Earn College Credit While In High School

About Dual Enrollment

Welcome to Pensacola State College! Go here. Get there.

Dual Enrollment is an exciting opportunity that allows students to take college classes and earn credit simultaneously towards both their high school diploma and college degree(s). All free of charge, including books. This program is open to Florida students from a public high school in Escambia County or Santa Rosa County, an accredited private school (list of schools we currently have agreements with can be found here), or an approved home-education program.

Students can take college classes conducted during school hours, after school hours, and during summer semesters. Classes are available online, on one of PSC’s Campuses, and sometimes on the high school’s campus. Classes aren’t just limited to traditional collegiate level courses. Students wanting to pursue vocational programs like Carpentry, Practical Nursing (LPN), or Welding can also dual enroll.

PSC has served thousands of students through its various dual enrollment paths. One student’s path might be to take a few courses offered on their high school campus, while another attends one of our six campuses or online. Some students leave dual enrollment with a handful of credits earned towards their college degree and others graduate with their associate degree or career and technical certificate when they complete high school.

No matter your path, we are excited to work with you to chart your journey to your chosen destination. Welcome to PSC! Go Pirates!

Benefits of Dual Enrollment
  • Reduce the average time-to-college degree.
  • Save money by taking college credit classes while in high school.
  • Increase the likelihood of college graduation.
  • Enhance academic performance.
  • Participate in career dual enrollment that will lead to an industry certification. Many industry certifications will articulate to college credit toward a degree.
  • Dual enrollment students have complete access to college facilities and resources, both physical and virtual, and are encouraged to use these resources to the fullest. This includes the libraries, tutoring labs, and fitness center/pool.
  • Students may also take part in PSC’s clubs and honors program. Check out the Students page for more information.
Eligible Programs

Associate in Arts – Dual Enrollment

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is designed to prepare a student for entry into the junior year of a baccalaureate (bachelor) program. There is only one AA degree, but students can tailor this degree to their needs by selecting classes from one of our many advising tracks designed to assist students in transferring to a university later in their studies.

Any student who knows the area of study they plan to pursue at the upper division may elect to customize their studies at Pensacola State College in accordance with the requirements of a particular college or university. Reach out to your assigned PSC Advisor for help tailoring your classes to your needs.

Associate in Science – Dual Enrollment

The Associate in Science (AS) degrees are designed to prepare a student for immediate entry or advancement into employment requiring specialized skills. The programs consist of at least sixty (60) credits in two basic areas. One area will be specialized courses in the career area, and the second will be General Education courses.

Students working toward an AS degree are not necessarily preparing for transfer to a university. Earning one of these degrees prepares students for a career that requires study beyond high school but does not require a four-year degree. Students who decide to attend a university after completing their AS may be required to do additional work at the freshman or sophomore level. Reach out to your assigned PSC Advisor if you’re interested in any of the following programs:

Career and Technical Certificates – Dual Enrollment

The Vocational Certificate (Clock Hour) programs prepare students for careers that provide direct entry into the workforce. The programs require prescribed vocational clock hour courses. Students must take all classes outlined in the course requirement per term (unless they make arrangements head of time with their PSC Advisor). Students must attend classes; absences can result in their not earning the clock hours needed to progress or graduate.

Eligibility Requirements

Interested students must meet the following eligibility requirements.

Interested students must meet the following eligibility requirements.

1. Must be in grades 6 through 12 in one of the following circumstances:

  • Enrolled at a public school in Escambia County or Santa Rosa County.
  • Enrolled in a private school with an articulation agreement with PSC.
  • Registered as a home school student in an approved home education program with Escambia County or Santa Rosa County.
  • Participating in the Personalized Education Program (PEP) through the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

2. If attending a Public or Private school, students must have completed a minimum of 3 high school credits and have a suitable GPA for the program type they are pursuing:

  • Students intending to enroll in college credit courses must have an unweighted high school grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Students intending to enroll in a career and technical certificate program leading to an industry certification or applied technology diploma must have an unweighted high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

3. Must achieve a minimum score on a common placement test pursuant to Rule 6A-14.064, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) or have achieved alternative placement methods pursuant to Section 1008.30 Florida Statute (F.S.)

  • Students intending to enroll in college credit courses must place at the college level on the PERT, ACT or SAT.
  • Students intending to enroll in a career and technical certificate program must achieve the required score on the TABE for their intended program.

4. Must complete all dual enrollment courses in which the student enrolls prior to high school graduation.

Application Check List | Public and Private School

1. Verify Eligibility and Get Informed

Meet with your high school guidance counselor to determine if you are eligible based on the current district articulation requirements.

2. Complete/Submit Testing

Students may take the ACT, SAT, or PERT test to show you are college ready. You must meet the minimum scores in Reading, English/Writing, and Math (either level) to take Dual Enrollment Courses on a college campus. If you do not meet the minimum scores in all three segments, you may take dual enrollment courses offered on your high school campus for the course/s in which you did meet the minimum score.

Students interested in Dual Enrollment and taking the ACT or SAT should put Pensacola State College as one of their college choices (School Code: 001513) so test scores are sent to the college. If you have already completed one or both tests and did not list PSC at the time of testing, please request your official scores be sent to PSC.

Students interested in Dual Enrollment and taking the PERT, should schedule their test with the Testing Center. Students may take the PERT at the campus nearest you.

  • Students must come to the testing center with a valid state or federal government ID (pictures of these items will not be accepted).
  • Students must provide their Social Security Number (SSN), Name, Date of Birth, Address and Email to ensure test scores can be matched with a student’s application to the school when it is received.
  • The first time you take the PERT with PSC is free, any additional sittings cost $10.
  • Students may take the PERT test every 30 days.

Contact the Testing Center for more details, or questions regarding any of the above.

 

Minimum scores for entry into the Dual Enrollment Program

PERT ACT SAT
Reading 106 19 24
English 103 17 25
Math – Interim Algebra 114 19 24
Math – College Algebra 123 21 27.5

 

3. Complete the PSC Dual Enrollment Application Online
  • Complete the PSC Dual Enrollment Application* (3-5 days for application to process)
  • If you are applying for college credit classes, provide the following answers on the application:
    • Academic Level = Undergraduate
    • Student Type = Dual Enrollment
    • Program of Study = Dual Enrollment AA OR Dual Enrollment AS
  • If you select Dual Enrollment AS you will need to select your specific program in the Advising Track drop down that appears.
    • Anticipated Start Date = Earliest semester in which you might start classes
    • Campus Location = Choose any, you can still take classes at your high school, any of our campuses, or online
  • If you are applying for a career and technical certificate program, provide the following answers on the application:
    • Academic Level = Vocational
    • Applicant Type = Dual Enrollment
    • Program of Study = Dual Enrollment Career Certificate
    • Advising Track = The program you are applying to
    • Anticipated Start Date = Earliest semester in which you might start classes.
    • Campus Location = Any campus location of your choosing
    • If you’re unsure what campus to select, contact dualenrollment@pensacolastate.edu

Please allow time for your application and eligibility requirements to be reviewed. You can check the status of your application by logging back into the application site. Keep a close eye on your email listed on your application (including the spam/junk folder). If accepted to dual enrollment with PSC, you will receive two emails to the personal email you used to create your application account. The first welcomes you to the program, and the second provides you with initial login information for all your PSC systems.

If you receive the acceptance email and do not receive the email with your login information within 6 hours, please call 850-471-4534 to get assistance from our Student Help Desk.

If you do not receive any email within 5 business days of submitting your application, please contact us at dualenrollment@pensacolastate.edu so we can confirm we have received your application.

Application Checklist | Home School

1. Verify Eligibility and Get Informed

Because a dual enrollment student will be treated like a college student much of the application and registration process will be something the student needs to initiate. However, this first step will need to be completed by the home school parent/guardian. Every other step should be completed by the student.

To participate in Dual Enrollment as a home school student you will need:

  1. To be registered with either Escambia County or Santa Rosa County as a home school student. To confirm you’re registered, your parent will complete the Home School Students District Form.
  2. Your home school parent or guardian will need to sign an Articulation Agreement (document outlining our contract between you and your home school parent on what you can expect and what we expect from you during your time in dual enrollment).

Both of these forms are completed through our Dynamic Forms system. Your parent will need to create an account using their preferred email for home school if they do not already have one. If they do have an account already with Dynamic Forms, they can use the same account for multiple home school students.

Need to get registered with one of our counties? You can contact your district representative:

Escambia County

Chris McFarland
cmcfarland@escambia.k12.fl.us
(850) 469-5448

Santa Rosa Campus

Jerilyn O’Brien
obrienj@santarosa.k12.fl.us
(850) 981-7860

Please review the information and steps outlined on this page and complete them in order. If you have any questions regarding Dual Enrollment here at PSC, including GPA or Testing Eligibility, please email the PSC contact listed below based on your residency.

Escambia County Home School

Dual Enrollment General Email
dualenrollment@pensacolastate.edu

Santa Rosa County Home School - (Century, Milton, Pace, Jay)

Contact: Tyra Henderson
thenderson2@pensacolastate.edu

Santa Rosa County Home School - (Gulf Breeze, Navarre)

2. Complete/Submit Testing

Students may take the ACT, SAT, or PERT test to show you are college ready. You must meet the minimum scores in Reading, English/Writing, and Math (either level) to take Dual Enrollment Courses on a college campus. If you do not meet the minimum scores in all three segments, you may take dual enrollment courses offered on your high school campus for the course/s in which you did meet the minimum score.

Students interested in Dual Enrollment and taking the ACT or SAT should put Pensacola State College as one of their college choices (School Code: 001513) so test scores are sent to the college. If you have already completed one or both tests and did not list PSC at the time of testing, please request your official scores be sent to PSC.

Students interested in Dual Enrollment and taking the PERT, should schedule their test with the Testing Center. Students may take the PERT at the campus nearest you.

  • Students must come to the testing center with a valid state or federal government ID (pictures of these items will not be accepted).
  • Students must provide their Social Security Number (SSN), Name, Date of Birth, Address and Email to ensure test scores can be matched with a student’s application to the school when it is received.
  • The first time you take the PERT with PSC is free, any additional sittings cost $10.
  • Students may take the PERT test every 30 days.

Contact the Testing Center for more details, or questions regarding any of the above.

 

Minimum scores for entry into the Dual Enrollment Program

PERT ACT SAT
Reading 106 19 24
English 103 17 25
Math – Interim Algebra 114 19 24
Math – College Algebra 123 21 27.5

 

3. Complete the PSC Dual Enrollment Application Online
  • Complete the PSC Dual Enrollment Application* (3-5 days for application to process)
  • If you are applying for college credit classes, provide the following answers on the application:
    • Academic Level = Undergraduate
    • Student Type = Dual Enrollment
    • Program of Study = Dual Enrollment AA OR Dual Enrollment AS
    • If you select Dual Enrollment AS you will need to select your specific program in the Advising Track drop down that appears.
    • Anticipated Start Date = Earliest semester in which you might start classes
    • Campus Location = Choose any, you can still take classes at your high school, any of our campuses, or online
  • If you are applying for a career and technical certificate program, provide the following answers on the application:
    • Academic Level = Vocational
    • Applicant Type = Dual Enrollment
    • Program of Study = Dual Enrollment Career Certificate
    • Advising Track = The program you are applying to
    • Anticipated Start Date = Earliest semester in which you might start classes.
    • Campus Location = Any campus location of your choosing
    • If you’re unsure what campus to select, contact dualenrollment@pensacolastate.edu

Please allow time for your application and eligibility requirements to be reviewed. You can check the status of your application by logging back into the application site. Keep a close eye on your email listed on your application (including the spam/junk folder). If accepted to dual enrollment with PSC, you will receive two emails to the personal email you used to create your application account. The first welcomes you to the program, and the second provides you with initial login information for all your PSC systems.

If you receive the acceptance email and do not receive the email with your login information within 6 hours, please call (850) 471-4534 to get assistance from our Student Help Desk.

If you do not receive any email within 5 business days of submitting your application, please contact us at dualenrollment@pensacolastate.edu so we can confirm we have received your application.

New Student Checklist

Log Into MyPSC

Using the login information you received after your acceptance email, log in to MyPSC.

You will be prompted to change your password on your first log-in. Choose something you can remember, because this will be the login you use to access everything at PSC.

You will also be prompted to set up 2 factor authentication. This is a requirement to access your PSC account off campus. Most students choose to have a text message sent to their phone; however, you can choose whatever authentication method works best for you.

Register for Classes

To register for classes, you need to have an idea about what classes you need or want to take. To make sure you know what you need to complete high school, you will receive guidance from your home school parent or high school counselor. For ideas on classes that fit your educational goals, you can also check out the AA Advising Tracks. If you are pursuing one of our AS Degrees or Certificates make sure you follow the correct path for your program as outlined in the Course Catalog.

For guidance on what classes would best fit with your educational goals for college and future career plans please reach out to your assigned PSC Advisor. You can find their contact information in the Academics section of Workday.

Once you have an idea on what classes you want to take, you can look for specific sections of those classes in the Course Search. You can also use this helpful tutorial to locate classes in Workday.

Once you have your classes picked out please submit the correct form:

Public and Private School Registration Form

Home School Registration Form

If you need to make changes, submit another form.

Get PSC ID Card and/or PSC Parking Decal

Create a request for these in Workday and you can request to have these sent to you or come pick them up in our Admissions Office. Remember, use Technology Support if you’re looking for more specific directions.

Get Textbooks

Books will be provided to registered dual enrolled students. The process to get your books will vary depending on your high school. Please see below for details.

Home School Students and Private School Students

The PSC Bookstore on the Pensacola Campus will fulfill textbook orders after receiving confirmation from the College that you are a registered student. Beginning approximately 2 weeks before term starts, you can go to the bookstore to get your books.

When picking up your books from the PSC Bookstore the student must be present with a photo ID and copy of their schedule (paper or digital). Additionally, if the student is under 18 a parent must be present because the student (or an adult if the student is a minor) will be required to sign the Bookstore Agreement regarding the rental and return policies. For more information, contact the PSC Bookstore.

Public School – Escambia County

You must contact your high school counselor(s) for specific directions or follow previously supplied directions from your high school counselor(s) to ensure the correct books are ordered for you. The PSC Bookstore on the Pensacola campus will fulfill textbook orders after receiving registration information from your high school. Your school will let you know when and where the textbooks are available and ready for pickup.

When picking up your books from the PSC Bookstore the student must be present with a photo ID and copy of their schedule (paper or digital). Additionally, if the student is under 18 a parent must be present because the student (or an adult if the student is a minor) will be required to sign the Bookstore Agreement regarding the rental and return policies. For more information, contact the PSC Bookstore.

Public School – Santa Rosa County

Students attending Milton, Pace, Jay, Central, and Virtual Schools will pick up their books at the Milton Campus Library.

Students attending Gulf Breeze and Navarre will pick up their books at the South Santa Rosa Center main office.

Have the following with you for identification verification: *

  • Photo ID
  • Schedule (copy or digital via Workday)

* Parents cannot pick up books for students

Important Information for Registered Dual Enrollment Students

Student Expectations

All Dual Enrollment students have agreed to follow PSC’s Student Code of Conduct.

In addition, there are certain guidelines that must be met to remain in good standing as a Dual Enrollment student and maintain your eligibility to continue to take courses through PSC. Make sure you familiarize yourself with the requirements, and follow them, to remain eligible. The requirements are in the Articulation Agreement.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are expected to attend (or for online classes to log in to the Canvas Class) on the first day of class after registration to obtain the course syllabus. Students who do not participate in their classes at all will be dropped from the class. This can endanger your graduation from High School.

How to get your Textbooks

Books will be provided to registered dual enrolled students. The process to get your books will vary depending on your high school. Please see below for details.

Home School Students and Private School Students

The PSC Bookstore on the Pensacola Campus will fulfill textbook orders after receiving confirmation from the College that you are a registered student. Beginning approximately 2 weeks before term starts, you can go to the bookstore to get your books.

When picking up your books from the PSC Bookstore the student must be present with a photo ID and copy of their schedule (paper or digital). Additionally, if the student is under 18 a parent must be present because the student (or an adult if the student is a minor) will be required to sign the Bookstore Agreement regarding the rental and return policies. For more information, contact the PSC Bookstore.

Public School – Escambia County

You must contact your high school counselor(s) for specific directions or follow previously supplied directions from your high school counselor(s) to ensure the correct books are ordered for you. The PSC Bookstore on the Pensacola campus will fulfill textbook orders after receiving registration information from your high school. Your school will let you know when and where the textbooks are available and ready for pickup.

When picking up your books from the PSC Bookstore the student must be present with a photo ID and copy of their schedule (paper or digital). Additionally, if the student is under 18 a parent must be present because the student (or an adult if the student is a minor) will be required to sign the Bookstore Agreement regarding the rental and return policies. For more information, contact the PSC Bookstore.

Public School – Santa Rosa County

Students attending Milton, Pace, Jay, Central, and Virtual Schools will pick up their books at the Milton Campus Library.

Students attending Gulf Breeze and Navarre will pick up their books at the South Santa Rosa Center main office.

Have the following with you for identification verification: *

  • Photo ID
  • Schedule (copy or digital via Workday)

* Parents cannot pick up books for students

How to Register for Classes

To register for classes, you need to have an idea about what classes you need or want to take. To make sure you know what you need to complete high school, you will receive guidance from your home school parent or high school counselor. For ideas on classes that fit your educational goals, you can also check out the AA Advising Tracks. If you are pursuing one of our AS Degrees or Certificates make sure you follow the correct path for your program as outlined in the Course Catalog.

For guidance on what classes would best fit with your educational goals for college and future career plans please reach out to your assigned PSC Advisor. You can find their contact information in the Academics section of Workday.

Once you have an idea on what classes you want to take, you can look for specific sections of those classes in the Course Search. You can also use this helpful tutorial to locate classes in Workday.

Once you have your classes picked out please submit the correct form:

Public and Private School Registration Form

Home School Registration Form

If you need to make changes, submit another form.

Accommodations

The College* will review qualifications and services for students with disabilities based on documentation received (psycho-educational evaluation, medical history, IEP, 504 plan) and an interview with a Student Resource Center counselor. Accommodations include alternative testing, academic advising, registration assistance and classroom modifications. Classroom modifications include: use of recording-devices, use of a calculator, use of a spell checker, preferential classroom seating, note-taking assistance, sign language interpreters, alternate seating (adjustable desk/chair), alternate format texts, adaptive technology (reader/writer software), and disability related absences. Additional modifications and services may be provided with the appropriate supporting documentation. The contact number for the Student Resource Center for ADA Services is (850) 484-1637.

*For students taking dual enrollment classes on their high school campus: High schools will provide services and resources for students on the high school campus in compliance with the student’s IEP, 504 plan, or health care plan.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I view my schedule?

In Workday navigate you’re your Academics App. Select “View My Courses” (If using the mobile app look for “Weekly Schedule” instead).

Where do I access Workday, Piratemail, Canvas and other important school apps?

Scroll to the top of this page and click on MyPSC and if not already logged in complete the login instructions.

Are there any important dates I should know?

Absolutely! Make sure you familiarize yourself with the Academic Calendar.

How do I drop or add a class?

You will use the Registration Form (See Important Links Above) and select “I have a schedule for the selected semester, I need to change it”. Make sure you have checked the Academic Calendar and are still within the time frame to drop and add classes.

What information can my parents access about my PSC Student Record, and how can they access it?

As a student your privacy is covered under a federal regulation called the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). In K-12 your parents get automatic access to your student record, and this is not considered a breach of privacy. However, that all changes once you begin in college (including Dual Enrollment).

If you want to give your parents permission to access your records, you can complete this form yearly. Or, if your parents claim you as a dependent on their taxes, they can complete this form and submit the required documentation yearly to gain access to your Student Record without requiring your direct permission.

If you have additional questions on this, you can see a full rundown on FERPA in the school’s Annual FERPA Notification posted to our website or you can reach out to studentrecords@pensacolastate.edu.

I’m having trouble getting books from the PSC bookstore, what should I do?

If you are a Public School student, please reach out to your school counselor about the correct procedure to get your books for your dual enrollment classes. If you are a Private School or Home Schooled student please email dualenrollment@pensacolastate.edu from your Piratemail account. Make sure you tell us your name and student ID number.

Having Problems

If you find you are lost or confused, have been dropped unexpectedly from a class, or run into any college related issues please make sure to check in with your PSC Advisor (contact information available in the Academics app on Workday). Need more guidance on how to locate their information? Check out the video on Workday Help.

If you have questions or concerns about high school credits, your graduation from high school, or your ability to complete a dual enrollment course please contact your High School Counselor.

Dual Enrollment Contacts

PSC Contact/Advisors

Aletheia Christian Academy

Blessed Star Montessori Christian School

Central High School

Jennifer Hill Faron
jhillfaron@pensacolastate.edu

Christian Institute of Arts and Sciences

East Hill Christian

Escambia High School

Escambia Virtual Academy

Faith Christian Academy

Jennifer Hill Faron
jhillfaron@pensacolastate.edu

Gulf Breeze High School

Home School | Registered with Escambia County

Home School | Registered with Santa Rosa County (Century, Milton, Pace, Jay)

Home School | Registered with Santa Rosa County (Gulf Breeze, Navarre)

Home School | Not Registered with Escambia County or Santa Rosa County

Jay High School

Jubilee Christian Academy

LEAD Academy

Jennifer Hill Faron
jhillfaron@pensacolastate.edu

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy

Locklin Technical College

Milton High School

Jennifer Hill Faron
jhillfaron@pensacolastate.edu

Navarre High School

Northview High School

Pace High School

Pensacola Catholic High School

Pensacola High School

Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts

Pine Forest High School

Santa Rosa Christian School

Jennifer Hill Faron
jhillfaron@pensacolastate.edu

Santa Rosa High School

Jennifer Hill Faron
jhillfaron@pensacolastate.edu

Santa Rosa Virtual

Jennifer Hill Faron
jhillfaron@pensacolastate.edu

Success Academy

Tate High School

Trinitas Christian School

Victory Performing Arts Academy

Jennifer Hill Faron
jhillfaron@pensacolastate.edu

Washington High School

West Florida Baptist Academy

Jennifer Hill Faron
jhillfaron@pensacolastate.edu

West Florida Technical High School

County District Contact Information

Escambia County Charter Schools

Escambia County Home School

Santa Rosa County Home School & Charter School

Jerilyn O’Brien
obrienj@santarosa.k12.fl.us
(850) 981-7860

Student Resource Center for ADA Services

Student Resource Center for ADA Services
ADA-Services@pensacolastate.edu

PSC Administrators and Important Offices

Dean, Baccalaureate Studies and Academic Support

Dr. Kirk Bradley
kbradley@pensacolastate.edu

Associate Vice President, Student Affairs

Dr. Jon Stephenson
jstephenson@pensacolastate.edu

Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Dual Enrollment Documents & Forms

Public High School

Home School

Private High School