The Dual Enrollment Program enables eligible secondary level public school, private school, and home education students to enroll in selected courses offered by Eastern Florida State College. The postsecondary credits earned through dual enrollment count toward both a college degree or certificate and a high school diploma or completion of the home education program.
Students must meet the minimum un-weighted high school GPA requirement for their selected program of study to qualify for Dual Enrollment. Minimum high school GPA requirements include:
- 3.00 for an Associate in Arts Degree or an Associate in Science Degree
- 2.50 for a College Credit Certificate
- 2.00 for a Career & Technical Certificate
Students pursuing an Associate in Arts Degree or an Associate in Science Degree must also present college-ready reading and writing scores on the ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, or PERT.
Eastern Florida requires that new students complete the admissions process prior to registering for the first time. Dual enrollment applicants must:
- Submit the online dual enrollment EFSC Application for Admission.
- Complete the dual enrollment orientation.
- Present ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, or PERT scores if enrolling in an Associate Degree or College Credit Certificate program.
Private schools and charter schools must have an articulation agreement in place with EFSC for their students to participate in the program. Each home education student’s program must be in compliance with Florida Statute 1002.41.
Dual enrollment students may enroll in up to three postsecondary courses each in the fall term and in the spring term and one during the summer unless the student is in the Early College Program. Early College Program students may dual enroll in two summer courses in order to complete their AA degree by high school graduation. Qualified 12th grade students who meet dual enrollment eligibility may be considered for full-time dual enrollment at Eastern Florida in the spring term if approved by the high school. Participants in full-time dual enrollment must take all coursework at the college and enroll in at least four courses totaling 12 or more credits.
In accordance with Florida Statute 1007.271(2) dual enrollment students are exempt from paying registration, tuition, and laboratory fees. The Brevard County School Board loans public school students required instructional materials, but may require students to provide one-time use items, such as workbooks and lab manuals. Eastern Florida loans required instructional materials to home education students and private school students.
To remain eligible in good standing for dual enrollment, students must meet the overall unweighted high school GPA requirement for the selected program of study and earn a term GPA of at least 2.0 in college coursework. In addition, students must exhibit responsible and appropriate behavior while at EFSC and comply with high school and college policies.
Unacceptable behavior may result in administrative action by EFSC including, but not limited to, withdrawal from the course or removal from the Dual Enrollment Program.
Early Admission is a form of dual enrollment that enables eligible public, private, and home education students to enroll at EFSC instead of enrolling at their high school in the fall term of the 12th grade. Students accepted for Early Admission must register for at least 4 courses equaling a total of 12 credit hours or more each term and earn enough credits at the college to meet high school graduation requirements. A co-requisite lab course will not be counted as a fourth course. While students take all their classes at the College, they remain eligible to participate in high school extracurricular and graduation activities. Students whose term GPA falls below a 2.0 may be withdrawn from Early Admission for academic reasons and returned to the high school program. Early Admission participants are expected to comply with all EFSC policies.
In addition to having completed the EFSC admissions process, Early Admission candidates must:
- Present college-ready scores on all sections of a state-approved college placement test.
- Meet the minimum state cumulative unweighted high school GPA requirement of 3.0.
- Submit the EFSC Early Admission Application by the application deadline.
- Note: Public school students must have met all subject area graduation requirements with the exception of one credit each in English, math, science, and social studies prior to the fall term of their senior year. Students must successfully complete these credits while in Early Admission by dual enrolling in equivalent college courses that will provide this subject-area high school credit.
Early College Credit Option provides qualified high school students currently admitted to Eastern Florida State College through Dual Enrollment the opportunity to:
- Retake a dual enrollment course for grade forgiveness on the student’s college record.
- Enroll in EFSC courses not available through Dual Enrollment.
- Register for additional EFSC courses beyond the number permitted through Dual Enrollment.
Credits earned using the Early College Credit Option will count toward the student’s associate degree or college credit certificate and the grade will be posted on the student’s college transcript. The credits will not count toward high school graduation and the grade earned in the course will not be posted on the student’s high school transcript.
Because the student is not earning credit toward high school graduation (dual credit), the student is not considered dual enrolled in a course taken through Early College Credit Option. The Brevard County School Board does not pay the tuition cost or provide the required textbook for the course. This is the public school student’s responsibility. Private school and home school students are also responsible for tuition costs and obtaining textbooks for courses taken through Early College Credit Option.
Students must meet the following requirements to enroll in a course through the Early College Credit Option (ECCO):
- Be in grades 10, 11, or 12
- Attend a public school, private school that has an articulation agreement with EFSC or home school program that is in compliance with FS 1007.271(13)
- Provide verification of a cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Present college-ready Reading and Writing scores on the ACT, ACCUPLACER, SAT, or PERT
- Have been admitted to Eastern Florida State College through Dual Enrollment