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Dual Enrollment & Early Admission

Get a jump on a college education, complete your degree faster and save money.

 

 


As a dual enrollment student, you can begin taking college classes in high school and earn a two-year college degree by the time you graduate or soon after. The courses you take count toward both your high school diploma and your college requirements. There are two options for you to pursue. In most cases, tuition and books are free.


Two Options

Two options for earning college credits towards an associate degree:

 

OneDual Enrollment

For students who want to take one or two college classes per term.

 

 Eligibility Requirements

  • Four high school credits, two of which must include an English Language Arts and a Math course*
  • 3.0 GPA minimum unweighted
  • College level readiness scores in Reading, Writing and Math (see chart)
  • Mandatory attendance at an information session

*Students in grades 6 - 9 who meet all dual enrollment requirements should contact a school counselor for additional information.

 Get Started

  • See your school counselor.
    Submit an online PBSC application for admission and test scores.
  • Complete the PBSC Dual Enrollment Program Permission and Registration form for Palm Beach County. Home education students must also complete the Legal Compliance / Articulation Agreement form each term.
  • Enroll in a maximum of 8 credits per term (fall, spring or summer).

All paperwork must be submitted at least two business days (48 hours) prior to registering online for PBSC courses.


TwoEarly Admission

For students who have completed their high school junior year and want to enroll in college full time during their senior year of high school.

 

 Eligibility Requirements

  • Completed 11th grade
  • 3.2 GPA minimum unweighted
  • College level readiness scores in Reading, Writing and Math (see chart)
  • Mandatory attendance at an information session

 Get Started

  • See your high school counselor.
  • Submit an online PBSC application for admission and test scores.
  • Submit an official letter from your high school principal recommending you for this program.
  • Complete the PBSC Dual Enrollment Program Permission and Registration form for Palm Beach County. Home education students must also complete the Legal Compliance and Eligibility form each term.
  • Enroll at PBSC full time (12 credit hours or more) and maintain full-time status for the fall and/or spring terms only of the senior year.

All paperwork must be submitted at least two business days (48 hours) prior to registering online for PBSC courses.


Get Your AA at PBSC [Finish4Free]

PBSC’s Finish4Free Scholarship is for academically talented high school students who complete at least 30 of the 60 college credits required for an associate degree while in high school. Students receive free tuition and books. Find out more about the Finish4Free Scholarship.


Love STEM?

Science | Technology | Engineering | Math
Palm Beach State Collegiate High School Early Admission students with an interest in STEM can enroll in the PBSC Collegiate High School. The key difference is that CHS students take their science classes together. Get CHS info and requirements.


Campus Contacts

Students interested in dual enrollment must first contact their high school dual enrollment counselor. Home Education students must be registered with the Home Education office at the Palm Beach School District building OR with a private school. For more information on dual enrollment, contact college personnel at one of the listed locations

Campus Contact Information
Campus Email Phone Number
Belle Glade/Loxahatchee westadmissions@palmbeachstate.edu 561-993-1121
Boca Raton southadmissions@palmbeachstate.edu 561-862-4340
Lake Worth centraladmissions@palmbeachstate.edu 561-868-3300
Palm Beach Gardens northadmissions@palmbeachstate.edu 561-207-5300
Information Center enrollmt@palmbeachstate.edu 561-868-3350
561-967-7222
1-866-576-7222

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