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Spring Term 2021 Classes are open for registration, with increased on-campus options, including expanded Hybrid offerings, with class size limits and safety measures in place to protect against COVID-19. View more details & FAQ. To support Spring Term planning, select services are available on campus, with prior appointments required in most cases and facial coverings and social distancing requirements in place. See the Student Services Guide.

Dual Enrollment: Home Education Students

 
 
 
 

Update: COVID-19 Impacts

 
 
 
 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, advisors are assisting Home Education students virtually by email and phone, with limited on-campus availability by appointment only. Home Education students and parents should review the accordion sections below for detailed information about each step in your college journey.

Visit the Registration Process page that explains how to register for Spring Courses remotely.

If you have questions, please email demetriadesl@easternflorida.edu or binningerd@easternflorida.edu

Textbook Return Deadline for Fall Term 2020: The homeschool textbook return window opened on Monday, Dec. 7 and closed at the end of the day on Monday, Dec. 14. Late returns or damaged items will NOT be accepted, and the College will charge students the full cost of replacing items.

2021 Spring Term Textbook Distribution Window: Home education students must pick up dual enrollment textbooks for all Spring classes (16-week, 12-week and 8-week sessions) in person at a Campus Bookstore during the textbook distribution window that opens on Saturday, Jan. 9 and ends on Friday, Jan. 15. This is the only time that free instructional materials will be available for the Spring 2021 term. After Jan. 15, students will be responsible for providing their own instructional materials. Check the bookstore hours for your campus before visiting in person. Masks or other facial coverings are required when inside all EFSC Campus buildings.

Students will be provided the least expensive format for instructional materials. If a textbook rental is the least expensive option, a credit card from the student/parent will be required for the rental to be processed. Please note: Credit cards will be charged only if the rental is not returned by the deadline provided.

Home Education Dual Enrollment Instructional Materials Agreement for 2021 Spring Term:  Each student and parent must sign and return this Agreement as a PDF attachment to studentaccounts@easternflorida.edu. The signed agreement must be on file with EFSC Accounting to receive instructional materials at no cost. Please view agreement

If you are unable to email the document as a PDF attachment, you may mail it to:
Eastern Florida State College
ATTN: Accounting
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida  32933

The Spring Term Textbook RETURN Window is Monday, May 3, 2021 – Monday, May 10, 2021. Student must return loaned materials in acceptable condition during the Spring Term Textbook Return Window. To ensure that their account is properly credited, students are reminded to notify the Bookstore employee that they are home education students returning loaned materials. The College will charge students the full cost of replacing damaged items or late returns.

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, ACCUPLACER Next Generation 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)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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

Students must complete the online Dual Enrollment Orientation as part of the admission process. View how to complete this orientation requirement.

One you have completed a seven sections of the online orientation, the Dual Enrollment orientation hold will be removed from your account.

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, ACCUPLACER Next Generation and PERT. Scores may not be more than 24 months old.

If you have qualifying SAT or ACT scores and did not have them sent electronically to EFSC, then you will need to log into your SAT or ACT account, download your scores and submit in the myEFSC Portal using the Student Document Dropbox for Admissions.  For SAT scores, download the Test Scores section with a score range of 10 to 40, and for ACT scores, download the ACT Student Report. Your name must appear on your score report.

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 at a campus testing center. There is no charge for your initial test administration. The ACCUPLACER Next Generation exam allows online placement testing through a personal computer or laptop for a $25 proctoring fee. A study guide is available for both tests 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 to 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. You can email binningerd@easternflorida.edu 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 for Classes.

Click here to find out when Registration begins for each term.

Visit the Registration Process web page that explains how to register for course remotely.

Students may schedule an advising appointment online. Begin by logging into myEFSC, then look for the box labeled Student Services Appointments and using the information in that box to make an advising appointment.

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.

To receive required instructional materials at no cost, home education students must: 

  1. Pick up their required instructional material at an EFSC Bookstore during the Textbook Distribution Window that opens on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 and ends on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.
  2. Email as a PDF attachment the Spring 2021 Home Education Dual Enrollment Instructional Materials Agreement with both the student and parent signature to studentaccounts@easternflorida.edu 
  3. The signed agreement must be on file with EFSC Accounting to receive instructional materials at no cost.
  4. Textbook Return Deadline for Spring Terms 2021: The return window for spring term instructional materials is Monday, May 3, 2021 - Monday, May 10, 2021. Late returns or damaged items will NOT be accepted, and the College will charge the student the full cost or replacing the item.