Dual Enrollment

Application Procedure

What Students Must Do

  1. Before beginning the application process, students should read carefully all the information on this website.
  2. Students initiate the application process by completing the USF “Non Degree Seeking” Application. Note: Incomplete applications are not considered.
  3. Students should work with parents to complete the residency section of the application. Dual Enrollment applicants must establish residency by the same process as all applicants. Please read more about how to establish residency. Applicants with questions about how to complete the residency section should contact dualenrollment@usf.edu before submitting.
  4. Within 24-48 hours of submitting complete and qualifying applications, students will get a “Welcome to USF” email that provides their assigned USF number (U#) and instructions of setting up a USF NetID (email).  Students should set up their NetID and USF email immediately. USF communications will only be sent to their USF email account.
  5. Once the NetID is established, students must submit the USF Dual Enrollment Approval Form to their counselors, who complete the form.
  6. When the student portion of the Approval form is filled out, with U# filled out, and signed by a parent/guardian, the student sends it electronically to the high school counselor for completion. The school counselor will confirm details and be submit needed documentation.
    Students must have the required minimum GPA and appropriate standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, or PERT).
  7. Students also must comply with the USF Immunization Policy 33-002.
    Additional information regarding USF Health and Immunization, including instructions on how to submit information online, can be found on the Student Health Services website. Students scan the Immunization and any supporting documents as one pdf file to immunization@usf.edu

What the School Counselor/Administrator Must Do

  1. The guidance counselor receives the Dual Enrollment Approval Form from the student and completes it, confirming that the U# are provided, and verifying that the student’s standardized test score and GPA meet the requirement for admission, and asserting the student’s overall readiness for academic success in college-level courses.
  2. After conferring with the student, the counselor submits a prioritized list of course selections with indication of desired campus or online, which have been approved for dual enrollment high school credit.  The Schedule Search is useful for finding classes. Students are not actually registered until three weeks before classes begin, so sometimes top choices are not available. Full inventory of USF courses, with prerequisites noted. 
  3. USF seeks to expand dual enrollment opportunities for students without creating redundancy.  Before approving the course list, counselors should confirm that any lower-level courses are not available at the area community/state college in the mode needed by the student, or that any upper-level courses do not have unmet prerequisites.
  4. When Approval Forms have been completed with signatures, the school counselor scans them, along with transcripts/test scores as one pdf file and sends them as an email attachment to the USF Early University Programs office: dualenrollment@usf.edu.
  5. An abbreviated dual enrollment course approval form must be submitted by the counselor every term.

Activation of Student NetID

  1. All communication to students is sent to their USF email, which is based on their NetID.
  2. Set up your USF NetID.

Course Registration

  1. Approximately three weeks before the semester begins, administrative staff will registers students, guided by information on the course approval forms: a prioritized list courses desired by the student and approve by the school, as well as any requirements for campus or delivery mode.
    USF seeks to expand dual enrollment opportunities without creating redundancy.  Staff may seek confirmation from the school administrator that a requested lower-level course and delivery mode are not available at the student’s area community/state college.
  2. The student and the school counselor will be notified after registration has been completed.