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In the wake of the tragic Parkland school shooting, please be aware of these resources should you need to talk with someone.  

Students can call 561-868-3980 or visit the PBSC Counseling Center website.

Faculty and staff should call the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) hotline at 800-272-7252

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Dual Enrollment Eligibility


Students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grade who are interested in the Dual Enrollment programs must meet all program requirements prior to registering for courses at Palm Beach State College.

Students Need To:

  • Have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.00 for credit courses.
  • Provide official "college ready" scores on ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER,  PERT in English, math and reading.
  • To participate in the Dual Enrollment (DE) program, applicants must demonstrate college readiness in the areas of English, math and reading using any combination of SAT/ACT/PERT or Credit-by-Exam scores can be used to fulfill this requirement.
  • Testing must be completed prior to enrollment. For convenience, those who need to meet college level readiness scores can take all or any part of the PERT at the college testing center. The PERT is given at each campus of Palm Beach State College.
  • Submit a college application online at: Admissions Application
  • All new students must enroll in a mandatory Palm Beach State Dual Enrollment Information/Advising Session.
  • Obtain and submit to the Admissions Department at any campus of Palm Beach State a signed "Dual Enrollment Permission and Registration" form from their high school counselor indicating course selection(s).
  • NOTE: This form must also be signed by the high school principal/designee (counselor), student, and a parent/guardian.
  • Receive a grade of "C" or better on all college coursework.
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College Ready Test Scores

SAT: 440 Verbal, 440 Math (Pre 3/1/2016) or 24 Reading, 25 Writing, 24 Math (Post 3/1/2016)
ACT: 19 Reading, 17 English, 19 Math
PERT: 106 Reading, 103 writing, 114 Math

Early Admission From High School

Early admission is a form of dual enrollment which allows high school seniors to attend Palm Beach State College full time, earning credits toward a high school diploma and associate degree.

High school seniors meeting all requirements for enrollment, may upon written recommendation of their high school principal, enroll full time at Palm Beach State College during the Fall and Spring terms. Interested students should contact their high school principal or designee.

Minimum requirements the student must have:

  • Completed 11th grade
  • Have a cumulative unweighted 3.2 GPA
  • Have college-level test scores(see "College ReadyTest Scores" above)

In addition to the minimum requirements listed above, Early Admission students must meet following requirements:

  • Submit a letter of recommendation/authorization from the high school principal on school letterhead the first term
  • Maintain 2.0 or higher college GPA (overall) to stay in the program.
  • Enroll full time(12 semester hours or more) and maintain a full time status for the Fall and/or Spring terms.
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