High school students may earn college credits through articulated acceleration mechanisms authorized by F.S. 1007.271. These acceleration options are Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions.
Dual Enrollment is an exciting program that allows high school students to earn credit toward a postsecondary diploma, certificate, or degree at a Florida public institution and toward a high school diploma.
The Dual Enrollment Program is an opportunity to take challenging courses and to accelerate educational opportunities. Students who successfully complete dual enrollment courses will save time toward their college degree and save money with free tuition and, if a public school student, free textbooks. Private and homeschooled students are responsible for instructional materials.
Dual Enrollment Eligibility Requirements
Students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- be a student in a Florida public or nonpublic secondary school with an articulation agreement on file with HCC, or in a home education program;
- have a 3.0 unweighted grade point average to enroll in credit courses or a 2.0 unweighted grade point average to enroll in vocational certificate courses;
- pass the appropriate section of the Postsecondary Educational Readiness Test (PERT) or have the appropriate scores on the SAT or the ACT (not more than two years old).