Early University Programs

Frequently Asked Questions




How do I register for courses?

Students taking online or on USF campus courses will register themselves in Oasis for each semester (See tutorial on website on self-registration).  The Early University Programs office will register students taking high school campus courses only.  All other counselor approved USF courses the student is taking, whether online or on USF campus, must be self-registered by the student. Looking up and Registering.

After I'm admitted to the dual enrollment program, what paperwork needs to be submitted that is specific to enrollment?

New students will fill out Informational Approval Form 1, and counselors will fill out Approval Form 2: Course Planning each semester.  Students taking on high school campus courses will be registered by USF, and students taking online or on USF campus courses will self-register for those course.

Is there a maximum number of credit hours allowed for registration? How about over one's total dual enrollment career?

New students to dual enrollment may take up to two (2) courses their first semester (6 credit hours).  New students must acquire six (6) DE credit hours with passing grades of C or above from any institution before they can register for an additional course. 

Continuing students may take 9-11 credit hours per semester which is three (3) courses including labs if applicable. No student can take more than three (3) courses in any semester. 

USF only allows students to register and take four (4) courses on a participating high school campus. Once the student reaches four (4) courses at their participating high school they can continue dual enrollment online or at a USF Campus. Students are allowed to take any modality combination such as, a high school campus course, USF online course, or a USF Campus course while dual enrolled. They do not have to wait until the four (4) courses on their high school campus are completed, they may add modalities as needed for their high school graduation requirements.

As provided above, students can earn up to sixty (60) USF credit hours over one's dual enrollment career using any modality combination such as, a high school campus course, USF online course, or a USF Campus course. For more information contact: DualEnrollment@usf.edu

Is there a place where I can see what courses are available (course schedule)?

Yes. Students can view courses on MY USF OASIS and Schedule Search.  Here they can see the course modality (onloine, on USF campus), CRN (course reference number), course title, course prefix and number.

Am I able to take part in Florida Virtual School, another dual enrollment program, etc. while in the USF dual enrollment Program?

USF does not limit what additional types of classes students take. However, individual schools and school districts may have additional rules about this.

Can I register for online courses? Can I register for courses on any USF campus?

Yes, students can register for any modality of a course. If they choose to take on USF campus or are participating in a public high school dual enrollment class, they must have their Medical History Form and Immunization documentation completed for Student Health Services.

What classes can a student take? Are there areas of study a student cannot pursue in dual enrollment?

Students may take a wide variety of USF courses. Students must meet GPA and prerequisites for the class seleced.  The FLDOE provdies a list of courses that correspond to high school credits.  Counselors and Homeschool Parent Administrators advise on students on course selections.  USF does not offer AA, however, it offers multiple course options which can be used to fulfill high school graduation requirements, prerequisites, Core GE requirements, and electives.

Am I able to take fine arts, performance, or studio arts courses at USF?

It depends on the course. The course would need to be a 3-credit course that is open to non-majors. Generally, students can take theoretical courses, but not performance (w/o departmental consent). See FLDOE list.

Why can't I register for the course I want?

There could be a variety of reasons why students cannot register for a desired course. Common reasons: Full classes, student holds, prerequisites not met, permit needs.

How do I check for holds on my account?

1. LOG INTO THE MYUSF ACCOUNT: Students log into the MyUSF account using their NetID and password. Click the OASIS tab under "My Resources".
2. CLICK THE STUDENT TAB: Once students have clicked the "Student" tab, they should see a link for Registration. Within the Registration Tab, click "Registration Status".
3. REVIEW WHAT IS LISTED: students can check a list of holds on the Office of Undergraduate Studies’ website and should remove remaining holds as early as possible.

What should I do if I need departmental consent to take a course?

Each college/department at USF has a different process for providing departmental consent for certain courses. Email dualenrollment@usf.edu with your rationale for why you think an exception should be made and you will be advised on how best to proceed. Prerequisties and GPA must be met.

What happens if the course I want has no seats available for registration?

If no seats are available, a student cannot register for that particular class. A list of optional courses are approved by the high school counselor and submitted on the Dual Enrollment Approval Form 2: Course Palnning document. This list includes backup options that their counselors or homeschool parent administrator approve. For courses on a USF campus, students should pay close attention to the course times and location to make sure they can attend.  All course submissions require a 5-digit CRN (course reference number); this is available on Schedule Search.


Can I add more course options once the counselor/ homeschool parent administrator submits the approval form 2?

Yes, students can have their counselor submit additional course options.  A student is only allowed to take two (2) courses their first semester, and three (3) courses their subsequent semesters, after having completed 6 credits with a C or better. Students will have through the USF drop/add deadline to add or drop courses.  Every change must be approved by the school counselor and submitted on Dual Enrollment Approval Form 2.

Do I have to apply for every semester I plan to dual enroll?

If a student has missed one or more a semesters, they must update their application, or reapply. Students do not have to apply every semester if they are continuing without having missed a semeser.  Counselors must submit Approval Form 2 each semester.  


Can I withdraw from a class in which I am not doing well?

Students may withdraw from courses between the second and tenth week of the semester. Withdrawn courses are noted with a “W” grade on the transcript, but it does not affect the GPA (after drop/add week - the first week of each semester). Students who withdraw may not continue to attend class and may not attend USF dual enrollment for one semester after withdrawing unless they pass an additional USF dual enrollment course that same semester with a C or better. If continuing at USF, all undergraduate students will be limited to a total of five course withdrawals while enrolled as a degree-seeking or a non-degree seeking undergraduate student. A total of 3 Ws are allowed for the first 60 credits at USF.  Thereafter, 2 additional Ws are allowed, for a total of 5 Ws within the entirety of USF enrollment. Withdraw by deadline.

For LATE withdrawal you must submit an ARC PETITION. Go to your student portal actions and go to Archivum.  You can also use https://usf.appiancloud.com.  You must communicate with the instructor.

Will the counselor / Homeschool Parent Administrator be informed if a student withdraws from a class?

Students should go through their school counselors / Homeschool Parent Administrator - who should then notify EUP - if they plan to withdraw. EUP will attempt to loop in school counselors if it appears a student has not consulted their counselor.

Can I repeat a course while in the dual enrollment program?

Students who receive a “C-“, “D”, “F”, or “W” in any given course as designated on the USF transcript, will not be eligible for dual enrollment the subsequent, eligible semester. After that, the student could retake the course in the summer mini-semester if offered or at the discretion of the EUP director.

What will my class schedule look like?

Students work with their school counselors to create their schedule. Based on their requests they may have classes online or in-person. In some programs, some classes me be available at the high school campus.

How can I view/print my course schedule?

1. LOG INTO THE MYUSF ACCOUNT: Students log into their MyUSF account using their NetID and password. Click the OASIS tab under "My Resources."
2. CLICK THE STUDENT TAB: Once students have clicked the "Student" tab, students should see a link for their course schedule.

What GPA do I need to maintain to remain in the DE program?

Students must maintain a 2.0 USF GPA to maintain in the program. 

How do I know which books are required for my courses? How do I get my books?

After students are registered, they can go to the bookstore website. The required materials for every USF course are published online by each of the USF campus Follett bookstores at least 45 days before the start of the semester. Students will be charged for any recommended textbooks they select.  Only required textbooks are covered at this time. Please review textbook information.

Do I have to check my USF email address?

Yes. The USF email is the official email of record for the university. Students setup their USF email at the same time they setup their NetID. Two to 3 days after submitting the online, non-degree application.

How does my high school receive my grades?

USF will provide a grade report to all schools at the end of each semester, which allows schools to add the dual enrollment class's grade to their HS transcript. If students need an official transcript it can be ordered online via the Registrar's Office.

When and how will counselors receive student grades?

After the final grades being posted, EUP will provide a grade report to the district/school's dual enrollment liaison.

How will students know if they are achieving successfully in their classes?

The syllabus of every course explains how the grade is determined and students receive a midterm average. It is the responsibility of the student to inform counselors and parents if they are struggling in class(es). Students may view and/or print their final grades and transcripts directly from their OASIS account. Many, but not all in progress grades may be tracked through the Canvas system.

What is the First Day Attendance Policy?

USF has a First Day Attendance policy making it mandatory to attend courses on the first day of the semester or first day of class. Failure to attend a course could result in the course being dropped from a student's registration. For more information, check out the online orientation on Canvas.

Am I able to take Judy Genshaft Honors College courses?

Dual enrollment students cannot take honors classes as they are permitted specifically for full-time students in that college. However, eligible early admission students may join the Judy Genshaft Honors College but it is not required.

What are the best practices for contacting the EUP Office?

While EUP is always here to serve our students and schools, we do ask schools to choose 1-2 school administrators to serve as a liaison to USF. This liaison would receive general information and would be the spokesperson for the department/school. EUP staff still may reach out to specific counselors in regard to specific student questions.

May parents contact USF faculty regarding how their child is doing in their class?

Students are the primary stakeholder in their education, and therefore, should be the ones to reach out to faculty. Parents, however, can help coach students on how and what questions to ask. It is highly likely that if a parent reaches out without including the student, the reply will bring the student into the communication.


Can I participate in on-campus activities?

This would depend on the event, organization, etc. There are many USF community events that are open to Early University students, but some may be limited.

Will University faculty and others outside of the EUP program know that I am in high school? Will I receive special treatment because I'm in an Early University program?

For students taking classes online or in-person, there is nothing that designates a dual enrollment or early admission student from any other USF student. They will not receive any special treatment.

How will I be able to meet other dual enrollment students?

The goal of the dual enrollment program is to give students an opportunity to immerse in a college experience. Therefore, outside of message boards in the online orientation, USF does not sponsor other dual enrollment social events.

Can I live in campus housing while in the DE Program?

No. Student housing is not available to dual enrollment students, as they are part-time. However, it is available to early admissions students, if they so choose.

What restrictions will I have as a dual enrollment student on a USF campus?

Students have access to most USF resources such as tutoring, career counseling, Student Accessibility Services, etc. However, some resources may be restricted due to being supported by student life fees.