Dual Enrollment & Early Admissions
Dual Enrollment gives eligible students the chance to earn college credits, while still earning their high school diploma! Many of the public colleges/universities in Florida offer Dual Enrollment and the college application, registration, tuition, textbook, and lab fees would be waived while completing Dual Enrollment. The college courses would be offered on the selected schools campuses/centers, online, and at several high school locations.
To be eligible for Dual Enrollment in college credit courses, students must:
Courses can be taken:
- During regular school hours.
- After regular school hours.
- During the college/university/technical college summer terms.
Ineligible Dual Enrollment courses:
- Vocational-preparatory instruction
- College-preparatory instruction
- Remedial instruction
- Precollegiate instruction
- Physical education that focuses on skill rather than intellectual attributes
Eligible Dual Enrollment courses:
- The courses listed in the approved agreement with the college
To continue in Dual Enrollment, students must:
- Maintain 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average, inclusive of college courses taken.
- Maintain 2.0 college grade point average.
Dual Enrollment Career Certificates
Dual enrollment career certificate programs will allow students to earn elective credits toward the high school diploma, while working towards a career certificate. These shall not be used to enroll students in isolated career courses.
To be eligible for Dual Enrollment in a Career Certificate program offered through the Broward Technical Colleges, students must:
- Have a 2.0 cumulative, unweighted high school grade point average, inclusive of any college courses the student has taken.
- Pass the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) at the required exit level for the targeted career certificate program.
To continue in the Career Certificate program through Broward Technical Colleges, students must:
- Maintain at least a 2.0 unweighted grade point average, inclusive of dual enrollment courses.
Early admission is a form of dual enrollment through which eligible students enroll in a postsecondary institution on a full-time basis.
In order to graduate high school under the Early Admission Program, and be awarded a high school diploma, the student must:
- Be degree seeking and must qualify on an approved placement examination.
- Enroll in nonremedial, credit-earning coursework.
- Complete two consecutive semesters of college coursework or the equivalent, with a full-time class load of 24 credit hours or the equivalent.
- Include coursework that satisfies the remaining high school graduation requirements.
- Maintain a minimum college 2.0 GPA as shown by grade transcripts.
A student who does not meet all requirements, by the time their class graduates, will default to a standard diploma.
To be eligible for Early Admission, students must:
- Have a 3.0 cumulative, unweighted high school grade point average, inclusive of Dual Enrollment courses taken.
- Meet minimum scores on the College Placement Test (CPT), Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT), or equivalent assessments (SAT or ACT).
- Complete a minimum of 4 semesters of full-time secondary enrollment, including studies taken in ninth grade.
Early Admissions eligibility:
- Continues through the end of the current school year.
- May take place at accredited postsecondary institutions with or without the existence of an articulation agreement.