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Dual Enrollment

Get a jump start on college.

Dual enrollment is designed for academically talented students who want to accelerate their college careers. Dual enrollment can help offset college expenses for families, shorten the time it takes to earn a degree, and allow qualified students to reduce their course-load per term when they attend college full time.

High school and college credit
Dual enrollment students receive both high school and college credit upon successful completion of a dual enrollment course.

Eligibility guidelines
Students must:

  • Have a cumulative (unweighted) 3.00 GPA for academic courses or a cumulative (unweighted) 2.00 GPA for career technical courses;
  • Be recommended by a high school counselor;
  • Enroll in approved dual enrollment courses. (No PHSC college prep (remedial), physical education or applied music courses.)

All required dual enrollment paperwork must be received and approved by PHSC before a student may enroll in any dual enrollment course.

Agreement forms

How to enroll

  • Meet with your high school guidance counselor to confirm that you meet the GPA requirement for admission.
  • Complete the PHSC Dual Enrollment Application for Admission available from your high school guidance office.
  • Have your high school include a copy of your American College Testing (ACT) and/or Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores with your application, if you have taken them.
  • If you have not taken the ACT or SAT, take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) at your high school or at PHSC.
  • Complete the proper permission form:
    • For Hernando County students — Dual Enrollment Permission form
    • For Pasco County students — Dual Enrollment Request form (MIS 451)
  • Select your courses based on your SAT/ACT/FCELPT/PERT results.
  • Obtain all the necessary signatures.
  • Submit all completed and signed forms (application and permission) to your high school guidance counselor for approval.
  • If you are taking classes at:
    • High school— submit the forms to your high school guidance counselor who will forward them to PHSC.
    • PHSC— submit the forms to a PHSC academic advisor for approval.
The test scores a student must achieve to demonstrate college readiness were revised by the State Board of Education on September, 17, 2013. ACT (reading subtest) and P.E.R.T. (reading, writing, and math subtests) tests administered on or after October 22, 2013 will be affected. Test scores are valid for two years prior to initial registration. Refer to the charts below based upon the date the test was administered

Tests administered on or after October 22, 2013

Skill Area PERT FCELPT ACT SAT Eligible College-credit Courses
English 103 83 17 440 verbal ENC1101 or higher
Reading 106 83 19 440 verbal No required college-level reading courses
Mathematics 114-122 72 19 440 MAT1033 (counts only as an elective)
Mathematics 123 97 21 460 MGF1106, MGF1107,
MTG2206 or STA2023
Mathematics 123-150 97 21 490 MAC1105

Tests administered prior to October 22, 2013

Skill Area PERT FCELPT ACT SAT Eligible College-credit Courses
English 99 83 17 440 verbal ENC1101 or higher
Reading 104 83 18 440 verbal No required college-level reading courses
Mathematics 113-122 72 19 440 MAT1033 (counts only as an elective)
Mathematics 123 97 21 460 MGF1106, MGF1107,
MTG2206 or STA2023
Mathematics 123-150 97 21 490 MAC1105

Drop/add and withdrawal terms
College-level course grades become part of a student’s permanent record. It is important that the dual enrollment student take the course seriously and that the student drop or withdraw from courses properly.

“Dropping” a course means that the course will not appear on the college transcript. This procedure occurs in a designated period very early in the college semester.

“Adding” a course means registering for another course.

“Withdrawing” from a course means that a “W” will appear on the college transcript and no credit will be awarded. It will count as an attempt of a course. Withdrawal must occur by the date specified each college semester.

How to drop or add a course

  • Complete a PHSC Registration form (SAR-5).
  • Turn it in to a PHSC advisor at a student development office.
  • The academic advisor will drop or add the course as noted on the PHSC Registration form (SAR-5) and return a copy of the form to the student. Students should keep this form for future reference.
  • Students may only “drop” or “add” a course according to the deadline dates published in the PHSC college catalog/student handbook and course schedule.
  • Students must notify and receive signed approval from a high school guidance counselor before dropping or adding a course.

How to withdraw from a course

  • Complete a PHSC Withdrawal Request form (SCN-3) and have a high school guidance counselor sign it.
  • Bring the Withdrawal Request form to a PHSC student development staff member before the published deadline date.
  • Keep a copy of the form for your records.

College grades/transcripts
Students can retrieve their grades from the Internet at Florida Virtual Campus (formerly FACTS.org). Upon graduation from high school, students may request transcripts in writing through PHSC admissions and student records.

PHSC and the Pasco and Hernando County school districts follow separate academic calendars that determine meeting dates, holidays and important deadlines. Information about academic calendars may be obtained through the high school guidance offices.

College-level dual enrollment courses are offered at all PHSC campuses and at most district high schools.

Interested high school students should contact their high school guidance counselor. Students must apply to enter the program, meet dual enrollment eligibility guidelines, and pass the course to be awarded credit.

Contact Student Development at any PHSC location for more information.