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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.

 

Application fees are waived. 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. Application and tuition fees are waived for all homeschool dual enrollment students enrolled in approved courses. Home and private school students are responsible for their own textbooks/affiliated costs.

DE students do not pay for courses; a fee will appear on all student accounts when you initially register for the term and will remain on your account until your public or private school is invoiced at the end of each applicable term (fall, spring).

 

Public schools in Orange and Osceola counties purchase the textbooks for their students. Please contact your Guidance Counselor for instructions. Textbooks are the property of the School District and must be returned to the high school. However, the student is responsible for textbook affiliated costs for licensing fees or electronic media access which are password protected or are one time access codes and cannot be returned to the district as its property for reissue to another student. If the class requires an online access code that cannot be returned to the school district for reissue to another student, it is considered to be a consumable item and the student is responsible for the cost.

*Students enrolled in home school programs or private secondary schools are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks.

 

While courses offered at a high school campus are limited to certain basic subjects, courses taken at Valencia should be creditable toward a high school diploma. Talk with your high school guidance counselor about course selection to ensure that you meet graduation requirements. Students are permitted to take a total of 4 courses/12 credit hours, fall and spring term; only current/returning students may enroll in 2 courses/6 credit hours during the summer term. Students may not register for preparatory/development courses, PE skills courses, flex start courses*, or any courses less than 3 credit hours. For a list of courses that may be offered or taken,click on the following link click here.

*flex start courses start later and/or earlier in the term and run on a compressed schedule taught in 5, 6, or 8 weeks v. the standard full term which is 14-15 weeks; DE students must register for the full term courses

 

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

 

Yes, Valencia does allow dual enrollment students to take online courses.

 

All dual enrollment courses are awarded either .5 or 1.0 credit towards high school graduation. College credit is counted differently; each course will award at least 3 credits towards college graduation. Students should check with their guidance counselor for further details on how dual enrollment courses apply to high school graduation requirements.

 

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. If a student is projected to graduate from high school before the completion date of the postsecondary course, the student may not take that course through dual enrollment.

 

If you enroll at Valencia within three years of your dual enrollment courses, you will not have to apply for admission again. The application process is completed once you sign up for dual enrollment classes. After three years you will need to submit an application to reactivate your student record.

 

Yes. Talk with your high school counselor or contact Bright Futures regarding how courses may be applied. The Bright Futures Comprehensive Table (CCT), https://www.osfaffelp.org/bfiehs/fnbpcm02_CCTMain.aspx , lists all courses considered for state scholarships. Dual enrollment courses are found by scrolling to the bottom of each subject area list of courses. For each course the CCT displays the number of credits applied, its application to the different scholarship levels, and if the course is identified as "core" for admissions purposes to the State University System.

 

When a student chooses to DROP a course, during the Add/Drop period, it is as if you never registered for the course and it will not appear on your college transcript. When a student chooses to WITHDRAW from a course, a "W" will show on your transcript as the grade for that course. There is a deadline for student-initiated withdrawals, so be sure to check the Important College Calendar Dates in the college catalog. More than one "W" during a term and for consecutive terms will affect future DE participation; two "W"s will result in dismissal from further DE program participation. All changes to your course schedule must be approved through your high school guidance counselor. High schools will be invoiced for course withdrawals at the end of each term.

 

No. Under the dual enrollment program 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 secondary 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
dualenrollment@valenciacollege.edu
Monday - Thursday: 8AM to 5PM
Friday: 9AM to 5PM
Lunch Hour: 12PM to 1PM

East Campus
Building 5 Room 211
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Osceola Campus
Building 2, Suite 103
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West Campus
Student Services Building (SSB), Suite 146
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