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Early College (Dual) Enrollment

The testing criteria and guidelines for early college (dual) enrollment are as follows:

Testing is required for all students seeking early college (dual) enrollment.

Florida Statute, Section 1007.271 describes the early college (dual) enrollment program as the matriculation of an eligible secondary student or home education student in postsecondary courses that can be applied toward a career and technical certificate, or an associate or baccalaureate degree. The credits that students earn must be used toward both high school graduation and be acceptable toward the technical certificate, associate, or baccalaureate degree. The Florida Board of Education has identified a list of courses that high schools shall accept toward meeting the high school graduation requirements. Additionally, Miami Dade College and Miami-Dade County Public Schools have agreed on a number of courses as available for dual enrollment. The list of eligible courses, which includes the respective reading, writing, and mathematics placement testing level requirements are available at www.mdc.edu/asa/dual_enrollment.asp#courses. All courses on the approved list, except for SLS 1401, SLS 1505, and SLS 1510 require college-ready placement status in reading and writing.

Early college (dual) enrollment students must pass the appropriate sections of the FCAT 2.0 (Grade 10), CPT/PERT, ACT, or SAT to enroll in college credit courses requiring competency in the associated placement area. (Refer to Degree Programs or College Credit Certificate Programs)

Students who are deficient in writing and/or reading skills may not enroll in college credit English courses or other college credit courses on the approved list, except for SLS 1401, SLS 1505, and SLS 1510.

Students may not earn more than twelve (12) college credit hours prior to demonstrating proficiency in the basic skill areas of reading, writing and mathematics. Exceptions may be granted provided that the student is concurrently enrolled in a secondary course(s) for which they have been deemed deficient by the postsecondary assessment.

Students who have accumulated twelve (12) college credit hours and have not yet demonstrated proficiency in the basic skill areas of reading, writing and mathematics must be advised, in writing by the school district, of the requirements for associate degree completion and state university admission, including information about future financial aid eligibility and also the potential costs of accumulating excessive college credit, as outlined in s. 1009.286, F.S.

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