High Students in 11th or 12th grade can be eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program.
This process begins with the student and parent speaking with the high school administrator about their interest. The high school administrator will discuss their impression of the student's readiness in regards to maturity, work ethic and academic ability. Students with behavioral or academic issues will not be permitted to participate in the dual enrollment program. To begin participation in this program, students will be required to take a pre-placement test exam and make a minimum score of 70% in order to be eligible.
Students making a minimum score of 70% will be eligible to take the placement test at Gulf Coast State College. Students must have a permission letter from KSOD signed by the administrator in order to take the placement exam. You can use the link below to find the dates and times the placement exam will be offered at Gulf Coast State College:
IMPORTANT: Students must bring a government issued photo ID in order to take the exam and the cost is $5.00
Students must achieve a passing score on the reading and writing portion of the exam in order to be a dual-enrolled student. Once this has occurred, the student will coordinate with the high school administrator to decide which courses they would like to take as dual-enrolled students. Students will also need a letter from the high school administrator in order to actually enroll in a college level class.
Actual course selection will be determined by the course offerings and the dates and times of course offerings. Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the college as well as maintaining their coursework in their other classes here at KSOD. While tuition for dual-enrolled students is free, student are responsible for the purchase of textbooks and other fees related to the course they are enrolled in at the college.
Course credits for dual-enrolled students count towards the students required credits for graduation as well as their college degree. Generally, students are limited to 1 or 2 classes their first semester in order to allow them to acclimate and demonstrate the ability to manage college level courses.