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Dual Enrollment: Home School Students

Click the buttons to see each step in detail as you begin your college journey. You can also view and even download and print our Dual Enrollment Steps and Online Application Instructions. If you have questions, get in touch.

Step 1:  Determine if you're eligible for Dual Enrollment.

Determine with your parent if you meet the minimum unweighted cumulative high school GPA and test score requirements for the EFSC program that interests you. 

Associate in Arts Degree
3.0 unweighted high school GPA or equivalent; College-ready Reading and Writing scores on the ACT, PERT or SAT

Associate in Science
3.0 unweighted high school GPA or equivalent; College-ready Reading and Writing scores on the ACT, PERT or SAT                    

College Credit Certificate
2.5 unweighted high school GPA or equivalent; Test scores submitted; College-ready scores not required unless required by the specific course.

Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate
2.0 unweighted high school GPA or equivalent

Students must be in the in the equivalent of the 10th, 11th or 12th grade. EFSC waives tuition and fees for home school students in accordance with Florida Statute.

Step 2:  Apply for admission to EFSC. (Required documents)

  1. EFSC Application for Admission: Dual enrollment applicants must now apply online. Click here for the EFSC Online Application. EFSC waives the application fee for dual enrollment students. View Online Application Steps Instructions if needed.
  2. High School Transcript: The applicant's parent or legal guardian should include each high school-level course you have completed with the grade earned. Because the home school program is designed by the parent, the “transcript” may be a general listing of subjects completed to date and those remaining in the student’s program.

Bring these documents to orientation so move on to Step 3.

Step 3:  Attend an EFSC Dual Enrollment Orientation. Required!

You must attend a Dual Enrollment Orientation as part of your admission process. The Dual Enrollment Orientation Schedule is available by clicking here. Parents are welcome to attend with you. You may attend a session at the location that’s most convenient for you.

At orientation submit your:

1. Confirmation page or Acceptance Letter showing your online application was submitted and,

2. Home school high school transcript.

Home School Verification: Florida law requires that your home school program is in compliance with all statutory requirements. The college will contact the Brevard County School Board to verify that your program meets this requirement.

Step 4:  Complete the college placement testing requirement.

Students are required to submit college placement scores in Reading, Writing and Mathematics to enroll in college credit courses. Approved tests include the ACT, SAT, and PERT. Scores may not be more than 24 months old.

The College must have an official test score report to use your ACT or SAT scores. Please request that your scores are sent directly to EFSC at the time of testing.

If you do not have ACT or SAT scores, call 321-632-1111, identify yourself as a dual enrollment student, and schedule a testing appointment to take the PERT, Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test. There is no charge for your initial test administration. A study guide is available in the Placement Testing area of our website or by clicking on the above link.

IMPORTANT – EFSC Retesting Policy: Besides a GPA of at least 3.0, you must also have college-ready Reading and Writing scores to dual enroll in an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree or an Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) Degree program. A college-ready math score is not required unless you plan to take a college-level math course, such as MAT 1033, MAC 1105 or MGF 1106.

If you do not score college-ready in one or more subject areas on the PERT, you may retest two more times within twelve months of your initial testing session so long as there is 30 days between each testing appointment. While there is no charge for the initial placement test, there is a $10 retest fee for each subtest taken for a second or third time within this twelve month period. Once the twelve month period is completed, the testing cycle will begin again with the college administering the PERT once at no cost to the student and two more times with a retest charge of $10 per subtest.

College placement test scores are not required to dual enroll in a vocational credit program or course. However, the TABE, a basic skills test, may be a requirement for an individual program.

Step 5:  Fill out the EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration Form - Home Education Students.

Your parent will complete this form with your assistance after you’ve attended a dual enrollment orientation. The form is available on each EFSC campus or by calling 321-433-7152. Provide all requested information, including your selected program of study, GPA and the EFSC courses you would like to take. NOTE: You must meet all program and course prerequisites and are limited to 3 courses or 11 credits per major term unless in the Early Admission program. Students are limited to two courses in the summer.

Step 6:  Register in person for classes.

Dual enrollment students must register in person during Walk-in Registration. Click here to find out when Walk-in Registration begins for each term. You may call EFSC at 321-632-1111 to schedule an appointment or meet with an advisor without an appointment. You must bring your completed EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration Form for Home Education Students to registration. Note: EFSC courses generally require internet access to complete assignments and/or other related courses activities.

Fees: Students are responsible to pay the $10 per semester Wi-Fi /Print Access Fee. If the student intends to park a vehicle on campus while attending class, the student must purchase the annual $40 parking permit. The permit is valid from July 1 through June 30. To avoid receiving a traffic citation and fine, purchase your parking permit by the end of the first week of classes and park only in student designated parking areas.

Step 7:  Get the required textbook/instructional materials for your class.

Take your class schedule with you to the campus bookstore to purchase your required textbooks and other instructional materials. Some courses may require an electronic access code or other one-time use items that cannot be purchased “used”.


Call EFSC's Accelerated Programs Office at 321-433-7152.

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