What Can I Do?


Planning is important. Getting on track early in the countdown to college will save both you and your child time and money. Whether your child decides to pursue a two or four year degree, Florida SouthWestern State College is here to help.


Work on a plan of action:

  • Discuss career goals and priorities with your child. Set a timeline to keep yourselves on track.
  • Collect information on post high school opportunities. Attend college open houses, visit college campuses, log on to college web sites, and write for information.
  • Contact a high school counselor regarding college testing and dual enrollment courses.


Considerations when helping your child decide to participate in dual enrollment:

  • Dual Enrollment enriches the course opportunities for high school students and dual enrollment students are more likely to graduate from college.
  • Dual Enrollment shortens the time to attain a college degree and saves students and parents money.
  • Dual Enrollment provides students with college credit that is transferable to a university.
  • Dual Enrollment students are expected to perform college level work. They will not be given special consideration by professors.
  • All grades will be on your child’s permanent college transcript.
  • Only one attempt in each course is permitted as a dual enrollment student (e.g. If your child fails a course or withdraws from a course, he/she cannot retake the course as a dual enrollment student).


Once graduated from high school, your child can do the following at Florida SouthWestern State College:

  • Earn an Associate in Arts degree that grants admission as a junior to one of Florida’s state universities.
  • Earn an Associate in Science degree or certificate that qualifies you to pursue a career upon graduation from Florida SouthWestern State College.
  • Earn a Bachelor’s Degree that qualifies you to pursue a career upon graduation from Florida SouthWestern State College.


You get high quality for a low cost because Florida SouthWestern State College:

  • Has small classes that allow for more individual attention.
  • Is fully accredited.
  • Has free tutoring and testing services.
  • Has open access computer labs.
  • Has a state of the art library system.