1. The student must be enrolled in the School District of Volusia County.
  2. Students in grades 9 and higher are eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment program.
  3. The student must be recommended by their high school counselor and principal (or designee). School representatives  reserve the option to deny a request based on academic behavior and attendance records which indicate that the student would not be best served by this program. Readiness will be based on, but not be limited to, the following factors: 

        a. Appropriate GPA: 3.0 for A.A. degree courses / 2.0 for vocational certificate courses.

        b. Passing scores on either the SAT, ACT, PERT, or TABE Test:
ENC 1101 
ACT: 19 or higher in Reading, 17 or higher in English 
SAT: 440 or higher in Critical Reading 
PERT: 106 or higher in Reading and 103 or higher in Writing 

                MAT 1033 
                            ACT: 19 or greater in Math 
SAT: 440 or greater in Math
PERT: 114-122 in Math 

MAC 1105 
 21 or greater in Math 
                    SAT: 500 or greater in Math 
                    PERT: 123-134 in Math 
MAC1140, MAC1114, STA2023 
 135-144 in Math 

                MAC 2233, MAC 2311 
 145-150 in Math 

        c. Positive high school attendance patterns 

d. Lack of discipline problems 


  • The following chart gives the minimum and maximum combined high school course/college hours for Volusia County Schools students. In order to be considered a full-time student, the student would need to meet the minimum hours listed.
  • DSC offers 7-8 week "minimesters" during the school year. Students must enroll in these courses at the beginning of the semester, regardless of the "minimester" selected. 
  • This chart is for all courses that are semester hours for DSC, regardless of whether they are A.A. or A.S. degree courses.


  • Students in 9th grade who want to dual enroll must take the P.E.R.T. test for Dual Enrollment purposes.  Students are cautioned not to take the test unless they are sure they are ready (successful completion of Algebra 2 is highly 
    recommended).  Students can practice at:
  • Juniors who must take the PERT for College Readiness can also use the scores from that attempt if they qualify. Studentswho don’t have to take the P.E.R.T. for college readiness will be referred in writing by their school counselor to the DSC's Assessment Office to test.
  • Students can use an ACT or SATscore to place into college courses.