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COVID-19 Update: EFSC's Fall Commencement will be virtual, celebrated Dec. 17 online and with drive-through celebrations on each Campus. The Spring Term 2021 Class Schedule has been released, with plans to increase on-campus courses through expanded Hybrid offerings, with class size limits and safety measures remaining in place to protect against COVID-19. View more details & FAQ. To support Fall Term courses and 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: COVID-19 Impact

 
 
 
 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students should follow this alternate process for enrolling in Dual Enrollment at EFSC. If you are just getting started, review the GPA requirements in Step 1 of the accordion below this box, plus contact your high school guidance counselor through contact information at your school's website.

If you have verified with your school counselor that you are eligible, follow the steps in this box, starting with the step that best fits your individual situation.

Apply online to EFSC and receive your acceptance letter.
• Please note: Your H.S. transcript will be electronically transmitted from your school to EFSC during the COVID-19 closures. You do not need to request a paper copy.
Complete the Virtual Orientation.
If you have not already completed the College Placement Testing Requirement, an Alternate Measures process was in place for Fall Term courses due to the State of Florida suspending placement testing for initial DE enrollment. That Alternative Measures option to qualify for dual enrollment is NOT available for Spring Term 2021. New dual enrollment students will need to qualify through placement testing, and current dual enrolled students who have not previously qualified for college level math will also need to rely on placement testing for higher level math eligibility for Spring Term. Placement testing access through EFSC is being finalized and details will be shared here once available.
Click to see the alternate Course Registration Process for dual enrolled students due to the impact of COVID-19. Be sure to check your Titan Student Email frequently during this process.

Important Note: Remember that information below is general information about Dual Enrollment. Check the red box above for adjusted processes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click the topics below to see each step in detail as you begin your college journey while you're still in high school. If you have questions, get in touch with your high school counselor.

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 EFSC’s Dual Enrollment Program. Private school students must be enrolled in a school that has an articulation agreement with the College. 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 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
College-ready reading and writing scores on the ACT, PERT or SAT

Career and Technical Certificate:
2.0 unweighted high school GPA

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 Application Process PDF if needed.

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

Step 3:  Complete EFSC Dual Enrollment Orientation. Required!

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to and follow the alternate virtual orientation process.

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. Students should request that the testing agency send their ACT or SAT scores directly to EFSC. Students may also go to the SAT or ACT website in the presence of an EFSC staff member and access their score report using their password. The College will copy the report and use your score for official placement.

IMPORTANT SPRING TERM 2021 NOTE: Due to COVID-1, alternative Summer & Fall Term readiness measures had been in for place for Dual Enrolled Summer and Fall Term courses because placement testing for DE students was suspended by state order. The Alternative Measures option to qualify for dual enrollment is NOT available for Spring Term 2021 courses. New dual enrollment students will need to qualify through placement testing, and current dual enrolled students who have not previously qualified for college level math will also need to rely on placement testing for higher level math eligibility. Information about placement testing access through EFSC is being finalized and details will be shared here once available.

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 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:  Fill out the EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration  Form

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to and follow the alternate Dual Enrollment registration process.

Step 6:  Registration

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to and follow the alternate Dual Enrollment registration process.

Dual Enrollment students must register in person during Walk-in Registration by meeting with an EFSC Advisor. Click here to find out when registration begins for each term.  You can schedule your registration 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 your completed and signed EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration Form with you to register.

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 a student intends to park a vehicle on campus to attend class, the student must purchase the annual $40 (plus tax) 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 for purchasing required consumable materials such as lab manuals or workbooks, which cannot be used by another student. If you’re a private school student, you will be responsible for obtaining required instructional materials. Visit the EFSC Bookstore web page for Campus bookstore information.

Questions?

Talk with your high school counselor or call EFSC's Dual Enrollment Office at 321-433-7152 or 321-433-5155

Check Orientation Info & the EFSC School Advisor List

Compare Dual Enrollment, AP, IB and AICE by viewing the Florida Department of Education's comparison chart.

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