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What is it?

Dual Enrollment is a statewide program for high school students to enroll with fees exempted for students in college courses to earn college credit and credit toward high school graduation simultaneously. The Florida dual enrollment program was created by Florida statute and is governed by state law. It serves public, private and home-schooled students.

Over 50,000 high school students in Florida participated in dual enrollment at the state's 28 state colleges last year, earning over 577,000 semester hours of college credit. Northwest Florida State College has provided dual enrollment opportunities for more than 25 years to thousands of students.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, or the recommendation of the principal and the approval of the college if the GPA is less than 3.0
  • In grade 9 or above
  • All students must take an approved placement test. Students must pass the appropriate subtest of a State approved college placement test (ACT, SAT, PERT) if enrolling in a college English, math, reading, or Gordon rule social science or humanities course, or any course which requires English, math, or reading as a prerequisite. All students must place into college readiness upon the accumulation of 12 credits

Placement Test Scores:

Approved Placement Test


Minimum Score


Minimum Score


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**If a student scores the required scores for Reading and English, they are allowed to take classes, in most subject area except mathematics.

**If a student scores the required scores for mathematics, they are allowed to take only math classes.   On the PERT test: a score of 114-122 = Inter.Alg;  score of 123+ = College Alg

PERT Test Study Resources: (Practice Test and Study Guide Documents)

Where are classes taken at?

Classes can be taken at any of the college satellite schools or on the main campus.  Some dual classes are offer at the high school during the school day.

What classes are available to full-fill high school graduation requirements?

High School Graduation Requirement

NWFSC Course Name

NWFSC Course Number

US History

American History 1

American History 2

AMH 2010

AMH 2020

American Government

American Government

POS 1041


Economics I

ECO 2013

English 3 (junior English)

English Composition 1

ENC 1001

English 4 (senior English)

English Composition 2

ENC 1102

Science Class


Course # must end with a “L” or “C”





For more dual enrollment course (graduation requirement classes and electives)- High School Subject Area Equivalency List, click on the link below:


What classes will the district not pay for?

  • Remedial classes
  • College prep classes
  • 1 credit hour elective classes
  • All summer session classes at NWFSC

Where can I find what classes are available at the college?


                Step 1: Click on “search for open course”

                Step 2: Select the correct TERM, that you are registering for.

                Step 3: Select the correct CAMPUS, that you want to attend.

                Step 4: Click on “Search Now” for selected course/classes.

                Your course search results will load on the next screen. 

**If you don’t find what you are looking for, revise you search criteria, by pushing the back button on the browser. 

What is the difference between part-time dual enrollment and full time dual enrollment?

Part-time dual enrollment: 1-3 classes at NWFSC and 1-3 classes at WHS. You need a total of 6 classes between NWFSC and WHS.

                Full-time dual enrollment:  a total of 4 classes at NWFSC and NO classes at WHS.

When to set up a meeting with your high school guidance counselor?

                We will hold a Pre-Dual Enrollment meeting at the end of April for anyone who is interested in participating in the Dual Enrollment Program for the fall or spring term of next year.  This meeting will cover general information about the Dual Enrollment Program (test requirements, part-time vs. full time dual, how to fill out the application form, where to find course selection catalog, etc)

                After the Pre-Dual Enrollment meeting, we will have a 2-week window in the middle of July for parents and student who have additional questions, specific to their student, about the Dual Enrollment Program.  This will be an optional individual 30 minute appointment with a guidance counselor.  Please call ahead to set an appointment up, and arrive promptly.  Please note we will be very busy with scheduling after this 2 week window, and we will not be able to meet with you until after the first week of school.

                On July 30th between 8am – 4pm, we will be available to signing Dual Enrollment forms. No individual parent meeting will be available. Counselors will be signing off on dual enrollment forms. Please have the following areas filled out in blue/black ink on your form before coming:

Front side of application

Back side of application

*This information can be found on

  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Last name
  • First name
  • Middle Initial
  • Street address
  • City
  • Zip code
  • Home phone number
  • High school name
  • Present grade
  • Expected high school graduation date
  • Sex
  • Race
  • County of Residency
  • Course #
  • Reference #
  • Course title
  • Meeting times
  • Location
  • High school subject area (math, English, social studies, science, elective)


What do I do after I meet with the guidance counselor?

                Once the guidance counselor has signed off on your Dual Enrollment form, please take your form and turn it into the college.  You will need to get a student access ID/raider card from the college.  You will need this card to pick up your books needed for the class.  



The effect of absences upon grades is determined by the instructor.

Last Day to Drop:
Each term, there is an advertised last day to drop, generally seven days from the first day of class for the term. If a student completes an official drop form (with the signature of the High School Counselor) before the advertised last day to drop, the transaction is considered dropping a course. No record of enrollment will appear on the student's transcript and the enrollment will not count as an attempt for purposes of full cost and repeat rules.

Last Day to Withdraw:
If a student submits an official withdrawal form (with the signature of the High School Counselor), by the day before the class final, the transaction is considered withdrawing from a course. The student will receive a grade of "W" on his/her final grade report and transcript. Dual students are not permitted to repeat courses from which they withdraw. Students are permitted a maximum of two withdrawals while in the dual enrollment program. A third withdrawal will suspend the student from the program.

Graduation Deadline:
Final responsibility for all graduation requirements for the degree, certificate or diploma that the student is seeking rests with the student. Each term there is an advertised last day to apply for graduation.

During the next to last term of enrollment, all students are encouraged to contact an advisor or Student Affairs to ensure all graduation requirements can be met as expected.

NWF State College Student Identification Card and Parking Decal
These are available at no charge and will be issued when registration is complete. The student Identification card is necessary for checking out materials from the library and for accessing electronic information databases via the Internet from home. The cards are used for identification at the Business Office and the College Barnes & Noble Bookstore. For free admittance to some NWFSC events, such as the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra concerts, student theatrical productions and Raider Athletics, a current student I.D. card is required. There is a $15.00 fee to replace a lost ID card.

The operation of a private vehicle on an NWF State College campus is a privilege, not a right. All students must display a parking decal on the vehicle and park in the designated white-lined spaces. Parking decals are available during registration and throughout the year at no charge.