Talented students in high school may accumulate college credits through two special, non-traditional programs: dual enrollment and early admission. Students who wish to apply to either of these programs must be recommended by appropriate high school officials. Eligibility for participation is set by written agreement between the school district and UNF.
Neither early admission nor dual enrollment students are eligible for UNF Admissions scholarships or financial aid.
Dual enrollment is a program in which an academically talented student receives permission from the high school to take one or more college courses on the UNF campus while currently enrolled in high school. Dual enrollment students are limited to taking courses required for their high school graduation. All UNF courses to be taken by the student must be approved by the appropriate high school officials.UNF offers a limited number of dual enrollment courses. Home, public or private school students who plan to participate in dual enrollment should do so in close consultation with their high school guidance counselor to ensure the courses meet one of the following criteria:
In addition, comparable high school courses should be unavailable at the applicant's secondary institution and the university must have space available in the requested class.
Eligibility for participation in the Dual Enrollment program is set by written agreement between the school district and UNF. All applications must be received before the posted general admissions deadline.
To qualify for dual enrollment, a student must:
Dual enrollment students register for classes each semester during open registration. Before registering each term, an application, updated high school transcripts, and a signed terms of agreement form must be submitted. All course prerequisites must be satisfied before registering.
Students admitted for Dual Enrollment will receive a waiver of tuition fees for any course taken at UNF that can also be used for high school graduation.
The Dual Enrollment Program at UNF is available to high school students enrolled in a home education program. The Dual Enrollment Program is in compliance with Florida Statute 232.02, which regulates home education programs. Home school students must meet the admission criteria outlined above in order to participate in dual enrollment at UNF, including the submission of official transcripts.
The Early Admission Program provides opportunities for talented students to be admitted as a degree seeking college freshman prior to high school graduation. Students who wish to apply for early admission at UNF must be recommended by the appropriate high school officials. The student who is accepted for the Early Admission Program completes the first year in college and the senior year of high school simultaneously. Credit earned through this program with grades of “C” or higher may be used in degree programs at UNF. The University waives the cost of tuition and fees (excluding textbooks) for in-state residents for each course that the high school will accept for graduation.
To qualify for early admission, a student must submit the following by the posted general admission deadline:
Early admission students may register for classes ONLY after participating in freshman academic advising.
Continuation at UNF
Early admission students will not be permitted to register for the fall term following their anticipated high school graduation date unless they have submitted an official, final high school transcript to the Office of Admissions.
For additional information about Dual Enrollment and Early Admission programs, please contact your high school guidance counselor or the UNF Office of Admissions.
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