Dual Enrollment: Home Education Students
Alternate Process due to COVID-19 Closures
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic EFSC Campuses are closed and advisors are assisting Home
Education students remotely by email and phone. Follow this process:
• Home Education students (and parents) should review the information in the accordion below to determine dual enrollment eligibility and to complete the general EFSC Admission Application. Email the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at email@example.com if you have questions.
• Complete the Virtual Orientation.
• If you have not already completed the College Placement Testing Requirement, an alternate process is in place due to the State of Florida suspending placement testing for initial DE enrollment. EFSC has developed alternative measures for determining initial dual enrollment eligibility and placement into courses for Summer and Fall Terms 2020. Follow these steps:
- Review the Alternative Measures PDF.
- As part of the alternate course registration process at the link below, your parent will need to note your alternate readiness measure(s) on the Home Education Dual Enrollment Form.
• Campus bookstores are currently closed. Textbook information for Fall Term will be available later in June or early July and will be posted here and sent via email as well. For questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Textbook Return Deadline for 2020 Spring Term: The 2020 Spring Term Textbook Return Window of May 4 – May 8 has been canceled due to the Covid-19 campus closures. Home education students will be notified of the new 2020 Spring Term Textbook Return Window on this EFSC home education webpage and at their Titan email address once the campus Bookstores are scheduled to reopen. Students must then return instructional materials by the updated deadline.
Step 1: Determine if You're Eligible for Dual Enrollment.
Home education students must be in the equivalent of 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Students in grades 6 – 9 must have successfully completed at least two high school level academic courses with a B or higher.
A college-ready reading and writing score on the ACT, SAT, or PERT is required to participate in Dual Enrollment. For Early Admission or to take a college credit math course, students must also present a college- ready math score.
Students should determine with their parent if they meet the minimum test score requirements for Dual Enrollment.
Step 2: Apply for Admission to EFSC. (Required Documents)
- EFSC online Application for Admission: Applicants must apply online via the EFSC Online Application. EFSC waives the application fee for dual enrollment students. View Online Application Steps instructions if needed. Print the confirmation page or acceptance letter.
- Home education compliance: Students must be a resident of Brevard County with the student’s home education program registered with the Brevard County School Board. Before processing the student's Application for Admission, the College must verify with the Brevard County School Board that the applicant's program meets state home education requirements.
Bring the admissions application confirmation email or acceptance letter to orientation, so move on to Step 3.
Step 3: Attend an EFSC Dual Enrollment Orientation. Required!
Students must attend a Dual Enrollment Orientation as part of the admission process. The Dual Enrollment Orientation Schedule is available by clicking here. Eastern Florida invites parents to attend with their student, but this is not required. Students may attend a session at any campus location.
Students are expected to show the EFSC application confirmation page or EFSC acceptance letter when signing the attendance roster at the Dual Enrollment Orientation. Home school students are not required to provide a high school transcript.
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 ACT or SAT scores. Students should request that the testing agency send their ACT or SAT scores directly to EFSC. They may also log-in to the SAT or ACT website in the presence of an EFSC staff member and access their score report. The College will copy the report and enter the scores into the student’s college record.
Students without ACT or SAT scores may call 321-632-1111, identify themselves 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.
IMPORTANT – EFSC Retesting Policy: Students must have college-ready reading and writing scores to participate in EFSC’s Dual Enrollment Program. A college-ready math score is not required unless the student plans to take a college-level math course such as MAT 1033, MAC 1105 or MGF 1106 or apply for Early Admission.
Students who do not score college-ready in one or more subject areas on the PERT, may retest two more times within twelve months of the initial testing session so long as there are 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 12-month period. Once the 12-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.
Step 5: Fill out the EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration Form and Articulation Agreement
Once the student has completed the admissions and testing process, the home school parent must complete a Home Education Dual Enrollment Registration Form & Articulation Agreement in order for the student to register for classes. The form is available at the Student Information Desk on each EFSC campus or you can email email@example.com for a copy. Provide all requested information, including selected program of study, grade level, and desired EFSC courses. NOTE: Students must meet all program and course prerequisites and are limited to 3 courses or 11 credits per major term unless they are in the Early Admission program. Students are limited to one course in the summer.
Step 6: Register in Person for Classes.
Dual enrollment students must register in person by meeting with an EFSC Advisor. Click here to find out when Walk-in Registration begins for each term. Students may also schedule an advising appointment online. Begin by logging into myEFSC, then go to the EFSC Student Applications Section. Use the drop-down and select Student Services Appointments > click Launch and follow the prompts. You must bring the completed EFSC Home Education Dual Enrollment Registration Form & Articulation Agreement to registration.
Fees: Students are responsible for paying 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 the parking permit by the end of the first week of classes and park only in student designated areas.
Step 7: Get Required Textbook/Instructional Materials. Know the Return Deadline.
See the information in the red box at the top of the page for information about the Summer Term 2020 alternate process for instructional materials.
To receive the required instructional materials, home education students must visit a Campus Bookstore in person during this window and:
- Identify their home school status to the Bookstore staff member.
- Present their EFSC student ID.
- Follow the alternate process emailed to each student to submit the Summer 2020 Home Education Dual Enrollment Instructional Materials Agreement, which should include a parent/guardian's signature, the student's signature and the student's B number.
The 2020 Spring Term Textbook Return Window of May 4 – May 8 has been canceled due to the Covid-19 campus closures. Home education students will be notified of the new 2020 Spring Term Textbook Return Window on this EFSC home education webpage and at their Titan email address once the campus Bookstores are scheduled to reopen. Students must then return instructional materials by the updated deadline.
Call EFSC's Dual Enrollment Office at
321-433-7152 or 321-433-5155
Compare Dual Enrollment, AP, IB and AICE by viewing the Florida Department of Education's comparison chart.