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Did you know that you can earn college credits while you are in high school? Qualified high school students can earn college credits to fulfill high school graduation requirements. These same credits can be used toward an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at Florida SouthWestern State College. You can do all of this without paying for the courses yourself!
It’s never too early to start thinking about college. Florida SouthWestern State College is here to help you excel!
Dual enrollment (DE) or Early Admissions (EA) is a successful acceleration mechanism that allows students to pursue an advanced curriculum relevant to their individual postsecondary interests. According to the U.S. Department of Education, college credit earned prior to high school graduation reduces the average time-to-degree and increases the likelihood of graduation for participating students. There is also evidence that dual enrollment increases academic performance and educational attainment. Florida SouthWestern State College is committed to supporting you in providing this opportunity for our students.
Each year, more than 3500 students across our five county district experience college life through the Dual Enrollment program at Florida SouthWestern State College. Over the years, thousands of students have taken college courses towards both their high school and college degree. Some students choose to take a few courses to get a head start on their college coursework, while others complete the necessary requirements of earning an Associate of Arts degree at the same time they are graduating from high school. Students have the option of taking classes at their high school, on any of FSW’s campuses, or online.