Leading and Learning
Dual Enrollment

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual enrollment is an acceleration program that allows students to take postsecondary coursework and simultaneously earn credit toward a high school diploma, a career certificate, an industry certification or an associate or baccalaureate degree at a Florida public or eligible private postsecondary institution. If you have questions about dual enrollment, please contact your school counselor. For more information, please visit the PHSC website.

COVID- 19 Dual Enrollment Updates

PHSC Expects Face Masks / Face Coverings to be worn indoors by faculty, staff, students, and campus visitors at all PHSC locations. Face coverings should also be worn by all participants at all indoor College hosted off-campus events, meetings, and activities. When working alone in offices, classrooms, or other rooms on campus, it is not necessary to wear masks. However, masks should be readily available and worn as soon as anyone enters the room or workspace.

Vaccinated individuals – Optional while outdoors.

Unvaccinated individuals – Encouraged while outdoors.

Social distancing practices will be implemented at all PHSC locations whenever possible, indoors, and outdoors and at any College-hosted off-campus events and activities. Self-Screening is essential. Faculty, staff, and students should not report to work, attend classes, or visit any PHSC location if experiencing fever, a cough or difficulty breathing.  Communicate with instructors or supervisor immediately to report absences. Additional details can be found here

Spring 2022 Registration

Eligible dual enrollment students should utilize the Spring 2022 Dual Enrollment Online Registration Worksheet to find important dates and to make plans for Spring dual enrollment coursework. In order for students to be able to register online during their assigned time, students and parents/guardians must meet the deadlines listed on the online registration worksheet. Below are a few important reminders when planning for Spring Dual Enrollment.

  • Dual Enrollment students can only take courses during the Spring Term II (1/10-5/2). Dual enrollment courses offered at a student's high school or through Pasco eSchool must be taken there rather than at PHSC.
  • The number of credit hours that can be accessed are:
    • 12th grade DE students may may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours (online or face to face). 
    • 11th grade DE students may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours (online or face to face). 
    • 10th grade DE students may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours (online or face to face). Of the 16 credit hours, only 7 credit hours may be taken at PHSC.
    • 9th grade DE students may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours on their high school campus or through Pasco eSchool. Of the 16 hours, students may choose to enroll in a maximum of 3 credit hours online through PHSC.
  • Any student taking an online course for the first time must take the PHSC online readiness course through Canvas. Click here for more information on how to complete this. 
  • All DE students must complete the DE orientation in Canvas. Click here for more information on how to complete this.

If you have questions about the dual enrollment registration process, please contact your school counselor. For more information, please visit the PHSC website.

Testing Update:

PHSC Testing Services administers common placement tests on campus and through virtual proctoring.  Students may schedule an exam at https://testing.phsc.edu/schedule-exam/exam. Click here for FAQs.

Clarification of Alternative Methods for Dual Enrollment and Student Impact

There has been some information from the state to clarify how the use of alternative eligibility methods for participation in DE courses impacts students moving forward.  The alternative methods were only to be used for the Fall 2020 semester. Continuing dual enrollment students may need to take an approved common placement test (ACCUPLACER, ACT, PERT, or SAT) beginning with the summer semester (2021-3).  This will impact your students who met eligibility through an alternative measure and did not take and successfully complete ENC 1101 and/or a college-level math course.

Students who met initial dual enrollment eligibility for college-level Reading and Writing through an alternative method, but who have not taken and passed ENC1101, will need to take a common placement test, even if they have taken and passed other classes, such as a Social Science or a Humanities class. 

Students who met the college-level math requirement for dual enrollment eligibility through an alternative method must take a common placement test if they did not take and pass a college-level math course with a grade of “C” or higher. Students will only need to take a common placement math subtest (e.g., PERT Math) if they had taken and passed ENC1101 with a grade of “C” or higher. 

Students who have taken 12 or more credits and used a math alternative method for continued dual enrollment eligibility must take a common placement math subtest if they do not have a valid, math test score.

Students who met initial eligibility for dual enrollment with a passing score on an exam, such as AP or AICE, need to submit the official scores to PHSC Admissions, so that credit for ENC1101 is reflected on their PHSC record.

Click below for directions on completing the online registration process:

Fall textbook drop off and Spring textbook pick up information is here.

Click here for the dates, times and locations. Please review this guidance document prior to pick-up. 

Grades

Dual Enrollment grades are reported in the PHSC platform WISE. Due to FERPA guidelines, parents of college students, including dual enrollment, do not have access to this platform unless the student shares this information. Grades for dual enrollment courses taken on the high school campus are also kept in the WISE platform and not in myStudent. Please talk with your student to gain access to grades.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria per Section 1007.271(3), F.S.:

  • Be enrolled as a student in a Florida public or nonpublic secondary school (grades 6-12), or in a home education program;
  • Have a 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) to enroll in college credits, or a 2.0 unweighted high school GPA to enroll in career dual enrollment courses;
  • For college credits, achieve a minimum score on a common placement test, please click HERE to view the required scores.;
  • Meet any additional eligibility criteria specified by the postsecondary institution in the Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement; and
  • Not be scheduled to graduate from high school prior to the completion of the dual enrollment course.

Students must maintain at least a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA and the 2.0 postsecondary GPA specified in the Dual Agreement Articulation Agreement for continued eligibility to participate in college credit dual enrollment courses. Students may be removed from dual enrollment courses if their GPA falls below the required 3.0. If you are unsure if your student meets the above criteria, please contact your school counselor.

Spring 2022 Registration

Eligible dual enrollment students should utilize the Spring 2022 Dual Enrollment Online Registration Worksheet to find important dates and to make plans for Spring dual enrollment coursework. In order for students to be able to register online during their assigned time, students and parents/guardians must meet the deadlines listed on the online registration worksheet. Below are a few important reminders when planning for Spring Dual Enrollment.

  • Dual Enrollment students can only take courses during the Spring Term II (1/10-5/2). Dual enrollment courses offered at a student's high school or through Pasco eSchool must be taken there rather than at PHSC.
  • The number of credit hours that can be accessed are:
    • 12th grade DE students may may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours (online or face to face). 
    • 11th grade DE students may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours (online or face to face). 
    • 10th grade DE students may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours (online or face to face). Of the 16 credit hours, only 7 credit hours may be taken at PHSC.
    • 9th grade DE students may enroll in no more than 16 credit hours on their high school campus or through Pasco eSchool. Of the 16 hours, students may choose to enroll in a maximum of 3 credit hours online through PHSC.
  • Any student taking an online course for the first time must take the PHSC online readiness course through Canvas. Click here for more information on how to complete this. 
  • All DE students must complete the DE orientation in Canvas. Click here for more information on how to complete this.

If you have questions about the dual enrollment registration process, please contact your school counselor. For more information, please visit the PHSC website.

Testing Update:

PHSC Testing Services administers common placement tests on campus and through virtual proctoring.  Students may schedule an exam at https://testing.phsc.edu/schedule-exam/exam. Click here for FAQs.

Clarification of Alternative Methods for Dual Enrollment and Student Impact

There has been some information from the state to clarify how the use of alternative eligibility methods for participation in DE courses impacts students moving forward.  The alternative methods were only to be used for the Fall 2020 semester. Continuing dual enrollment students may need to take an approved common placement test (ACCUPLACER, ACT, PERT, or SAT) beginning with the summer semester (2021-3).  This will impact your students who met eligibility through an alternative measure and did not take and successfully complete ENC 1101 and/or a college-level math course.

Students who met initial dual enrollment eligibility for college-level Reading and Writing through an alternative method, but who have not taken and passed ENC1101, will need to take a common placement test, even if they have taken and passed other classes, such as a Social Science or a Humanities class. 

Students who met the college-level math requirement for dual enrollment eligibility through an alternative method must take a common placement test if they did not take and pass a college-level math course with a grade of “C” or higher. Students will only need to take a common placement math subtest (e.g., PERT Math) if they had taken and passed ENC1101 with a grade of “C” or higher. 

Students who have taken 12 or more credits and used a math alternative method for continued dual enrollment eligibility must take a common placement math subtest if they do not have a valid, math test score.

Students who met initial eligibility for dual enrollment with a passing score on an exam, such as AP or AICE, need to submit the official scores to PHSC Admissions, so that credit for ENC1101 is reflected on their PHSC record.

Click below for directions on completing the online registration process:

Fall textbook drop off and Spring textbook pick up information is here.

Click here for the dates, times and locations. Please review this guidance document prior to pick-up. 

Grades

Dual Enrollment grades are reported in the PHSC platform WISE. Due to FERPA guidelines, parents of college students, including dual enrollment, do not have access to this platform unless the student shares this information. Grades for dual enrollment courses taken on the high school campus are also kept in the WISE platform and not in myStudent. Please talk with your student to gain access to grades.

Eligibility Criteria

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria per Section 1007.271(3), F.S.:

  • Be enrolled as a student in a Florida public or nonpublic secondary school (grades 6-12), or in a home education program;
  • Have a 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) to enroll in college credits, or a 2.0 unweighted high school GPA to enroll in career dual enrollment courses;
  • For college credits, achieve a minimum score on a common placement test, please click HERE to view the required scores.;
  • Meet any additional eligibility criteria specified by the postsecondary institution in the Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement; and
  • Not be scheduled to graduate from high school prior to the completion of the dual enrollment course.

Students must maintain at least a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA and the 2.0 postsecondary GPA specified in the Dual Agreement Articulation Agreement for continued eligibility to participate in college credit dual enrollment courses. Students may be removed from dual enrollment courses if their GPA falls below the required 3.0. If you are unsure if your student meets the above criteria, please contact your school counselor.