Dual Enrollment for High School Students

What is High School Dual Enrollment?

High School Dual Enrollment is a coursework acceleration program that allows qualified high school students to begin postsecondary coursework while earning credits toward the high school diploma. Dual Enrollment is established by law (s. 1007.271, F.S.), and Florida State University operates its program in accordance with local articulation agreements. Dual Enrollment is available to local school district, private and charter school, and home school secondary students.

Participation in High School Dual Enrollment has several advantages for students planning to pursue a college degree. It allows qualified students the opportunity to take college classes, free of tuition and fees, while they are still in high school. These students will have access to rigorous postsecondary courses while reducing the time and cost of completing the college degree. However, students taking dual enrollment courses must recognize that dual enrollment course grades will become a permanent part of the college transcript and will be factored into future applications to other colleges and universities. Therefore, dual enrollment students must work closely with the Panama City Office of Admissions & Records, the faculty, and the staff for ongoing academic advisement and support.

Student Eligibility

A secondary student must meet the following requirements in order to be eligible to participate in the High School Dual Enrollment Program at Florida State University:

  • Must be a secondary student with a 3.9 weighted high school GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits to include:
    • 2 English credits
    • 2 mathematics credits, one of which must be Algebra II or higher
    • 1 science credit with lab
    • 1 social studies credit
  • Must have all of the following standardized test sub-scores:

ACT or

Reading 21
English 21
Math 21


Critical Reading 500
Math 500


Evidence-based Reading & Writing 530
Math 530

  • Must meet any course prerequisites as set forth in the University undergraduate catalog, and transcript must show proof of credit for prerequisite course requirements to enroll, if applicable.
  • Provide proof of immunizations and health history form.
  • Must be free of any charges of scholastic and behavioral misconduct at any educational institution. Must be free of any violation of the law which did/may result in probation, community service, jail sentence, revocation or suspension of driver's license, or a traffic violation that resulted in a fine of $200 or more. Must be free of any felony charge, even if adjudication has been withheld.
  • A 3.0 FSU GPA is required for students to continue in the High School Dual Enrollment Program at Florida State University.

Application Process

The dual enrollment application process begins with a meeting with your high school guidance counselor to obtain approval to take courses at FSU, which includes certification of eligible grades and test scores. Once permission is obtained on the Guidance Counselor Approval Form, you can proceed with the remaining steps in the application process. All of the information you need is in the Student Guide and associated forms below:

Home school students will need to complete the Home School Course Request Form and Articulation Agreement and provide proof of enrollment in a home education program (S.1002.41, F.S.) along with verification of grade level and performance such as test and transcripts.

Contact Information

The Student Guide should provide all the information you need to know about the High School Dual Enrollment Program at Florida State University Panama City. However, if you have any questions, you may email or call the Panama City Office of Admissions & Records during regular business hours, Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 5:00pm, Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.

All advising meetings will require an appointment, so please email or call in advance to schedule. Students are expected to participate in the advising meeting though parents are also welcome to attend.

FSU Panama City Campus Map

Office of Admissions & Records
Florida State University Panama City
4750 Collegiate Drive
Barron Building, Room 108
Panama City, FL  32405-1099
Phone: (850) 770-2160
Email: admissions@pc.fsu.edu

ACE Dual Enrollment (Tallahassee)

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