Dual Enrollment at UWF
Dual Enrollment is a great way to get a jump start on earning college credit while in high school.
About Dual Enrollment at UWF
Dual Enrollment is a coursework acceleration program that allows qualified secondary school students to begin postsecondary coursework without paying tuition and fees, while earning credits toward their high school diploma at the same time. Dual Enrollment is established by law (Florida Statute 1007.271) for public, private, charter, and home school secondary students.
UWF is pleased to welcome these talented secondary students into our classrooms. Because the expectations for these students are equal to the expectations of our currently enrolled students, we look for Dual Enrollment students to be strong academically.
Students must attend a school with a signed articulation agreement or be enrolled in a public school in a county with a signed articulation agreement with UWF. Home school students should be registered within one of the eligible school districts.
|SEMESTER||FIRST DATE FOR REGISTRATION||LAST DATE FOR REGISTRATION||CLASSES BEGIN|
|Summer 2020||April 6, 2020||Part of Term 3 - June 24, 2020||June 25, 2020|
|Part of Term 4 - June 10, 2020||June 9, 2020|
|Fall 2020||April 20, 2020||Aug. 21, 2020||Aug. 24, 2020|
|Spring 2021||Nov. 9, 2020||Jan. 8, 2021||Jan. 11, 2021|
Documentation for each semester should be submitted at least one week before the registration dates listed. The deadline to submit documentation for dual enrollment is the last date listed for registration.
- If you are currently enrolled for dual enrollment and seeking to continue dual enrollment for the upcoming semester, the completed/signed Dual Enrollment Approval Form is the only requirement.
- If you are a new student seeking to be enrolled for your first semester of dual enrollment, the Dual Enrollment Application, Dual Enrollment Approval Form and online immunization documentation are required.
I'm Interested - What Are My Next Steps?
- Meet with your counselor to see if dual enrollment at UWF is an option. This involves discussing academic requirements, scheduling issues, and expectations.
- During your meeting with your counselor, it will be determined if you meet the grade point minimum and test score standards required for dual enrollment at UWF.
- Search for UWF courses to see what your options are for scheduling purposes.
- Submit the Dual Enrollment Application and Dual Enrollment Approval Form for processing. Additionally, all students are required to create an account with Med+Proctor to satisfy the Immunization requirement. Completion and submission of ALL forms are required for registration.
- Communicate with the UWF Dual Enrollment Coordinator for additional information concerning registration, holds, and other issues. If necessary, schedule an appointment.
Admission Requirements for Dual Enrollment
- Attained grade level of at least sixth through twelfth, Section 1007.271(2)F.S.
- Earned a minimum of no less than three high school core academic credits.
- Possess a minimum, unweighted GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
- Have already taken the rSAT, ACT, or PERT exams for a course that would require academic placement:
- rSAT minimum scores: Evidence-Based Reading & Writing - 510; Math - 500
- ACT minimum scores: Reading - 19; Math - 20; English - 18
- PERT minimum Scores: Reading - 106; Mathematics - 115; and English - 103
Apply for Dual Enrollment
- Complete and submit the Dual Enrollment Application for your desired semester of entry. Please complete legibly with blue or black ink. If there is no break in dual enrollment at UWF for more than two semesters, this application will only have to be completed once. Confirmation of the receipt of your application will be sent to the email address listed on your application.
- Complete the Dual Enrollment Approval Form (.pdf). You will need to consult with your school counselor to identify the course(s) for which you seek registration. It is recommended that you choose a couple of back-up courses, as some courses may not have availability. This form has to be submitted for each semester you are seeking registration as a dual enrollment student at UWF. UWF recommends submitting this form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Create an account with Med+Proctor to satisfy the immunization requirement. Hard copy shot records should not be submitted to UWF. Instead, forms should be uploaded to Med+Proctor for confirmation. You will receive additional information about this process after submitting your Dual Enrollment Application. Completion of this step is required in order to register for classes.
What Courses Are Popular For Dual Enrollment Students?
In addition to the courses listed below, there is a wide range of academic course offerings available to dual enrollment students. These courses range from STEM courses to World Languages to the Humanities. However, dual enrollment students are best served by lower division courses (1000-2000 level courses) unless prerequisites for 3000-4000 (upper division) courses have been met.
|UWF Course Title||Credits||Long Title|
|LIT2000||3.0||Into to Literature|
|MAC1147||4.0||Precalculus with Trigonometry|
|STA2023||3.0||Elements of Statistics|
|ECO2013||3.0||Principles of Economics, Macro|
|AMH2010||3.0||U.S. History to 1877|
|AMH2020||3.0||U.S. History since 1877|
|PHI2010||3.0||Intro to Philosophy|
|CHM2045||3.0||General Chemistry I|
|CHM2045L||1.0||General Chemistry I Lab|
|BSC1085||3.0||Anatomy and Physiology I|
|BSC1085L||1.0||Anatomy and Physiology I Lab|
|SPC2608||3.0||Basic Communication Skills|
|BSC1005||3.0||General Biology - Non-Majors|
|BSC1005L||1.0||General Biology Lab - Non-Majors|
|CCJ2002||3.0||Survey of Crime and Justice|
|COP2253||3.0||Programming - Java|
|COP2334||3.0||Programming - C++|
|CIS2530||3.0||Intro to Cybersecurity|
However, there are a few types of courses dual enrollment students cannot take:
- Courses that are not creditable to both the high school diploma and the college degree.
- Any courses for which the student already has credit or may earn AP/IB credit.
- Courses graded on an S/U basis, P/F basis, or not graded at all. Students may not AUDIT courses.
- Recreation, Physical Skills, or Leisure courses, such as dance, yoga, karate, tennis, or weightlifting.
- Courses with unmet prerequisites, including 3000-4000 level courses (allowed if prerequisites met).
- Courses designated as limited access, or restricted to specific cohorts, programs, or student types. This includes the Kugelman Honors-designated sections.
- Graduate-level courses (5000-8000 level)
- Internships, capstones, independent/directed study, study abroad courses or 990 courses.
If there questions or concerns about a particular course and the prerequisites or co-requisites, please contact the Dual Enrollment Coordinator.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to apply for every semester I plan to dual enroll?
In general, the dual enrollment application only has to be submitted once. The immunization documents will only have to be submitted once. However, the dual enrollment approval form is required for each semester one is seeking to be registered for dual enrollment. The approval form certifies that you are still meeting the grade point average and test score requirements listed on the approval form. Once you graduate from high school, you will be required to submit an admissions application if you wish to continue taking courses at UWF.
Can I add more course requests after submitting my approval form?
Yes, but only through the last day of the first week of classes (also known as drop/add week) AND with written permission from your counselor. No classes will be added after the first week of classes.
Is there a maximum number of credit hours allowed for registration? How about over one's total dual enrollment career?
Fifteen (15) semester credit hours is the maximum credit hour registration for fall and spring semesters; six (6) semester hours is the maximum for summer registration. For the entirety of the dual enrollment experience, sixty (60) semester hours is the maximum allowed.
Do I have to check my UWF email address for information and updates?
During the dual enrollment application process, all communication will be sent to the email addresses provided on the dual enrollment application. Once classes start at UWF, the UWF email will be the address used for all communication concerning UWF. It is strongly suggested that the UWF email be checked at least three times per week to ensure that deadlines and opportunities are not missed.
What happens if the course I want has no seats available for registration?
The Dual Enrollment Coordinator registers all dual enrollment students for their classes. If there are no seats available in a requested section of a course, you will be placed on a wait list and notified of your options, which are:
- Remain on the wait list, and if a seat becomes available, you’ll be notified via email; OR
- Wait until the drop/add week to request to be added to the course/section in question; OR
- Request a different section of the course (different date/time); OR
- Request a different course altogether. Written approval from your counselor will be required.
Dual enrollment students do not have priority on the wait lists, so it is possible that one could be bumped further down the list by a degree-seeking student.
How do I know which books are required for my courses? How do I get my books?
Students can view the textbooks and instructional materials required for their course(s) in the My Classes app in MyUWF. Public school students should take their printed schedule to their counselor. He/She will complete the necessary documents for the textbook voucher. The completed voucher is taken to the UWF Bookstore, where bookstore staff will give you your textbooks. Private school and home educated students are responsible for the costs of their textbooks and instructional materials.
How does my high school receive my grades?
Official academic transcripts are sent to all schools, public and private, at the end of the semester after final grades have been processed. Official academic transcripts for home education students will be sent to the county offices that oversee the home education program. There are no mid-term grades released at UWF.
Questions, Help or Concerns?
Please note: In accordance with the requirements of Florida law (Section 119.071, Florida Statutes), the University of West Florida collects Social Security Numbers only if specifically authorized or required by law or if imperative for the performance of the University’s duties and responsibilities. As indicated in these froms, the University prefers that you use your Student ID number in lieu of the SSN. However, if you do not know your Student ID, the SSN must be used for matching purposes. In such event the use of the SSN is a business imperative and is authorized for collection under Section 119.071(5)(a)(2)(a)(II), F.S. Please see Division of Academic Affairs Collection and Use of Social Security Numbers for UWF’s guidelines on the use of social security numbers.