What is Dual Enrollment?
In Dual Enrollment, students enroll in approved college credit courses working through Pasco-Hernando State College and receive college and high school credit while still in high school. These courses provide options for students ready for additional rigorous learning opportunities. Students can attend classes at the PHSC campus as part of their regular high school schedule.
Who Can Participate?
High school sophomore (7 credits per semester), junior and senior (16 credits per semester) students with a 3.0 unweighted GPA and qualifying PERT, ACT or SAT scores. Click here for test eligibility scores.
How Do I Apply?
1) Complete Application
2) Request official GPA from your School Counselor (must be signed and sealed by your school counselor)
3) Take application and (signed/sealed) GPA to PHSC
4) Take PERT at PHSC or submit approved SAT/ACT scores (Please be aware that PHSC only allows students to take the PERT twice. If you do not meet the minimum scores, you will have to take and meet the comparable scores for the SAT/ACT)
All 3 of these need to be turned in to PHSC for ACCEPTANCE into Dual Enrollment at PHSC. After you have been accepted, you may register for classes….
How Do I Register for Classes?
Open enrollment for Dual Enrollment courses at PHSC happens 3 times per year (Summer, Fall and Spring). The exact dates change year to year but are typically:
- End of April for Summer
- Beginning of August for Fall
- November for Spring
Open enrollment will be advertised throughout the school and interested students can pick up their dual enrollment packet from the basket at the back guidance desk and make an appointment with their guidance counselor to select courses and complete the required forms. These appointments are only to help the students complete the paperwork and have everything ready to go when they go to PHSC to register. The actual class registration happens at PHSC, not at PHS.
AA Degree – List of classes that meet the General Education Requirements for the A.A. Degree Program at PHSC
PERT Study Guide – (from FLDOE’s website)
PHSC Dual Enrollment Information – Also contains the test scores needed for dual enrollment.
PHSC Testing Services – Includes information about when and where you can take the PERT.