Steps 1-4 are completed once, Steps 5-6 are completed every semester.
STEP 1 - MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Dual Enrollment - (enrolled in up to 10 credit hours per term)
*Students must maintain a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA and a 2.0 HCC GPA to remain eligible.
Early Admission- (enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours (Full time) and a maximum of 15 credit hours per semester)
1 credit of English and/or 1 credit of Math and/or .50 credit of Economics and/or .50 credit of American Government
STEP 2 - COMPLETE THE HCC DUAL ENROLLMENT APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
Click Here to Apply
Create an account (use an email address you check regularly)
Start Dual Enrollment Application
Complete all required fields, certify, and submit application
When you complete your application you will receive an email with your HCC student ID# and your Hawkmail email address. It is important you retain this information.
STEP 3 - REGISTER YOUR NET ID
This will create your NetID and Password for your Hawkmail, Webadvisor, and Canvas (MyHCC) accounts. The Dual Enrollment Office will email you periodically with information and updates to your Hawkmail account.
STEP 4 - SUBMIT TEST SCORES (SAT, ACT, PERT)
PERT, ACT, or SAT scores are acceptable to determine college placement. If you take the PERT test at an HCC campus test center, you do not have to send in your score printout. Our office can access them. If your SAT or ACT scores appear on your high school transcript/Student Summary Worksheet, you do not have to submit your scores separately. If they are not on your high school transcript you will need to obtain your scores from your respective test score account: Click here for SAT scores. Click here for ACT scores. *If you are submitting SAT scores, you will need to detail into your score report and print your score report that has your 2 digit scores.
Your scores cannot be older than two year from the first day of the semester you plan to attend.
If you need to take the PERT test, you may do so as long as you have submitted an application for admission. The test is given on a walk-in basis at all five campus locations, click here for testing hours. You will need to obtain a test referral pass from the Student Services Office prior to testing which can be done on the same day except for Saturday testing at the Ybor City campus. You must have a picture ID to obtain a referral and to test.
Your initial test is given at no charge. If you do not place at college level in one or more sections, you may retest for a fee of $10 per section and you must wait 24 hours between testing.
The table below shows minimum placement test scores required for eligibility.
STEP 5 - SUBMIT PAPERWORK FOR APPROVAL AND REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Public and Charter School students: Meet with your high school guidance counselor each semester and obtain the Authorization Form B and your Student Summary Worksheet (high school transcript).
Private School students: Meet with your high school counselor or official and obtain a Letter of Authorization and transcript.
Home Education students: Request a letter of good standing from the Home Education Office to submit along with a home school transcript, Educational Plan, and Home School Approval Form. The letter from the Home Education office and Home School Transcript are submitted once a year; Approval Form is submitted each semester. Home School students must review the Home School Articulation Agreement and submit the signature page before starting their first semester.
All paperwork has to be submitted to the Dual Enrollment office for approval and prior to student registering for classes. Students may email paperwork to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 813-253-7061. Students may not bring paperwork to campus for approval.
Once the Dual Enrollment office has reviewed the submitted paperwork, the student will receive an approval email to both their personal email and their Hawkmail accounts. Students can visit an HCC campus to choose the sections of the courses they were approved to take.
Students should make sure they are given the Dual Enrollment fee waiver during registration and submit it to the campus bursar/cashier’s office. If student fails to submit waiver, student can have a balance and subsequently sent to collections.
STEP 6- ACQUIRE TEXTBOOKS
Hillsborough County Public Schools has created detailed instructions on obtaining textbooks - HCPS textbook information is available here. The Hillsborough County Public School Textbook Warehouse can have an order time of up to 15 days. If a student registers for classes less than 15 days prior to a class starting, they run the risk of not having a textbook when the course starts. The Dual Enrollment office does not have access to textbook ordering.
Private school and Home Education students must purchase their own textbooks and materials.
Charter school students should ask their high school counselor how to obtain textbooks and materials.