Dual Enrollment: Home Education Students

Textbook Return Deadline for 2019 Fall Term:  Home education students must return loaned materials to an EFSC Campus Bookstore beginning Monday, December 2 and no later than Monday, December 9. Please inform the bookstore staff member that you are returning home education instructional material so that your account is properly credited. The bookstore will not accept late returns or damaged items and the College will charge the student the full replacement cost.

2020 Spring Term Textbook Distribution Window: Home education students must pick up dual enrollment instructional materials for all 2020 spring classes (16-week, 12-week, and 8-week sessions) during the EFSC Home Education Textbook Distribution Window that begins Saturday, January 11 and ends Friday, January 17. This is the only time free instructional materials will be available for the 2020 spring term.

The Bookstore does not accept for refund certain items, such as loose-leaf books or activated eBooks. Students should NOT open or activate these materials until they are sure they will remain in the class.

Textbook Return Deadline for 2020 Spring Term: Home education students must return loaned materials to the Campus Bookstore beginning Monday, May 4 and no later than Friday, May 8. Please inform the bookstore staff member that you are returning home education instructional material so that your account is properly credited. The Bookstore will not accept late returns or damaged items and the College will charge the student full replacement cost.

Click the buttons below for detailed information about each step in your college journey. If you have questions, please email demetriadesl@easternflorida.edu or 

Step 1:  Determine if You're Eligible for Dual Enrollment.

Home education students must be in the equivalent of 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.  Students in grades 6 – 9 must have successfully completed at least two high school level academic courses with a B or higher.

A college-ready reading and writing score on the ACT, SAT, or PERT is required to participate in Dual Enrollment. For Early Admission or to take a college credit math course, students must also present a college- ready math score

Students should determine with their parent if they meet the minimum test score requirements for Dual Enrollment. 

Step 2:  Apply for Admission to EFSC. (Required Documents)

  1. EFSC online Application for Admission: 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.
  2. Home education compliance: Students must be a resident of Brevard County with the student’s home education program registered with the Brevard County School Board. Before processing the student's 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!

Students must attend a Dual Enrollment Orientation as part of the admission process. The Dual Enrollment Orientation Schedule is available by clicking here. Eastern Florida invites parents to attend with their student, but this is not required. Students may attend a session at any campus location.

Students are expected to show the EFSC application confirmation page or EFSC acceptance letter when signing the attendance roster at the Dual Enrollment Orientation. Home school students are not required to provide a high school transcript.

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 ACT or SAT scores. Students should request that the testing agency send their ACT or SAT scores directly to EFSC. They may also log-in to the SAT or ACT website in the presence of an EFSC staff member and access their score report. The College will copy the report and enter the scores into the student’s college record. 

Students without ACT or SAT scores may call 321-632-1111, identify themselves 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.

IMPORTANT – EFSC Retesting Policy: Students must have college-ready reading and writing scores to participate in EFSC’s Dual Enrollment Program. A college-ready math score is not required unless the student plans to take a college-level math course such as MAT 1033, MAC 1105 or MGF 1106 or apply for Early Admission.

Students who do not score college-ready in one or more subject areas on the PERT, may retest two more times within twelve months of the 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 12-month period. Once the 12-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.

Step 5:  Fill out the EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration Form and Articulation Agreement

Once the student has completed the admissions and testing process, the home school parent must complete a Home Education Dual Enrollment Registration Form & Articulation Agreement in order for the student to register for classes. The form is available at the Student Information Desk on each EFSC campus or you can email binningerd@easternflorida.edu for a copy. Provide all requested information, including selected program of study, grade level, and desired EFSC courses. NOTE: Students must meet all program and course prerequisites and are limited to 3 courses or 11 credits per major term unless they are in the Early Admission program. Students are limited to one course in the summer.

Step 6:  Register in Person for Classes.

Dual enrollment students must register in person by meeting with an EFSC Advisor. Click here to find out when Walk-in Registration begins for each term. Students may also 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 the completed EFSC Home Education Dual Enrollment Registration Form & Articulation Agreement to registration.

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 the parking permit by the end of the first week of classes and park only in student designated areas.

Step 7:  Get Required Textbook/Instructional Materials. Know the Return Deadline.

Home education students will be able to pick up their required 2020 spring term instructional materials on Saturday, January 11 through Friday, January 17. This is the only time that home education students may obtain free required instructional materials from the EFSC Campus Bookstores.

To receive the required instructional materials, home education students must visit a Campus Bookstore in person during this window and:

  1. Identify their home school status to the Bookstore staff member.
  2. Present their EFSC student ID.
  3. Submit the Spring 2020 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 all spring session classes (this includes classes that begin in January, February or March) by Thursday, January 16. This will enable those students registering on Thursday to obtain their books on Friday, January 17, the final distribution day.

Home education students must return loaned materials to the Campus Bookstore beginning Monday, May 4 and no later than Friday, May 8. Students should check their Titan student email before each term for important information about textbook distribution dates and deadlines.


Call EFSC's Dual Enrollment Office at
321-433-7152 or 321-433-5155.

Check Orientation Dates/Locations

Compare Dual Enrollment, AP, IB and AICE by viewing the Florida Department of Education's comparison chart.

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