Dual Enrollment Guide
What you need to know
- You must have a 3.0 unweighted grade point average.
- You must be at least in the 10th grade.
- You must have prior approval from your parent/guardian, your counselor, and your principal. Without it, the school is under no obligation to accept credit.
- The grade you receive will be posted on your high school transcript, regardless of whether or not you are pleased with the grade you received.
- You must meet all college or university admission requirements, including passing a placement test, if necessary.
- You may enroll in a maximium of two courses per semester and maximum of twelve credits per year.
- The Dual Enrollment course must meet a high school requirement and must be in conjunction with your overall post-secondary plan.
- The course fee is waived by the college/university, and the instructional materials (textbooks only) are paid for by the District.
- You are responsible for transportation to and from the college/university.
What You Need To Do
- Consult with your high school guidance counselor to determine eligibility.
- If you are eligible, request a Dual Enrollment Authorization Request Form from you counselor, fill out the top portion, sign it, and date it.
- Take the form home to your parents/guardians and have them sign and date it indicating their support and approval.
- Obtain a registration catalogue from the college/university in which you wish to enroll so that you may begin meeting all of the admission requirements. If a placement test is required, you must make arrangements to take the test and pass it before you may enroll.
- Obtain a course catalogue from the college/university in which you wish to enroll and meet with your high school guidance counselor. Choose courses based upon your high school credit needs and your post-secondary aspirations.
- Have your counselor complete the middle portion of the form, the bottom portion containing the course name and number, and sign and date the form.
- Your counselor will then request the approval and the appropriate signature from your principal.
- If approved, you should pick up the completed form from your counselor, leave the gold copy with him/her, and take the rest of it with you to the college/university in which you are enrolling.
- When you have completed the class, you are responsible for providing your school with a copy of the transcript in order to receive credit.
Miami Dade College Dual Enrollment Procedures
- Click on the Miami Dade College approved dual enrollment course list link on the left-hand side of this page for a list of all classes that you are eligible to take.
- Print that list and highlight classes that you may be interested in.
- Find out if the classes you want are open.
- Go to the MDC main website: www.mdc.edu
- Click on Current Students.
- Scroll down and click on Search for Classes.
- Provide your counselor the course information for each class for approval.
- Your counselor will get the forms you need approved and meet with the MDC Dual Enrollment Coordinator.