Florida Dual Enrollment Program
Under the Florida dual enrollment program, students may enroll in postsecondary courses creditable toward both high school completion and an associate degree, a baccalaureate degree, or a career certificate. Dual enrollment students are exempt from the payment of postsecondary registration, tuition, and laboratory fees. Students in grades 6–12 enrolled in our Academic Program or High School Diploma Program may participate in the Florida Dual Enrollment program. Students in grades 9–12 must be on path to graduate. Students must provide proof of residency, have a documented high school grade point average (GPA), and meet the specific eligibility criteria outlined in Florida Statute 1007.271.
Students must meet the following initial and continued dual enrollment eligibility requirements:
Initial Eligibility Requirements
- Be enrolled in any grade of grades 6 through 12;
- Have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 for enrollment in associate or baccalaureate dual enrollment courses or a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 2.0 for enrollment in career certificate dual enrollment courses;
- Demonstrate college-level communication and computation skills via passing scores on college placement assessments (SAT, ACT, CPT, or PERT);
- Be able to complete the postsecondary course prior to the student's projected high school graduation date; and
- Meet any other additional student initial eligibility requirements included in the dual enrollment articulation agreement.
Continued Eligibility Requirements
- Maintain a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 for enrollment in associate or baccalaureate dual enrollment courses or a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 2.0 for enrollment in career certificate dual enrollment courses; and
- Maintain the minimum postsecondary GPA established by the postsecondary institution.
For students to participate in the dual enrollment program, students must:
- Provide proof of enrollment at Aspiring Heights Academy;
- Be responsible for their own instructional materials and transportation unless provided for in the articulation agreement; and
- Sign a private school articulation agreement.
Public postsecondary institutions are required to enter into articulation agreements with private schools in their geographic service area. If your child is interested in dual enrollment, please contact us to find out if your local college or university has or will enter into an agreement with Aspiring Heights Academy. Note that each postsecondary institution has specific articulation agreement, application, testing, and approval form deadlines. Please review these deadlines as posted on your child's prospective postsecondary institution's website.
Courses that satisfy high school graduation subject area requirements are eligible for dual enrollment. Please see the Dual Enrollment Course-High School Subject Area Equivalency List and the Dual Enrollment Course-High School Subject Area Equivalency List - Career Dual Enrollment Credit for courses offered, the high school subject area they satisfy, and the number of high school credits awarded. Not all colleges offer all courses, and not all courses are offered every semester, so you will need to check with the college or university to see if and when the course can be taken.
For more information on dual enrollment and early college admission, please read Dual Enrollment and Early Admission Programs. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Dual enrollment courses become a part of students' permanent high school and college transcripts and are calculated into their permanent high school and college GPA. Students who receive a failing grade may have difficulty meeting future admission requirements at colleges and universities and difficulty qualifying for financial aid and scholarships.