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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dual Enrollment?

Earning college credit while in school! Dual Enrollment offers you an opportunity to get a jump start in college by taking courses that apply to a two year and four year degree while completing your school education.

What are some of the benefits of Dual Enrollment?

School students have the opportunity to receive quality learning opportunities and prepare for college. By taking college courses while still in school, students can get used to the academic environment and take a closer look at his or her area of academic interest.

Who is eligible to enroll in the Dual Enrollment program?

Students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a student in a Florida public or nonpublic secondary school, or in a home education program that will fulfill requirements for school graduation.
  • Have a 3.0 un-weighted high school grade point average.
  • Dual enrollment students need a score on a common placement test adopted by the State Board of Education which indicates 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 you want to take a math course, you must also take the ALEKS placement test located at http://www.aleks.com/fiu.
  • Satisfy any course prerequisites
  • Meet any additional admissions criteria set by FIU.

Dual enrollment courses become a part of a student’s permanent college transcript; thus grades will become part of permanent school and college transcripts.

How do I get started in the Dual Enrollment Program?

For more information and to enroll in FIU Dual Enrollment courses, please contact your school’s advisor or counselor.

How can a school teacher become credentialed to teach a dual enrollment course?

A college-level instructor should have a concentration of at least 18 graduate credit hours in the discipline to be taught.

The credentialing process for dual enrollment instructors occurs at the level of FIU’s University College. Schools should send instructors’ curriculum vitae, official transcripts and course proposals to an FIU Academic Planning and Accountability representative for approval.

Qualified teachers will receive a courtesy appointment to teach college-level courses at their school under the supervision and guidance of the appropriate FIU academic unit.

How can my school partner with FIU to offer Dual Enrollment courses?

For information and details on how to partner with FIU to offer off-campus dual enrollment courses, please contact:

Dr. Jorge Zumaeta
Director
Email: jzumaeta@fiu.edu
Phone: (305) 348-1690