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Dual Enrollment (DE)

Frequently Asked Questions

Dual enrollment is an acceleration program that allows students to pursue an advanced curriculum relevant to their individual postsecondary interests and simultaneously earn credit toward high school completion and an industry certification, or an associate baccalaureate degree at a Florida public or eligible private institution.

 

You are not responsible for paying courses; a fee will appear on all student accounts and will remain on your account until the end of each term (fall, spring and summer).

New legislation requires schools to pay, a discounted tuition rate of $71.98, for all public and private dual enrolled students registered for approved courses. Each school is invoiced at the end of the applicable term. All fees are waived for all public, charter, private and homeschool dual enrollment students enrolled in approved courses.

 

Orange County Public School students: Once you have completed you official registration, print your Student Detail Schedule from Atlas. Present the schedule to your DE school representative to redeem a textbook voucher. Once you have obtained a voucher, you must personally go to the campus’ bookstore associated to the course. If you are taking courses on multiple campuses or online, you must visit the specific campus bookstore(s). Online courses are assigned to specific campus. You will have until the second week of classes at Valencia to pick up your textbooks.

Osceola County Public School students: Once you have completed your official registration, print your Student Detail Schedule from Atlas. Present your printed detail schedule to you DE school representative for approval. Once your schedue has been approved and stamped, you can visit the Osceola County District bookstore for textbook pickup. Textbooks must be retrieved before the second week of classes.

Homeschool and Private School students: You are responsible for purchasing textbooks.

 
 

The purpose of dual enrollment is to prioritize meeting high school requirements while gaining college credits, simultaneously. According to the Florida Department of Education, the requirments for a high school diploma are: 4 english credits; 4 math credits; 3 science credits; 3 social science credits; 1 physical education credit; 8 elective credits; 1 fine art, speech or practical art credit; 2 world language credits (in the same language) and 1 online course.

 

We encourage you to speak with your DE school representative to discuss unmet high school requirements before meeting with a dual enrollment advisor. To further discuss college courses and how they transfer to your high school, schedule an appointment with a dual enrollment advisor by clicking on the "Advising Appointments" link on the navigation panel.

 

No. All high school requirements can be satisfied, with the exception of world history and physical education.

 

Courses are offered before, during, after school hours, and also during summer break. You may take classes at any one of Valencia's 7 campuses and, in some cases, at the high school. Ask your DE school representative if dual enrollment classes are offered at your high school campus.

 

Yes, dual enrollment students are eligible to take online courses as well as mixed mode (hybrid) courses.

 

Dual enrollment credits may be used toward a Valencia degree or transferred to any public college or university in Florida. Students who plan to transfer to a private college or to an institution in another state should contact the institution of interest to ask about their dual enrollment course transfer policies.

 

Dual enrollment credits may be used toward a Valencia degree or transferred to any public college or university in Florida. Students who plan to transfer to a private college or to an institution in another state should contact the institution of interest to ask about their dual enrollment course transfer policies.

 

No. You are eligible to participate in the dual enrollment program until the end of the spring semester of your high school senior year.

 

No, you will not have to apply for admission again. You will be required to submit the following: FAFSA, Florida residency forms, change of major form and a final official high school transcript by the appropriate deadlines in order to register for courses as a degree-seeking student.

 

Yes. Talk with your high school counselor or contact Bright Futures regarding how courses may be applied. The Bright Futures Comprehensive Table (CCT) lists all courses considered for state scholarships.

 

If you DROP a course, before the Drop/Refund deadline, it is as if you never registered for the course and it will not appear on your college transcript. If you remove a course after the Drop/Refund deadline a "W" (WITHDRAWAL) will show on your transcript as the grade for that course. DE students have a maximum of one withdrawal. DE students who obtain two or more withdrawals will be dismissed from the dual enrollment program.

 

No. Dual enrollment students must meet eligibility requirements to enroll in eligible courses.

 

The Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement between a school district and a postsecondary institution establishes guidelines for implementing the program for eligible students. Section 1007.271(21), F.S., mandates that a school district and the local Florida College System institution enter into an agreement. The establishment of other articulation agreements (e.g., school districts and state universities or private postsecondary institutions, colleges and private secondary schools) are optional.

 

No. Florida law requires the Florida College System institution and school district to enter into a Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement. It is optional for the Florida College System institution to enter into articulation agreements with private schools.

 

For dual enrollment courses offered on a Florida College System institution campus, the school district pays the standard tuition rate per credit hour from the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP). For 2013-2014, the standard tuition at a Florida College System institution is $71.98 per credit hour. For dual enrollment courses offered on the high school campus by college faculty, the school district must reimburse the college for courses associated with the proportion of salary and benefits of the instructor and other actual costs. For dual enrollment courses offered on the high school campus by a high school teacher, the school district is responsible for the college's actual cost associated with dual enrollment.

 

No. A 2012 statutory change removed the authorization for joint advanced placement and dual enrollment instruction.

 

Dual enrollment course credit transfers to any public college or university that offers that course with the same prefix and number. If a student does not attend the same college or university where they earned that dual enrollment credit, the application of the college credit to general education, prerequisite, or degree programs may vary at the receiving institutions.

 

Yes. According to Board of Governors Regulation 6.002, FTIC freshmen are defined as students who have earned a standard high school diploma from a Florida public or regionally accredited high school, or its equivalent, and who have earned fewer than twelve (12) semester hours of transferable college credit after receiving a standard high school diploma or its equivalent. Is transportation provided? No. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Public transportation is available through the Lynx bus service to all Valencia campuses.

 
 

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407-582-1600
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Friday: 9AM to 12PM


East Campus
Building 5 Room 211
407-582-1600
dualenrollment@valenciacollege.edu
 
Osceola Campus
Building 3, Suite 103
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West Campus
Student Services Building (SSB), Suite 146
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