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Dual Enrollment


Dual Enrollment is authorized under Florida Statute 1007.271 as an articulated acceleration mechanism.  It is intended to shorten the time necessary for students to complete the requirements associated with the conference of a high school diploma and college degree, broaden the scope of curricular options available to students, and increase the depth of study available for a particular subject.

Specifically, the state of Florida defines dual enrollment as follows: F.S.1007.271(1) The dual enrollment program is the enrollment of an eligible secondary student or home education student in a postsecondary course creditable toward high school completion and a career certificate or an associate or baccalaureate degree.  A student who is enrolled in postsecondary instruction that is not creditable toward a high school diploma may not be classified as a dual enrollment student.

Students and families should refer to the Dual Enrollment Guide, which is updated annually by the School Board of Volusia County and Daytona State College, for more information.

Dual enrollment at University of Florida


  • New Dual enrollement - Seniors and Juniors this is exciting!!!!


  • New Dual Enrollment opportunity for our Juniors and Seniors  with the University of Florida.  you must have 3.6 unweighted GPA or higher
  • A minimum score in one of the following:
  • ACT 22 or
  • PSAT 1130 or
  • SAT 1100

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Enrollment Process

Requirements for Admission

1. The student must be enrolled in the School District of Volusia County.

2. The student must be recommended by their school counselor and principal (or designee). School representatives reserve the option to deny a request based on academic behavior and attendance records which indicate that the student would not be best served by this program. Readiness will be based on, but not be limited to, the following factors:

  • Appropriate GPA (there are no exceptions to the required cumulative unweighted 3.0 high school GPA)
  • Qualifying scores on either the SAT, ACT, P.E.R.T. or TABE Test
  • Positive attendance patterns
  • Lack of discipline problems

3. Students enrolling in A.A. and A.S. degree courses must have a cumulative unweighted minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in regular or advanced high school level courses, exhibit sufficient emotional maturity and study habits to benefit from the program, and be recommended for admittance into the dual enrollment program by their school counselor or administrator.  

4. Students enrolling in vocational certificate courses must have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.0 in regular or advanced high school level courses and have sufficient emotional maturity and study habits to benefit from the program. Students must declare their intent to complete a specific career and technical education program.

5. Students must take the appropriate portion(s) of the Post-Secondary Readiness Test (P.E.R.T.) to enroll in A.A., A.S., or College Credit Certificate courses, or the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) for vocational certificate courses, and demonstrate achievement at norms established as a prerequisite for the type of course requested. Students may also qualify by taking and meeting course specific standards on the SAT or ACT. Refer to the Dual Enrollment Guide for specific test score information.

Minimum and Maximum Hours for Dual Enrollment

The following chart gives the minimum and maximum combined high school course/college hours for Volusia County Schools students.  In order to be considered a full-time student, students need to meet the minimum hours listed.  Students cannot enroll for more than 15 credit hours at DSC.

  • DSC offers 7-8 week "minimesters" during the school year. Students must enroll in these courses at the beginning of the semester, regardless of the "minimester" selected. 
  • This chart is for all courses that are semester hours for DSC, regardless of whether they are A.A. or A.S. degree courses

Daytona State College Dual enrollment Career technology Opportunities for Students

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Subject: Dual Enrollment - Spring Registration Preparation - Please Share  Counselors with students



Spring registration is approaching, and I wanted to share some important dates:


  • The Spring schedule will open for viewing only (meaning students can see the dates/times of courses) for planning purposes beginning Monday, 10/24.
    • We are receiving inquiries from panicked students stating that their school gave them a deadline of this Friday to submit their course requests, which is not possible since the schedule has not yet opened.


    • This form should be completed electronically, not hand-written.
    • Please avoid sending on student’s behalf – the preference is that the student is sending the form, so we can begin teaching them to check their college email and follow college processes.
    • While it does not matter which email, they use to send the form, all confirmations and future emails will be sent to their DSC FalconMail account – please encourage them to begin checking this once they receive their acceptance email.
    • Please remember that students must choose a lecture and lab section for science courses, and the lecture/lab course numbers can be entered in the same box (Ex: BSC1085C class # 1344/5222)


  • We have several upcoming Information Sessions scheduled – please share with interested students/parents. No registration is needed, they just log in at the start time. We are offering them until 2 weeks before the deadline to ensure they have time to complete the process.


  • Reminder that new students need to follow these steps to complete an admissions application before they are eligible to take the PERT at DSCthey do not need a form, just to have applied and have a DSC student ID# (They receive their ID via email within 24 hours of completing their application – this goes to whichever email they used for their application).
    • There is no longer a limit to the number of times a student can take the PERT at DSC. The first attempt is still free, and each additional attempt is $10 – students are required to wait at least 24 hours before retesting.



  • Spring open enrollment begins on November 3please advise students they need to wait until their date to submit their forms, they can’t be processed prior to this date.
  • Returning students may be eligible for advanced registration based on their number of earned credits and can check their enrollment date by following these steps.

·         10/31 - Students who have earned 45+ college credits

·         11/1 - Students who have earned 30-44 college credits

·         11/2 - Students who have earned 15-29 college credits

·         11/3 - Open Registration for everyone – New students and students who have earned 0-14 college credits



  • Please send all dual enrollment inquiries to – these emails are going directly into Paige, Jade, and my inbox, and we will sort from there.


  • Once registration begins, I will resume sending Donnette the enrollment reports.  


  • The deadline for all Spring (Full term, A, B term) enrollment is December 5.