Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Poinciana High School

Taylor Donovan - Dual Enrollment Counselor

Greetings Eagles!

Before emailing with questions, please review the dual enrollment details and opportunities on our school website and this newsletter for dual enrollment requirements and procedures.

What is Dual Enrollment?

Dual Enrollment is the opportunity for students to earn high school and college credit simultaneously. We offer Dual Enrollment opportunities through Valencia College, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, and Osceola Technical College. Dual Enrollment students also have the opportunity to graduate high school with their Associate's degree if they meet credit requirements.
Sign up to take the PERT at PHS (October)

October PERT sign ups will be available September 6th - September 28th.

Valencia Dual Enrollment Application

Application for Spring 2023 OPEN 9/12-10/10!

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Dual Enrollment Application Requirements

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Valencia College

Fall Application Window: September 12th - October 10th

Test Score Deadline: November 10th, 2022

  • 3.0 unweighted GPA
  • 9th through 12th grades
  • Students can use the PERT, ACT, or SAT exams to qualify:

PERT: R 106, E 103, M 114/123

ACT: R 19, E 17, M 19/21

SAT: R 24, W 25, M 24/26.5

  • Students can take a maximum of 13 credit hours each semester.
  • Students may be eligible to take a summer class for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

Important Valencia DE Information:

When applying to Valencia DE, list Ms. Donovan as DE Representative.

Valencia offers online, mixed mode, and on campus courses. Transportation is not provided by the school district and students are responsible for their own transportation.

Students under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a parent for on campus courses.

Valencia Application Step-by-Step

Please list Mrs. Donovan as DE Representative.

Valencia DE FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

PERT Testing

Taking the PERT at Valencia College

The PERT can be used for admissions into Valencia College Dual Enrollment.

Requesting Test Scores for Dual Enrollment Placement

You will need to request your test scores to be sent from your College Board student account at www.collegeboard.org, or your ACT student account at www.act.org.

I've been accepted into Valencia Dual Enrollment, what do I do now?

University of Central Florida

Application Deadlines

Fall - May 1

Spring - November 1

Summer - March 1

  • 3.8 weighted GPA (core classes only)
  • junior or senior high school student
  • Students can use the ACT or SAT exams to qualify:
SAT: 1330 (Evidence-based Reading & Writing and Math)

ACT: 28 superscored composite

  • Students must take a maximum of 6 credit hours each semester during 11th grade.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time in UCF dual enrollment in 12th grade

University of Florida

Application Deadlines

Fall - May 1

Spring - October 31

  • 3.5 unweighted GPA
  • junior or senior high school student
  • Students can use the ACT, SAT, or PSAT exams to qualify:
SAT: 1100

ACT: 22

PSAT: 1130

You do not need to send your official test scores to UF. Mrs. Donovan will send your test scores on your behalf.

  • Students can take a maximum of 6 credit hours each semester.
  • Online only.

What do I do after completing my dual enrollment application for UCF and UF?

Official Transcripts

For dual enrollment purposes, official high school transcripts can be requested from Ms. Donovan, via email at taylor.donovan@osceolaschools.net. In the email, include your name, student ID#, and the college name.

What's Next?

If offered admission to UCF and UF, authorization forms and information about the next steps toward enrollment will follow. Please check your email often for details so that you do not miss deadlines. Also, check your spam email to avoid missing important emails about your next steps.

You will need to contact your support advisors for UCF and UF for help with your next steps.

UCF Dual Enrollment Advisor

Phone: 844-376-9160

Email: admission@ucf.edu

UF Dual Enrollment Advisor

Phone: 352-273-4155

Email: Litza Echeverria Rubio, lfer@ufl.edu

Osceola Technical College (oTech)

Fall Application Deadline: February

Spring Application Deadline: September

  • 2.0 unweighted GPA
  • junior or senior high school student
  • Must pass the Reading FSA and Algebra EOC.
  • Students will follow the sequence of courses for each program.
  • There are full-time and part-time options.

Sign up with your guidance counselor for oTECH dual enrollment!

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