COVID-19 Testing Update

Effective May 26, 2020, PHSC suspended common placement testing for Dual Enrollement eligibility through the 2020 fall term. 

Learn More about Common Placement Testing Suspension for DE Students

In response to COVID-19, the Florida Department of Education released Emergency Order No. 2020-EO-02. The order suspends the testing requirement “for student eligibility for initial enrollment in college credit dual enrollment (DE) courses taken through December 31, 2020.”  

Common placement test scores found on the PHSC Student Testing and Placement Chart may still be used for eligibility and placement consideration if administered prior to May 26.  Common placement testing will resume for dual enrollment prior to spring registration.

Beyond the required 3.0 unweighted GPA, additional dual enrollment eligibility requirements for college-level courses are under review.  This includes accessible and fair alternative methods for eligibility.  If approved, students will have more options to meet the eligibility requirements for initial and continued enrollment through the fall term. 

Earn College Credit through Dual Enrollment

High school students have the opportunity to earn free college or technical credits that may apply to their graduation requirements and a college degree. The high school student must apply to the college as a dual enrollment student. Students from Pasco or Hernando County charter and public schools and students from home and private schools may become eligible for dual enrollment if their school has a formal articulation agreement with PHSC. Once accepted to the College, the student is enrolled in both high school and college.