What is Dual Enrollment?
It is a program that allows eligible high school students currently attending accredited Miami Dade County public or private high schools, or home school to simultaneously enroll in a college course. The credits that students earn must be used toward both a high school graduation and are acceptable toward a college Associate or Baccalaureate degree, or Technical Certificate.
What are some of the benefits of Dual Enrollment?
Enriches the course opportunities for outstanding high school students
Shortens the time to attain a college degree
Saves students and parents money, as dual enrollment students are exempt from paying application, registration, tuition, laboratory, and special fees if the class(es) taken are being used toward high school graduation
Provides students with college credit that is transferable to a college or university
Grades earned through dual enrollment will become part of the students' permanent high school and college transcripts
Who is eligible for the Dual Enrollment program at Miami Dade?
Students in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade that are enrolled in Hendry County public, private, home or Charter Schools are eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment programs.
Students must have:
A minimum 3.5 high school unweighted grade point average (GPA)
Passed the appropriate sections of the College's Basic Skills Assessment Tests (PERT or CPT), or submitted adequate SAT/ACT scores.
Permission from the parent/guardian, high school principal and counselor
Met with the College Dual Enrollment Coordinator at the Campus he/she plans to attend
An understanding that the amount of work necessary to succeed in dual enrollment courses will be greater than in high school courses
NOTE: Students participating in dual enrollment must earn a grade of "C" or higher in their college-level courses to continue participation. Students whose College GPA falls below 2.0 are ineligible to continue dual enrollment.
When and where may dual enrollment courses be taken?
The courses may be taken before school, after school, and during the summer. Students may only enroll in courses during regular high school hours when there is a written agreement between the high school and HC to offer the course to dually enrolled students. Courses may be offered at the high school, on the college campus, or other approved locations. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to the college campus.