Public/Private Student Information

If you are just starting your college journey, review the high school GPA and test score requirements in Step 1 of the accordion below and verify with your high school counselor that you qualify for Dual Enrollment. Then follow the step-by-step guide to complete the admissions process and to register for classes. If you have questions, contact your high school counselor or email or

Public/Private School Student's Guide to Dual Enrollment

Step 1:  Getting Started

Meet with a school counselor to determine if you are eligible for Dual Enrollment. Private school students must be enrolled in a school that has an articulation agreement with the College to participate. 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 the Dual Enrollment Program.  

Associate in Arts Degree:
3.0 unweighted high school GPA
College-ready reading and writing scores on the ACT, PERT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER NG

Associate in Science:
3.0 unweighted high school GPA 
College-ready reading and writing scores on the ACT, PERT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER NG
College Credit Certificate:
2.5 unweighted high school GPA
College-ready reading and writing scores on the ACT, PERT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER NG

Career and Technical Certificate:
2.0 unweighted high school GPA

Step 2:  Apply for admission to EFSC.

1. Complete the High School Dual Enrollment online application. You are exempt from paying the application fee. Review the Dual Enrollment Application Process in PDF format.

2. If you are a public school student, the College will contact your high school for your transcript and the school will send it electronically to EFSC. Private school students should request their school send an official transcript to an EFSC Admissions Office.

Step 3:  Complete the required EFSC Dual Enrollment Orientation.

You must have completed the online Dual Enrollment Orientation to register for your EFSC classes. To complete this requirement, log into the myEFSC portal. Refer to your acceptance letter for your Student ID and initial password. Find the EFSC Student Application section (on the left on a desktop computer). Click the down arrow on the Application menu; scroll to “Dual Enrollment Student Orientation” and click “Launch”. When you have completed the last section of the Orientation, be sure to click the submit button.

Step 4:  Complete the College Placement Testing Requirement.

You must submit official college placement scores in reading, writing and mathematics to dual enroll in college credit courses. Approved tests include the ACT, SAT, PERT, and ACCUPLACER NG. 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. EFSC recommends that students request that the testing agency send their ACT or SAT scores directly to EFSC when registering for the test. To submit your SAT scores to the College later, log in to your College Board account, download and save your score report, and submit the document through the myEFSC Portal using the Student Document Dropbox for Admissions.

Students without SAT or ACT scores may also test through EFSC. View the placement testing options, which include the online ACCUPLACER exam or the on-campus PERT.

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.), an Associate in Science (A.S.) or a College Credit Certificate (CCC) 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 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:  Schedule the required "First Time in College Advising Session" with your assigned advisor.

Log in to your myEFSC portal to see the name of your assigned EFSC advisor in the Student Services Appointment section. Click the appointment box to schedule your advising session. You may also email the advisor directly to set a date. Important: Your record will show a “registration hold” until this requirement is met.

Step 6:  Fill out the EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration  Form

Discuss course options with your counselor and/or EFSC advisor and complete the Dual Enrollment Registration Form (available from your school counselor). List specific courses and sections when filling out the form and provide alternates in case the selected classes are full. View more details about completing this form.

Step 7:  Registration

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

Once you have reviewed your registration form to ensure that it is accurate and properly signed, submit your completed form to Advising by logging in to myEFSC and uploading the document to the Student Dropbox/ Advising. View more details about submitting this form.

An EFSC advisor will contact you about your registration status through your student Titan email, not your personal account. Check your college email regularly. 

Fees: EFSC waives tuition and fees in accordance with Florida Statute for students participating in Dual Enrollment. All students are responsible for paying the $10 per semester Wi-Fi/Print Access Fee. If you intend to park a vehicle on campus you must purchase a parking decal. Decals are $40 plus tax if bought in Fall Term for the Academic Year through the following Summer Term; or $20 plus tax if purchased during a Spring or Summer Term to cover those two terms. 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 8:  Getting & Returning Your Textbooks

Public School Students: To receive dual enrollment textbooks from the school district, turn in your EFSC class schedule to your high school by the published school deadline. The school will provide the required textbooks and/or electronic access codes for your selected EFSC courses. If you submit your schedule late, your school may require that you purchase your college textbooks.

Private School Students: To receive loaned instructional materials from the college, you must email as a PDF attachment the Summer 2023 Private School Dual Enrollment Instructional Materials Agreement, with both the student and parent signature, to The signed Agreement must be on file with EFSC Accounting for students to receive instructional materials at no cost.

Summer Term 2023 Textbook Distribution Window Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, May 10 and 11 and Monday through Thursday, May 15-18.

Summer Term 2023 Textbook RETURN Window: Monday, July 31 through Thursday, August 3 and Monday and Tuesday, August 7 and 8.

Public school, private school, and home education students are responsible for purchasing required consumable instructional materials that cannot be used by another student, such as lab coats, goggles, and personal tools.

Spring Term Textbooks must be returned to an EFSC Bookstore during the return window beginning Monday, May 1, 2023 through Monday, May 8, 2023. The last day the Bookstore will accept returned materials is Monday, May 8, 2023. To ensure that their account is properly credited, students are reminded to notify the Bookstore employee that they are private school students returning loaned materials. The College will charge students the full cost of replacing damaged items or late returns.