Dual Enrollment: Earning College Credit in High School

By Anna Savo-Matthews

Through Dual Enrollment, a program available to Nease’s juniors and seniors, students are able to earn both high school and college credit at the same time by taking classes at St Johns River State College. Dual Enrollment tuition is free, so many students chose to do Dual Enrollment to earn college credit and save money. Through AP classes and Dual Enrollment credits, many students go to college with a year of college already completed.

Students who want to do Dual Enrollment must meet several requirements. They need at least an unweighted 3.0 GPA, and qualifying SAT, ACT, PERT or CPT scores. The required test scores vary depending on what class the student wishes to take. For English Composition, students need an ACT reading score of 19 and an English score of 17 or an SAT Critical Reading score of 440. To take Intermediate Algebra, students need an ACT Math score of 19 or and SAT Math score of 440. For College Algebra, students need an ACT math score of 21 or an SAT Math score of 450. Applications from new students with test scores are due to the Guidance Office by April 11th.