High School Dual Enrollment (HSDE) Applications for Spring 2024 are now open.
Applications will close on 11/13 @ 5 p.m.
QUALIFIED STUDENTS SHOULD MEET WITH THEIR HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR IN October TO VERIFY ELIGIBILITY AND COURSE APPROVAL. If you have not yet earned a qualifying ACT or SAT score, see the testing deadlines below.
Florida State University (FSU) invites qualified high school students in the local area to apply for the High School Dual Enrollment (HSDE) program. Students must attend a school with a signed articulation agreement with FSU or be enrolled in a registered home education program in a school district with a signed articulation agreement with FSU. Students in the following schools and districts are eligible:
- Leon County Schools or registered home education program
- Gadsden County Schools or registered home education program
- Wakulla County Schools or registered home education program
- Florida State University Schools
- Robert F. Munroe Day School
- SJPII Catholic High School
Applicants must be advanced secondary students with a 3.9 or higher overall weighted high school GPA and a minimum of 12 graded credits (see student eligibility details below). Additionally, the applicant must have achieved a qualifying ACT or SAT score before applying.
Please read the timeline and directions carefully to ensure you comply with all program requirements and deadlines. Incomplete applications will be denied after the final application deadline.
|September 9||Final ACT test administration for program eligibility in Summer/Fall 2023.|
|October 7||Final SAT test administration for program eligibility in Summer/Fall 2023.|
Information for the upcoming semester, the HSDE Student and Family Guide and the HSDE Recommended Course List, will be available below.
|October 4 - 31||
Students in local schools must meet with the HS counselor to get signed approval to participate in the program. Home Education students: Instead of meeting with a school counselor, your application requires a Home Education Articulation Agreement and Course Request form to be signed by a parent/guardian.
|October 5||4:00pm Virtual Information Session for students/families|
|October 10||Online HSDE Application opens - you MUST meet with your school counselor for approval prior to submitting the application. The link will be available below.|
|November 13||5pm Final Deadline to submit the HSDE online application to FSU for ALL NEW AND RETURNING HSDE students (incomplete applications will be denied).|
|November 16||Academic advising and course registration begins for Spring 2024.|
|December 1||Academic advising and course registration close for Spring 2024 at NOON- no additional credit hours approved after this deadline.|
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 are expected to work closely with the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) faculty and staff for ongoing academic advisement and support.
Student Eligibility Requirements
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 attend a Leon, Gadsden, or Wakulla County public school or attend a private school (in Leon, Gadsden, or Wakulla County) that has an articulation agreement with Florida State University; or be registered as a home school student in Leon, Gadsden, or Wakulla County.
- Must have a 3.9 overall weighted high school GPA and no semester grades below C.
- Must have a minimum of 12 graded high school credits by the end of Spring 2023, including:
- 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 achieved the minimum standardized test score and required subscores on either the ACT or SAT before applying.
- ACT Test – 26 or higher Composite Score plus the following subscores:
- Reading subscore of 19 or higher
- English subscore of 19 or higher
- Math subscore of 21 or higher
- SAT Test – 1230 or higher Total Score plus the following subscores:
- Reading subscore of 24.5 or higher
- Writing subscore of 27.5 or higher
- Math subscore of 25.5 or higher
- ACT Test – 26 or higher Composite Score plus the following subscores:
- 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 (or reviewed and cleared by the Office Admissions in light of) any charges of scholastic or behavioral misconduct, violation of the law, or felony charge (details in application).
- A 3.0 FSU GPA is required for students to continue in the High School Dual Enrollment Program at Florida State University.
Application Process & Materials
For students in local approved high schools:
The dual enrollment application process is initiated each semester by meeting with your high school counselor to obtain approval to take courses at FSU, which includes certification of eligible grades and test scores. Once permission is acquired from the school counselor (sent to FSU by your school), you can proceed with completing the HSDE online application, which is required every semester. New students must also complete the required health forms (which must be signed by the student, parent/guardian, and doctor) and then upload to the HSDE online application. Please see the High School Dual Enrollment Student and Family Guide for detailed information on the steps involved with this process. All of the required forms are available at the links below.
For eligible home education students in Leon and Wakulla County:
The dual enrollment application process is initiated each semester by emailing proof of enrollment in a home education program in Leon, Gadsden, or Wakulla County and a qualifying ACT or SAT score to email@example.com. You and your parent/guardian must read and sign the Home Education Articulation Agreement and Course Request which is required to submit within the HSDE online application. New students must also complete the required health forms (which must be signed by the student, parent/guardian, and doctor) and then upload to the HSDE online application. Please see the High School Dual Enrollment Student and Family Guide for detailed information on the steps involved with this process. All of the required forms are available at the links below.
High School Dual Enrollment Student and Family Guide (with instructions!)
Please read the High School Dual Enrollment Student and Family Guide for detailed instructions on the steps involved with this application process, plus other essential academic information and campus resources needed during your time at FSU. We have also produced a one-page "To Do" Checklist as a quick summary of the steps in the application and enrollment process.
Required Health Forms (New Students Only)
All first-time dual enrollment applicants must submit the Required Health Forms as part of the application materials. Your application will not be considered unless these forms have been submitted by the deadline.
Required HSDE Online Application (New & Returning Students)
The HSDE online application collects information needed for new and returning students to be enrolled at FSU and requires upload of certain documents that are needed for program eligibility and advising. Prior to completing the application, you must meet with your high school counselor for approval and the application password. Home education students must verify eligibility with ACE to get the application password. Please complete and scan/save the following documents in PDF format before you begin the online application:
- All Students - AP summary score report downloaded from the College Board website (if you have earned a score of 3 or higher on any test)
- New Students - completed and signed health forms (photo files will NOT be accepted)
- Home Education Students - completed and signed Home Education Articulation Agreement and Course Request
- Non-Citizens - documentation regarding residency status
Once all of this information is collected, you may complete the HSDE Online Application. Your school counselor will give you the required password or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, your FSU EMPLID, and your home education school district.
Recommended Course List for HSDE at FSU
Dual enrollment students will be encouraged to complete Florida’s 15-hour General Education Core (with guaranteed transfer of requirements met to all Florida public institutions) prior to participating in elective postsecondary coursework. Other courses taken at FSU will transfer as either elective credit toward the bachelor’s degree OR additional credits toward the total 36 hours of General Education coursework if offered as General Education at the receiving institution.
HSDE students may choose from a list of recommended courses, including those that meet state core general education requirements at public institutions in Florida. This list also identifies specific types of courses that are not eligible for dual enrollment. In particular, online courses are not eligible for dual enrollment at FSU. Please note that the courses on this list are not guaranteed to be available, offered in person every semester, or have open seats at the time of registration. For more information about each course, check the course descriptions document below. Optional: You may use the HSDE Course Interest Worksheet to prepare for the guidance counselor meeting.
- HSDE Recommended Course List
- HSDE Detailed Course Descriptions
- HSDE Course Interest Worksheet (optional but may be useful if completed in advance of your school counselor meeting)
Searching for Available Sections of HSDE Courses at FSU
Returning students and new students who have already set up the FSUID and login are able to search for available courses using Schedule Assistant, which is a tool within Student Central. For more information, refer to the HSDE Student and Family Guide and watch the video below.
The HSDE Student and Family Guide provides detailed information about the application process and all the subsequent steps to prepare for enrollment at Florida State University. However, if you have any questions, you may email us at email@example.com or call us at (850) 645-0852 during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
All advising meetings will be conducted via Zoom and scheduled in advance by an invitation sent to the student’s FSU email account. Students must participate in an advising meeting in order to be registered for classes; however, parents/guardians are welcome to participate as well.