Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions

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Welcome to the Dual Enrollment/Early Admissions webpage!

HCC partners with Hillsborough County Public Schools, certain Private and Charter Schools and students in the Hillsborough County Home Education program to offer college courses at no cost to the student.  Please take the time to review the important information on this website and we look forward to welcoming you as an HCC Hawk!

Important Deadlines:

  • The Spring 2024 paperwork submission process opened on October 16 and closed at 11:59 pm on Monday, November 13, 2023.
  • Students who submit paperwork in the final week (Nov. 6-13) can expect a 3-week turnaround for their approval.
  • Once paperwork has been approved, students have until Friday, December 8 to complete their Spring registration.
  • The petition portal closed on November 3. The next opportunity to submit a petition will be in late spring 2024.


  • We are setting up the free textbook accounts for HCPS students who are taking classes online or on an HCC campus and ordering will begin on Thursday, December 7.
  • Visit the Dual Enrollment Textbook webpage for more information.

Check out our digital brochure!

Info Sessions:

All four Info Sessions for Spring 2024 have concluded.

We will hold more sessions next year for Summer and Fall 2024 classes!

Get Started on Your Future

Submit Paperwork Every Semester

Complete these steps each term, including your first term. (The Student/Parent Agreement is only required the first term)

Dates and Deadlines


  • Students must plan ahead and communicate with their school counselor at least 10 working days prior to HCC's submission deadline to obtain and complete the required paperwork.
  • Completed documents must be submitted to the DE Portal which closes at midnight on the deadline date. (No late paperwork is accepted)


  • Once approved, students may register for courses using the instructions on the approval email.
  • DE students cannot register using HawkGPS
  • Students who fail to meet the registration deadline will not be eligible for dual enrollment courses until the next term. 

Preparing for Classes

Frequently Asked Questions


Please note: Students will be in a learning environment that explores a diverse and open range of ideas that requires a mature understanding of multiple perspectives. Students must be able to engage in discussion in a mature and responsible manner.

Students will be attending classes with non-high school-aged students, and many encounter students of various ages and backgrounds while on an HCC campus, including students who may hold criminal records.

Please familiarize yourself with all of the details in the following articulation agreement:

HCC/HCPS Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement