Dual Enrollment For High School Students
In simple terms, dual enrollment means enrolling in college courses while still enrolled in high school. 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 is a proven way for ambitious students to pursue an advanced curriculum relevant to their anticipated future major, as well as a cost-effective way to get a head start on college. 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 Enrollment at Florida Tech
- Take Florida Tech classes for $100 per credit hour—a significant discount over normal tuition
- Earn college credit at a national, doctoral-granting research university while still in high school—and use it toward a Florida Tech degree or transfer it to another regionally accredited college or university
- Get a feel for the university atmosphere before graduating high school, which increases your likelihood of success in the future as a full-time college student
- Enhance your resume prior to applying for admission to four year universities
- Access to state-of-the-art classrooms, research and laboratories
- Sample coursework in different disciplines to figure out which major suits you best
- Meet and learn from renowned, world-class faculty who care about your success
- 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