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Alternative Placement Criteria for Dual Enrollment Students

The Florida Department of Education released an Emergency Order (EO), DOE Order No. 2020-EO-02, in response to COVID-19. In section VIII(e), the emergency order states:

The testing requirement for student eligibility for initial enrollment in college credit dual enrollment courses, taken through December 31, 2020 provided in section 1007.271(3), is suspended.

The EO provided an option for colleges to use alternative methods for placement purposes. Related policy provisions are included in s. 1008.30, F.S., Common placement testing for public postsecondary education, and Rule 6A-10.0315, F.A.C., Common placement testing and instruction.

In response to DOE Order No. 2020-EO-02 and in the interest in ensuring equitable access to college credit coursework during the COVID-19 pandemic, MDC offered the following alternative criteria for initial placement in entry-level college credit courses in English and Mathematics and other Dual Enrollment courses for Summer and Fall 2020 registration.  Any combination of the traditional placement criteria and the alternate criteria was used to meet college readiness.

In addition to the requirement of a 3.0 unweighted GPA, Dual Enrollment Alternative Criteria are below.

Please visit our Dual Enrollment Options webpage for current information on "Alternative Placement Criteria and Testing for Spring 2021".

Course Alternative Method for Dual Enrollment Eligibility
Summer and Fall 2020 Registration
ENC1101 and other college credit courses on the approved list
  • An ERW score ≥ 430 on the PSAT/NMSQT, or
  • 2019 Secondary English Language Arts Reading FSA Level ≥ 4, or
  • 'B' or better grade in Honors English (High School) and other Honors Core* Subject area (High School) Honors course or any two other core courses offered through the AP, IB, or Cambridge/AICE programs.

*Core Courses include Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and English


MAT1033
MGF1107
  • A Math ≥ 480 on the PSAT/NMSQT, or
  • 2019 Mathematics FSA or EOC Level ≥ 4, or
  • 'B' or better grade in the following High School courses: Algebra 1 Honors, Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Honors, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or any Mathematics course offered through the AP, IB, or Cambridge/AICE programs.
MAC 1105
MAC 1106
MGF 1106
STA  2203
  • A Math ≥ 530 on the PSAT/NMSQT, or
  • 'B' or better grade in Algebra 2, Algebra 2 Honors, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, or any Mathematics course offered through the AP, IB, or Cambridge/AICE programs.
MAC 1114
MAC 1140
MAC 1147
MAC 2233
  • 'B' or better grade in Pre-Calculus or Calculus.
MAC 2311
  • 'B' or better grade in Calculus.


Table Notes:

  • Placement in mathematics courses will be determined by the student's algebra or non-algebra track program of study.
  • Students may meet placement requirements as established 6A-10.0315 Common Placement Testing and Instruction with existing PERT, SAT, ACT or ACCUPLACER scores.
  • Test scores must be within a two-year period for eligibility purposes.
  • Any combination of existing placement criteria and alternative methods may be used to meet college readiness



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