Dual Enrollment: Home Education Students
Alternate Process due to COVID-19 Closures
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. Follow this process:
• Home Education students (and parents) should review the information in the accordion below to determine dual enrollment eligibility and to complete the general EFSC Admission Application. Email the Dual Enrollment Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
• Complete the Virtual Orientation.
• Important Note for Spring Term 2021: The COVID-19 related Alternative Measures option that had been in place for Fall Term to qualify for dual enrollment is NOT available for Spring Term 2021. New dual enrollment students will need to qualify through placement testing, and current dual enrolled students who have not previously qualified for college level math will also need to rely on placement testing for higher level math eligibility for Spring Term. View the placement testing options, which include the ACCUPLACER exam online for a fee or limited on-campus PERT testing by appointment only.
• Campus bookstores reopened on August 3 for Spring and Summer homeschool textbook return (see more details below this red box). Textbook information for Fall Term is provided below. For questions contact email@example.com
Textbook Return Deadline for Spring Term 2020 and Summer Term 2020: The homeschool textbook return window opens on Monday, August 3 and closes at the end of the day on Monday, August 10. Campus Bookstore hours are from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday through Thursday for the week of August 3 and from 9 AM to 5 PM on Monday, August 10. Masks or other facial coverings are required when inside all EFSC Campus buildings. All EFSC Bookstores will be closed on Friday, August 7. (Check the bookstore hours for your campus before visiting in person).
Please inform Bookstore staff that you are returning dual enrollment homeschool textbooks to ensure that your account is properly credited. Late returns or damaged items will NOT be accepted, and the College will charge students the full cost of replacing items.
2020 Fall Term Textbook Ordering Procedure: Home education students must order their required 2020 fall term dual enrollment textbooks via the Web. The textbook ordering window opens on Sunday, August 9. The last day to order has been extended to Thursday, August 20. Students must order required dual enrollment instructional materials for any of the 2020 Fall Term classes (16-week term, 12-week term, and/or eight-week term) during the textbook ordering window.
Students must order their instructional materials during this ordering window to receive them at no cost. After August 20, students will be responsible for providing their own instructional materials.
Home Education Dual Enrollment Instructional Materials Agreement for 2020 Fall Term: Each student and parent must sign and return this Agreement as a PDF attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. The signed agreement must be on file with EFSC Accounting to receive instructional materials at no cost. Please view agreement
If you are unable to email the document as a PDF attachment, you may mail it to:
Eastern Florida State College
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, Florida 32933
View the accordion sections below for detailed information about each step in your
college journey. If you have questions, please email email@example.com or
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, 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. Print the confirmation page or acceptance letter.
- 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.
Bring the admissions application confirmation email or acceptance letter to orientation, so move on to Step 3.
Step 3: Attend an EFSC Dual Enrollment Orientation. Required!
Students must attend a Dual Enrollment Orientation as part of the admission process. The Dual Enrollment Orientation Schedule is available by clicking here. Eastern Florida invites parents to attend with their student, but this is not required. Students may attend a session at any campus location.
Students are expected to show the EFSC application confirmation page or EFSC acceptance letter when signing the attendance roster at the Dual Enrollment Orientation. Home school students are not required to provide a high school transcript.
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, and PERT. Scores may not be more than 24 months old.
The College must have an official test score report to use ACT or SAT scores. Students should request that the testing agency send their ACT or SAT scores directly to EFSC. They may also log-in to the SAT or ACT website in the presence of an EFSC staff member and access their score report. The College will copy the report and enter the scores into the student’s college record.
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. There is no charge for your initial test administration. A study guide is available 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 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. The form is available at the Student Information Desk on each EFSC campus or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 in Person for Classes.
Dual enrollment students must register in person by meeting with an EFSC Advisor. Click here to find out when Walk-in Registration begins for each term. Students may also schedule an advising appointment online. Begin by logging into myEFSC, then go to the EFSC Student Applications Section. Use the drop-down and select Student Services Appointments > click Launch and follow the prompts. You must bring the completed EFSC Home Education Dual Enrollment Registration Form & Articulation Agreement to registration.
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:
- Order their required instructional material during the Textbook Ordering Window that
opens on Sunday, August 9. The last day to order has been extended to Thursday, August
Step by Step Ordering Guide
- Email as a PDF attachment the 2020 Fall Dual Enrollment Instructional Materials Agreement with both the student and parent signature to email@example.com
- The signed agreement must be on file with EFSC Accounting to receive instructional
materials at no cost
Home Education Dual Enrollment Instructional Materials Agreement
- Textbook Return Deadline for Fall Terms 2020: The return window for fall term instructional materials is Monday, December 7 - Monday, December 14. Late returns or damaged items will NOT be accepted, and the College will charge the student the full cost or replacing the item.
Call EFSC's Dual Enrollment Office at
321-433-7152 or 321-433-5155
Compare Dual Enrollment, AP, IB and AICE by viewing the Florida Department of Education's comparison chart.