EFSC's Dual Enrollment Office
321-433-7152 or 321-433-5155
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Dual Enrollment: Home Education Students
Update: COVID-19 Impacts
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, advisors are assisting Home Education students virtually by email and phone, with limited on-campus availability by appointment only. Home Education students and parents should review the accordion sections below for detailed information about each step in your college journey.
Visit the Registration Process page that explains how to register for courses remotely.
Summer Term Textbook Information: Required textbooks for home education students for all 2021 Summer Terms will be available for pick-up at the Cocoa, Melbourne and Palm Bay bookstores from Monday, May 17 through Friday, May 21, 2021 (Titusville area students should visit the Cocoa Bookstore). This is the only time Summer Term A, B, C and D textbooks will be available for home education students. Check Bookstore hours.
Click Step 7 in the accordion for detailed information about how to obtain required instructional materials and the required Instructional Materials Agreement. The return window for summer term instructional materials opens on Monday, August 2, 2021 and ends on Monday, August 10, 2021. The Bookstore will not accept late returns and the student’s account will be charged for the cost of the book.
Step 1: Determine if You're Eligible for Dual Enrollment.
Home education students must be in the equivalent of 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. Students in grades 6 – 9 must have successfully completed at least two high school level academic courses with a B or higher.
A college-ready reading and writing score on the ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER Next Generation or PERT is required to participate in Dual Enrollment. For Early Admission or to take a college credit math course, students must also present a college-ready math score.
Students should determine with their parent if they meet the minimum test score requirements for Dual Enrollment.
Step 2: Apply for Admission to EFSC. (Required Documents)
- EFSC online Application for Admission: Applicants must apply online via the EFSC Online Application. EFSC waives the application fee for dual enrollment students. View Online Application Steps instructions if needed.
- Home education compliance: Students must be a resident of Brevard County with the student’s home education program registered with the Brevard County School Board. Before processing the student's Application for Admission, the College must verify with the Brevard County School Board that the applicant's program meets state home education requirements.
Step 3: Complete an EFSC Dual Enrollment Orientation. Required!
Students must complete the online Dual Enrollment Orientation as part of the admission
process. View how to complete this orientation requirement.
One you have completed a seven sections of the online orientation, the Dual Enrollment
orientation hold will be removed from your account.
Step 4: Complete the College Placement Testing Requirement.
Students are required to submit college placement scores in reading, writing and mathematics to enroll in college credit courses. Approved tests include the ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER Next Generation and PERT. Scores may not be more than 24 months old.
If you have qualifying SAT or ACT scores and did not have them sent electronically to EFSC, then you will need to log into your SAT or ACT account, download your scores and submit in the myEFSC Portal using the Student Document Dropbox for Admissions. For SAT scores, download the Test Scores section with a score range of 10 to 40, and for ACT scores, download the ACT Student Report. Your name must appear on your score report.
Students without ACT or SAT scores may call 321-632-1111, identify themselves as a dual enrollment student and schedule a testing appointment to take the PERT, Florida’s Postsecondary Education Readiness Test at a campus testing center. There is no charge for your initial test administration. The ACCUPLACER Next Generation exam allows online placement testing through a personal computer or laptop for a $25 proctoring fee. A study guide is available for both tests in the Placement Testing area of our website.
IMPORTANT – EFSC Retesting Policy: Students must have college-ready reading and writing scores to participate in EFSC’s Dual Enrollment Program. A college-ready math score is not required unless the student plans to take a college-level math course such as MAT 1033, MAC 1105 or MGF 1106 or to apply for Early Admission.
Students who do not score college-ready in one or more subject areas on the PERT, may retest two more times within twelve months of the initial testing session so long as there are 30 days between each testing appointment. While there is no charge for the initial placement test, there is a $10 retest fee for each subtest taken for a second or third time within this 12-month period. Once the 12-month period is completed, the testing cycle will begin again, with the college administering the PERT once at no cost to the student and two more times with a retest charge of $10 per subtest.
Step 5: Fill out the EFSC Dual Enrollment Registration Form and Articulation Agreement.
Once the student has completed the admissions and testing process, the home school parent must complete a Home Education Dual Enrollment Registration Form & Articulation Agreement in order for the student to register for classes. You can email email@example.com for a copy. Provide all requested information, including selected program of study, grade level, and desired EFSC courses. NOTE: Students must meet all program and course prerequisites and are limited to 3 courses or 11 credits per major term unless they are in the Early Admission program. Students are limited to one course in the summer.
Step 6: Register for Classes.
Visit the Registration Process web page that explains how to register for course remotely.
Students may schedule an advising appointment online. Begin by logging into myEFSC, then look for the box labeled Student Services Appointments and using the information in that box to make an advising appointment.
Fees: Students are responsible for paying the $10 per semester Wi-Fi/Print Access Fee. If the student intends to park a vehicle on campus while attending class, the student must purchase the annual $40 parking permit. The permit is valid from July 1 through June 30. To avoid receiving a traffic citation and fine, purchase the parking permit by the end of the first week of classes and park only in student designated areas.
Step 7: Get Required Textbook/Instructional Materials. Know the Return Deadline.
To receive required instructional materials at no cost, home education students must:
- Pick up their required instructional material at an EFSC Bookstore during the Textbook Distribution Window that opens on Monday, May 17, 2021 and ends
on Friday, May 21, 2021. (Titusville area students should visit the Cocoa Campus Bookstore).
- Email as a PDF attachment the Summer 2021 Home Education Dual Enrollment Instructional Materials Agreement with both the student and parent signature to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The signed agreement must be on file with EFSC Accounting to receive instructional materials at no cost.
- Textbook Return Deadline for Summer Terms 2021: The return window for summer term instructional materials is Monday, August 2, 2021 - Monday, August 10, 2021. Late returns or damaged items will NOT be accepted, and the College will charge the student the full cost or replacing the item.