Dual Enrollment is an acceleration mechanism that provides students attending a Florida public or private high school, or who are enrolled in a home school program, an option to simultaneously earn college credit toward the Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree or Vocational Credit toward a certificate program while meeting the requirements for a high school diploma. Students are exempt from the payment of registration, tuition and laboratory fees while they are dual enrolled.
- There are no age limits for a student to Dual Enroll. Students are required to be in the 10th – 12th grade and can be public, private, or home school students. Parents of home school students will be required to complete a notarized Home School Affidavit form (provided by the Office of Admissions) to verify that their child is registered with the District Home School office.
- Prospective Dual Enrollment students must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 for college courses and 2.0 for vocational courses as specified in Florida Statute (1007.271 F.S.).
- To Dual Enroll, prospective students must have minimum placement scores on PERT (Post-Secondary Education Readiness Test), SAT or ACT for college-level course work and TABE for vocational coursework.
- Florida State Rule 6A-10.0315 was amended in December 2011 and now restricts high school students to two attempts at the PERT while they are in high school. Since Public School students are required to take the PERT for college readiness in the 11th grade if they score below a certain level on the 10th grade FCAT, they are restricted to one attempt at the PERT before the 11th grade. If their FCAT score is high enough for them to be exempt from taking the PERT for college readiness, their guidance counselor can send approval for them to take the PERT one more time for Dual Enrollment purposes. Students who attend private school or are home schooled must wait a minimum of one high school semester before they can have their second and final attempt at the PERT. Students who do not attain the necessary score on the PERT can provide SAT or ACT test scores for Dual Enrollment. Students get two more attempts at the PERT for college purposes after high school graduation.
- Dual Enrollment courses are weighted the same as IB and AP courses in the high school record.
- Dual Enrollment students are held to the College’s academic calendar and deadlines. Any schedule changes must be made by college published deadlines.
- If a student decides to drop a course, s/he must do so by the add/drop deadline (posted in the college academic calendar at www.DaytonaState.edu). If the student does not make the schedule changes by the deadline, s/he will need to withdraw, which will result in a “W” grade (withdrawal), which appears on the transcript and is counted as an attempted course.
- If a student registers for a course and then does not attend (without formally dropping or withdrawing from the course) s/he will not be dropped for non-attendance. The student will receive an “F” grade at the end of the semester and the grade will be sent to the high school and become part of their permanent record.
- Public school and private school students will need a drop/withdraw form signed by a high school guidance counselor before they will be permitted to drop or withdraw from a class. Home school students must have a parent signature to drop or withdraw from a class.
- Students who wish to Dual Enroll should be working toward a degree or certificate at the college. The purpose of Dual Enrollment is to give students a head start on their college program while earning high school credit at the same time. Careful consideration should be taken when choosing courses to minimize the cost to the state and the possibility of the student incurring excess hours in the upper portion of their degree program. Students who plan to continue on to a bachelor’s degree program should work toward completing requirements for their intended program, including common program prerequisite courses. Students should inform their Academic Advisor of their intended major and ask for clarification about requirements for that major.
- While appropriate for college-level study, course materials and class discussions may reflect topics not typically included in secondary courses which some parents may object to for minors. Courses will not be modified to accommodate variations in student age and/or maturity.
- Students are not permitted to take more than 18 credit hours (college and high school combined) in the same semester.
- Dual Enrollment students are not permitted to take upper level (3000 or 4000 level) courses while they are dual enrolled.
- Dual Enrollment students can take one completely online course per semester. Dual Enrollment students can take hybrid and/or half and half courses.
- Dual Enrollment students cannot take any course that is less than 3 credit hours or any private lesson course.
- Dual Enrolled students who receive a “D” or an “F” in a course will be required to repeat that course in the next semester, and they will be limited to 2 courses during the next semester. If the student receives a “D” or “F” in the same course twice, s/he will not be permitted to Dual Enroll in future courses. If the student registers prior to grades being posted, s/he must see a high school guidance counselor about changing their schedule. If the student does not change their schedule the college will drop the student from all courses. This rule is in the Volusia and Flagler articulation agreements and applies to all Daytona State College Dual Enrolled students.
- Students who take classes through the Dual Enrollment program are in actual college classes. They are not easier for Dual Enrollment students because the student is still in high school. The state of Florida and the College’s accreditation agency require all students to be held to the same requirements (grading, class attendance, homework assignments, etc.).
- The college falls under a different set of privacy laws than the high schools (see information about FERPA at http://www.daytonastate.edu/catalog/adm/records_student_info_svcs.html). Once the student is in our system as a college student, we cannot give any information to the parent about the student’s records and faculty members cannot give information to the parent about how the student is doing in the class. This applies regardless of the student’s age. In addition, the student must be present for all enrollment processes: admissions, registration and all schedule changes. Parents cannot process forms without the student being present.
- Students are permitted to Dual Enroll for a maximum of three calendar years or until any of the following conditions occur:
- The student turns 19 years of age
- The student is no longer eligible to register with their county school district office as a home education student
- The student completes his/her high school course work
- The student completes the requirements for an associate of arts degree
- Students who complete the requirements for an associate degree will be auto-graduated and will no longer be permitted to dual enroll.
- Tuition and fees are free for Dual Enrollment students. Public school students get free books from the school district which they borrow for the semester. Students who do not return their books will be charged the full cost for the books. Home school and private school students are required to purchase their own text books. All students are required to purchase any other materials needed for their class (example: culinary uniforms and knives, art supplies, musical instruments, cosmetology kits, etc.).
State Regulations and local articulation agreements sometimes change without notice. You can find the most current information on the Dual Enrollment link on our website at www.daytonastate.edu/advising.
Public and private school students who wish to Dual Enroll should start the process with their high school counselor. Home school students should start the process in the Admissions Office of Daytona State College.