Steps to Apply - Public School

1. Confirm your eligibility:

  • Be a high school student with a 3.0 cumulative unweighted GPA
  • Achieve and provide official college placement scores not more than two years old
  • Note: If you wish to take the PERT at an HCC campus, you must have a completed HCC application
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2.  See your counselor and obtain a signed, completed Authorization Form B (Dual Enrollment Off High School Campus).  Ensuring that graduation requirements are met is the responsibility of the student and high school. A new authorization form B is required for each term in which the student wishes to register.

3.  Obtain an official copy of a document showing your unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.  This document may be a copy of your high school transcript or the Student Permanent Record Summary Worksheet.  A current official copy of a document showing your unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher is required for each term in which the student wishes to register.

4.  Complete the Online Application for Admissions and upload your Student Permanent Record Summary Worksheet (or your high school transcript and an official copy of your test scores) AND your Authorization Form B.  If you are unable to upload the Student Permanent Summary Worksheet (or your high school transcript and an official copy of your test scores) AND your Authorization Form B, please e-mail scanned copies to dualenrollment@hccfl.edu or fax copies to (813) 253-7061.
The application and all required documentation must be on file for the application to be considered. All dual enrollment paperwork must be received by HCC prior to the first day of the term in which the student wishes to register.  Failure to register at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the term may affect course availability and access to textbooks.


Please note: 

  • Required textbooks are provided at no cost to the student.  However, the student is responsible for textbook affiliated costs for licensing fees or electronic media access which are password protected or are one-time access codes and cannot be returned to the district as its property for reissue to another student.
  • Course selection for enrollment will be authorized each term by the high school counselor or home educator for courses creditable toward the high school diploma.
  • Any courses registered for, or grades received, become a permanent part of the student’s record.
  • Students are expected to be aware of the drop/add/withdrawal deadlines for each of their courses. This information can be located on the student’s schedule in WebAdvisor.
  • If a student of any age enrolls in a postsecondary institution, the rights under FERPA transfer to them. Students who wish to give permission to their parents to access their academic, financial, and/or registration records will be required to submit a FERPA release form to the admission department. HCC will not provide information to a parent or allow them to register a student for classes in absence of the student unless the student has already submitted a release form. 
  • The student must maintain a high school GPA of 3.0 and an HCC GPA of 2.0 or above to remain eligible.
  • Students will be attending classes with non-high school aged students and may encounter students of various ages and backgrounds while on an HCC campus, including students who may hold criminal records.
  • 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.