Frequently Asked Questions
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.
General Dual Enrollment FAQ
Who is eligible for Dual Enrollment courses?
- Student eligibility requirements for continued enrollment in college credit dual enrollment courses must include the maintenance of a 3.0 unweighted high school grade point average or higher.
- New Dual Enrollment applicants and students that have been out for three (3) or more consecutive semesters need a college readiness score on a common placement test adopted by the State Board of Education which indicates the student is ready for college-level coursework.
- A college readiness score on a common placement test adopted by the State Board of Education indicates that the student is ready for college-level coursework.
- College ready cut off scores can be viewed at:http://www.fldoe.org/schools/higher-ed/fl-college-system/common-placement-testing.stml
- If the student wants to take a math course (higher than College Algebra), the student must also take the ALEKS placement test with the Testing Office. Please go to their website, http://testing.fiu.edu/, to schedule the exam. If there are any additional questions, please contact them at 305-348-2441.
- Regardless of meeting student eligibility requirements for continued enrollment, a student may lose the opportunity to participate in a Dual Enrollment course if the student is disruptive to the learning process such that the progress of other students or the efficient administration of the course is hindered.
Are all college courses available through Dual Enrollment?
- Most 1000 and 2000 level courses are available for Dual Enrollment; however, there are some restrictions on choice of courses.
- Courses must count toward high school graduation.
- Remedial, physical education skills, and some recreational courses are not available for Dual Enrollment.
When and where may Dual Enrollment courses be taken?
- These courses may be taken before, during, or after school or during the summer.
- They may be offered at the high school or college. However, if the student is projected to graduate from high school before the scheduled completion date of a postsecondary course, the student may not register for that course through Dual Enrollment.
What is Early Admissions Dual Enrollment?
- Early Admissions Dual Enrollment is a form of dual enrollment through which eligible secondary students enroll in a postsecondary institution on a full-time basis in courses that are creditable toward the high school diploma and the associate or baccalaureate degree.
- A student must enroll in a minimum of 12 college credit hours per semester or the equivalent to participate in the early admission program; however, a student may not be required to enroll in more than 15 college credit hours per semester or the equivalent. Students enrolled pursuant to this subsection are exempt from the payment of registration, tuition, and laboratory fees.
Who is responsible for the tuition payment and books?
- Students are exempt from the payment of registration, tuition, and laboratory fees.
- Instructional materials assigned for use within Dual Enrollment courses shall be made available to Dual Enrollment students from Florida public high schools (Charter Schools) free of charge.
- Private School students are responsible for providing their own instructional materials.
- Home Education Students are not required to pay for their own instructional material.
What are the Students Financial Responsibilities?
- Photo ID Fee (First -time registered students are required to have a photo ID. The fee is assessed at registration to all FIU students once every academic year (Fall-Summer).
- Parking Decal.