Dual Enrollment

Notice 4/22/20: High School Dual Enrollment at FSU is intended exclusively for face-to-face classes. FSU made the decision to offer all Summer 2020 sessions (A, B, and C) via remote learning ONLY. Therefore, no dual enrollment will be approved for any courses this summer. We will continue to accept Fall applications until the April 24 deadline. At this time, no decision has been made about the fall term. Please check this webpage and your FSU email for any updates.

Notice 3/26/20: The ACE Office is in remote operations, so all meetings will be via phone or Zoom. The only way to submit materials is via scan/email to ace@fsu.edu or fax to (850) 645-0180.

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
  • North Florida Christian School
  • 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

Applications and the HSDE Student 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 a signed Home Education Articulation agreement and approval from a parent on the Home Education Application form submitted 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)
  • Completed and signed health forms
  • Official copy of HS transcript in sealed envelope

Your application is not complete until we get your application and your Guidance Counselor Approval form. Home education students will submit the Home Education Articulation Agreement and Home Education Application form in place of the guidance counselor form.

Returning FSU HSDE students: can drop off the application form at an Orientation Session or email it to ace@admin.fsu.edu.

Your application is not complete until we get your application form and your Guidance Counselor Approval form. Home education students will submit the Home Education Articulation Agreement and Home Education Application 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 (If you are unable to submit all parts of the application, please contact ace@fsu.edu by 5pm this day to explain why or you risk being denied).
FINAL ONLINE HSDE ORIENTATION SESSION

Monday, April 20, 3:00pm-3:45pm

You must register in advance for this meeting using the following link:
https://fsu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkc-isqDIiG9Dg9uK6h1OLfpNefdpEaFJt

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing login and password information about joining the meeting.

After April 20, email Dr. Sara Hamon at shamon@fsu.edu regarding your options.

 

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 Materials: Students Enrolled in Local Approved High Schools

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 acquired on the Guidance Counselor Approval Form (obtained from your guidance counselor along with a copy of your high school transcript), you can proceed with the application 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 more information about the steps involved with this process.  The forms are available at the links below.

High School Dual Enrollment Application Form – submit to ACE every semester>

Required Health Forms – submit to ACE once upon initial application to the program

High School Dual Enrollment Student Guide
 

Application Materials: Home Education Students

The home education student application materials are slightly different in format.  All three of the following must be submitted to ACE:

  1. Home School Articulation Agreement and proof of enrollment in a home education program (S.1002.41, F.S.) in Leon or Wakulla County.
  2. Home Education High School Dual Enrollment Application.
  3. Required Health Forms – one time only.

These forms are available at the links below.

Home Education Articulation Agreement and Proof of Registration – submit to ACE once every academic year

Home Education High School Dual Enrollment Application Form – submit to ACE every semester

Required Health Forms – submit to ACE once upon initial application to the program

High School Dual Enrollment Student Guide
 

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). 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 2020 Academic Year

Course Descriptions for HSDE Courses

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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 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.

Visitors Parking Map – bring your ticket in for validation.

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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