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Begin in High School - Finish at FIU

Gain a competitive edge on your first-year experience in college. Get a head start on learning critical thinking, writing and reading skills. Complete University Core Curriculum (UCC) courses and explore degree pathways. Best of all, reduce the cost of your higher education.

Start by meeting with your school counselor, or parent/legal guardian if you are a home school student, to discuss dual enrollment opportunities.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to enroll in on campus, at high school or online dual enrollment courses, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a student enrolled in a partner Florida public, charter or private school or home school course of study that fulfills requirements for high school graduation.  
  • Have a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA
  • Meet alternative initial eligibility criteria indicators that align to Florida Department of Education decreed Executive Order 2020-EO-02*. (Alternative initial criteria applicable through Fall 2020; to request criteria indicators, email dualenro@fiu.edu)
  • Home education students must provide proof of enrollment in home education program and be registered with M-DCPS' or Broward Home School Office.
  • Meet any additional criteria set by FIU as the post-secondary institution.

Students interested in the Full-Time/Dual Enrollment Early Admission program must meet the following requirements:

    • Be a rising senior in a school or organization which has an Articulation Agreement with FIU for Dual Enrollment
    • Have a minimum 3.5 unweighted high school GPA
    • Have approval from a high school counselor or home school liaison 
    • Meet alternative initial eligibility criteria indicators that align to Florida Department of Education decreed Executive Order 2020-EO-02  (Alternative initial criteria applicable through Fall 2020; to request criteria indicators email dualenro@fiu.edu)
    • Home education students must provide proof of enrollment in home education program and be registered with M-DCPS' or Broward Home School Office.

*In addition, students must be able to provide official academic transcripts, a letter of recommendation and/or test scores in order to schedule an interview.

Additionally, students must meet required testing standards for enrollment in courses with pre-requisites and discipline-specific placement (i.e. ALEKS Math Skills Assessment).

Continued participation in the program requires that students maintain a 3.0 unweighted high school academic work and earn a 3.0 or better in college-level work.

Future admission to FIU as a degree-seeking student is selective and is not guaranteed via participation in the Dual Enrollment Program.  Prospective students must apply to FIU and meet all FIU admissions requirements.

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Benefits

  • Experience firsthand what college courses are like
  • Get flexible options for taking courses: at your school, online and at FIU
  • Explore degree majors by taking courses in your area of academic interest
  • Save money – dual enrollment courses are exempt from tuition and fees
  • Save time by earning college and high school credits at the same time
  • Get access to Student Resources at FIU

 

Fast Facts

  • 150+

    Courses to choose from

  • 70+

    Participating high schools

  • 3.5 years

    Average time to earn a degree for FIU Dual Enrollment students

Program Types

Earn college credits at your high school

Dual enrollment courses can be taken at Partner Schools during the high school academic year. Students earn, at the same time, college credits and credits that fulfill requirements for high school graduation.

Courses are taught by either a high school instructor appointed as an FIU Courtesy Lecturer, or an FIU faculty or adjunct instructor.

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Other Programs

Together with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) FIU offers additional dual enrollment opportunities through the following: