Dual Enrollment

APPLICATIONS FOR QUALIFIED HIGH SCHOOL DUAL ENROLLMENT (HSDE) STUDENTS
SPRING 2021

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
  • Wakulla County Schools or registered home education program
  • 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.

 

October 5

Applications for Spring 2021, the HSDE Student Guide, and the Approved Course List for Spring 2021 will be available online at https://ace.fsu.edu/dual-enrollment.

October 14  An optional information session at 4:00pm for both students and family members. Register here 
October – November

Students in local schools must meet with their HS guidance counselors to get signed approval to participate in the program. 

Home Education students: Instead of meeting with a guidance counselor, your application form has a course request section to be approved by a parent/guardian.

November 16 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).
November 19 Academic advising begins for ALL NEW AND RETURNING HSDE students who met the priority application deadline.
November 30 5pm Final Deadline to submit HSDE application to FSU for ALL NEW AND RETURNING HSDE students (incomplete applications will be denied).

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 & Materials

For students in local approved high schools:

The dual enrollment application process is initiated each semester by 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 acquired on the Guidance Counselor Approval Form (sent to FSU by your school), you can proceed with completing the Local High School Student Dual Enrollment Application Form and required health forms, which must be signed by the student and a parent/guardian and then submitted to ACE. Please see the High School Dual Enrollment Student 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:

You and your parent/guardian will verify eligibility and approval for you to take courses at FSU in accordance with the articulation agreement that is part of the Home Education Student Dual Enrollment Application Form.  You will submit your application and required health forms to ACE according to the instructions provided.  Please see the High School Dual Enrollment Student 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 Guide (with instructions!)

Please read the High School Dual Enrollment Student 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.

High School Dual Enrollment Student Guide

Required Application Form

Complete one of the applications below depending on which type of student you are -- i.e., enrolled in a local high school (for in person or remote learning) OR registered in your district as a home education student.  Then submit all required materials to ACE using the instructions provided and by the application deadline.  Note: this application will be required every semester you want to take dual enrollment courses at FSU.

Local High School Dual Enrollment Application Form 

Home Education High School Dual Enrollment Application Form

Required Health Forms

All first-time dual enrollment applicants must submit two 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 Health Forms – submit to ACE once upon initial application to the program

Approved Courses for FSU High School Dual Enrollment

Students may select courses ONLY from the list below – and only face-to-face sections will be approved (i.e., no online). During periods of remote instruction, this means students may choose courses with location codes set to Tallahassee or Remote (not Online). Please note that the courses on this list are not guaranteed to be available every semester or have open seats at the time of registration. For more information about each course, check the course descriptions document below.

Approved HSDE Course List for 2021 Academic Year

Course Descriptions for HSDE Courses

Schedule Assistant Video and Shopping Cart Instructions

Contact Information

The High School Dual Enrollment Student 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 ace@fsu.edu or call us during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

All advising meetings will 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 are welcome to participate as well.

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