavit is complete, a parent or guardian will need to contact the respective state college’s Dual Enrollment Coordinator to learn how to enroll in courses

Continued Eligibility

Students must maintain at least a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA and the minimum required postsecondary GPA specified in the Dual Agreement Articulation Agreement for continued eligibility to participate in college credit dual enrollment courses.

Available Courses for Students

The Dual Enrollment Course-High School Subject Area Equivalency List is updated annually and approved by the Articulation Coordinating Committee (ACC) and the State Board of Education as a tool that identifies dual enrollment courses guaranteed to satisfy specific high school graduation subject area requirements. The current lists are available online by accessing the following links.

Additional Resources

Relevant Florida Statutes

Relevant Florida State Board of Education Rules

Florida College’s Dual Enrollment Office contact information:

Contact the Division of Florida Colleges

FCSInfo@fldoe.org