Dual Enrollment for Private School Students

Students attending private schools have the exciting opportunity of taking advantage of PHSC's Dual Enrollment program to earn college credit and credit towards their high school graduation simultaneously. To do so, each private school must have an individual PHSC Articulation Agreement approved before students apply to the college or register for classes.

The Articulation Agreement follows the policies of the State and is a contract that outlines the expectations and specific responsibilities of the two institutions (private school and college). Students must initially qualify for Dual Enrollment by having an unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 or above.

The college requires articulation agreements to be in effect in order for secondary students to attend classes at PHSC as dual enrollment students.

Important note: The Articulation Agreement process must be repeated for each academic year that the private school wishes to enroll students in PHSC’s dual enrollment program. It will be the non-public/private school’s responsibility to submit the necessary paperwork to PHSC by May 30 of each year.

Step 1: Articulation Agreement Process
  1. Complete, date and sign both the Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement Information Form - Non-Public Private School and the Articulation Agreement. By signing this Articulation Agreement, the non-public school is certifying that the school is in compliance with Florida Statutes 1002.01 and 1002.42.
  2. Provide a copy of official documentation of the eligible grade level for each dually enrolled student (see Articulation Agreement for eligible grade level).
  3. Provide written documentation that each student maintains an overall unweighted grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above as is required.
  4. Review PHSC’s current College Catalog and Student Handbook.

Submit all requested information to:

 Director, Dual Enrollment
 Pasco-Hernando State College
 10230 Ridge Road
 New Port Richey, FL 34654

Note: The most efficient method to submit materials is to email them to Academic Affairs.

Step 2: Students Complete the Application to the College

When the email with the signed copy of the approved Articulation agreement has been received, new dual enrollment students can complete the Dual Enrollment Application. Continuing dual enrollment students do not need to reapply.

Students may submit the following to Admissions in person at any PHSC campus, or by email to: admissions@phsc.edu.

  • Dual Enrollment Home/Private School Application for Admission
  • A photo ID
  • A copy of the high school transcript with unweighted high school GPA (also can be submitted in person to Admissions in a sealed envelope.)

When the application is processed, the student will be assigned a PHSC student ID number.

Step 3. Students - Before Registering for Classes
  • Take the PERT placement test. (Or you can submit SAT or ACT scores that are less than 2 years old to the Admissions office.) Visit PHSC's Testing Services to schedule the PERT. The PERT consists of three sections: Reading, Writing, and Math. You are allowed a maximum of two attempts at taking the PERT.  The test scores will determine which classes you are eligible to take. You must score at college level in Reading and Writing in order to participate in Dual Enrollment.
  • Complete two brief online classes through your student portal:
    • Dual Enrollment Student Orientation/Introduction
    • Online Readiness Course
Step 4: Register for Classes
  • Class registration takes place beginning on specific dates and times for each semester, based on student grade level. Those dates can be found in the Academic/College Calendar. Contact the PHSC Advising office on any campus for information on registration processes.
  • Visit the Advising Services webpage for information on academic advising meetings.
  • Complete the Dual Enrollment Registration Permission Form listing requested classes and signed by the High School Authorized signer, parent, and student to provide during your advising appointment, along with a photo ID.

Registration notes for specific grade levels:

  • Sixth grade through ninth grade students eligible to take dual enrollment courses may enroll in a maximum of three (3) credit hours of courses offered online only by PHSC per semester. Students may take classes in any term available.
  • Tenth grade students eligible to take dual enrollment classes may enroll in up to seven (7) hours offered on any PHSC campus, or online, per semester. Students may take classes in any term available.
  • Eleventh grade students eligible to take dual enrollment courses can take courses on any PHSC campus or online, but may take no more than a maximum of sixteen (16) credits hours in fall and spring semesters and eight (8) credit hours in summer semester. Students may take classes in any term available.
  • Twelfth grade students eligible to take dual enrollment courses can take courses on any PHSC campus or online, but may take no more than a maximum of sixteen (16) credits hours in fall and spring semesters and eight (8) credit hours in summer semester. Students may take classes in any term available in fall and spring semesters, but only classes in Term III or IIIA in the summer semester.

Other registration notes:

  • Students must meet the stated prerequisite(s) and/or corequisite(s) for each course.
  • Students will be permitted one attempt per dual enrollment course. A withdrawal from a dual enrollment course will count as an attempt at a course.
  • Dual enrollment students will NOT be permitted to audit any dual enrollment course.
  • A copy of the current Florida Department of Education Articulation Coordinating Committee Statewide Agreement for Dual Enrollment Courses - High School Equivalency List is available at the Florida Department of Education website.
  • Once you are registered for classes you may visit the college library to get your PHSC Student ID Card, which you will need to get your textbooks from the college bookstore.
  • Final grades each semester can be found on your transcript in your student account.

Dual Enrollment Articulation Agreement Deadlines

The deadline for submission private school dual enrollment articulation agreements are as follows:

Term Deadline Date
Fall 2021 (2022-1), August 2021 - 15-week classes May 31, 2021
Fall 2021 (2022-1B), October 2021 - 7.5-week classes August 31, 2021
Spring 2022-2, January 2022 - 15-week classes October 29, 2021
Spring 2022-2B, March 2022 - 7.5-week classes January 31, 2022
Summer 2022-3, May 2022 - 10-week and 6-week classes April 1, 2022