Information for Administrators/Counselors

Information for Administrators/Counselors

Information for Administrators/Counselors


What are the COVID-19 updates for Dual Enrollment?

Due to current pandemic restrictions, students applying for USF Dual Enrollment in Spring 2021 will not be required to provide test scores.   When pandemic restrictions are eased, students may be required to submit qualifying test score(s) in order to continue in the dual enrollment program.  The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 1, 2020.

What is considered an "official" transcript?

An official transcript can either be a hard copy in a sealed envelope from the high school/district or a transcript sent via a verified electronic provider.

Are counselors responsible for recalculating students’ GPA?

No, USF is responsible for the final recalculation of GPA. However, if you would like to assist students, you can have them look at the Florida Counseling for Future Education Handbook to find the classes that satisfy SUS admission. Also, AP, IB, AICE and dual enrollment classes are weighted on a 5.0 scale, while Honors, Pre-AICE and Pre-IB are weighted on a 4.5 scale.

Can counselors request a visit from USF for dual enrollment?

Yes! Email and we would be happy to help with processing, parent nights, or counselor workshops at your location. 

How will the counselor be notified if a student has been admitted to the dual enrollment program?

Within one week of the final application deadline, we will provide a list of admitted students to the county’s or private/home school’s dual enrollment liaison. 

When do counselors receive student schedules?

Students attending classes held at the high school can be admitted within two weeks of the dual enrollment application deadline. Classes held online or at USF will have students registered three weeks before the start of classes.

When and how will counselors receive student grades?

Within one week of the final grades being posted, we will provide a grade report to the county’s or private/home school’s dual enrollment liaison.

Will the counselor be informed if a student withdraws from a class?

Yes, we will provide a list of students at the end of the drop/add period, which is the Friday of the first week of classes. 

Can a student repeat a course while in the dual enrollment program?

Students who receive a grade below a C (2.0 by USF standards) will have to sit out for a semester. However, they may retake the class if they have a C-minus or lower in a class, if in line with the high school’s policy.

Are students able to earn the AA degree?

USF does not award AA degrees. However, students may use courses at a state college toward an AA degree.

What programs can students take part in at USF campuses?

Many student engagement opportunities, speakers, and workshops are available for dual enrollment students. The exception would be trips and other larger events.

Are dual enrollment students able to use student resources?

All student success resources, such as tutoring, Student Accessibility Services, advising, etc., are available to dual enrollment students. 

Why are students taking classes at USF or online not registered for courses until three weeks before classes?

Dual enrollment students are officially non-degree seeking students. Therefore, for degree-seeking students must receive adequate opportunity to retain a needed class before opening classes to our non-degree population.

Are there good reasons to counsel a student to stay at USF after high school graduation?

Definitely! General admission criteria is not affected by a student taking dual enrollment courses. However, dual enrollment students establish relationships with other students, faculty and staff. These are essential for both moral support, academic success, and post-graduate success. Why not continue to develop those relationships and skills that have budded during dual enrollment!