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Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is a successful acceleration mechanism that allows students to pursue an advanced curriculum relevant to their individual postsecondary interests. Junior and Senior level students enrolled in Brevard and Indian River county high schools may apply to dual enroll at Florida Institute of Technology for a limited number of university courses.  Dual enrollment at Florida Tech is a cost efficient way to accumulate university level credits and allows students to get a head start on their college careers.  It helps ease the transition from high school to university academics.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, college credit earned prior to high school graduation reduces the average time-to-degree and increases the likelihood of graduation for the students who participate in these programs. There is also evidence that dual enrollment increases academic performance and educational attainment.

Benefits of dual enrolling at Florida Tech

  • Earn college credit, at a local university, while still in high school
  • Attend a national, doctoral-granting research university
  • Experience and get acclimated to a university atmosphere prior to high school graduation
  • Enhance your credentials prior to applying for admission to four year universities
  • Increase your future potential for success as a fulltime college or university student
  • All college courses (credits), with grades of C or higher, will transfer to other regionally accredited institutions
  • Access to state-of-the-art classrooms, research and laboratories
  • The ability to sample coursework in different disciplines to help determine a focus for the future (future major field of study)
  • Rigorous, comprehensive courses, which prepare you for in-demand careers
  • Learn from our world-class faculty
  • Guaranteed admission to a Florida Tech degree program if you complete at least 6 semester credit hours and obtain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. (GPA calculated from Florida Tech courses taken)
  • Consideration for university based merit scholarships and grants to attend Florida Tech upon successful completion of dual enrolled courses
  • Dual enrollment tuition is only $100 per credit hour.  A rate that is greatly reduced from normal tuition rates.

How to Apply for Dual Enrollment

  1. Complete the admission application for “Special High School Student” and submit to Florida Tech’s Office of Undergraduate Admission prior to the start of classes for any given semester at the university
  2. Submit a high school transcript.
  3. Submit SAT or ACT scores.
  4. Submit a plan of courses you intend to complete at Florida Tech. (on application)
  5. Submit official letter of endorsement from the high school counselor or principal.

Note:  dual enrollment applications will be evaluated by the Undergraduate Admission Office to determine if an applicant is academically prepared to attend the requested courses.  Admission is not automatic.  A notification of acceptance or denial into the dual enrollment program will be sent to the applicant.

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Admission Standards for Dual Enrollment Applicants

  • Dual enrollment applicants must submit all requested documentation prior to an admission decision (application, transcripts, SAT or ACT results and letter of endorsement). Incomplete applications will not be considered. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure all requested materials are sent to, and received, by the Office of Undergraduate Admission at Florida Tech.
  • Applicant transcripts must indicate the potential for success in rigorous first year, college level courses
  • Applicants must be junior or senior level high school students
  • Applicants cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be at least a 3.00 (un-weighted) on a 4.00 scale
  • Applicant’s combined SAT scores (Critical Reading and Math) must be at least 1100. In addition, the math portion of the test must be at least 550 if courses in math, science or engineering are desired
  • If the applicant takes the ACT, in lieu of the SAT, the composite score must be at least 24. In addition, the math sub-score must be at least 25 if courses in math, science or engineering are desired
  • Applicants, whose high school ranks their students, are expected to be in the top 25% of their class
  • Applicant’s academic background must meet all pre-requisites required for desired courses of study as outlined in the Florida Tech catalog. As an example, a pre-Calculus course must be successfully completed prior to consideration for Calculus I, and Calculus I is required to be taken in conjunction with or prior to Physics I.
  • Applicant’s application submission and letter of endorsement must demonstrate a maturity consistent with college level performance

Limitations:

  • Students can only dual enroll for a total of 12 semester credit hours at Florida Tech. In special circumstances, dual enrolled students can be evaluated, after completing a total of 12 semester credit hours, for additional dual enrollment coursework by the Academic Support Center Director.
  • Dual enrolled students must meet pre-requisites, as outlined in the university catalog, prior to registration in any particular course.
  • In general, dual enrolled students are limited to first and second year college level courses (1000 and 2000 level). See Courses tab for an example list of courses available to dual enrolled students
  • Dual enrolled students are allowed to enroll in courses on a space available basis and only with the permission of the university professor teaching the course
  • Dual enrolled courses are not allowed after graduating from high school

How to Register for Classes Once Accepted as a Dual Enrolled Student

Students who are admitted for dual enrollment meet with the Florida Tech Academic Support Center (ASC) Director in order to register for their desired courses.

After admittance, dual enrolled students can either contact the ASC directly at (321) 674-7110 to schedule an appointment or coordinate an appointment through the Office of Undergraduate Admission at (321) 674-8030. The ASC Director will verify admittance, with the Office of Undergraduate Admission, of the dual enrolled student and ensure all pre-requisite courses are complete.

The ASC Director will complete the course registration between the dual enrolled student and the academic department responsible for the course

Courses for High School Students

Traditional semester when courses are offered code:  SU=Summer (May to July); FA=Fall (August to December); SP=Spring (January to May). Florida Tech reserves the right to alter semesters when courses are offered.

 

College of Aeronautics
Course # Course Title (Corequisites/Prerequisites) Credits Semester Offered
AVF 1000 PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE (Corequisites AVT 1001) 2 SU; FA
AVS 1102 INTRODUCTION TO AVIATION CHEMICAL SCIENCE 2 SP
AVS 1201 AVIATION METEOROLOGY 3 SU; FA; SP
AVS 1202 INTRODUCTION TO AVIATION PHYSIOLOGY 1 SP
AVT 1001 AERONAUTICS 1 (Corequisites AVS 1201) 3 SU; FA
AVT 1303 AVIATION HISTORY 1 SP
College of Business
Course # Course Title (Corequisites/Prerequisites) Credits Semester Offered
BUS 1801 GLOBAL BUSINESS PERSPECTIVES 3 FA; SP
BUS 2211 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3 SU; FA; SP
BUS 2703 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS (Prerequisites: MTH 1000 or MTH 1001 or MTH 1701) 3 SU; FA; SP
College of Engineering
Course # Course Title (Corequisites/Prerequisites) Credits Semester Offered
CSE 1001 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 1 (Requirement: Passing score on calculus placement test or prerequisite course.) Prerequisites: MTH 1000. 4 FA; SP
CSE 1002 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT 2 (Requirement: Passing score on calculus placement exam or prerequisite course.) Prerequisite: MTH 1000. 4 FA; SP
CSE 1010 IDEAS AND IMPACT OF COMPUTING 3 FA; SP
CSE 1400 APPLIED DISCRETE MATHEMATICS (Requirement: Passing score on the Calculus Readiness Test, or prerequisite course.) Prerequisite: MTH 1000. 3 FA;SP
CSE 1502 INTRODUCTION TO SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT WITH C++ (CL) 3 FA; SP
EGN 1000 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING 3 FA
ENS 1001 THE WHOLE EARTH COURSE 3 FA
MAE 2081 APPLIED MECHANICS: STATICS (Prerequisites: PHY 1001.) 3 SU; FA; SP
MAE 2082 APPLIED MECHANICS: DYNAMICS (Prerequisites: MAE 2081.) 3 SU; FA; SP
OCE 1001 INTRODUCTION TO OCEAN ENGINEERING 3 SP
OCN 1010 OCEANOGRAPHY 3 FA; SP
College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
COM 1101 COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC (Requirement: Passing grade on the placement test or prerequisite course.) Prerequisites: COM 0100 or COM 0110. 3 SU; FA; SP
COM 1102 WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE (Prerequisites: COM 1101) 3 SU; FA; SP
COM 2223 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (Prerequisites: COM 1102.) 3 SU; FA; SP
HUM 1000 POPULAR CULTURE FOR FRESHMEN 3 FA; SP
HUM 1015 Mythology 3 SP
HUM 2085 Elementary Russian Language and Culture I 3 FA
HUM 3185 Foundations of Modern Art 3 FA;SP
LNG 1101 Elementary French 1 3 FA
LNG 1201 Elementary German 1 3 FA
LNG 1301 Elementary Spanish 1 3 SU;FA
LNG 1601 Elementary Italian 1 3 SU;FA
LNG 1701 Elementary Chinese 1 3 SU;FA
PSY 1411 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3 SU
PSY 1462 SUBSTANCE ABUSE 3 SU
SOC 1551 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE 3 FA; SP
College of Science 
BIO 1010 BIOLOGICAL DISCOVERY 1 (Requirement: High school biology and chemistry.) 4 FA; SP
BIO 1020 BIOLOGICAL DISCOVERY 2 (Requirement: High school biology and chemistry.) 4 FA; SP
BIO 1200 INTRODUCTION TO THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS 1 SP
BIO 1500 INTRODUCTION TO AQUACULTURE 1 SP
BIO 2801 BIOMETRY (Prerequisites: BIO 1020) 4 SP
CHM 1101 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1 4 SU; SP
CHM 1102 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 2 (Continues CHM 1101. Prerequisites: CHM 1101) 4 SU; FA; SP
EDS 1005 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 3 FA
MTH 1000 PRECALCULUS (Requirement: Passing score on placement exam or prerequisite course.) Prerequisites: MTH 0111. 3 SU; FA; SP
MTH 1001 CALCULUS 1 (Requirement: High school algebra and trigonometry, and a passing score on the placement test, or pre­requisite course.) Prerequisites: MTH 1000. 4 FA; SP
MTH 1002 Calculus 2 (Prerequisites: MTH 1001) 4 FA; SP
MTH 2001 CALCULUS 3 (Prerequisites: MTH 1002) 4 SU; FA; SP
MTH 2201 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS/LINEAR ALGEBRA ( Prerequisites: MTH 1002.) 4 SU; FA; SP
SPS 1010 INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY 3 SP
SPS 1020 INTRODUCTION TO SPACE SCIENCES 3 FA