The Dual Enrollment Program allows qualified students to take college classes and earn credit toward high school and an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, Associate in Science (A.S.) degree or a career certificate at the same time.
The Dual Enrollment Program is governed by Florida Statute , the Florida Department of Education and an articulation agreement between Seminole County schools or a private school and Seminole State College. Please see the Florida Department of Education Dual Enrollment FAQ document for more detailed information.
Through this program, students can experience the challenge of college-level courses while they are still in high school. Seminole State offers two dual enrollment paths:
- General Education Path: Fulfills General Education courses toward an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. The A.A. degree is guaranteed to transfer to any Florida public institution and complete the General Education requirements of that institution. A cumulative, unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 is required for this program.
- Career Path: Fulfills credit toward an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree or career certificate that may lead into an A.S. degree in select programs. Students may enroll in Career Dual Enrollment with a 2.5 cumulative, unweighted high school GPA. However, if the A.S. program requires General Education courses, students must have a 3.0 GPA to take those courses.
Students may enroll in any A.S. program except limited-access programs. However, there are three career programs that have been set up during the day with specific sections for Dual Enrollment students: Criminal Justice, Pharmacy Technology and Business Administration.
Dual Enrollment students are also eligible to apply for the Grindle Honors Institute at Seminole State College. To be eligible, students must have a 3.2 or higher cumulative, unweighted GPA.
The benefits of the Honors Institute include:
- An Honors diploma or certificate
- Smaller, engaging, innovated courses
- Graduation recognition and more
More information can be found on the Honors Institute website.
To be eligible to dual enroll, students must be in the 6th - 12th grade and have completed at least one high school level course.
- For Academic Dual Enrollment, students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative, unweighted, high school gpa.
- For Career Dual Enrollment, students must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative, unweighted, high school GPA.
- Students must have SAT (order from College Board), ACT, or Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) scores that place them into college-level coursework (Please see steps to dual enrollment guide under the resource section of this page for a list of required test scores).
Once the counselor has determined that the student has the eligible GPA for Dual Enrollment he/she will enter the high school GPA and sign the Dual Enrollment. The application and a copy of the Steps to Dual Enrollment can be found on the Resource section of this web page.
NOTE: Most students will be in classes with adult students and will be treated as adults. Students should be mature and able to work independently. The difficulty of the class (whether it is offered at the high school or at the College) is not changed because the student is in high school. Dual Enrollment students are required to meet all course deadlines and requirements. Unsuccessful completion of Dual Enrollment courses may negatively impact the student's future financial aid. This includes both withdraws and D/F grades.
Provide an 868 and registration form to any campus to register for classes each semester. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 at Seminole State to continue in the Dual Enrollment Program and a 3.0 (for Academic DE) or 2.5 (for Career DE) cumulative, unweighted, high school GPA.
Early Admission is a program offered for Public school seniors who have completed at least 18 credits in grades 9-11. Students who wish to participate must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative high school GPA, qualifying test scores and permission of the high school principal or designee. Students in the Early Admission program will be permitted to take 12 college credit hours in the fall and spring of their senior year.
Early Admission students must complete their remaining high school requirements through dual enrollment for their high school diploma to be granted. Early Admission students will not be included in class rank computations or be considered for valedictorian or salutatiorian status.
Collegiate High School
Collegiate high school is for public schools only. It is a program that allows students to complete a full Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree at their high school campus. Since the program is an A.A. degree, students must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative, unweighted, high school GPA and college-ready test scores.
There are two Collegiate high schools in Seminole County. Crooms Academy of Information Technology, in partnership with Seminole State College of Florida, offers an a technology focused A.A. degree. Students who wish to attend this program must complete an application through the Crooms Academy and be accepted. The application can be found on the Crooms Academy website.
The second Collegiate high school is new for the 2018-19 academic year. Lake Howell High School, in partnership with Seminole State College of Florida, will offer a business-focused A.A. degree beginning in Fall 2018. Interested Lake Howell students should speak with their high school guidance counselor.
Private schools must have an articulation agreement with Seminole State College of Florida before their students may participate in Dual Enrollment. The following schools have submitted articulation agreements for the 2018-19 academic year:
- Central Christian Academy
- Champion Preparatory Academy
- Faith Christian Academy
- Forest Lake Academy
- Hampden DuBose Academy
- Holy Cross Lutheran Academy
- International Community School
- Liberty Christian School of Sanford
- One Accord Christian Academy
- One School of the Arts
- Pace Brantley School
- Socrates Preparatory School
- The Paragon School
- Veritas Academy
- Walden Community School
Requirements to dual enroll:
- Be in 6th - 12th grade and have completed at least one high school level course.
- 3.0 or higher cumulative, unweighted high school GPA for Academic Dual Enrollment (A.A. degree)
- College-ready test scores on the ACT, SAT or Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT).
Bring the following documents to Seminole State to apply and register for classes:
- Complete a Dual Enrollment Application (found on the resource section of this web page)
- Student's cumulative, unweighted, high school GPA must be included by high school counselor and counselor will sign off on GPA.
- Official test scores from ACT/ SAT or PERT (ACT scores should be ordered from the ACT website, SAT scores should be ordered from the College Board website). The PERT can be taken at the College after admission.
- 869 form signed by the school counselor
Continuing students must provide a new 869 for each semester to register. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 at Seminole State to continue in the Dual Enrollment program.
- Be in the 6th - 12th grade and have completed at least one high school level course.
- Have a 3.0 or higher, unweighted high school GPA.
- Have college ready test scores on the SAT/ACT or PERT. Official test scores must be sent to the College from the College Board for SAT or ACT website for ACT. The PERT can be taken at the College after admission.
- Home school students must be registered with the Seminole County Public Schools (SCPS) Home Education Office to be eligible to dual enroll.
Bring the following documents to Seminole State to apply and register for classes:
- Completed Dual Enrollment Application
- Copy of the letter from the Seminole County Schools Home School office stating that the student is a registered home school student with the district.
- Official test scores from ACT/ SAT or PERT (PERT can be taken at the College after admission).
- A signed Home School Articulation Agreement
- The application and Steps to Dual Enroll can be found on the Resouces section of this webpage.
Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 at Seminole State to be eligible to continue in the Dual Enrollment Program.
- Dual Enrollment Application
- Home School Steps to Dual Enroll
- Public/Private School Steps to Dual Enroll
- Florida Department of Education, Comparison of Florida's Articulated Programs Chart
- Dual Enrollment Course Equivalency List: This list is helpful in determining the number of high school and college credits awarded for Dual Enrollment classes and highlights required General Education courses.
- Florida Department of Education, Office of Articulation Dual Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions
- Florida Department of Education, Office of Articulation Dual Enrollment Statement of Transfer Guarentees
- Assessment and Testing Office - PERT
Learn about and prepare for the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT).
- Tips for Successful Dual Enrollment
- 2018-2019 SCPS Articulation agreement between Seminole County Public Schools and Seminole State College of Florida
To request more information about Seminole State's Dual Enrollment Program, as well as other educational opportunities, please email email@example.com or contact either Dr. Leeann Davis at 407.708.2041.