University of South Florida & Miami Dade College Dual Enrollment

American High School Academy students are qualified to enroll in the University of South Florida and Miami Dade College Dual Enrollment programs.

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Earn High School and College Credit at the Same Time!

Dual enrollment is a program that allows American High School Academy students to simultaneously enroll in college courses at  either the University of South Florida or Miami Dade College.

Credits you earn at USF or MDC count toward high school graduation and can also be applied to a college degree or certificate.

What are the Benefits of Dual Enrollment?

  • It will take you less time to attain a college degree or certificate because you will get credits that are transferrable to a college or university.
  • It gives outstanding high school and middle school students a wider range of courses to choose from.
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University of South Florida Eligibility Requirements

Who is Eligible?

Dual Enrollment is a part-time program, available to qualified students throughout their high school years. Students may take 1-3 USF classes a semester, conducted on any of its campuses, online, or at selected high schools.

What are the Requirements?

  • The high school counselors at a public or private school institution (charter schools or homeschool parent administrator) are the designated counselors of the students who determine dual enrollment eligibility, monitor course selections with approval forms, and student performance.
  • Students should always work through their school counselors / administrator for courses to be approved. The counselors / administrators know best which high school graduation requirements are needed to receive a diploma and which classes are equivalent in dual enrollment to meet that requirement.
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Miami Dade College Eligibility Requirements

Who is Eligible?

Students in grades 6-12 who are enrolled in Miami-Dade County public schools, participating private and charter schools, or home school are eligible to participate in the MDC dual enrollment program.

What are the Requirements?

  • A minimum 3.0 high school unweighted grade point average (GPA)
  • Demonstrated readiness for college coursework through the assessment of communication and computation skills (as established in State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.0315)*.
  • Students must have an understanding that the amount of work necessary to succeed in dual enrollment courses will be greater than in high school courses
  • Students participating in dual enrollment must earn a grade of "C" or higher in their college-level courses and maintain a 3.0 GPA in high school to continue participation. Students whose college GPA falls below 2.0 are ineligible to continue dual enrollment.
  • Students may lose eligibility if they are disruptive to the learning process.
  • All Dual Enrollment courses must be approved by their secondary school counselors.
  • Courses taken in Dual Enrollment will be used to meet the student's high school graduation requirement.

*High school dual enrollment students who do not meet the statutory eligibility requirements (mandated GPA, test scores, and alternate methods) may be eligible to take courses from a select list. Students should contact their high school counselors for more information.

College-Credit dual enrollment [includes college credit certificates, Associate in Science (AS) degrees or Associate in Arts (AA) degrees].

Middle School students must meet the 3.0 GPA requirement and pass all 3 sections of the college placement examination.

on the Miami Dade College website