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Dual Enrollment and Early Admission Program

for

Public High School Students

What is dual enrollment and who can enroll?

The High School Dual Enrollment and Early Admission Program, authorized under Florida Statute 1007.27, is a cooperative effort with Chipola College and Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty, and Washington school districts and select private schools to provide enhanced learning opportunities for qualified high school students through effective use of college programs and resources.  The program allows qualified high school students the opportunity to enroll free of charge in college courses to earn both college credit and credit toward high school graduation.

Success in Chipola's Dual Enrollment/Early Admission Program is dependent on both academic readiness and social maturity.  Each district shall identify the students qualified for participation.  Students must demonstrate academic capabilities to pursue college-level instruction or workforce development programs. 

Eligible students may enroll in academic or workforce development courses while concurrently enrolled in high school.  Course credit is given at both the high school and the college.  Classes must be satisfactorily completed prior to high school graduation in order to count as high school credit and be covered by the agreement.  Provisional college credit will be granted for work satisfactorily completed.  Final credit is granted and is applicable toward a degree after the student earns a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Students interested in the program should talk to their high school guidance counselor or call the Admissions and Records Office at Chipola College for more information. (850) 718-2248.

There is no obligation on the part of the student to enroll at Chipola College after high school graduation.  Credits earned by students enrolled in the Dual Enrollment Program are held until regular admission status is obtained at a college or university. 

All college polices, fee schedules, and deadlines apply to dual enrollment/early admission students.

What are the eligibility requirements for the Dual Enrollment Program?

A student may participate in the Dual Enrollment Program for a maximum of three years, the equivalent of 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. In order to be eligible for initial participation in the dual enrollment program, a student must:

  1. Be enrolled in a public high school located within the college’s five county district.

  2. Have completed the 9th grade or equivalent.

  3. Have written approval of the high school principal.

  4. Have requirement placement test scores in applicable areas and chosen program of study.

  5. Have the requirements listed below:

Academic Program

  • have test scores on all sections of the ACT, PERT, or SAT. Scores can be no more than two years old and must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office prior to acceptance into the program, and

  • required Reading score on ACT 19 or PERT 106 or SAT 440  and

  • a minimum unweighted cumulative high school grade point average of  3.0.

Workforce Development Program

  • have test scores on all sections of the ACT, PERT, or SAT. Scores can be no more than two years old and must be on file in the Admissions and Records Office prior to acceptance into the program, and

  • required Reading score on ACT 19 or PERT 106 or SAT 440  and

  • a minimum unweighted cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0.

What are the eligibility requirements for the Early Admission Program?

The Early Admission Program, a form of dual enrollment that affords eligible students the opportunity to enroll full-time on Chipola's campus, is open only to students who are in their senior year of high school and meet the eligibility requirements. The Early Admission Program allows students to enroll in college on a full-time basis and take courses that are applicable toward meeting the graduation requirements at both the high school and the college. Students must enroll and maintain full-time status at Chipola and are limited to no more than 18 hours per semester for two semesters (equivalent of 12th grade). Students cannot be concurrently enrolled in high school, virtual school, or another college.

To be eligible for enrollment the student must:

  1. Be enrolled in a public high school located within the college’s five county district.

  2. Have completed the 11th grade and twelve (12) or more high school credits/units toward graduation.

  3. Have written approval of the high school principal and the school board.

  4. Have required placement test scores in applicable areas and chosen program of study that are no more than two years old

  5. Have the requirements listed below:

Academic Program

  • passing scores on all sections of the ACT, PERT, or SAT that are no more than two years old, and

  • a minimum unweighted cumulative grade point average of 3.00 or higher for the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.

Workforce Development Program

  • passing scores on all sections of the ACT, PERT, or SAT that are no more than two years old, and

  • a minimum unweighted cumulative high school grade point average of 2.0 or higher for the 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.

Do I have to take a test?

Dual enrollment and early admission students taking courses must have scores on all sections of a state approved test (ACT, PERT, SAT) that are no more than two years old.  Students must meet the required placement test scores in applicable areas. 

For students who have not taken the ACT, PERT, or SAT, visit the college Testing Center and take the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) which is an online placement test. All of the PERT assessments are untimed so the student will have as much time as needed to consider each question before submitting an answer. Each of the three subtests includes 30 questions, and the student should expect to spend approximately 45-60 minutes on each subtest. The student is not allowed to bring a calculator; however, for certain questions on the math subtest, a pop-up calculator will be available. Scores on each assessment will be available immediately after completion of the PERT, and the student will receive a copy of the results. The PERT Study Guide is available at http://chipola.edu/instruct/testing/P.E.R.T_Study_Guide.pdf

Testing Center Hours for Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday & Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Testing Center Hours for Summer Sessions I and II
Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 No pre-registration is required.
 All testing must be completed by the closing times noted above.
 Students must present a photo ID before testing. No exceptions.
 NOT allowed in the testing area: Calculators, Cell Phones, Dictionaries, Food, Drink, or Hat

Location:     Testing Center, A149, Student Services Building
Cost:           $15.00 for the entire battery, $5.00 per sub-test Fees are non-refundable.
                    Cash, check, or money order payable to Chipola College at the time of testing.

(Prospective dual enrollment students can have fees waived for the first-time PERT testing session by providing a letter from the high school stating the test is being used for dual enrollment eligibility. This includes high school campus testing sessions. Additional testing will be $5.00 per sub-test.)

Retest Policy: An examinee may have a maximum of two attemps on the PERT.  Before a student will be allowed to retest, the student must successfully complete an alternative online remediation program called A+dvancer.  (The student must contact the Testing Center in order to register for online remediation.  The fee for remediation is $40.00 per subject area.)  If the student does not wish to take the online course or does not satisfactorily complete the program, the student will not be allowed to take the PERT a second time.

High school students attempting to qualify for Dual Enrollment or Early Admission will be allowed to take the PERT at the Chipola College Testing Center only one time.  (There is no restriction on the number of times a prospective Dual Enrollment or Early Admission student may take the ACT and/or SAT.)

MINIMUM SCORES REQUIRED FOR COLLEGE LEVEL COURSES
TEST READING WRITING MATH
ACT 19 17 19
PERT 106 103 123
SAT 440 440 440
 

Where and when are classes taught?

Courses may be taken on Chipola's campus or at area high schools offering dual enrollment.  Chipola campus courses are listed in the yearly Class Schedule.

What courses do I take?

Available courses include all courses taught at Chipola that are on the state approved Dual Enrollment Course Equivalency List available at www.flvs.org.  Courses taken must meet the requirements of 6A-10.024. (Fla Admin Rule)

No dual enrollment/early admission student shall be enrolled in a college mathematics, English, Gordon Rule, social science or humanities course unless the student has demonstrated adequate pre-collegiate preparation on the basic mathematics and communication skills assessment of an approved entry-level placement test.

What courses are not eligible for credit?

The following course selections are not available to dual enrollment students:

  • College preparatory courses

  • Courses that are fewer than three (3) semester hours

  • Distance Learning courses with additional fees

  • Directed Independent Study courses 

  • Physical education/recreation courses

How many classes can I take?

Academic students enrolled in the dual enrollment program may pursue up to 7 semester hours of college work during a summer session and up to 11 semester hours during the fall or spring semester while concurrently enrolled in high school.  This includes combined on and off campus classes.

Workforce development program dual enrollment students may enroll for up to 330 clock hours during the fall or spring semester and 180 clock hours during a summer session.

Early Admission students must enroll and maintain full-time status at Chipola and are limited to no more than 18 hours per semester for two semesters (equivalent of 12th grade). Workforce Development students are limited to no more than 540 cock hours per semester for two semesters. Early Admission students cannot be concurrently enrolled in high school, virtual school, or another college.

What does it cost?

Students participating in the program are not assessed tuition or laboratory fees.  Chipola waives tuition and lab fees for all students participating in the Program.  Students who register late are responsible for late fees.

Any student who withdraws from a public high school or receives a GED during the time he/she is enrolled in this program will be liable for all fees and cost for that term.

What about books?

Books are available from your high school or the Barnes and Noble Book Store on the Chipola Campus.  Books for public school students are purchased by and remain the property of the appropriate district school board from the date of issuance.  The Board or its designee will be responsible for the monitoring, re-issuing/reusing, and accounting of instructional materials used by public school students.  Students should check with their high school for purchasing instructions and/or book voucher. 

How do I apply for admission?

The admission procedures listed below are essential for eligible high school students to register in the dual enrollment/early admission program at Chipola College.  Students are responsible for completing the appropriate college forms and meeting college established deadlines for admission, registration, withdrawal and/or resignation from class(es).

To begin the enrollment process

Print or obtain the following forms from the High School Guidance Office or the Admissions and Records Office at Chipola College.  Complete and return to the Admissions and Records Office at Chipola College.  Students are encouraged to complete the admission process by the appropriate deadline.   See the college calendar for additional information.

  1. Application for Admission - The Residency Statement should be completed by a parent and documentation provided. Failure to complete the residency statement will result in the student being classified as out-of-state, which could impact eligibility for Florida Scholarships after high school graduation.

  2. Official test scores on ALL sections of the ACT, PERT, or SAT that are no more than 2 years old.  Students must meet the minimum acceptable test scores for specific courses in which college credit is desired/or the required college prerequisite for these courses.  If placement testing is necessary, visit our Testing Center online for testing schedules and study guides or contact the Chipola Testing Center at (850) 718-2284 for more information.

  3. Official cumulative high school transcript sent by the high school electronically or in a sealed envelope.  College Transcripts - Students who are attending or have attended other colleges must have all official college transcripts sent to Chipola College prior to admission and registration.

  4. Principles of Participation Form

  5. Eligibility Form

  6. Course Approval Form - A new form will be required each semester before registration.  A list of state approved courses is available at www.flvs.org

Once the Admissions and Records Office receives all of the above, you will be notified of your admissions status and registration appointment. 

Prior to registration students should follow these steps

1.   Review the current Chipola Schedule of Courses for course options.  Course offerings are available atwww.chipola.edu.  Dually enrolled students must choose a major as a part of the admissions process.  This will facilitate academic advising and should prevent students from taking courses unrelated to their major.  The College advising staff will assist high school counselors in each county by providing up-to-date information about appropriate courses which should satisfy requirements for the student’s major at Chipola and at the chosen transfer institution, if that institution is a public university in Florida or a participating member of the association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Florida.  Program/Curriculum Guides for Chipola’s  BS programs, many of the AA programs and all AS, AAS, and certificate programs are available on the College web site under Student Services. The Florida Virtual Campus at www.flvc.org  is available to all students to access program specific requirements for all majors within the state public university system.

2.   Consult with the high school guidance counselor to confirm that the desired courses will meet graduation or elective requirements.

3.   Student Services at Chipola College provides academic and career advising with recommended course requirements for a variety of majors. Call (850) 718-2424 for an appointment and information.

How do I register for Chipola Campus Classes?

New students who complete the admissions process, are accepted, and indicated they are taking classes on Chipola's campus will:

  1. Receive an acceptance letter and general college information. The Course Approval Form will be returned to the student along with registration instructions. 

  2. Receive an advising and registration appointment from Student Services to meet with a Chipola advisor for assistance in preparing a class schedule and completing registration. The student must bring the Course Approval Form to the registration appointment.  Web registration is not open to program students.

  3. After registration, go to the Business Office, and present the Course Approval Form in lieu of payment of fees.  Compare and verify classes listed on your official receipt with your Registration Form.  Failure to go by the Business Office will result in the cancellation of your registration.

  4. Have your Student I.D. made in Room 107 of the Student Services Building.  You will need your Student I.D. to check out materials from the Library, use the Information Technology Center, receive parking decals, take final exams and gain free admission to many college-sponsored activities.  Staff and/or Security may ask for your I.D.; if you cannot produce it, you may be asked to leave the campus.

  5. If you drive a vehicle on campus, you are required to park in student-designated spaces only and to display a Parking Permit.  You will need your Student I.D. and tag receipt for your vehicle to obtain a decal at the Business Office.  Read the information on "Parking" in the college catalog.  Minimum fines are $20 per violation.

  6. Books are available from your high school or the Barnes and Noble Book Store located on the Chipola Campus.  Books are purchased by and remain the property of the county school board. 

  7. Take a copy of your official Chipola Registration Form and Fee Receipt to your high school counselor.

How do I register for High School Campus Classes?

Students who apply and are accepted to enroll for classes on the high school campus must complete the college admissions process but do not have to physically come on Chipola’s campus to register for classes or obtain books.  The high school guidance counselor and instructor will work with the Admissions and Records Office to process all applications and registrations.  Students who do not meet the dual enrollment eligibility requirements are not permitted to attend any high school campus Dual Enrollment class. 

Do I have to attend class?

Regular attendance is expected of all students.  Chipola policy allows each instructor to specify in the course syllabus the number of absences they will accept.  Most instructors will work with the student to ensure continuing course progress if the student plans in advance and does not abuse the instructor's flexibility.  However, students should not assume that they will automatically be permitted to make-up missed work or complete extra-credit work if they miss class.  Students should refer to the college calendar for all regularly scheduled class days.

Students attending classes on Chipola's campus must adhere to college attendance policies rather than high school attendance policies.   The only excused absences are those sanctioned by Chipola College - high school activities are not excused for students enrolled in classes on the college campus.

Students changing high schools during dual enrollment must notify the college.  A student withdrawing from a public high school and changing to home or virtual school must complete a Home Education/Private School/Virtual High School Dual Enrollment Agreement.

What do I need to do every semester to continue enrollment?

Students must bring a completed Course Approval Certification Form and meet with an advisor in Student Services on the appropriate registration date listed in the college calendar. 

Students must maintain a minimum term and cumulative College grade point average of 2.0.  Students who fail to meet the requirement will be placed on academic suspension until after high school graduation.

How do I get my grades?

The college does not mail individual grade reports.  Final grades are available through www.flvc.org at the end of each term.  To obtain your student pin number, go to Grade Transcript - Unofficial at www.chipola.edu.

How do I get my grade transcript?

The Admissions and Records Office oversees both admissions and registration at Chipola College.  All permanent, official, and final records are maintained and released by this office.  The College reserves the right to deny a transcript or withhold information on any student whose financial record is not clear. 

A student may request an official transcript by completing the Transcript Request Form or by submitting a signed statement of request to the Admissions and Records Office in person or via U.S. mail or by fax.  Only students may request a copy of their transcript.  Chipola does not fax transcripts. 

Unofficial transcripts may be printed by the student through www.flvs.org. To obtain your student pin number, go to Grade Transcript - Unofficial at www.chipola.edu.

What is the college grading policy?

Chipola Dual Enrollment/Early Admission college credit and Workforce Development courses may be pursued as elective credits toward the high school diploma. Dual Enrollment courses taught at high school sites and earn college credit must conform to college grading policy.  The letter grade earned by a dual enrollment/early admission student in the college credit and workforce development course must be the same letter grade earned in the high school course. Students cannot re-take college classes in which a grade of “C” or higher has been earned.

Chipola Grading System Quality Point Scale 

Numerical Grade

Letter Grade

Quality Points

90 – 100

A

4

80 – 89

B

3

70 – 79

C

2

60 – 69

D

1

Below 60

F

0

Incomplete

I

0

Withdrawn or Dropped

W

0

Audit

X

0

A student may determine the grade points for his/her grade in each course by multiplying the number of quality points a grade is worth times the number of semester hours the course carries. 

A=4 quality points; B=3 quality points; C=2 quality points; D=1 quality point; F=0 quality points

Thus a B (worth 3 quality points) in a 3 semester hour course earns 9 quality points, and an A (worth 4 quality points) in the same 3 semester hour course earns 12 quality points.

The grade point average is found by adding the total quality points earned and dividing by the total semester hours for GPA.

Courses Attempted

GPA Hours

Grade

Quality Points

ENC 1101

3

A

12

MAC 1140

3

B

9

SYG 1000

3

C

6

 

9

 

27

9 Hours Attempted Divided into 27 Quality Points Earned = 3.00 GPA

Do credits transfer to other colleges?

Dual Enrollment/Early Admission students who plan to transfer within the State of Florida should not encounter transfer credit difficulties for general education courses.  The common course numbering system in the State of Florida facilitates the credit transfer process.

Chipola College has not encountered credit transfer problems with the majority of out-of-state public colleges and universities.  Transfer credit with private institutions may depend upon the specific course required and the individual institution being considered.  Students are responsible for meeting with advisors at private colleges and out-of-state universities to confirm that credit will transfer.

Who provides transportation?

Students will be responsible for transportation if the instruction is conducted at a facility other than the high school campus.

Where do I park? Do I need a parking decal?

When on the Chipola campus, students are required to park only in student-designated spaces and to display a current parking decal on their vehicle.  New decals are distributed each fall semester.  You will need your Student ID and the tag receipt/registration for your vehicle to obtain your decal at the Business Office.  Failure to do so may result in a citation and fine as well as disciplinary action.  Grades may be withheld until all fines are paid.  Be sure to observe all road signs and posted speed limits.  Parking decals are free.

Parking Areas – Restricted campus parking areas are as follows:

White/Non Painted – Student parking – must have current parking decal properly displayed

Blue – Restricted for handicapped access                     Red – Restricted for fire hydrants

Yellow – Restricted no parking areas                            Green – Restricted for faculty and staff

Fines – All fines, except those received for parking in spaces reserved for the handicapped, are $20 per violation.  The fine for illegally parking in a handicapped zone is $50 per violation.  Fines may be paid at the Business Office.

How do I drop a class?

Students are responsible for completing the appropriate college forms and meeting college established deadlines for withdrawal and/or resignation from class(es).  College campus students who withdraw from a course(s) must complete an official “Chipola Request to Withdraw from a Class” or “Request to Resign from All Classes” form, obtain appropriate signatures, and return the completed form to the Admissions and Records Office by the deadline. The student must also obtain approval from the high school guidance counselor to withdraw from a class, since withdrawing from a class may affect high school graduation requirements.  All instructional materials and textbook(s) should be returned to the appropriate high school designee.  High school campus students should complete the appropriate request form and submit it to the high school guidance counselor, who will then forward the written request to the college.

Students may not repeat college credit or workforce development courses in which they have earned grades of W, D, or F until after high school graduation. Dual enrollment/Early Admission students are not allowed to audit classes.

Can I use the computers at Chipola?

Each semester, students who register at Chipola College are assigned a network user name and must log onto the network before using any of the college computers.  Students must complete appropriate forms provided by the lab technician or instructor before assessing their account.

Can I use the Library?

All dual enrollment/early admission students are Chipola College students and have the same library services and privileges as on-campus students.  Computer access to LINCC (Library Information Network for Community Colleges) is available in high school libraries or from home computers.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the resources provided by the Chipola Library.

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