Dual Enrollment

APPLICATIONS FOR QUALIFIED HIGH SCHOOL DUAL ENROLLMENT (HSDE) STUDENTS
SUMMER/FALL 2020

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 (or written notice of intent) with FSU. Students in the following schools and districts are eligible:

  • Leon County Schools or registered home education program
  • Wakulla County Schools or registered home education program
  • Community Christian School
  • Florida State University Schools
  • St. John Paul II Catholic High School

Applicants must be advanced secondary students with a 3.9 or higher weighted high school GPA on a minimum of 12 graded credits (see application materials for details). Additionally, the ACT composite minimum is 26 and the SAT composite minimum is 1230 – one of these scores must be achieved by the final application deadline posted below. Applicants who do not meet these standards will not be approved.

Our application process has changed, so 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.

 

February 24

HSDE Student Application & Guide for Summer/Fall 2020 will be available online at ace.fsu.edu. This provides detailed instructions!

NEW THIS YEAR: The Approved HSDE Course List will be available online at ace.fsu.edu – these are the ONLY eligible courses for HSDE.

March – April 20

Students must meet with their HS guidance counselors to get signed approval to participate in the program.  NEW: Guidance counselors will send the approval form to FSU after the meeting.

Home Education students: Instead of meeting with a guidance counselor, you will need signed approval from a parent on the Home Education Course Request form and submit along with proof of registration in a home education program in Leon or Wakulla County. Students in other counties will not be approved to participate.

March 9 – March 26

New FSU HSDE students: must attend one Orientation Session to submit application materials and complete the required orientation program. Parents are encouraged to attend. Bring the following forms with you:

  • Application form (signed by parents)
  • Conduct form
  • Completed and signed health forms
  • Official copy of HS transcript in sealed envelope

Your application is not complete until we get all of these forms and your Guidance Counselor Approval form. Home education students will submit the Home Education Course Request and Proof of Registration forms in place of the guidance counselor form.

Returning FSU HSDE students: can drop off the application materials at an Orientation Session or email them to ace@admin.fsu.edu. Required forms include:

  • Application form (signed by parents)
  • Conduct form

Your application is not complete until we get all of these forms and your Guidance Counselor Approval form. Home education students will submit the Home Education Course Request and Proof of Registration forms in place of the guidance counselor form.

March 30 5pm Priority Deadline to submit HSDE application to FSU for ALL NEW AND RETURNING HSDE students (only completed applications will be processed at this time/weekly after that until the final deadline).
April 8 Academic advising begins for ALL NEW AND RETURNING HSDE students who met the March 30 priority application deadline.
April 24 5pm Final Deadline to submit HSDE application to FSU for ALL NEW AND RETURNING HSDE students (incomplete applications will be denied after 5pm that day).

ACE will offer Orientation Sessions at local high schools and at FSU to give students and parents a variety of options to fit their schedules.  All new FSU HSDE students MUST attend one of these as part of the application requirement. We will update these Orientation Sessions with times and locations as more information becomes available:

Monday, March 9
Tuesday, March 10
Wednesday, March 11
Thursday, March 12
Monday, March 23
Wednesday, March 25
Thursday, March 26

 

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

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 the following standardized test scores and subscores:
    • 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

    OR

    • 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
  • Must attend a Leon or Wakulla County public school or attend a private school (in Leon or Wakulla County) that has an articulation agreement with Florida State University; or be registered as a home school student in Leon or Wakulla County.
  • 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 (which your guidance counselor has), you can proceed with the remaining steps in the application process. All of the information you need can be found in the High School Dual Enrollment Application and Student Guide below.

High School Dual Enrollment Application and Student Guide

Guidance Counselor Course Adjustment Form

 

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

Home School Request Form and Articulation Agreement

Home School Course Adjustment Form

 

Contact Information

The High School Dual Enrollment Application and Student Guide should provide all the information you need to know about the High School Dual Enrollment Program at Florida State University. However, if you have any questions, you may email or call us during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

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.

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Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)
University Center A, Suite 3600
282 Champions Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2462
Phone: (850) 645-0852
Email: ace@admin.fsu.edu
Fax: (850) 645-0180

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