Dual Enrollment

Application Procedure

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What First-Time Dual Enrollment Students Must Do
  1. Before beginning the application process, students should carefully read all the information on this website.
  2. Students initiate the application process by completing the online USF “Non Degree Seeking” Application. USF has two semesters for dual enrollment, fall that starts in August and spring that starts in January, please select the correct semester when asked. (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).
  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 form. All applicants must fill out the RESIDENCY FORM. Fill out all 5 pages, as the state pays for your Dual Enrollment courses and requires this for your tuition. After filling out the Residency Form, applicants must EMAIL it to the Office of the Registrar at NonDegree@usf.edu  (COMMON MISTAKE regarding the Driver’s License – put the ISSUE date NOT the renewal date of the Driver’s License).  Click here for residency form.

  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
  5. Once the NetID is established, students will provide their counselor/administrator their USF U#. Counselors/administrators submit the Dual Enrollment Approval Form Step 1 using the USF U#. School counselors/administrators complete the form.
  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 is filled out, with USF U# , and county information, the school counselor/administrator will submit confirmed details.  Counselors/administrators must confirm residency and immunizations. Students must also have the required minimum GPA and appropriate standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, CPT, or PERT).
  8. Students 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 can submit their health records here: Submit health records or Students can scan the Immunization records and any supporting documents as one pdf file to immunization@usf.edu

What the School Counselor/Administrator Must Do

  1. The school counselor/administrator submits the Dual Enrollment Approval Form Step 1. (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 meet the requirement 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 1 is done once every year.
  2. Only Homeschool Adminstrators/Parents are required to fill out the transcript form. Click here for the form, and then submit the completed form via email to:  admissions@usf.edu    
  3. After meeting and conferring with the student, the school counselor/ administrator submits a prioritized list of course choices with a desired modality. School counselor/administrator submits the Dual Enrollment Approval Form Step 2 when completed for course planning each school semester (one for fall and one for spring). These course selections are verified by the school counselor/administrator for dual enrollment high school credit. (Forms submitted by students or others will not be considered). The Schedule Search is useful for finding classes in an upcoming term. 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. You may also use the staff schedule search to find courses offered in other terms, just enter the Term, Subject (course prefix) and course number to find a list of courses.
  4. USF seeks to expand dual enrollment opportunities for students without creating redundancy.  Before approving the course list, school counselors/administrators 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.
  5. When both Step 1 and Step 2 Approval Forms have been verified, completed and confirmed, the school counselor/administrator submits the forms. All other documents transcripts, test scores can be sent as one pdf to the USF Early University Programs office: dualenrollment@usf.edu.
  6. Note: Dual Enrollment Approval Form Step 2 must be submitted by the school counselor/administrator every semester (one for fall and one for spring).
  7. Remind instructors at high school based campuses to take attendance the first week of class to avoid drops and communicate any errors during drop/add week. Approval Forms Step 2 submitted should match instructors rosters. Errors need to be reported within the first week. 

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/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/administrator will be notified after registration has been completed through email 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.