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Dual Enrollment Information

Click the topics below to see each step in detail as you begin your college journey while you're still in high school. You can also view and even download and print our Dual Enrollment Steps and Online Application Instructions. If you have questions, get in touch or talk with your school counselor.

Public/Private School Student's Guide to Dual Enrollment 

Step 1:  Getting Started

Meet with a school counselor to determine if you’re eligible for EFSC’s Dual Enrollment Program. Be sure you meet the minimum unweighted cumulative high school GPA and test score requirements for the EFSC program that interests you. Private school students should also consult with their school to determine potential costs associated with Dual Enrollment.  

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

Associate in Science:
3.0 unweighted high school GPA 
College-ready Reading and Writing scores on the ACT, PERT or SAT
College Credit Certificate:
2.5 unweighted high school GPA
Test scores submitted; College-ready scores not required. Note: If you are a public school student and begin a C.C.C. program, the district requests that you complete the program before progressing to an associate degree program. 

Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificate:
2.0 unweighted high school GPA

Private school students must be enrolled in a school that has an articulation agreement with the college.

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

1. Complete the High School Dual Enrollment online application. You are exempt from paying the application fee. View Dual Enrollment Online Application Instructions if needed.

2.Obtain a sealed official high school transcript from your guidance office. You’ll bring the transcript to your mandatory orientation session along with your application confirmation page or acceptance letter.

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

You must attend a Dual Enrollment Orientation as part of your admissions process. Click for the Dual Enrollment Orientation Schedule or it's available in your high school guidance office. Parents are welcome to attend with you. You may attend a session at the location that’s most convenient for you. 

At orientation, you must submit your:
1. Confirmation page or Acceptance Letter showing your online application was submitted and,
2. Official high school transcript in a sealed envelope

You will not be able to register until this information has been received by the College.

Step 4:  Complete the college placement testing requirement.

Students must submit official college placement scores in Reading, Writing and Mathematics to dual 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. At the time of testing, students should request  that the testing agency send their ACT or SAT scores directly to EFSC.

If you don't have ACT or SAT scores, call EFSC at 321-6321-1111, 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. The PERT 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 EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration  Form

If you’re using the PERT as your placement test, take your PERT score report to your high school counselor and ask the counselor to complete your EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration Form available at the school. Make sure that the form has all required signatures. EFSC will not accept an incomplete registration form. Step 6 will explain what you do with this completed form.

Step 6:  Registration

You must bring your completed and signed EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration Form with you to register. Dual enrollment students must register in person. EFSC waives tuition and fees in accordance with Florida Statute for students participating in dual enrollment. Call EFSC at 321-632-1111 or click here to find out when registration begins for each term.

Fees: All students are responsible to pay the $10 per semester Wi-Fi /Print Access Fee. If a student intends to park a vehicle on campus to attend 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:  Getting your Textbooks

After registration, take your class schedule back to your high school. If you are a public school student, the school will provide the required textbook and/or electronic access code for your selected EFSC courses. You are responsible to purchase required consumable materials, such as lab manuals or workbooks that cannot be used by another student. If you’re a private school student, you will be responsible to obtain all required instructional materials, which you can do through the EFSC Bookstore.





Talk with your high school counselor or call EFSC's Accelerated Programs Office at 321-433-7152.

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