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Online Dual Enrollment FAQ


Take a look at the FAQs below, and let us know if you still have questions! Just call us at (850) 478-8496, ext. 8717, or e-mail dualenrollment*pcci|edu. We’d love to help.

What is dual enrollment?

It’s an opportunity for high-achieving high school students to get ahead by taking online college courses and earning college credit while still in high school. At your school’s discretion, your dual enrollment classes may also count toward meeting your high school graduation requirements.

What courses are offered?

Bible, English, history, math, and science courses that meet general-education requirements are offered. View course listing for all available courses.

How much does it cost?

Dual enrollment courses cost $175 per credit hour.* View a current list of tuition and fees and see how our payment plan works to make dual enrollment courses even more affordable.

As a dual enrollment student, will I be enrolled as a college student at PCC?

No. Even though you’ll be receiving course credits from Pensacola Christian College, you won’t be considered a Pensacola Christian College student. If you’d like to attend PCC after high school, you’ll need to apply for undergraduate admission.

What are the computer requirements?

You can use either a Mac or Windows computer. We recommend that you have high-speed Internet of 2 Mbps or higher.

How does testing work?

All tests are completed online through Canvas and may be proctored through Examity (a remote test-proctoring service) or by a proctor at your school. There’s no charge to use Examity, but you’ll need a computer with a webcam and microphone.

Can my school proctor online tests for me?

Yes, you can choose this option instead of using Examity.

*$170 per credit hour through summer 2020

When does the dual enrollment application become available?

The application is available year-round; you can view the admission requirements and apply today. Courses are available in the fall, spring, and summer terms.

When can I register for courses?

See dates and deadlines for specific registration and term dates.

I haven’t taken the ACT, CLT, or SAT yet. Can I still apply?

Yes, you can apply before taking one of these tests. Applicants who do not have an official score before the registration deadline may still be considerered for acceptance by the Admissions Committee.

When you take these tests, have your scores sent automatically to the Director of Admissions by using these codes: ACT code 0707 or SAT code 5970 or you choose PCC from the list of CLT colleges.

When are dual enrollment courses available?

You can take dual enrollment courses during fall, spring, and summer terms. See each term’s dates and deadlines.

Is there a limit to how many courses I can take?

You can take up to two courses per term.

Will courses be accredited?

Pensacola Christian College is accredited by TRACS. Students planning to transfer credits to another institution are responsible to confirm whether courses meet the institutional and specific degree requirements of the transfer institution.

What can I expect when taking online dual enrollment courses?

You’ll access your courses online through Canvas, an online learning management system where you can watch course videos; turn in assignments; take quizzes and tests; and communicate with other students, your teacher, and the Online Learning Office.

Online dual enrollment courses have the same lectures and course requirements as on-campus college courses. For a 3-credit course, plan to spend about 9 hours a week watching course lectures, studying, and completing course assignments. Plan 6 hours weekly for 2-credit courses and 12 hours weekly for 4-credit courses.

What if I decide to drop a course?

To make sure dropping a course won’t affect your high school graduation requirements, your high school will need to grant permission. You’ll also need to notify us of your request in writing by e-mail or by letter sent to the following address:

Pensacola Christian College
P.O. Box 18000
Pensacola, FL 32523-9160

Can homeschooled students take dual enrollment classes?

Dual enrollment is currently available only to students attending Christian schools, but it may be made available to homeschooled students in the future.

Can high school graduates apply for dual enrollment?

Only currently enrolled high school students can take these courses. Eligibility is based on the anticipated graduation date provided on the dual-enrollment application. Once high school graduation requirements are met, dual enrollment is no longer available.

Is dual enrollment available for international students?

Yes, dual enrollment is available for international students as long as they meet admission requirements.

What will I need to do to help students register for dual enrollment?

Applicants will receive an authorization form that requires your signature. This will be needed their first semester of dual enrollment and each semester they continue in the program.

PCC Online awards college credits for each course. Do you have recommendations for how much high school credit to award?

The policies for assigning high school credit for college courses vary by state. The Carnegie Unit is the most widely used method of assigning credits in U.S. secondary schools. A Carnegie Unit represents a total of 120 hours of coursework in one subject; fractional units are awarded for subjects with fewer hours.

At the college level, each semester credit hour represents approximately 45 hours of class lecture combined with outside classwork or studying. If your state defines a high school credit as a Carnegie Unit of 120 hours, a 2-credit college course would be equivalent to 1/2 unit of high school credit, and 3- or 4-credit college courses would be equivalent to 1 unit. High schools may need to adjust based on your state’s requirements for assigning high school credit.

I have a suggestion for how to grow the program. Where should I send it?

Fantastic! Please share it with us by e-mailing info*pcci|edu or calling (850) 478-8496, ext. 8717.