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The Dual Enrollment Program enables qualified public, private and home education students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades to enroll in selected college and vocational credit courses offered by Eastern Florida State College. In accordance with s. 1009.25, F.S., the College does not charge dual enrollment and early admission students tuition and certain fees. The credits that they earn count toward both a college degree or certificate and a high school diploma. Be sure to check the links in this web section for Dual Enrollment details for public and private or home school students.
The eligibility criteria for dual enrollment is based on the student’s selected program of study. Students pursuing a university-transfer Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree or the technical Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree must present an unweighted cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.0 and college-ready Reading and Writing scores from the ACT, SAT or college-administered PERT. Students pursuing a College Credit Certificate (C.C.C.) must present an unweighted cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 and have ACT, SAT or PERT scores on file. College-ready scores in Reading and Writing are not required to dual enroll in a C.C.C. program.
Students may enroll in up to three college courses or 11 credit hours each in the fall term and spring terms and two courses during the summer. Qualified 12th grade students may be considered for full-time dual enrollment at EFSC in the spring term of their senior year if recommended by the high school. Participants in full-time dual enrollment must take all their coursework at Eastern Florida and enroll in at least four courses totaling 12 or more credits.
A new Early College Credit Option (ECCO) gives dual enrolled students more options in taking additional EFSC courses, such as for college-level grade forgiveness, added electives or a course-load above the three courses allowed by dual enrollment.
To maintain dual enrollment eligibility, students must continually meet the overall high school GPA requirement for the selected program of study and earn a college GPA of at least 2.00 each semester at EFSC. Students are also expected to exhibit responsible and appropriate behavior while at the college and comply with high school and college policies. Students whose college term GPA drops below 2.0 will be placed on academic probation and allowed one term to improve their academic performance.
Early Admission is a form of dual enrollment that enables qualified 12th grade Brevard County high school students to spend their senior year enrolled at Eastern Florida State College. Students accepted for Early Admission take all their classes at EFSC and must register for at least 4 classes totaling 12 or more credit hours. Credits count toward a high school diploma and an associate degree. Students in the Two-Year Collegiate High School Program have the opportunity to complete the requirements for the A.A. Degree by high school graduation through Early Admission. However they must meet the early admission eligibility criteria and complete the application process to participate.
Talk with your high school counselor or call EFSC's Accelerated Programs Office at 321-433-7152 or 321-433-5155
Compare Dual Enrollment, AP, IB and AICE by viewing the Florida Department of Education's comparison chart.
EFSC/Brevard Schools Agreement
Learn about eligibility criteria and steps for participation in Dual Enrollment. The Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement is the official document between EFSC and Brevard Public Schools that identifies policies and procedures.