Dual Enrollment

Requirements and Deadlines

Dual Enrollment Requirements and Deadlines

initial eligibility

Students whose public school district/ charter school/ private school / or homeschool parent administrator has an articulation agreement with USF can apply for dual enrollment. (Ask your school/ or district to verfiy).  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)
    • CPT (Accuplacer): 245 Reading  /  245 Writing / 250 AAF (Students must Apply and Have a U#)
  • Digital Submission of an "Approval Form" by a school counselor/administrator as ready for success at the college level of instruction.   

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Application Deadlines (FORMS)

November 1 High School Campuses Courses Approval Form 2​

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

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.

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

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).

November 1 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 at administrative timeline.

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 twelve (12) credit hours per semester (14) if courses have labs for future semesters.
  • Students must earn at least a “C” (2.0) in all dual enrollment courses.
  • Maintain a weighted 3.3 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.