Dual Enrollment

HIGH SCHOOL DUAL ENROLLMENT (HSDE) APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING 2022 OPEN ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 11 AND CLOSE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29. 

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
  • Maclay 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 a qualifying ACT or SAT score before applying. The September 11th ACT and October 2nd SAT administrations are the latest testing options (see student eligibility details below).

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.

Important Dates

October 11

Applications for the upcoming semester, the HSDE Student and Family Guide, and the HSDE Approved Course List will be available below.

October 13  An optional information session at 4:00pm for both students and family members. View the presentation slides or watch the recording.
October 13 - November 29

Students in local schools must meet with the HS guidance counselor to get signed approval to participate in the program. Home Education students: Instead of meeting with a guidance counselor, your application requires a Home Education Articulation Agreement and Course Request form to be signed by a parent/guardian.

November 15 5pm Priority Deadline to submit the HSDE online 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 18 Academic advising begins for ALL NEW AND RETURNING HSDE students who met the priority application deadline.
November 29 5pm Final Deadline to submit the HSDE online application to FSU for ALL NEW AND RETURNING HSDE students (incomplete applications will be denied).
December 3 Academic advising and course registration closes.

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 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 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 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 minimum standardized test score and required subscores on either the ACT or SAT. The last test administrations available to qualify are the September 11th ACT and the October 2nd SAT.
    • 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
  • 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 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 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 or Wakulla County and a qualifying ACT or SAT score to ace@fsu.edu.  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 (Returning & New 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 high school guidance counselor for approval and the application password.  Home education students must verify eligibility with ACE to get the application password.  Please complete and scan or save the following documents in PDF format before you begin the online application:

  • All Students - download your AP summary score report from the College Board (if you have earned a score of 3 or higher on any test)
  • New Students - completed and signed health forms
  • 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 here.

Approved Courses for FSU High School Dual Enrollment

HSDE 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.

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.

Contact Information

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 ace@fsu.edu 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.

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