Dual Enrollment: Home School Students
2019 Spring Term Textbook Information: The home education textbook distribution window for Spring Term 2019 opens Saturday, January 5, 2019 and closes Friday, January 11, 2019. Click Step 7 in the accordion below for detailed information about how to obtain required instructional materials.
Click the buttons below to see each step in detail as you begin your college journey. If you have questions, get in touch.
Step 1: Determine if You're Eligible for Dual Enrollment.
Home school dual enrollment participation in all EFSC associate degree and certificate programs require College-ready Reading and Writing scores on the ACT, PERT or SAT.
Determine with your parent if you meet the minimum test score requirements for the EFSC program that interests you. Make sure your home education program complies with all state requirements.
Students need to be in the equivalent of a secondary program that would lead to a high school diploma. EFSC waives tuition and fees for home school students in accordance with Florida Statute.
Step 2: Apply for Admission to EFSC. (Required Documents)
- EFSC Application for Admission: Dual Enrollment applicants must apply online via the EFSC Online Application. EFSC waives the application fee for Dual Enrollment students. View Online Application Steps instructions if needed. Print the confirmation page or acceptance letter.
- Home education compliance: When Eastern Florida receives an Application for Admission, the College must verify with the Brevard County School Board that the applicant's program meets state home education requirements.
Bring the admissions application confirmation email or acceptance letter to orientation, so move on to Step 3.
Step 3: Attend an EFSC Dual Enrollment Orientation. Required!
You must attend a Dual Enrollment Orientation as part of your admission process. The Dual Enrollment Orientation Schedule is available by clicking here. Parents are welcome to attend with you. You may attend a session at the location that’s most convenient for you.
At orientation, submit your:
1. Confirmation page or acceptance letter showing your online application was submitted
2. Home school high school transcript
Home School Verification: Florida law requires that your home school program is in compliance with all statutory requirements. The College will contact the Brevard County School Board to verify that your program meets this requirement.
Step 4: Complete the College Placement Testing Requirement.
Students are required to submit college placement scores in Reading, Writing and Mathematics to enroll in college credit courses. Approved tests include the ACT, SAT, and PERT. Scores may not be more than 24 months old.
The College must have an official test score report to use your ACT or SAT scores. Please request that your scores are sent directly to EFSC at the time of testing.
If you do not have ACT or SAT scores, call 321-632-1111, identify yourself as a Dual Enrollment student and schedule a testing appointment to take the PERT, Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test. There is no charge for your initial test administration. A study guide is available in the Placement Testing area of our website or by clicking on the above link.
IMPORTANT – EFSC Retesting Policy: Besides a GPA of at least 3.0, you must also have college-ready Reading and Writing scores to dual enroll in an Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree or an Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) Degree program. A college-ready math score is not required unless you plan to take a college-level math course such as MAT 1033, MAC 1105 or MGF 1106.
If you do not score college-ready in one or more subject areas on the PERT, you may retest two more times within twelve months of your initial testing session so long as there are 30 days between each testing appointment. While there is no charge for the initial placement test, there is a $10 retest fee for each subtest taken for a second or third time within this twelve month period. Once the twelve month period is completed, the testing cycle will begin again, with the college administering the PERT once at no cost to the student and two more times with a retest charge of $10 per subtest.
College placement test scores are not required to dual enroll in a vocational credit program or course. However, the TABE, a basic skills test, may be a requirement for an individual program.
Step 5: Fill out the EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration Form - Home Education Students.
Your parent will complete a Home Education Dual Enrollment Registration Form & Articulation Agreement with your assistance after you’ve attended a Dual Enrollment orientation. The form also is available on each EFSC campus or by calling 321-433-7152. Provide all requested information, including your selected program of study and the EFSC courses you would like to take. NOTE: You must meet all program and course prerequisites and are limited to 3 courses or 11 credits per major term unless in the Early Admission program. Students are limited to two courses in the summer.
Step 6: Register in Person for Classes.
Dual Enrollment students must register in person during Walk-in Registration by meeting with an EFSC Advisor. Click here to find out when Walk-in Registration begins for each term. You can schedule an advising appointment online. Begin by logging into myEFSC, then go to the EFSC Student Applications Section. Use the drop down and select Student Services Appointments > click Launch and follow the prompts. You must bring your completed EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration Form for Home Education Students to registration. Note: EFSC courses generally require Internet access to complete assignments and/or other related courses activities.
Fees: Students are responsible for paying the $10 per semester Wi-Fi/Print Access Fee. If the student intends to park a vehicle on campus while attending class, the student must purchase the annual $40 parking permit. The permit is valid from July 1 through June 30. To avoid receiving a traffic citation and fine, purchase your parking permit by the end of the first week of classes and park only in student designated parking areas.
Step 7: Get the Required Textbook/Instructional Materials for your Class.
EFSC provides required instructional materials to eligible home education students. Each term, EFSC designates a six-day home education textbook distribution window. This is the only time in which home education students may obtain free instructional materials from the EFSC Campus Bookstores.
The home education textbook distribution window for Spring Term 2019 opens Saturday, January 5, 2019 and closes Friday, January 11, 2019. To receive the required instructional materials, home education students must visit a Campus Bookstore in person during this window and:
- Let the Bookstore staff member know that they are a home education student,
- Present their EFSC student ID and
- Submit the Home Education Dual Enrollment Instructional Materials Agreement, which should include a parent/guardian's signature, the student's signature and the student's B number.
As this is the only time that free materials will be available, students must have completed the Dual Enrollment registration process for classes (including those that begin in February and March) by Thursday, January 10, 2019.
Students should check their Titan student email before each term for important information about textbooks including Bookstore hours of operation, schedule changes and other College news. They should also be sure to share the information with their parents.
Call EFSC's Accelerated Programs Office at 321-433-7152 or 321-433-5155.
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