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Online Dual Enrollment FAQs

Take a look at the FAQs below, and let us know if you still have questions! Just call us at 850-478-8496, or email dualenrollment@pcci.edu. We'd love to help.

What is online dual enrollment?

It's an opportunity for high-achieving high school sophomores or above 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 courses may also count toward meeting your high school graduation requirements.

What courses are offered?

Bible, English, history, math, and science courses that meet liberal arts requirements are offered. In addition, some elective courses are available. View course listing for all available courses.

Can I sign up for a course at any time?

Courses are available in fall, spring, and summer terms. See dates and deadlines for specific registration and term dates.

Will taking dual enrollment courses disqualify me from undergraduate PCC financial aid programs, such as the Fourth Year Tuition-Free program?

No, earning dual enrollment credits will not affect your eligibility for financial aid from PCC.

How much does it cost?

Dual enrollment courses cost $120 per credit hour plus a $30 Access and Technology Fee per course. 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 an undergraduate student. If you’d like to attend PCC after high school, you’ll need to apply for undergraduate admission.

How does testing work?

All tests are completed online through Canvas and may be proctored by a remote online proctor or by an approved in-person proctor. You will need an official photo ID to take your tests. There is no charge to use remote proctoring.

What are the computer requirements?

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a stable internet connection of at least 2.0 Mbps or higher available at the location(s) where you will be completing your course(s) online. You should verify that this access will be available before registering for online classes. If you will be using online proctoring, you need to take your tests and exams using a PC or Mac desktop computer, laptop, or Chromebook. A webcam and microphone are required. Cell phones and tablets cannot be used.

Can my school proctor online tests for me?

Yes, you can choose this option instead of using a remote online proctor.

If I don’t plan to attend PCC, can I still participate in the online dual enrollment program? Will I be able to transfer the credits I earned with PCC to another college?

Yes. 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.

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.

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.

Is PCC 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.

Will I have a full 12 months to complete an online dual enrollment class?

No. Online dual enrollment courses have set begin and end dates that match the college schedule. Each term is 12–15 weeks long.

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/Abeka Academy will need to grant permission. You'll also need to notify us of your request in writing by email.

A $10 drop fee will be charged. Tuition and fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable after registration ends. There will be no academic penalty for courses dropped prior to the last week of the term.

What type of academic help is available?

PCC offers tutoring and academic help for online dual enrollment courses through the Academic Success Office.

Will someone advise me on what courses to take?

PCC’s Dual Enrollment Office can guide you as to what course(s) would be best for you to take based on your anticipated major.

Are there deadlines for the work to be turned in?

Online dual enrollment courses have set begin and end dates, and assignments will have set deadlines throughout the term.

Can homeschooled students take dual enrollment courses?

Yes, homeschool students are eligible to take dual enrollment courses.

Can high school graduates apply for dual enrollment?

Only currently enrolled high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors 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.

How early (grade level) can I start taking online dual enrollment classes?

Dual enrollment is open for rising sophomores or above who

  • have earned at least 6 high school credits and
  • maintain a high school GPA of 3.0 or above (3.25 for students with fewer than 12 credits)

In place of ACT, CLT, or SAT scores, applicants may submit scores for any college readiness assessments approved by the Florida State Board of Education. High scores on PCC placement exams may waive the entrance exam requirement.

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 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.

How will students access course content?

Students will access courses online through Canvas, an online learning management system where they will watch course lectures, take quizzes and tests, submit assignments, and communicate with other students, their teachers, and the Online Learning Office.

How much time will students be expected to spend on dual enrollment coursework?

For a 3-credit course, students should plan to spend about 9 hours a week watching course lectures, studying, and completing course assignments. They should plan about 6 hours weekly for 2-credit courses and 12 hours weekly for 4-credit courses.

How do I monitor my students’ grades and progress?

You can request authorized access to view your students’ grades. Faculty and advisors also monitor your students’ progress and will communicate with you if there are any concerns.

How will students take tests and quizzes?

All tests and quizzes are completed online through Canvas via a secure browser and may be proctored by a remote online proctor or by an approved in-person proctor, such as a school employee. There is no charge to use remote proctoring.

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

Fantastic! Please share it with us by emailing dualenrollment@pcci.edu or calling 850-478-8496.

Can homeschooled students take dual enrollment courses?

Yes, homeschool students are eligible to take dual enrollment courses.

Is dual enrollment restricted to specific types of homeschool?

No, any student that meets the admission requirements is eligible for dual enrollment.

What information should be included on the homeschool transcript?

While no set format is required, the following information should be included on your transcript:

  • Student’s name, address, and date of birth
  • Course titles, grades, and credits earned for each high school grade level
  • Cumulative grade point average and grading scale
  • Parent/guardian’s signature

If preparing your own transcript, you are welcome to use this template.
Homeschool-High-School-Transcript.docx

Can I do dual enrollment with Abeka Academy?

Yes, students enrolled in Abeka Academy are eligible to take dual enrollment courses. If you have additional questions related to completing dual enrollment with Abeka Academy, contact Abeka customer service.