Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?
How much does it cost?
How do I get my textbooks?
How many courses can I take?
How are DE students classified?
Are housing and parking permits available?
How do I get a copy of my transcript?

Who is eligible?

You are eligible for Dual Enrollment on the UF Campus if you meet the requirements and your private high school / public school district / home school has an Articulation Agreement with UF.  Dual enrollment is only advised for students who have exhausted all other options, preferably in 11th or 12th grade.

To be eligible for dual enrollment at the University of Florida, students must meet the following minimum academic requirements:

  • 3.5 unweighted high school GPA
  • PSAT with a 142 composite score (New PSAT will be 1030 composite score) or
    SAT with a 1490 composite score (New SAT will be 1000 composite score) or
    ACT with a 21 composite score.

If you would like to find out if an agreement exists with your school, please contact the Dual Enrollment office.

Dual Enrollment students must maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for their UF coursework. Students who do not maintain a 3.0 will not be allowed to dual enroll the following semester and must receive approval from their high school guidance counselors to re-enroll in the UF Dual Enrollment program.

Students who attend high school outside the state of Florida are ineligible.

How much does it cost?

As mandated by state laws, no DE family will be responsible for tuition or fees; public school student’s tuition will be charged to their school district for Fall and Spring term.  The charges will still appear on the student’s account until waived by the DE office. Textbooks for students attending public high schools are paid for by their school districts. Students who purchase books with a 542 Form must return the books to the UF Bookstore. Private/home school DE students are responsible for their own textbook costs.

Optional Gator-1 ID cards are available at a cost of $15. This card allows the students to ride the RTS city buses anywhere in Gainesville at no charge.

**Please note, county school boards only reimburse the UF Bookstore for TEXTBOOKS. Technical calculators, equipment or other supplies are the responsibility of the student.

How do I get my textbooks?

Public school students must use Textbook Form 542 at the University of Florida Bookstore to obtain textbooks without cost. Take the signed form to the UF Bookstore and identify yourself as a dual enrollment student. They will help you locate your textbooks and complete the rest of the form. Your school district will be billed for the cost. If the UF Bookstore does not have the course material you need, you may purchase it at another store. You will have to pay for the materials personally. You may be reimbursed for the cost of the materials (excluding sales tax) if you take the receipt and a signed textbook form to the UF Bookstore. Only textbooks and course packets are included. Software, calculators, etc. are the responsibility of the student.

All textbooks obtained with the 542 form must be returned to the UF Bookstore. If the Bookstore will not buy your textbook back you must return it to your school district.

P. K. Yonge students will be asked to rent eligible textbooks through the UF Bookstore. Students will create an account HERE and request any eligible textbooks through the site. Then the student will fill out the 542 Textbook form with both rentable and non-rentable textbooks and use it to pick up both types of textbook at the UF Bookstore. Students will then return all of their textbooks to the UF Bookstore at the end of the semester. Parents/ guardians will be responsible for textbooks not returned.

Private and homeschool students are responsible for all materials.

How many courses can I take?

Students may take a maximum of two courses (up to ten credit hours) per semester as dual credit enrollment. The Summer A, B and C terms are considered a single semester, therefore dual enrollment students may enroll in a maximum of two courses (up to ten credits) over the summer. Your guidance counselor will recommend a limit on the number of credit hours you can register to take on your DE Application which will likely be less than ten.

Students are eligible to dual enroll in almost any course UF offers, provided the student meets any existing prerequisites for that course. DE students are not allowed to take remedial, graduate, physical education, or Correspondence courses. UF’s Schedule of Courses can be found online at: http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/soc. For ideas regarding appropriate courses take a look through the Entry Level Courses for Dual Enrollment Students listing. These courses must still be reported on your Advising form.

How are DE students classified?

DE students are classified as non-degree seeking students and, as such, enroll on a space available basis (during the drop/add period at the beginning of each semester) and are not guaranteed placement in any particular course. It is recommended that students select back up courses for this reason.

Are housing and parking permits available?

University housing and parking privileges are not available to DE students.

Once enrolled, however, DE students may get a Gator1 student ID card. The Gator1 Card provides free RTS Bus Service anywhere in Gainesville. The cost of the card is $15.

How do I get a copy of my transcript?

Upon completion of the term, an official transcript will be mailed to the guidance counselor at your high school by the CPET office.

Should you require additional copies (required for college admission applications), they may be requested via the Student Self Service portal. Current students can also obtain an “unoffical” copy of their UF transcript in the Student Self Service portal. While this transcript will not be accepted by other institutions or employers, it is available for your immediate review.