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Jennifer Kolmetz
Academic Support Assistant, Dual Enrollment

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Dual Enrollment

Getting on the Fast Track


The Dual Enrollment Program allows high school students to earn college credit while at the same time earning credits toward their high school diploma. Dual enrolled students have access to rigorous postsecondary courses while reducing the time and cost of completing a college certificate or degree.

Dual enrollment is authorized by Florida Statute 1007.271

Dual Enrollment students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Have demonstrated prior high school academic achievement on a minimum of five credits by attaining a minimum of a 3.0 unweighted cumulative grade point average for Associate in Arts courses or a 2.0 unweighted cumulative grade point average for career and technical courses.*
  • Present qualifying designated placement test scores (CPT, PERT**, SAT or, ACT) for computation and communication courses.
  • Obtain permission of a parent/guardian.
  • Provide verification from the high school guidance counselor or verification of home school status with Bay, Gulf, or Franklin school districts. 

You can take dual enrollment classes during school hours, after school hours, and during the summer term. (Courses are offered at the high school and on campus.)

The following courses and/or programs cannot be taken through dual enrollment:

  • College preparatory courses
  • Orientation courses
  • Physical education courses
  • Limited access programs
Students in dual enrollment classes do not pay registration, matriculation, or lab fees. Your high school provides textbooks and instructional materials.

Dual enrollment grades are recorded on both college and high school transcripts.

For more information, please contact the Dual Enrollment Office at 850.747.3207.
The dual enrollment program is an opportunity to take challenging courses and accelerate educational opportunities. Students should understand, however, that dual enrollment courses are college courses and the amount of work necessary to succeed in dual enrollment courses may be much greater than in high school courses. In addition, dual enrollment courses become part of a student’s permanent college transcript and are calculated into the student’s permanent postsecondary GPA. Poor performance as a dual enrollment student can ultimately impact ones postsecondary career, including acceptance into a state university, academic standing and financial aid eligibility. 

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