Dual enrollment is a statewide program for high school students to enroll free of charge in college courses to earn both college credit and credit toward high school graduation. The mission of dual enrollment is to shorten the time necessary for a student to complete the requirements of a high school diploma and a post-secondary degree, to broaden the scope of curricular options available to students, and to increase the depth of study available for a particular subject. Enrollment is limited to no more than 18 hours per semester. State guidelines delineate courses that may be used in dual enrollment and eligibility criteria for student participation. Students who plan to attend college outside of Florida should check with the university they plan to attend about the transfer of college credits.
Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC)
Students must have parent permission and must:
- Have a cumulative UNWEIGHTED 3.0 GPA
- Be a high school junior or senior to attend college-level courses during school hours and be at least a high school sophomore to participate in courses after school hours or during the summer term. Participation in dual enrollment by 9th-grade students may only occur during the summer after their 9th-grade year.
- Pass all subtests of a state-approved college placement test (ACT, SAT, PERT) if enrolling in a college English, Math, Reading, Math, or Reading prerequisites.
NWFSC Dual Enrollment Admission/Registration forms are available in school Guidance Offices. For more information, please visit https://www.nwfsc.edu/academics/dual-enrollment/.
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers college courses on Choctawhatchee High School and Crestview High School campuses. The Aerospace program will prepare students to earn the FAA Private Pilot Ground School Certification and work toward the FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certification. Students can earn up to 24 college credits and begin coursework on an Associate of Science in Aeronautics degree or an Associate of Engineering degree. Courses have a weighted GPA value. Students must be in 10th grade or higher and have a 2.8 unweighted GPA. Embry-Riddle also offers a course for incoming freshmen that does NOT count as college course but does count as a weighted high school credit. Upperclassmen interested in taking a course need to request an application in Guidance.