Dual Enrollment

Requirements and Deadlines

Dual Enrollment Requirements and Deadlines

initial eligibility

Students, individual public schools and school counselors DO NOT request an      articulation agreement. The leadership of the school district, independent charter school, private school, or homeschool parent will request a DEAA/ EAAA from USF.

Students are ELIGIBLE to participate in dual enrollment once their public school district/ charter school/ private school / or homeschool parent administrator has signed an articulation agreement [Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement (DEAA)] with USF; Ask your school district or charter / private school to verify they have a DEAA with USF.  Articulation Agreements are requested and signed by the following signing authorities: Public School Board Officials for that public school district; Homeschool parent/administrator; or, Private / Charter School administrator and their boards if necessary.  Click Here to request an Articulation Agreement.

To be considered for dual enrollment at USF, students must be enrolled in a Florida public or nonpublic secondary school or in a homeschool and meet or exceed the following academic qualifications:

  • Minimum 3.5 weighted high school GPA (Homeschooled Students Exempt)
  • Minimum scores on one of the following tests:
    • SAT: 560 on Critical Reading / 530 Math 
    • ACT: 21 Reading / 21 Mathematics
    • PERT:  123 Math / 106 Reading/ 103 Writing (Offered at State Colleges; ask your high school counselor)
    • CPT (Accuplacer): 256 Reading  /  253 Writing / 250 AAF (Advanced Algebraic Function) 261 QSA (Qualitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics) (Students must apply as Non-Degree Students and Have a U#, Must bring Photo I.D.) MUST have USF U number!
  • Digital Submission of an "Approval Form 2" by a school counselor/administrator as ready for success at the college level of instruction.
  • Official tests scores must be sent to USF from the testing company. On the test application, request scores be sent to USF using 5828 as the school code for the SAT and 0761 for the ACT. It usually takes 3-5 weeks for test results to arrive.  CPT scores are not sent to us but are available to you from https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students/scores/getting-scores
  • Students are encouraged to send partial unofficial high school transcripts and unofficial test scores to dualenrollment@usf.edu while waiting for official results. (optional)  
  • Students who need to register for tests must have an USF U number (U#) for the USF testing center (U numbers are assigned upon completion of Non-Degree Application).

                                                       USF TESTING SERVICES WEBSITE 

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USF Fall Semester (August Start) USF Spring Semester (January Start)
On or before May 15 - Articulation agreements with school/district for fall and spring are due On or before November 1 - Articulation agreements with school/district for just spring are due

On or before June 1 - Online “Non-Degree” Dual Enrollment Application for Fall Start (August) and Spring Start (January). And Counselors/ Parents / Students / Administrators submit Form 1 for each student annually.

On or before November 15 - Online “Non-Degree” Dual Enrollment Application for Spring Start (January). And Counselors/ Parents / Students / Administrators submit Form 1 for "New Students."

On or before June 15 -Dual Enrollment Approval Form 2 for Fall (August) NOTE: You may submit Spring Approval Form 2 if known at this time for planning purposes. Use a second digital approval form noting spring semester).

On or before November 15 For High School Campus Courses Approval Form 2

November 15 - Dual Enrollment Approval Forms Due for Spring (January) for Online or USF Campus Courses.

As a rule, USF establishes and renews articulation agreements annually.
In compliance with Statute 1007.271, USF strives to submit its articulation agreements to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) by August 1. 

Deadlines related to application, school approval, and course enrollment reflect the sequence required for these actions. 

The full schedule of deadlines is provided on the administrative timeline. See USF academic calandar, dates, and deadlines here.

continued Eligibility

  • Students who maintain the minimum continuing eligibility standard and a post-secondary GPA of 2.0 or higher after accruing six (6) credit hours may be allowed to take up to eleven (11) credit hours per semester.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in all dual enrollment courses.
  • Maintain a weighted 3.5 GPA on high school transcripts, including dual enrollment course grades.
  • Students who receive a “C-“, “D”, “F”, or “W” in any given USF course will not be eligible for dual enrollment the subsequent fall or spring semester.