Welcome to the Dual Enrollment
program at Broward College! We are
committed to offering a rigorous and engaging college program to
academically-prepared and qualified students.
Currently, we serve over 4,000 high school students attending public,
charter and private schools, as well as a number of home-schooled
students. Dual enrollment is a great
opportunity to evaluate your student’s readiness for independence before he/she
begins a formal degree program at a college or university.
Important information for parents:
· Dual enrollment is a
great fit for most students who show interest, maturity and academic readiness,
but it may not be a perfect fit for every student. Consider your student’s organizational and
time management skills as well as his/her academic readiness.
· Your student will be
required to participate in college-level courses requiring a greater degree of
self-direction and motivation; the academic work required will be more
demanding and professors will expect your student to perform at the level of
any other college student.
Impact on Student Record
· Dual Enrollment
courses become part of the student’s college transcript. Grades earned become
part of the permanent postsecondary GPA.
· Poor performance in
Dual Enrollment can impact the continued participation in the dual enrollment
program as well as the student’s postsecondary career. This may include college admissions,
scholarship opportunities, academic standing and financial aid
School Counselors’ Roles
· The high school
counselor is the primary support for dual-enrolled students. It is the
responsibility of the student to work with his/her school counselor each term
to determine, first and foremost, that all requirements for high school
graduation are met.
· Parents should not
contact professors or deans at the College regarding course related information
or issues. Students should meet with professors during their office hours for
any concerns or questions regarding the course and its requirements.
· The school counselor is the expert and Broward College works very closely with the Broward
County School District to respect that role.
· Qualified students
must first meet with their school counselors to ensure eligibility, secure authorization for a specific
number of credit hours per term and select approved courses. The paperwork is signed by the school counselor, the parent, the student and the principal.
· Enrollment Services Officers
at the College create individual registration screens based on the information
provided by the school counselor before registration is open to facilitate
online registration for dual enrollment students.
· Students may register
for pre-approved courses online during the published registration dates. The school counselors can provide this date
to you, but it is also available online on the BC
· Broward College will provide
a final district deadline for submission and then, each school sets up its own
deadline for submitting the applications based on the number of students and
its own processes. It is imperative
that each student know his/her school’s deadlines for submission. In order to maintain a seamless process, the College will not intervene to extend a deadline established by the school; or
modify an established district deadline.
Students who have participated in the modified registration during this
year have found it to be extremely easy to enroll in their courses.
We look forward to
serving your student in dual enrollment courses at Broward College!