SCF Dual Enrollment Acceptance Criteria Modified for Fall Semester

(Bradenton, Fla., May 19, 2020)State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and local school districts partnered to respond quickly and address the Florida Department of Education Emergency Order 2020-EO-02, which waives select prerequisite requirements for early college programs, known to high school students as dual enrollment. In addition to SCF extending the dual enrollment application deadline to Aug. 1, the requirement to establish college readiness via the PERT Common Placement Test has been suspended for the Fall 2020 semester.

SCF and the school districts of Manatee and Sarasota county issued addendums to existing memorandums of understanding within three days of the executive order waiving the testing requirements. For the Fall semester:

  • To demonstrate college readiness in mathematics, the student must have completed at least Algebra II with a grade of B or higher. If the student is currently enrolled in Algebra II the student must have a grade of B or higher in the first semester, and in quarter three. Meeting these requirements will allow a student to register for MAC 1105-College Algebra, MGF 1106-Topics in Mathematics or MGF 1107-Liberal Arts Mathematics.
  • To demonstrate college readiness in English, the student must have completed at least two high school English courses with a grade of B or higher. If the student is currently enrolled in the second course, the student will have to demonstrate a B grade or higher in the first semester and in quarter three.

“We are collaborating with our educational partners to ensure students are able to successfully transition to SCF as a dual-enrolled student,” said Ryan Hale, dean for Institutional Effectiveness and Research at SCF. “Given the current situation with Coronavirus, we needed to identify other measures that would provide safeguards that keep our students’ best interests in mind.”

Dual enrollment at SCF is available to qualified high school students in Manatee and Sarasota counties free of charge. The program enables qualified public, private and home education students to enroll in college credit courses offered by SCF. The credits they earn count toward both a college degree and a high school diploma, and all dual-enrolled students have access to SCF resources including the Library, Academic Resource Center, Student Solution Center and College and Career Planning.

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