Dual Enrollment Quick Info

  • Quick Facts

    • Offered at Santa Fe College part time or full time and at the University of Florida part-time only
      • Part-time means some classes at Santa Fe High School and some at the College
      • Full time means all classes at Santa Fe College
    • Refer to Santa Fe College's website or UF's website for more details on their requirements
    • High school courses are available at SFC or SFHS if you do not meet all college-ready scores
    • If you take a high school level course at SFC you do not earn college credit
    • For college courses, you will earn high school and college credit
    • Courses are a semester-long so they move at an accelerated pace compared to high school

    Requirements for Enrollment:

    Timeline for Applying to Santa Fe College's Dual Enrollment Program

    • Beginning February 1st Apply online at Santa Fe College’s Dual Enrollment Website- Be sure to follow all directions
    • SFC will invite you to take the PERT upon reviewing your application
    • Upon acceptance, meet with a counselor at SFC to pick courses

    Timeline for Applying to the University of Florida's Dual Enrollment Program

    Benefits for Dual Enrolling

    • Earn college credit (if enrolled in college-level courses) and high school credit for the same course
    • No cost to you! Free tuition and books
    • Experience college early with the help of academic advisors who specialize in high school and college requirements
    • Get involved in clubs and activities at college

    Potential Consequences for Dual Enrolling

    • If you leave the dual enrollment program during the school year and return to SFHS, you may be limited in course selection and class placement at SFHS.
    • The grades you earn start your college GPA
      • Withdrawing from a college course will negatively impact your chances of receiving federal financial aid
      • Your college GPA could prevent your chances of getting into undergraduate or graduate school
      • Your college GPA could also prevent your chances of receiving financial aid or Bright Futures (both of which have a required college GPA to receiving funding)

    Are you ready for college courses?

    1. 1.      Have you taken AP courses in high school? If so, did you earn A’s or B’s?
      1. Consider taking AP courses to prepare for college courses and earn college credit.

                               i.      An AP course allows you to have more time to learn the information compared to a college course (1 year versus 1 semester of the same information).

                               ii.      AP has a reputation for its consistency in the curriculum. Many colleges value AP courses over college courses because they know what standards were taught and met through the course. College courses vary by college.  

    1. If you are not getting As and Bs in an AP course, you may not be ready yet for college courses
    2. If you have not taken an AP course, you should take one first to gradually move into college courses.
    3. 2.      Are you an independent learner?
      1. You are proactive, organized, and plan ahead.
      2. You know how to study and adapt to different teaching styles and different types of testing.
      3. You get things done without others having to remind you.
      4. You don’t wait for someone to teach you. You know how to learn and ask questions for clarification.
      5. 3.      Are you academically and emotionally mature?
        1. You are able to ask for help when you need it and you are able to take responsibility when you make a mistake or don’t do well on a test/assignment.
        2. You are able to communicate with your teachers in a respectful and problem-solving manner, not blaming others or making excuses.
        3. You are able to problem solve and overcome challenging situations.
        4. You meet deadlines.