Dual Enrollment

Application Procedure

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                  Application Procedure Tutorial Video

(NOTE: The video may not have the most updated deadlines, please see Requirements and Deadlines for due dates.  Number two below is updated to High School Dual Enrollment v. other as an application option).

                          The following courses are not eligible for dual enrollment:
                                 
* Courses of less than 3 credits (with the exception of labs)
                                 * Performing arts studios and physical education/sports classes
                                 * ENC 1101 or ENC 1102 unless offered on a high school campus
                                 * Students must have all prerequisites needed for the given class.

What First-Time Dual Enrollment Students Must Do
  1. Before beginning the application process, students should carefully read all the information on this website.  Students should complete their Application, link provided in Step 2, which generates a U# and is needed to register for any Tests at our USF testing center.
  2. Students initiate the application process by completing the online USF “Non Degree Seeking” Application and then select the Semester, Fall (August Course) or Spring (January Course). The student will then select a USF Campus closest to them. Finally, the student  selects High School Dual Enrollment.  (COMMON MISTAKE: a high school student will select fall because their high school starts in the fall, they need to select the semester that they plan to take dual enrollment courses either in August (Fall) or Spring (January). On the last screen of the application, when asked to pay, just close the screen and your application will be processed and fees waived. DO NOT PAY! Just close your browser.
  3. Dual Enrollment applicants must establish residency by the same process as all applicants, please work with your parents or guardians when filling out the "Non-Degree Seeking" online application above.  After filling out the Residency portion of the application and then submitting your application, you will receive a welcome email showing the status of your residency.  

  4. Within 24-72 hours after submitting a complete and qualifying application, 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 must set up their NetID and USF email immediately. USF communications will only be sent to their USF email account.          Activation of Student NetID is found here.
  5. Once the NetID is established, students will provide their counselor/administrator their USF U#. Parents / Students / Counselors or / administrators can submit the Dual Enrollment Approval Form Step 1 using the USF U#. This form is only completed once per year. Please save a copy of the submission to your computer or print your confirmation.
  6. Students will then use OASIS found under MyUSF at the top of the USF Homepage. This will allow students to look up courses they are considering for dual enrollment.  They must have a course prefix, a course number and the five (5) digit CRN# for each course so that their counselors/administrators can submit Approval Form 2 for registration.  Click here for a tutorial on how to look up courses in OASIS. 
  7. When the student information portion of the Approval form 2 is filled out, with USF U#, and county information, the school counselor/Homeschool Parent Administrator will submit confirmed details.  Counselors/Homeschool Parent Administrators must confirm courses selected by the student, use of correct CRNs are submitted if online or at a USF Campus (childhood immunization MMR records are required for an USF on campus courses see details below), and verify all Students must also have the required minimum GPA and appropriate standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, CPT, or PERT).
  8. All Students must comply with the USF Immunization Policy 33-002. This applies to USF courses offered at a USF campus and for USF courses offered at a high school campus. Courses offered online do not need immunization records but students are encouraged to submit records in case the student's modality changes. 
    Additional information regarding USF Health and Immunization, including instructions on how to submit information online, can be found on the Student Health Services website. Click here for a Medical History Form to submit to Health Services. Students can submit their health records here once all forms and documents are completed or Students can scan their Immunization records and any supporting documents along with the Medical History Form as one pdf file and send to immunization@shs.usf.edu

What the School Counselor/Homeschool Parent Administrators Must Do

  1. The school Counselor/ Homeschool Parent Administrator submits the Dual Enrollment Approval Form Step 2. (Forms submitted by students or others will not be considered). Submission is after confirming that the U# is provided, and verifying that the student’s standardized test score and GPA from the student's high school transcript meets the requirements for admission, and asserting the student’s overall readiness for academic success in college-level courses. Residency and Immunization will need to be confirmed as policy. This Approval Form-Step 2 is submitted twice every year, once for Spring and once for Fall, but can be submitted at any time once courses are known. Counselors /Administrators can document submission by saving a copy of the submitted form to your computer or print the confirmation for your records.
  2. Only Homeschool Administrators/Parents (Not Private, Public, or Public Charter) are required to fill out the transcript form. Click here for the form, and then submit the completed form via email to: dualenrollment@usf.edu  Please include the letters DE and the student U# in the subject line of the email.
  3. After meeting and conferring with the student, the school Counselor/ Homeschool Parent Administrator submits a prioritized list of course choices made by the student with a desired modality for each semester. One form is completed for Fall (August) and one form completed for Spring (January).  The forms cannot be combined. There must be a CRN# for USF online and USF Campus courses (5 digit number) that the student provides.  For semester course planning, the course selections are then verified for availability for the upcoming semester by the school Counselor/Homeschool Parent Administrator with the student using theStaff Schedule Search. This step is needed for USF online or USF Campus courses only that are offered in the upcoming semester. The school Counselor/Homeschool Parent Administrator will then submit the Dual Enrollment Approval Form Step 2 once completed. Please save a copy of the submission to your computer or print your confirmation for your records. 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 is located here. 
  4. USF seeks to expand dual enrollment opportunities for students without creating redundancy.  Before approving the course list, school counselors/administrators should look for 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. All students and parental choice in USF is welcome.
  5. Homeschool Students will submit test scores for verification to the USF Early University Programs office: dualenrollment@usf.edu. 
  6. Remind students to take the Canvas tutorial / orientation once they have access to the Learning Platform. 
  7. Note: Dual Enrollment Approval Form Step 2 must be submitted by the school Counselor/ Homeschool Parent administrator every semester (one for fall and one for spring, do not combine semesters). Please save a copy of the submission to your computer or print your confirmation for your records.
  8. Remind instructors at high school based campuses to take attendance the first week of the course in USF CANVAS to avoid drops and communicate any errors during drop/add week. Approval Forms Step 2 submitted should match the instructor's rosters. Errors need to be reported within the first week of the course to the EUP Office. 
  9. Students must log into Canvas the day before or on the first class meeting to ensure the course is available in Canvas. If not, the student must be added. After Drop/Add week, students cannot be added or dropped from registered classes.
  10. Remind instructors at high school based campuses that mid-term grades and finals must be entered into Canvas by the due dates, not at the end of the high school semester. Calendars may be different. 

Course Registration

  1. Approximately three weeks before the semester begins, USF administrative staff will register students, guided by information on the course approval form step 2: a prioritized list of courses desired by the student and approved by the school Counselor/Homeschool Parent Administrator, 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/Homeschool Parent Administrator will be notified after registration has been completed through the email they provided.
  3. Students must log into Canvas the day before or on the first class meeting to ensure the course is available in Canvas.  If not, the student must be added.  After Drop/Add week, students cannot be added or dropped from registered classes.