Talented students in high school may accumulate college credits through a non-traditional program: dual enrollment. Students who wish to apply to this program must be recommended by appropriate high school officials. Eligibility for participation is set by written agreement between the school district and UNF.
Dual enrollment students are not 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 and public 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:
- Meet UNF general education requirements
- Meet prerequisite or lower division requirements for the student’s intended major
- Substitute for elective hours in the student’s intended major.
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:
- Submit a UNF Dual Enrollment application. (Note: Application is valid for one semester only. A new application must be submitted by the deadline every semester the student wishes to participate in Dual Enrollment.)
- Submit official and current high school transcripts reflecting a 3.0 unweighted high school GPA or higher
- Submit official ACT or rSAT/SAT scores taken within the last two years
- Submit passing scores for the appropriate subsections of the Florida College Entry Level Placement Test, if the student is requesting an English or mathematics course
- Satisfy any course prerequisites
- Submit a Dual Enrollment Term of Agreement with signatures from high school principal, counselor, and parent, available through the high school guidance counselor or UNF's Admissions Office. (Note: Term of Agreement is valid for one semester only. A new agreement must be submitted by the deadline every semester the student wishes to participate in Dual Enrollment.)
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.
Home School Students
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.